I have a high 11+ pass rate. I teach sympathetically, with praise and encouragement, but also work to raise standards through high expectations. I have a thorough knowledge of the new curriculum and use the most effective and up-to-date resources.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a qualified teacher and hold a Teacher's Certificate with distinction in the Practice of Education.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £28 an hour - all books and writing materials provided free of charge.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my own home, which is in the village of Wolston, 4 miles to the south east of Coventry. This is within easy travelling distance of Rugby, Leamington Spa and Warwick.
- When are you available?
I teach in the evenings from Monday to Friday (4.30 - 7.30pm) and on Saturdays and Sundays (9.00am - 7.30pm). I have some vacancies available at the moment. Lessons during school holidays are more flexible and parents are free to request times they find convenient. Lessons missed are not charged.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Maths, English and Science - Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
Secondary Selection to all local Private Schools.
11+ and 13+ to Grammar Schools.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I like to teach sympathetically, building students' confidence in their own ability through encouragement and praise. I believe that 1 to 1 tuition gives every child a better chance.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have 33 years of classroom experience, mostly in Key Stage 2, and 30 years as a private tutor, covering an age range from 5 to 16 years.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Padgate College of Education, University of Manchester.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the General Teaching Council and the National Union of Teachers.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have students for home tuition studying for a variety of examinations including 11+ for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools, 11+ for Warwick School, 11+ for Bablake and Henry VIII Schools in Coventry, Year 6 SATS, GCSE Maths and Students with Special Educational Needs.
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