We will have an initial chat to discuss your requirements for the tuition, after which we will arrange regular weekly time slots for the sessions. Lessons normally last for one hour, but can be longer. One to one tutoring is most common, however I can also tutor siblings or classmates in a small group at a reduced individual fee. I usually give homework after each lesson. I offer feedback to parents and let you know how your child is progressing. I am also available to tutor children who do not attend school for any reason.
I work with initiative and originality, and aim to make learning enjoyable. I often develop my own resources, and use games regularly as an integral part of my educational tool kit. I have found this to be an extremely effective strategy for learning, especially when used in a structured way. I have found my unique methods to have tangible results. Children who have previously struggled with maths or literacy - including those who have actively disliked a subject - have grown to enjoy it and to feel much more comfortable and confident with work at school.
Children respond well to my friendly approach to tutoring, and usually warm to me quickly. I offer a high quality service, backed by my years of teaching in primary education.
I specialise in preparing children for secondary school entrance exams, with an excellent success rate for independent and grammar schools. I am very experienced with 11+ tuition and SATS preparation tutoring.
I am trained in the Sound Reading System (SRS). This is a relatively new scheme for all ages, which has been hugely successful when used with children and young people who are struggling with reading and spelling. It follows the idea that English is a code, which can be decoded with the appropriate phonic skills learnt and practised in a structured way. I have attended a certified training course that qualifies me to teach the scheme. I have used SRS with several pupils, and have been very pleased with the results. The parents and children have also been delighted!
What My Pupils Are Saying…
Thank you Natalie for helping me improve in my confidence and my learning abilities. You got me through the SATS with your helpful tips and helping me remember my times tables.
I always look forward to your lessons. Thanks for helping me fulfil my potential. You really are an awesome teacher – you're kind, smart and fair. I'll remember all the fun lessons. You really are great
Natalie has been teaching me for 8 months now and I have improved my maths so much. I also get better results now and have also gained more confidence in maths as I used to worry a lot. Natalie is really friendly and makes learning fun and I would definitely recommend her.
Contact me for more information or to start tuition. Tel. 07976 552 705