* 7+ English and Maths and prep school entrance exams
* 8+ English and Maths and prep school entrance exams
* 11+ English and Maths and public school entrance exams, including pre-tests
I am a mentor and tutor for students aged 7 up-wards. My main subject focuses are English, Art, Drama, Sciences and History. I am also able to support students who are in recovery, in a homeschooling programme or have been diagnosed with a learning difference (dyslexia, ADHD etc). I can help these students develop their skills both in person or through online tutoring.
I was a mentor and tutor at The Recovery Centre for over 10 years and been a one to one tutor for the past three years. During this time I also had the opportunity to teach whilst artist in resident at Edinburgh College of Art.
I was born in Hong Kong and lived in Singapore till the age of 13. I started boarding school in the UK when I was 10 due to needing additional support for my dyslexia. I went on to study at Central St Martins and in 2015 graduated from The Royal College of Art in Glass and Ceramics, and a distinction for my dissertation.
Over the past 10 years I have had the pleasure to work with a variety of students with different back grounds and requirements. Each student has surpassed their own expectations of what they could achieve, with some students going from receiving Cs and Ds to As and Bs. Being dyslexic myself, I really enjoying being able to help other dyslexics, or any learning difference, find their own way to learn and gain confidence.
Each students learns in their own way. I use the first tutorial session to see what the best teaching method is for that individual, discuss what that individual wants to achieve, where the student feels they are struggling with and develop a bespoke lesson plans for that student.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am an artist, freelancer and tutor. Having a flexible schedule allows me to continue to engage fully with my art and also devote time to my tutees.
''Kira has helped my daughter gain confidence, improve in her reading and feel less anxious when doing her maths homework'' (Mother of 13 year old dyslexic student)
''Kira has been very patient with my son. He needed a tutor who was able to keep my him calm, and Kira was that tutor'' (Mother of 11 year old SEN student)
''Kira has helped me write my research paper. She had a clear plan and has helped me complete a project that I am not only proud of, but have learnt a lot from.'' (Mature student)
''I was really struggling with my course work and Kira helped me get my ideas down on paper, and I have now been accepted to study at CAL State in the USA.''