Improving English skills can be difficult. Spelling can be especially challenging for those with dyslexia. I always do my utmost to help you progress and succeed, if we work hard together you may be surprised at what you can achieve.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
My specialism is Englsh. I am continuing to work with a number of younger primary school children, in years 3-6 in both school and home settings with all aspects of English, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar ( SPaG) and with dyslexic difficulties. I have acted as home tutor for students who are unable to study at school. I tutor GCSE English revision and IGCSE English. I am currently tutoring foreign medical professionals with IELTS preparation. I hold contracts with one international companies supporting staff with dyslexic difficulties and another teaching foreign workers to learn work related English. Other work includes proof reading confidential reports for a geological company and acting as Reader and an OLM ( Oral language Moderator ) for test takers.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
i have a Cert of Education and Master of Education, subject specific qualifications - Specialist literacy, Specialist ESOL, CELTA. CELTA Extension (Young People) ITOL. Post Graduate Certificate in SPLD ( dyslexia)
- How much do you charge?
An initial 30 minute free consultation is available to establish the student's requirements and set up tutoring sessions. Each sessions is then £25 / £30 p/h except for post graduate studies which are £35. a small fee is added for travelling to home tuition. A discount may be possible for 2 or 3 students working together at the same level.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my studio or I will work at a learner's home. I am willing to travel to the surrounding villages of Taunton Deane, Wellington, Williton, Honiton, Tiverton. Also Exeter, Crediton and the surrounding villages between Exeter and Taunton
- When are you available?
I am available during weekdays day time, and evenings. I can also offer weekend day time tuition. Intensive Easter Revision days are available during school / college holidays. the fee for these is negotiated by number of hours reuqired and whether it is 1:1 or for a couple of friends together.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages, from primary school pupils in years, 3 - 6 through secondary school to college students and medical professionals.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE English, International GCSE,,IELTS, Cambridge ESOL suite of qualifications.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Always have faith in yourself and courage to have a try at learning even if it has been difficult in the past. Together we can develop both strategies and specific skills to help you achieve your targets.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been involved in teaching literacy and English since 1987. ESOL since 1997. I have taught in a range of different settings, FE colleges, University as well as having my own language studio. During 2011 /12 I took on professional, post graduate training for dyslexia and updated my experience in a primary school supporting age 10 children with dyslexic difficulties.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have an enhanced CRB certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of Manchester, University of Bristol. Transfer Paris. University of Plymouth
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
FIFL (Fellow of Institute for Learning.) Member IATEFL ( International Assoc Teachers English as a foreign language) PATOSS ( dyslexia)
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I work in a primary school on a private basis tutoring children in years 3 - 6 in literacy, spelling and reading.I also have younger children between ages of 7 and 11 who have dyslexic or literacy difficulties.
I Home Tutor a GCSE candidate and assist with English revision for several more students taking exams between January to June. I continue to tutor adults for IELTS exams. I am also tutoring adult students in speaking and listening who have English as a second language and are here in England on secondment from Japan.
• DASE, Master of Education
• Cert Ed, Literacy Subject Specialist, ESOL Subject Specialist, CELTA, ITOL. (Teaching On Line)
• CRB Enhanced Disclosure
• Fellow of the Institute for Learning, Member IATEFL
Hello Kate, I received my test result on Saturday. My overall band score was 6.5 and I'm very happy with that. I am really proud of myself. Thank you for all the help and tuition.
Hi kate, I had my IELTS result this morning. I got 9s for listening, writing and speaking and 7.5 for reading. Thank you for all your help, I was pleasantly surprised by my writing grade.
*****has got her GCSE result today, she has got English literatue A, language B,
I am very proud of her, she has done very well. Thank you very very much Kate for your help.
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