I am an experienced qualified teacher with a warm, patient and adaptable approach to tuition. I am an English Literature with Sociology graduate with over 5 years of primary school teaching and management experience. As part of my role as Lead for English across the school, I worked on identifying areas for development and amending the programme of study to create rich, interactive lessons for both students and staff. I have been teaching in year 6 for four years, which lends to having extensive knowledge of the assessment process and of child development throughout the key stages.
I tutor KS1-KS3 and specialise in teaching Math and English KS1-2, KS2 SATs prep, 11+ and KS3 English. Some of my 11+ students have been successfully awarded places at schools such as, Eltham College, Blackheath High, Colfe’s, Cobham Hall and St Dunstan’s College. I have taught a number of students with SEN needs which is reflected in my adaptable tutoring style. When tutoring, I create individually tailored sessions that deliver the curriculum in a fun and digestible way. I believe it is important to create a learning environment where pupils feel comfortable to ask questions, to make mistakes and to take risks. This helps to boost knowledge and confidence in the subject area, which then has a significant impact on progress. It is amazing to see that lightbulb go off and to see students gain in both confidence and the willingness to approach new challenges. Providing students with the tools for success, regarding their learning, is what I love about tutoring.
Miss Karla Edwards