I am a positive, enthusiastic and easy going individual with a passion for teaching and have taught in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in a range of inner London schools. I am a qualified play therapist as well registered with PTUK and the tutors association.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English, Maths, Science - Primary school level - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and help transitioning into secondary school.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
PGCE - Primary School Teaching
BSc Psychology 2:1
PgCert Addiction Psychology and Counselling
Diploma Play Therapy
- How much do you charge?
£45 per session.
- Where do you teach?
Sevenoaks and surrounding areas
- When are you available?
midweek - Late afternoon - Evening
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Primary School level
- What kind of experience do you have?
-I have taught for 5 years in Inner London Schools including Newham and Lambeth in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
-I have tutored children in both Maths and English in KS1 and KS2 and KS3 for the past 6 years.
-I have homeschooled for 5 years.
I have worked as a Play Therapist for 2 year
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes (Oct 2017)
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of Roehampton - PGCE - Primary School Teaching - 2008
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
PTUK - Play Therapy UK
• BSc Psychology 2:1, DIP Play Therapy
• PGCE Primary School Teaching
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• Tutor Association
We decided on a tutor as our 8 year old was beginning to complain that 'she hated maths'. I felt that much of this came from a lack of confidence in her ability and understanding. Joe has been tutoring her for almost a year now and the difference is palpable; her confidence in her lessons at school has been noted by her teacher and her exam results have increased dramatically. However, the most important thing for me is that she secretly quite likes Maths now......
Joe has tutored my 9 year old dyslexic son for a little less than a school year. My son was always previously intimidated by maths and lacking in confidence. Joe's fun approach has been wonderful for us as my son has enjoyed learning maths and has said that Joe helps him hugely. His confidence has grown and, with it, his willingness to try. On his maths exams, he has gone from a D student to achieving 75% this year.
Joe was called in like the cavalry to boost confidence after my son was experiencing a tricky time in school. He made an instant difference with patience, calm and humour. My 9 year old son looks forward to his lesson and he has excelled in his maths class. 'Is Joe coming tonight?' is one of the first questions on Monday morning and although Joe rarely sets homework a book he left recently was immediately read by my son and then read again to a neighbour.
I like joe because he provides a lot of effort and intensity in his work. He makes Maths and English really fun and enjoyable. Joe has taught me for three years. He helped me get into a school with his amazing ability of teaching and creating something that you want to learn more. Joe can make Maths and English really easy by his creativity and his love of teaching.
Joe has been our son H's tutor for the last 2 years. He is now 8 years old. Working primarily on maths and english, Joe has a fantastic approach to teaching these subjects so he really enjoys the sessions and retains his learning. He is kind and patient and always encourages H with his learning. Joe has always been reliable and we are really happy he is Hectors tutor.
Joe came to help [B] after a short but bad experience with another tutor. [B] needed to gain confidence especially with his written work. Joe's range of techniques fitted [B]'s personality so well and the combination of teacher and psychologist has certainly helped [B]immensely. His headteacher has since said to me 'whatever you have been doing at home, keep doing it, its working'.....
[R]'s confidence has grown so much during her time with you and I know you will be missed. Thankyou for all your time spent preparing her for the next big step in her life.
With the pressures of SATs, I felt my daughter needed some much needed motivation to get her to do a little bit extra, reinforce what she was learning in school, and boost her confidence. I had always helped her in the past, but in year 6, homework had become more of a long argument with little work to show for at the end. I decided that she needed help from someone who was not me, so I got a her tutor. Joe did a really fantastic job....
I thought he was funny and made learning more fun. If you get him on a Thursday and your child has a big write or something like that, he is really good at getting your child a high level in writing
I really love it when Joe comes to help me in Maths and English. I love playing his tennis ball game when we throw a ball and shout the answer as we say our times table.
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