Specialist Subjects: Dyslexia, English, Geography, Languages, Maths, P.E., Science - Primary
I am an enthusiastic teacher with 30 years experience in education from toddler groups to A-level. I live in Helmsley North Yorkshire with 4 teenage children, all of whom learn and engage with learning in totally different ways. As a teacher and parent, they have given me a great insight into the learning processes and the stresses that students have to deal with at school today.
I am a fully qualified primary and secondary school teacher, having taught for 30 years in both Leeds and Ryedale schools. I teach the full range of primary subjects plus Secondary, Literacy, French, Maths, Geography and P.E.
For some years, I have been grateful to work one to one with students experiencing difficulties with reading, writing, phonological awareness and maths, as well as working with students with a range of disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD. I am a professional member of the BDA, and hold current Assessment and Teacher Practising Certificates for SpLD (Dyslexia).
For many years I have been supporting, guiding and tutoring dyslexic children and adults.
I aim to engage my students through an enjoyable, stimulating, multi- sensory learning environment. This enables confidence and self esteem to be developed. The building blocks for learning can be embedded, and students can reach their potential.
High expectations are paramount but goals are realistic and achievable. Much of my students learning and progress is based upon identifying pupil’s strengths, weaknesses and talents, plus their preferred learning styles and areas for development. A Learning profile is created unique to each individual student and an individualised learning program is established. I am fully qualified to do this and have substantial experience in developing and engaging individual structured programs to support and enhance their learning.
Many parents and teachers have praised the transformation in the children and adults that I have helped, crediting it to ‘teaching to the way they learn’ and not insisting on traditional methods.