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Private Tutor in Tunbridge Wells

Babysitter in Tunbridge Wells

5 stars

Female Member since Nov 2018 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 23 May 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Maths Tutor
English Tutor
Primary up to 11 years
Russian Tutor
11 Plus
Emergency Babysitter
Home School Helper

About Me


11+ tuition or Primary English/ Maths - 2 spaces available now - Saturdays afternoons or Fridays 5-6 pm.

I am a qualified Secondary and Primary teacher and an 11+ tutor, working in St James' primary school.

Both of my children attend Grammar school in Tonbridge. I have helped other children (face-to-face tutoring and online) who all have been successful in gaining places in Grammar schools.

I will start by assessing your children's level of attainment and will let you know any areas where they need extra support to be in line with their Year group curriculum. I will ask them to do an extra assessment on 11+ Reasoning to understand where they would need to start learning and build a solid foundation so there are no gaps before they move to the more complex topics.

In my opinion, parents and a tutor are a team that should work together to help children progress, so your support at home is crucial. I will provide advice and recommendations on how you could help your child at home.

I would ask you to buy 11+ / Primary English/ Maths practice and assessments books for our lessons. I will provide additional practice questions myself.
I will provide feedback on the progress to the parents.

For 11+, a few weeks before the formal exams, I would ask children to complete timed tests to get them used to the strategy on how best to compete against the clock during the actual test.

As I work in school, I have a valid Enhanced DBS, am up-to-date with the national academic curriculum, Safeguarding, Prevent training, FGM, Online safety, and other policies.

Thank you for reading my profile:)

My Experience

3 years of experience working as a teacher in Secondary schools (English, Psychology).

Qualified Teacher Status (Primary) in the UK, 3rd year working in St James' Primary school.

5 years experience working as an LSA in Primary schools. Special needs experience.

6 years experience working as a private nanny/ tutor 7-11 y.o.

Good references are available on request.

My Qualifications

• 14 GCSEs (A-B)
• Qualified teacher status (Secondary); Qualified teacher status (Primary)
• Bachelor’s degree in teaching English and Psychology in secondary schools (6 years)
• Qualified Learning and Teaching Support for Primary schools
• Level 3 diploma in supporting learning and teaching in primary schools (1 year)
• Level 2 certificate in supporting autistic children (6 months)
• Paediatric First Aid certificate
• Food Hygiene Certificate
• Diploma in Business Administration, Leicester University (essay and final exam pending)

My Availability

From Sep 2022 - weekdays 5-7pm, some weekends and school holidays TBA.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes yes
Morning no no no no no yes yes
Afternoon no no no no no yes yes
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening no no no no no yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes yes
Last Updated: 08/04/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
  • Tutoring from £30.00 per hour

Face-to-face tuition - £30 p/h
Online video tuition - £20 p/h

My Documents

  • Reference: Childcare.com Bronze (2 years) Award Certificate (added 13/11/2020)
  • Reference: Childcare.com Certificate of Excellence (added 16/10/2020)
  • Reference: School reference (added 13/11/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 2 Certificate in Autism (added 13/11/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 diploma in LTA (added 13/11/2018)
  • UK Passport (added 13/11/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 13/11/2018)
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Lydia helped us with our 6 and 7 year old for a few months with after-school tutoring. She was always punctual, reliable, and understanding. It gave my husband and me a lot of peace of mind, as working parents, to realise that our children were in good hands 2x a week.

With the children, Lydia was kind but firm. She genuinely cared about their well-being and it shone through in how she handled the kids. She tailored the work for each kids' developmental areas, spent one-on-one focussed time on where they needed more work, and also shared tips and ideas with me on where we could help the kids more, and what material we could make them work through etc. She brought worksheets, encouraged me to buy them a thesaurus, and helped them systematically and methodically. I remember watching her help the kids with creative writing and telling her that it's something that I won't be able to substitute easily when she moves on to a full-time job! I genuinely valued her feedback and inputs. The kids loved working with her, and I could see a marked improvement in their work over the weeks.

I would highly recommend Lydia to parents who are looking to ensure their kids get a warm, caring tutor who's great with kids and brings out the best in them. In addition, her reliability and punctuality are added reassurance to busy parents. Lydia had to stop working with us as she's taking a full time job at the school, but in case she would like to continue tutoring, I would very happily continue working with her. We wish her the best!

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by Avatar for Nisha Nisha about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 26/08/2021

We hired Lydia to help our son Odysseas for his 11+ exam. She is very dedicated and passionate to what she does. Which I what I am looking for. Plus I like her patience, which my son needs 😁.
My son went for explore learning at Sidcup at the beginning. But I noticed he still need one on one attention or assistance I would say. And I asked Lydia's help for that. As my son struggle in English and Reasoning task especially in Non verbal reasoning.
I would say that Lydia have helped him a lot to understand how to approach those task and taught him quickest and strategic ways to answer questions. Which I believed very important.
I am very happy that my sons has passed his 11+!!! And I can't thank her highly enough.. 😊. We just got an email that he has been given a space at Wilmington grammar school. Im taking her again for my youngest for his 11+ too starting this September. I highly recommend her.

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by Avatar for Maria Maria about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 07/03/2021

My husband and myself, still working throughout the pandemic were having major problems with keeping up with the children’s school timetable for online lessons and school work needing to be handed in so we chose to get help! I can only say that Lydia has been our saving grace as not only has she looked after the children in a kind and caring way she has also brought all their work up to date and has settled them ready to go back to school. We can’t thank you enough! Looking forward to seeing you in the holidays! Lydia comes Highly recommended!

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by Avatar for Nicola S Nicola S about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 04/03/2021

Response by Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 04/03/2021:

Thank you, Maria, for your kind review! I know you are the best parents as you support them greatly in all the activities you organise for them during and after the school! Just can't believe how much effort you put into it knowing your own multiple business commitments!! Thank you for supporting my discipline rules - it has made it much easier to keep things going smoothly over the so ever hideous multiple lockdowns!! I wish you and the children all the very best in the remaining of the school year and beyond! Looking forward to helping you more, when needed. Best wishes, Lydia.

Lydia is a wonderful after school nanny for our 10 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Not only is she caring, kind and keeps the kids happily entertained - she is also brilliant with them academically. Lydia successfully supported our daughter with her 11+ tutoring, and is great at making sure they do their best with their homework, teaching them in a fun and engaging way. She’s a hard worker and professional, and is always a great help.

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by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 24/01/2021

Lydia nannied for my 3 children (ages 10, 8 and 6) over the summer holidays. She has such wonderful ideas of activities for children and to do this with children of 3 different ages is really something. From homemade lemonade, planting, experiments, crafts.....even managed to get them to read which they struggle with. Happy to speak to anyone who would like verbal references.

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by Avatar for Kat Kat about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 16/10/2020

Response by Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 16/10/2020:

Hi Kathryn!

Thanks for you lovely review. It's been a pleasure looking after your children.

Kind regards

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