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Ashbourne 
£25/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by KAREN
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Spelling
  • 7 Plus
  • Writing inventions
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • Adult education

Qualified teacher. Specialising in reading and writing to the age of 16+ in Derbyshire and Staffordshire areas

Methodology

It starts with you. I focus my teaching on the child/person. We select key targets/objectives together and work towards them once we have fully established the following: what you want/need to know, what the 'gaps' are, how you learn, anything that makes learning more difficult, previous experience of learning, how much time we have to improve etc. After every session, we reflect on the learning and establish the key focus for the next one. Although I am fully aware of curriculum and test requirements, my experience has taught me to that the learning must be centred on the person and that it must also be both interesting and enjoyable!

Experience

I am a qualified primary school teacher and I have adult teacher training qualifications as well as a certificate in coaching and one in counselling. I have an undergraduate degree in Social Science and an masters in Information Technology. I have been a private tutor for 8 years as well as working in primary schools either as a class teacher or an intervention teacher and manager - working with one to one and small groups of children. I have taught English from the ages of 4 to 18 years.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by KAREN
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Spelling
  • 7 Plus
  • Writing inventions
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • Adult education

KAREN's CV

KAREN MacDONALD

Education:
BA Social Science (Hons) 2:1
Msc Information Technology
PGCE Primary Education 4-11 years
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership


Other Qualifications:

Adult related:
BPS Qualified Psychometric Testing Level A and B
Life Coaching Certificate
Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate 9295
Observation of Teaching and Learning Training
National Test Literacy and Numeracy Training
Core Curricula Training Literacy and Numeracy
Diagnostic Assessment Training: Basic skills agency
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Healthy Living Level 2
(In house) Touche Ross Management Consultants training
Presentation skills training
Train the Trainer

Child related:
Observation, Assessment and Planning in the EYFS
First Aid, Fire safety
Boosting Reading Potential
Every child counts
Every child is a writer
One to one Numeracy tuition
One to one Literacy Tuition
Reading and Writing Difficulties (just completed, UCL online)
Understanding Autism (just completed, University of Kent online)


Profile
• Ten years’ experience in education - class teacher KS1 and KS2, Every Child a writer trainer, One to One teacher, Intervention and Pupil Premium Manager, intervention support groups, reading intervention specialist, Mastery in writing project, training of teaching assistants, GCSE English Language and Literature teaching one to one
• Workload balancing and coaching for 16 year olds onwards
• Coaching and mentoring (also using psychometric testing) for adults
• Considerable experience as a management consultant specialising in information technology and training and development
• Adult literacy training experience
• Training and Development Director for a large investment bank
• Eight years’ experience training middle and senior management in the public, construction, retailing and financial sectors


Employment Summary
2017 – Mentoring young people/adults, tutoring KS1/KS2, supply teaching
2008-2017 EYFS and KS1 teacher, Year 2/3/4 teacher, Every Child a Writer, one to one teacher, KS2 intervention groups – maths and writing, Tracking and Monitoring coordinator, Kniveton C of E Primary School, Kniveton
2016 EYFS teacher (one morning per week) St Oswald’s Infant School
Mentoring/Private tuition
2008- currentTeaching – KS2, KS1, and GCSE English Language/Literature
2007- 2015 Intervention Manager and Pupil Premium Manager, Teacher, One to One tuition, intervention groups, SATS revision schools, PE coordinator, Parkside Junior School, Ashbourne
2005-2006 Healthy Living Programme – wrote materials and taught adults in Derby and Stoke on Trent
2003-2004 Family Learning tutor in Grampian Primary School, Sinfin, Derby and Ridgeway Infants School, Littleover, Derby
1991-current Training and Organisational Development Consultant, independent, MacDconsult Limited
1994-1995 Teacher, Information Technology, PNEU School, Ashbourne
1989-1991 Training and Development Director, Barclays de Zoete Wedd
1986-1989 Management Consultant and Training Manager, Touche Ross Management Consultants
1985-1986 Systems Engineer, Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
(1984-1985 Msc Information Technology)
1984-1985 Local Information Office Manager, Greater London Council
1982-1984 Executive Officer, Housing, London Borough of Southwark


Voluntary Experience
2018 - Mentor, Look Visual Impairment Project, Brightside Trust
2009-2013 School Governor, Chair of Governing Body, St. Oswald’s Infant School
2000-2004 Set up and ran a Children’s Book club, Ashbourne
2000-2007 Swimming Committee Member, Playing Fields Association member
1998-1999 Key worker Play therapy, Family Nurturing Network Charity
1997-1999 Volunteer helper, SS Philip and James School, Oxford
1995- 2005 Volunteer helper, Clifton Primary School, Ashbourne (2 year gap when in Oxford 1997-9)
1984-1986 Adult Literacy Tutor, London Borough of Southwark




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