I started my tutoring career when I was living in Taiwan in 2010 teaching English in a local primary school. I tutored after school both children and adults, and found it most rewarding and enjoyable. Having worked for the last few years as a full time primary school teacher in London with KS1 & 2, I have taught English, Maths, Science, Art, History and Geography. I have also tutored professionally for the last few years and covered a range of subjects including Maths and English for 7+ and 8+. I recently ran a Maths 7+ and 8+ Christmas revision course. I have successfully tutored several children who were originally struggling to achieve the right grades for entrance to their prep schools. My passion lies in tutoring young children of mainly 4-8 years old. I recently tutored a 7 year old (EAL) in English who had been behind in his class in reading and writing. I have since heard that he is now top of his class in English!
I was born in London to English parents, and spent my early childhood in Hong Kong. Upon my return to London, I attended the French Lycee and then took my A levels at Collingham VI form college in French, History of Art and Classical Civilisation. I went on to do a History of Art degree at SOAS where I gained a 2:1. After my undergraduate degree I worked at Christie's Auction House and the Victoria & Albert Museum. I studied in 2004 for a Life Science Certificate course in Biology and Chemistry gaining a double distinction as well as a
also studying for an MA in Museum Studies in 2008. I lived in Taiwan in 2010 for a year teaching English after having completed a CELTA qualification. Upon my return to the UK I studied for an Early Years PGCE at Cambridge University. Since then I have been working as a primary school teacher in several independent schools. I am currently working in museum education running school activities whilst tutoring part-time.
Having worked as a full time primary school teacher as well as having privately tutored a large number of children over the years, I have found that each of them learns and develops in diverse ways and progresses at different rates. I always want to understand as much as possible about the background of each child, their difficulties, behaviour, strengths and weaknesses. I consider myself a patient, enthusiastic teacher who likes to use different learning strategies to encourage and draw out the best in each child.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently working part-time in museum education at the London Transport Museum and the Charles Dickens Museum helping to run school and family activities and workshops. I have worked as a full time teacher in a few independent schools and mainly tutor KS1 and KS2 children. I really enjoy the interaction one to one as opposed to teaching in the classroom. When I am not in a museum or tutoring I enjoy taking photographs, rock climbing and golf.
''Thank you Julia, you helped our son become top of his class in English and Maths..he spoke no English at all last year!'' (Elena, mother of 7 year old)
''You helped our son achieve an A grade in his English end of year exam which the year before had been a C grade, your help has been invaluable.'' (Shameen, mother of 8 year old)