- Key Stage 1 Phonics, Maths and English
- Key Stage 2 Maths and English
- Key Stage 3 Maths and English
- 7/8+ exam experience Maths and English
- 11+ English
- 11+ Maths
- 13+ Religious Education
- Drama & Theatre Studies
I have ten years of teaching experience in variety of primary schools across London. At Charterhouse Square School I was preparing students towards 10/11+ exams, covering the entire curriculum. This is where I began tutoring children for both 7/8+ and 10/11+ exams for top London school including St Paul’s Boys and King’s Wimbledon. I’ve worked with a diverse range of students including those who have fallen behind and need a lot of help and encouragement and those who want to be pushed beyond the conventional curriculum. My next chapter was at Broomwood Hall where I was covering the English and Religious Education departments for years 4-8. I then moved on to Wetherby Kensington, where I was lucky enough to indulge my love of sports - working as a sports coach and being a fundamental part of the boys winning a number of different sporting fixtures. I also taught topic lessons including reasoning and History. Additionally, I tutored children preparing for 7/8+ exams.
I am a qualified primary school teacher with nearly ten years of teaching experience in a variety of schools.
I grew up in Dorset and discovered a keen interest in Music, Drama and Literature. Studying Music, Drama and Philosophy & Ethics at A Level propelled this interest and this passion led me to audition for music college. I went on to study music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for four years achieving a BMus 2.1. During this time I was heavily involved in a programme called Schools Opera. My fellow students and I would rehearse and then perform mini-operas in primary schools across Wales. The idea was to introduce children to the world of Opera and build enthusiasm and a taste for a different form of music and drama. It was a joy to see children get excited about a 500-year-old musical tradition. This experience was invaluable in shaping my drive to work in schools and instil a passion for Literature and the Arts.
From there I did my PGCE in primary teaching which led me to work in schools across London. I have, in recent years become invested in tutoring and became a Professional Tutor for Keystone in 2023.
I have been told that I am an excellent teacher who is intrinsically calm and patient, and who understands and speaks to children in a way that means that they not only listen and understand what I am saying but are fond of and respect me as a person and as a role model. I always strive to be personable, motivated and approachable to students, parents and colleagues alike and take pride in my appearance, punctuality and conduct at all times. Facilitating good communication and providing excellent feedback to students is vital in ensuring they progress and achieve the goals they set themselves.
What I do when I am not tutoring
In my spare time, I enjoy going to the ballet or opera when I can. Sport is my other favourite pastime, both playing and watching. I have particular interest in team sports, having played club rugby and football for many years, including at university and latterly in London. One of the reasons for this is the spirit of togetherness – the beauty that, once you are part of a team, you will play and look out for each other no matter how little or long you have known each other outside of that dynamic. Often this mutual enjoyment and understanding creates connections for life. I have loved planting the seeds of this enjoyment when teaching team sports – football, tag rugby, netball, hockey – to primary school students, and seeing them flourish, especially those who at first did not think that they were the ‘sporting type’. I continue to play tennis, having played, and won, a number of youth competitions from the age of 11, and later for the university tennis club. I am a keen runner, taking part in Parkrun most weeks and have taken to the streets of London with my one year old Boxer 'Bilbo'.