Following an earlier career in Public Relations that spanned 20 years, I trained to teach learners with Specific Learning Difficulties in 2014 and am a qualified OCR Level 5 teacher. I have held positions at Laidlaw Education in West London and as a Specialist Tutor at a large Prep School in West Sussex where I planned and delivered one-one lessons to Years 1 – 8 children (Jan 2016 – Nov 2017). From November 2017 (to present) I have been a specialist teacher at Emerson House, West London, working with pupils from Year 2 – Year 6 on Maths and Literacy. I also tutor privately. Each lesson plan is tailored to suit the learning style of that child, and I aim for the lessons to be multi-sensory with activities and resources that can be personalised to the interests or hobbies of the individual. Children learn best when they build a good rapport with their teacher, and become engaged in the subject. To this end, lessons aim to be interesting and enjoyable and address the specific learning needs. I consider myself to be enthusiastic, patient and kind, and hope to build each child’s confidence.
Location: Greater London
I teach part time in a primary school as a Year 5 class teacher and part time as a specialist teacher working with learners who find Maths/English challenging. I completed my Post Graduate Certificate (Level 7) in Education, Dyscalculia and Dyslexia at Edgehill University. I am now able to assess and diagnose Dyslexia and Dyscalculia and make recommendations for access arrangements.
In reference to services offered – I see students in their school.
I provide assessment and bespoke specialist teaching for school-age students with maths difficulties. The focus of my work is to help pupils to build their self-esteem, and to develop a learning strategy that uses their individual areas of strength to support areas they find more challenging.
My professional teaching career has spanned two decades, initially as class teacher and maths subject lead. I was the author of books for the Folens Maths Scheme, including the manuals for struggling students in years 5 and 6. I understand the demands of teaching a class of 30+ children, each with differing strengths and difficulties.
After having children, I began my training in the field of dyslexia and supporting students with specific learning difficulties, but teaching maths has always been my first passion. I have worked as a specialist teacher/assessor both in school and privately. In addition, I can provide training and guidance for parents, teachers and support staff.
I am currently continuing my studies, with a long term goal of getting an MA in dyscalculia.