I am a successful primary school teacher of 25+ years, with a wealth of experience working with children from Reception to Year 6. I have been at the Tutor Room since the beginning, supporting children 1:1 in their homes with both English and maths. Initially, I assess a child, which helps me to identify any gaps in their learning. I then carefully plan activities tailored to a child’s specific needs which involves a range of resources and games, as well as recording work in books. I feel it is beneficial to build on what children already know so that they feel confident, which enables them to progress faster.

I have supported children in Year 2 and Year 6 in preparation for their SATs in English, maths, spelling, punctuation and grammar. I have a good understanding of what these tests require and am confident in my ability to prepare children for them.

In 2014 I trained as a specialist maths teacher, working with children on both a 1:1 basis and in small groups. The children I worked with made accelerated progress in the program, often more than a year in just 12 weeks. I use what I learnt during this training when tutoring maths, to enable tutees to make progress quickly.