* Class Teacher, Telferscot Primary School, London, September 16-18.
* Class Teacher, Garden House School, London, September 2014 – 16.
* PGCE Placement, Telferscot Primary School, London (Early Years) February - July 2014
* PGCE Placement, Bousfield Primary School, London (Key Stage One) September – February 2014
* Children’s Dream Charity through Interweave Organization, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Early Years to Key Stage 5) June – August 2012
* Drama Teaching Assistant, Sacred Heart School, London (Key Stage 3) June 2012
* Drama Teaching Assistant, Stoke Hill Primary, Exeter (Key Stage 2) September – December 2012
During my time as a primary school teacher I have had the opportunity to teach children with varying abilities. I therefore have experience with children who are of a high ability, low ability, who have dyslexic, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and autism. Alongside this I am trained in Makaton and have been on a series of training courses to aid Maths, Literacy and Communication and Language difficulties. Consequently, I have a strong understanding of the levels children should be at and the syllabus they need to cover at all primary ages.
I was born in a little village in Staffordshire where I spent my primary years. I then went on to Tudor Hall School in Oxfordshire and took Religious Studies, Theatre Studies and Photography for A Level. After spending a few years working/travelling I then ventured south to study Drama at Exeter Univerity where I got a 2:1. Whilst at university I volunteered as a teacher both in England and abroad and thus decided to do a PGCE course as a post graduate. I studied at the Institute of Education and gained my teaching degree in General Primary. I have since taught at Garden House School and Telferscot Primary School.
In my lessons, I aim to build an engaging, positive and creative atmosphere in which children can flourish. For me, the importance of teaching is to allow children to access all areas of learning in a way that they enjoy, enabling them to gain a love for learning that will hopefully continue throughout their education. I believe that teaching is about the individual and discovering how each child learns and what helps them. I have patience, I am creative and to me there is no such thing as a silly question!
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently a class teacher at Garden House School. Last year I also completed a course called OCR Level 5 Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties. I have a great interest in Special Education Needs and this course is something I had wanted to do for a long time. I really enjoyed learning more about 1:1 teaching and how to help SEN children. I am now using what I have learnt both in the classroom and in my tutoring sessions.
When I am not teaching or studying, I bike everywhere, bake as I have a real sweet tooth, swim, play netball and whenever possible go to the theatre (I am a big musical fan!). I also come from a huge family with 45 first cousins, so there is lots of family time to be had!
“My daughter loves Millie and they had a very productive class.” (Mother of year 3 student)
''My daughter loves Millie and she managed to prepare her, bearing in mind that she is not at a school that prepares for the 7+, successfully to pass the examinations to Highgate and Latymer.'' (Mother of 7+ student)
“Millie continues to be fantastic!” (Mother of year 3 student)
“Millie has shown such skill at making each child feel at ease, encouraging them in their learning and being up to speed on current teaching methods.” (Mother of year 1 student)
“Millie has endless patience and a genuine love for working with children. She is academic while skill keeping their interest peaked and making learning fun and exciting. My daughter had a problem focusing on tasks at hand and it was a worry for us in that it would affect her learning ability. Millie completely turned this around with her patience and her creative way of helping each child to believe in their own ability.” (Mother of year 1 student)