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Private Tutor in St Albans

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login Mar 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Maths Tutor
English Tutor
Primary up to 11 years
Secondary 12+
Special Needs Tutor
11 Plus
Virtual Tutor
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am a highly experienced and dedicated teacher, deputy headteacher and qualified SENCo. I am passionate about working with children who, for whatever reason, cannot access education in the school setting. My aim is to teach children, whilst showing them how brilliant they are and building them back up after the System has let them down.

My specialisms are Year 2 SATS, Year 6 SATS and Special Needs. I am committed to teaching and am determined to make learning an exciting journey for all children. I have a strong belief that children get one shot at school and deserve nothing but outstanding. I have an excellent knowledge of the new National Curriculum and current teaching methods, as well as the SEND Code of Practice and inclusive approaches. I pride myself on having the ability to create a positive, safe and secure learning environment for all children. I build strong relationships with pupils and families and have shown commitment in supporting them.

I tutor from my own home, which has an abundance of exciting resources. Alternatively, I am happy to offer tutoring online.

I am also available to support with home education.

My Experience

I have over 17 years experience teaching from Reception to Year 6. In addition to this, I am a qualified SENCO and have worked in this capacity for several years, supporting a huge variety of needs including Dyslexia, global developmental delay, speech and language needs, processing delay, ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, SEMH needs, to name a few. I have an ability to individualise teaching to the child and break down any barriers to their learning opportunities.

Over the past 4 years I have provided booster classes in Maths, Writing, Grammar and Reading Comprehension, in preparation for Year 2 and Year 6 SATS, as well entrance exams.

As part of my inclusion role, I have a vast amount of experience in identifying and ‘closing the gap’ in children’s learning. I have worked directly with children (1:1 or in small groups) who need to accelerate their progress in order to reach their full potential and have a proven track record of achieving this.

My Qualifications

1999 - GCSE B - English, Maths and Science
2001 - A Level - Spanish, Psychology, Media Studies
2007 - University of Hertfordshire - BA Honours in Education - 2:1
2008 - University of Hertfordshire - Graduate Teacher Program - QTS
2015 - Designated Person for Children Looked After
2016 - University of Hertfordshire- Qualified SENCO - Post Graduate Qualification
2016 - Designated safeguarding lead
2016 - The AET - Autism Award
2017 - Mental Health Award
2020 - Refresher of Designated Safeguarding Lead

My Availability

Available to start in June 2022

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Last Updated: 22/03/2022

My Fees

  • Tutoring from £25.00 per hour

£40 per hour
£55 per hour and a half

£25 per child, per hour

Rates are negotiable.

These are inclusive of travel and all materials/resources. All pens, pencils, books, maths equipment etc.

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Mindfulness (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding Anxiety (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Dyslexia Awareness (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: ADHD Awareness (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Autism Awareness (added 12/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Data Protection: Education (added 09/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent Duty (added 09/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Mental Well-Being in Children and Young People (added 09/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Equality and Diversity (added 09/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection (added 09/03/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding Certificate (added 05/11/2020)
  • Training Certificate: SENDCo Certificate (added 05/11/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 31/01/2019)
  • UK Passport (added 30/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for EmmaD. 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.

Emma and I have worked together for a number of years, she is a true professional, kind, caring and considerate of others, both children and adults. Emma's commitment to her teaching role is outstanding and she has a great talent of unpicking the needs of individual children, as well as being able to identify how to fill the gaps in their learning in a nurturing manner.
Emma is a wonderful teacher and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend her.

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by Avatar for Emily Emily about Avatar for EmmaD EmmaD on 17/02/2020

I have found our experience with Emma to be extremely professional and wonderfully helpful. My child’s confidence has come on leaps and bounds. Her prices are more than reasonable, I have recommended her services to all of my parent friends, whose children may need additional help or to freshen/sharpen topics. She listens to feedback from parents to ensure that their child receives the highest quality of education. We Cannot recommend her highly enough. You won’t be disappointed.

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by Avatar for Rosie Rosie about Avatar for EmmaD EmmaD on 13/02/2020

Emma is absolutely fantastic with the children, she has bought my children on no end with her kind, caring, nurturing nature and amazing experience and subject knowledge, as a teacher myself I would highly recommend Emma, especially in the area of special needs she’s been fantastic!

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by Avatar for sarahluc sarahluc about Avatar for EmmaD EmmaD on 12/02/2020

Emma has an incredible way of engaging all children in learning and attempting challenging tasks. She is able to make the children feel safe and secure, as well as having clear boundaries. I trust her implicitly with my children.

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by Avatar for Lisa Lisa about Avatar for EmmaD EmmaD on 12/02/2020

Emma has been amazing for x2 of my children. They are very different with different needs and she has very successfully accessed their individual needs with great success. I was concerned with gaps in their learning and each child has struggled with confidence. Emma has enabled them to close the gaps and gain hugely in confidence which has hugely moved their learning forward.

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by Avatar for KellyC04 KellyC04 about Avatar for EmmaD EmmaD on 29/01/2019

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