I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education and English (EFL). I have 25 years of experience in different areas of education. I have worked as a teacher, tutor, trainer, mentor and coach over the years. I have studied various complementing disciplines such as sociology, group leading, PD (personal development), coaching, mentoring, creative writing and drawing. I integrate them all in my teaching/tutoring.
My field of expertise is child development for 6-12 year olds and my area of special interest is the role of creativity and coaching techniques in the learning process and in child development.
I tutor KS1: English, Art+Design, History, Religious Studies, Science
(Key Stage 1 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 5 to 7 in England)
I tutor KS2: English, Art+Design, History, Religious Studies (Key Stage 2 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 7 to 11 in England and Wales.)
I tutor KS3+4: English, Arts, History, Design+Technology, Religious Studies (During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications – usually GCSEs.)
I often work with SEN students.
(The term ‘special educational needs‘ has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Many children will have special needs of some kind at some time during their education.)
I can help your child if he/she experiences an of the following difficulties:
- behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
Between 2009-2011, I tutored a multiple-SEN, 15-18 year-old student in English, media studies, environmental studies and art+design. He suffered from severe dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD enhanced with low self-esteem and a lack of general interest in education all together. I helped him with his homework, essays, project work, and exams preparations. We spent the afternoons together finding out what works for him and he genuinely likes. His attitude towards studying changed and his grades improved so much that after his A-levels he went to study horticulture at university.
I love working with and being around children. I find it easy to relate to them and discover their inherent beauty and uniqueness.
Please, have a look at some of the photos HERE. (you can also find pictures on the side of this site)
I believe in active learning, so I create an active educational environment and offer tutoring services tailored to specific needs.***
I especially like working with children who are not doing well in their studies. I find it a creative challenge to work with those who lack either the interest or the motivation to do better and reach their potential.
There is always a way! 🙂
I recognize that every student’s needs are different, which is the reason I customize my tutoring to be as unique as your child, helping him or her attain valuable skills while making learning an enjoyable experience. I create a learning environment that is versatile, creative, interactive and supportive.
I focus on the personal and motivational side of tutoring. I find it very important to make the material available to the child so he/she can comprehend it and retain it in his/her own special way. It is essential for me to understand what the child’s best learning style is and how to support his/her development focusing on that.
My intention is to develop your child’s cognitive skills and abilities rather than solely focusing on his/her academic achievement.
“Cognitive abilities are brain-based skills we need to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex. They have more to do with the mechanisms of how we learn, remember, problem-solve, and pay attention rather than with any actual knowledge. For instance, answering the telephone involves at least: perception (hearing the ring tone), decision taking (answering or not), motor skill (lifting the receiver), language skills (talking and understanding language), social skills (interpreting tone of voice and interacting properly with another human being).” What are Cognitive Abilities and Skills, and How to Boost Them? By Dr. Pascale Michelon
And above all,
I believe that education can be fun
and we can have oodles of it!
- excellent communication skills
- literacy and numeracy skills
- the ability to deal with challenging behaviour
- creative and practical skills for activities and displays
What I do:
- preparing learning materials under the supervision of the teacher
- adapting support according to needs
- looking after children’s physical, social and emotional welfare
- creating a stimulating environment
- giving information
- keeping records
Should you need references and/or further information and would like to set up an initial meeting, please, do not hesitate to contact me @