My teaching method is simple. Through game-based assessment, I get to know your child: their likes/dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. Ensuring learning is fun and engaging takes away from the pressures children often face in school. It helps to build confidence and an appreciation of the learning process. I try to incorporate the iPad into each session, either using tried and tested games and apps, editing tools or completing activities on screen. I find the variety and use of technology ensures engagement and, sometimes, they even forget they are working!
From my initial assessment, I then plan structured lessons to work on specific areas of weakness. Every week is planned from my previous week’s assessment to ensure constant progress is being made. I am happy to discuss sessions with you and advise on any educational resources I feel will support your child’s learning further.
I have taught across the breadth of KS2 for the past eight years and, for the past four, have also tutored children in 1:1 sessions to boost their confidence and, in turn, their in-school performance. Due to my experience, I have an extensive knowledge of the primary curriculum, the expectations put on children and what it takes for children to enjoy the process of learning.
My degree in psychology has allowed me a better understanding of children’s behaviours and learning. Throughout my degree I had an interest in learning styles, personality and test-based performance and focused on shyness and performance in my final dissertation. I try to ensure that my approach to teaching matches the personality and learning style of each child I work with.
Over the past 4 years, I have tutored over 30 children - each with differing needs. I have supported many through their SATS; helped to build self-belief and number awareness in struggling mathematicians; engaged reluctant readers through the use of iPad games and apps (doing anything is more fun on an iPad!); prepared children to successfully pass their 11+ exams at King Edwards; am currently supporting children with entrance exams into Bishops Wordsworth (CEM) and South Wilts (GL); and kept children on track as they’ve transitioned through KS2.
I feel I am sufficiently qualified to work on a 1:1 basis with almost any KS2 child and am happy to meet in advance for a free, no-obligation discussion about the needs of your child.
For further information or, if you have any questions, please get in touch or take a look at my Facebook page - Romsey Primary Tutoring
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||£30||£30||Not available|