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5 stars (3)

Private Tutor in Wood Green

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2016 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 02 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
English Tutor
Mandarin Tutor
Special Needs Tutor

About Me

Hi, my name is Selena. I am a patient, kind and caring person to children of all ages and nationalities. I love teaching children, those with special educational needs and those who find English a challenge.

I have worked as a Nanny for many years and now work as a private tutor. I am English by birth and worked for the last 15 years as a Tutor and qualified Nanny. I have good written references and qualifications.

As a tutor, I provide different methods of teaching that is interesting and fun, so that learning English is engaging and enjoyable for the student. I teach all areas of English including reading, writing, spelling, grammar and communication.

I am very adaptable to the student according to age and ability and I will focus on areas where the student needs improvement.

I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and my other interests include reading, studying, writing poetry and playing the harp.

My Experience

I worked in Crowland primary school for four years, gaining experience in working with nursery and reception classes. I assisted individuals who struggled with their lessons including two special needs children with behaviour and learning difficulties. Occasionally, the teachers would leave the class in my care.

Following this, I worked as a qualified nanny for many years, looking after the children in my care, arranging play dates and also assisting with their education.

During the time I was employed as a nanny, I took up an English teaching course with the aim of becoming an English tutor. Eventually, I began working for tutoring agencies, teaching English mostly to foreign students.

As a crisis exists with the new coronavirus, I am currently offering students online tuition via Skype in order to protect my family and others from infection. I will resume normal lessons once the crisis is over. If you have any questions regarding online tuition, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

Selena Whittome

My Qualifications

Obtained six NTA certificates at the University of Hull.
Two First aid certificates
CRB check
TESOL English teaching qualification
OFSTED registered
OU level one Childcare special needs certificate

My Availability

I have some availability in the week.

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Morning no yes yes no no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Evening yes yes yes no yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/03/2020

My Fees

  • Tutoring from £22.00 per hour

£22.00 per hour.

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 13/03/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for EngSW. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My son really enjoyed his weekly sessions with Selena. She always worked at the right pace and level that suited him and his spellings massively improved.

Selena is professional, punctual and patient.

I highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about EngSW on 17/05/2020

Selena has always been professional and amazing with my daughter, my 4yrs daughter is now more confident with her reading and her understanding of phonics.

Shame it had to end, however my daughter is now where she needs to be within her class.

I would definitely recommend Selena and will contact her in the future should the need arise.

Thank you Selena

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by about EngSW on 08/02/2019

Selena has helped my son to learn the school basics over the past year.

She is always punctual, polite and professional.

I would and have recommended her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about EngSW on 06/02/2018

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