I gained a First Class Honours Degree in Teaching and Learning, whilst working for 8 years in an inner-city primary school. I have been working as a private tutor for the past four years and love it! I am able to tailor every lesson to suit the child. I tutor ages 4-11 and have great success helping children pass entrance exams to fee-paying and selective schools in Chester and Wirral. I also help children who have been left behind or need to fill any gaps and have recently started tutoring adults. During my degree I took a particular interest in how we all learn differently and I try to apply this to my tutoring every day. I am constantly creating and thinking of ways to help a child to 'get it'. I have fantastic training in Phonics and literally thousands of hours of teaching reading. As a late-comer to Maths I really enjoy making sure no child is left behind with poor teaching, as I was. I actually love teaching fractions. I never stop learning, my experience grows every single day and the children benefit from that. I hope at some point to do my Masters.
I will literally do whatever it takes to help a child learn and am constantly striving to help my tutees. I am never strict, but never encounter behaviour issues. The best learning takes place in a good environment and I'm not a believer in a constant supply of worksheets. I always try to include as much creativity as possible and have taught lessons on the top of a climbing frame, in a den, a party tent and on a trampoline. It seems to work as I don't have one single space available and if I ever do get one, it's filled right away.
Very, very proud of my First Class Honours Degree as I left school with 2 O'levels and absolutely no understanding of maths WHATSOEVER!
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Religion, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Religion, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community