I am an experienced teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, with over 20 years of experience in education.
I can provide 1:1 tuition and support for students aged 5 – 13 years old with Literacy and Mathematics.
I can help develop Learning Skills and support children with Specific Learning Needs.
Full DBS (formally CRB) checked and certificated.
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow" Anthony J. D'Angelo
I am very passionate about making a difference in education, especially in supporting students who find learning challenging; to discover new approaches to studying and develop their self-confidence. I have a number of years’ experience in the field of SEN provision and Primary Education. I am patient and understanding, well organised and resourced and I am always eager to develop my own knowledge.
All my experiences so far have been with one main focus - to develop my pedagogy and ability to effectively interact and educate children and young people, passing on an enthusiasm for personal growth. My belief is that education cannot stem from facts alone - it requires a combination of attitudes and experiences, nurturing a progressive and creative atmosphere in which each individual, regardless of ability can be inspired to learn and be independent thinkers, with tools for effective self-study.
As a tutor and educational consultant I believe I have the skill set to make a difference. My childhood diagnosis of Dyslexia and the subsequent early teaching I received prompted my decision to choose teaching as a career, focusing on making a difference to children who
initially struggle with learning. My experiences, both positive and negative, have provided me with a unique understanding of the education system. Since graduating I have been driven to continue to build my knowledge of special educational needs.
I have worked in a variety of settings, with a range of age groups and with my recent post graduate studies I have developed a high level of ethical and professional standards. I have also been able to develop my evaluative skills and am a highly reflective practitioner.
I view communication as a vital aspect of my role, as I work with pupils, their parents/ carers, school staff and a range of other professionals. I am very aware of the need to adapt my communication style to meet the needs of the situation, to be an effective, co-operative and supportive team member, being respectful to the needs and views of others.
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