I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with a BA in Primary Education (South Africa) and QTS (UK). Over the past 16 years, I have taught in Nursery all the way up to Year 6, and have a passion for Maths and particularly, with those who struggle with it. Furthermore, I have recently completed the Specialist Teacher’s Training on Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties run by the Dyscalculia Association.
My approach is calm and fun so that my students do not have to worry about making mistakes and feel confident to ask questions and make observations. Encouraging a pupil to not have a fear of maths is vital in ensuring maths anxiety does not take over their ability. I always convey the message that everyone makes mistakes (even Mrs Juter), as this sentiment will enable my students to go on and achieve their full potential.
Having a solid mathematical foundation is so vital, as we use maths each and every day, often without even knowing. I strongly believe the key to unlocking my student’s mathematical potential is firstly building a relationship of trust with myself - their teacher - and then starting from a point at which they understand individually and building on from there in an engaging and fun way.
I passionately advocate that early intervention is key. Addressing a student’s difficulties and misconceptions as early as possible is crucial to enable future progress to be built upon a solid foundation. I utilise a range of manipulatives, so maths is as concrete as possible, rather than an abstract concept. In addition, I choose multisensory approaches to maximise their understanding and ensure lessons are as meaningful and impactful as possible.
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Reference from a professional
Lauren is an inspirational teacher of maths across all year groups. She has a real passion and insight into the subject and she communicates this to the children she teaches. She is able to both support and extend children according to their needs with carefully structured and sequential lessons that use games, songs and memory aids where needed. Lauren also believes strongly in the power of using physical materials to teach maths and it is through this that children don't just learn processes but gain a deep, conceptual understanding of the area they are learning. Lauren is not just a subject expert and a Maths subject lead, advising and supporting other teachers. She has a deep caring for the wellbeing and progress of her pupils and communicates frequently and clearly with parents. She is an outstanding teacher of Maths and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking for more support for their Maths progression. G. Blaker
Bachelor of Primary Education Degree. QTS Level 5 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties Level 3 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties Supporting students with Dyscalculia course Outstanding teachers programme
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Lauren is a passionate and caring teacher. She has been able to teach my daughter in such a creative way that makes learning fun. Charlotte's confidence and academic ability has grown with her and every lesson is well structured with clear targets in mind, enabling her to reach her potential. Lauren is professional, honest and reliable and an all round great tutor! I would definitely recommend her for tutoring as she has a natural ability to work with pupils and gain positive results. E. Margo
3- 11 years old (Early Years and Primary School)
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