I am an enthusiastic and experienced teacher with the ability to motivate children and provide an active learning experience. I design my lessons with the learner’s needs and interests in mind. I also differentiate the learning with fun and engaging activities. During my online sessions, I am patient and encouraging as I engage, support, and assess the learner towards achieving their goals. I believe the key to a successful online learning experience is communication- I offer personalised feedback and encourage my learners to use self-assessment as a form of personal growth and mindfulness.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I firmly believe that ‘all children can learn’ but ‘all children learn differently’. My teaching style can best be described as interactive, supportive, and adaptable. I expect my students to be active in their learning. During online sessions, I use a variety of strategies ranging from: modelling, coaching, hands-on activities, and a student-centred, and facilitator approach. I encourage students to learn through self-discovery and self-assessment. I teach them to ask questions, develop problem-solving skills, and then expect them to teach me what they have learned. Interacting with my students on an individual basis allows a personalised learning journey. As a result, I can adapt and customise student’s learning based on their interests and learning style preferences. Lastly, I challenge my students to always do their best as they grow with confidence.
What qualifications do you have?
2019- MA Early Years Education-University College of London, UK 2012- Qualified Teacher Status- All NC subjects, Primary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, England 2001-Teacher of English,Standard Teaching Certificate-New Jersey Department of Education, NJ, USA 1997-BA English Education-Primary and Secondary level- Kean University, NJ, USA
Tell us about your experience...
Passionate, creative teacher with twenty years of experience in education. My experiences include ten years teaching Secondary English, and twelve years teaching across the Primary age group. I have taught for seven years in primary schools in Hampshire, UK. In addition, I am a private tutor with my own freelance business. My specialism is teaching English-Reading, Writing and Grammar for children ages 5-17.
What locations do you tutor in?
Currently, I tutor students online using various video conferencing tools. My favourite platform is Zoom but I also use Bramble-io.
What is your personal message to students?
Positive Words of Encouragement "Never give up! Don't just wish for it, work for it. Always dream big!"
|Online tutor:||I tutor via Zoom|
|Subjects:||English||Primary & Secondary|
|Primary Education||KS1 and KS2|
|11 Plus||KS2 ages 7-11|