I use the first session to highlight which areas the student considers are strong or weak. I then dig deeper to find out if the barriers are due to confidence, interest, engagement and/or ability by setting example questions and moving from structured help to independent work. I am happy to set homework between sessions or to make myself available online during critical exam periods.
I have been teaching for 16 years and tutoring for most of them. I trained in Music and have a very creative approach to teaching Maths. I have tutored 50+ children and young people and all of them have been satisfied with the outcome, whether they rise from a grade 3 to a grade 4, or from a grade 7 to a grade 9!
I do not make an additional charge for travelling to your home, but expect students/parents to be flexible in the length of the sessions to make it worth my while. For example, I would expect to deliver 2 hour sessions if required to travel more than 10 miles each way. This is negotiable and I am happy to charge for travel instead if this is preferred.
My charge of £40ph is for GCSE tuition at peak times. I may be open to negotiating this price downwards for younger students or for tutoring during the day. I also offer benefits for 'word of mouth' referrals (e.g. additional free lesson/discount to referrer).
Associate Senior Leader: SENCO, John Hanson Community School 09/2018 - 08/2019
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) - managing a team of 14 teaching assistants, as well as monitoring quality of interventions, teaching and pupil progress. Teaching KS3 Maths for 50% of a full timetable. Current salary: Leadership Pay Range point 10 (c. £45000)
SENCO, The Clere School 01/2017 - 08/2018
SENCO, managing a team of 12 teaching assistants, as well as monitoring quality of interventions, teaching and pupil progress. Teaching Maths and English.
SENCO and PPA teacher, Park View Junior School 02/2014 - 01/2017
KS2 teaching in all year groups and subjects, mainly providing PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) and leadership release time. SENCO, managing a team of 18-20 teaching assistants and monitoring the quality of interventions, teaching and learning, and pupil progress.
Specialist Advisory Teacher (Behaviour), Hampshire County Council 01/2011 - 02/2014
1:1 and small group teaching in a Pupil Referral Unit. Outreach work to primary schools across a wide area (Basingstoke and Andover). Co-ordinating review meetings and action plans with other stakeholders (parents, headteachers and SENCOs). Providing advice and training to schools.
Supply Teacher, Supply Desk Ltd 09/2010 - 12/2010
Head of Music, GEMS Ltd. (Sherfield School) 09/2005 - 08/2010
Supply Teacher, Select Education plc 04/2005 - 04/2005
Teacher of Music and Maths, The Hurst Community College 09/2004 - 03/2005
Teacher i/c Music, Aldworth Science College 07/2003 - 08/2004
Education and qualifications:
University of Winchester 2015 - 2017
National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (NASENCO)
Durham University 2002 - 2003
Teacher training qualification
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) - Music and Mathematics – Pass with QTS (postgraduate level)
Durham University 1999 - 2002
BA (Hons) Music - Upper Second (2:1)
Farnham College 1997 - 1999
● Mathematics – A (1998)
● Further Mathematics - B
● Physics - B
● Music - C
● General Studies - A
Weydon School 1993 - 1997
● Mathematics - A
● English Literature - A*
● English Language - A
● Science (double award) - AA
● French - A
● Music - A*
● History - B
● Technology - C
References available on request.
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