With almost 40 years of experience in education and one-on-one tuition, I have a wealth of knowledge in getting the best from my pupils and giving them the tools to maximize their potential.
* small group interactive sessions - aged/ability allowing
* specialist entrance examination prep (11+)
* Occupational Therapy to improve handwriting
* Any other help/guidance with school work
Subject include Maths, English, Science, VR/NVR with a key fous on the fundamentals. Every new child enrolled is given an initial assessment at which point learning content is built to improve on identified weak areas as well as booster strength areas.
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In brief about how I work: I plan effectively, understand and know how to engage and motivate learners, stretch and challenge them and am an expert at giving feedback and value equally the importance of receiving it.
Personal Description: I am a mother of three and a grand-mother to 4. I have been in teaching profession since my children were born in the 80's. I coached them at home and gave them solid foundation in core subjects of Maths, English and Science at grass root level. My commitment and passion enabled them to bring great laurels in their education and working life. Teaching became a way of life and now a passion. Having had a wealth of experience in the education front I now see myself as a Special Educational Trainer known for my innovative educational techniques and passion for bettering children through education. I continue to aspire to make a significant contribution to the development of children and add value to their lives. All my senior positions have allowed me to instigate change where necessary to meet core curriculum requirements while still not distracting me from my core value of student interaction. My subject specialization is in Maths, English, Science, Study Skills, Basic Skills and helping students with Special Education Needs. And, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning. Besides building mastery on academics, I understand that we are living at a time of an increasing pace and change of modern life. Equally, there is a lot of stress and frustration amongst pupils too. We are witnessing this right now. Over time, it can cause students to lose motivation which can lead to heightened anxiety, a lack of confidence and a negative attitude towards school and learning. In my lessons, I have a unique ability to pick up on this kind of behaviour. And, while teaching, I use my innate ability to build life skills: such as, aptitude and artistry to deal with stress and frustration without compromising on learning time. I have a proven track record of giving attention to detail and my goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every parent/pupil. My work is of highest regal standards with quality maintained lesson after lesson.
Tutoring Experience: I gained my experience spanning over 30 years in varied practical roles in schools in around London. I have taught core subjects to ages 4 to 16 years. I ran a Kumon centre for over 10 years. Although I found great strengths of Kumon education but I thought it was too linear a programme and therefore children did not fully benefit from staying in it for years and years on end. I train children for verbal and non-verbal reasoning. As the 11+ exams are getting so competitive by the year, I have noticed parents are requesting for this training for their children as young as 7 or 8 years. I also home school children who do not attend their regular school; most of my home school students are those who are shy or withdrawn, highly gifted or those who just do better in a very small group size. I also visit families who have problems disciplining their children and mentor teens who have lost direction in life and just need someone to speak to.
Tutoring Approach: I regard my work as a vocation than a job. My practical expertise lies in providing skills to children and young adults to develop and achieve personal goals in their lives. It’s my desire to enable students to understand themselves and build self-awareness and ultimately recognise self worth. I realise the importance and feel passionate of developing other important skills, such as, being responsible for themselves, building good communication and being aware of personal, social and health education.
I am a pioneer in understanding and pinpointing the reasons behind poor performance/lack of motivation at school/college or in a work place. I know my time with my students is ultimately brief, so I try to make as much of a positive impact as possible through example and instruction. On those difficult days, it really helps to keep my mind geared toward the big picture of why I became a teacher in the first place. I position myself in a way that I only get the ‘best’ out of them. I believe one can always do better but I regard ‘effort’ as a stepping stone to the next. I am a strong believer in understanding the child/children as to ‘how’ they learn and ‘what’ motivates them. My theme of nurturing, engaging and challenge which runs parallel in my mind whilst working. I help to improve their confidence and concentration which in turn helps pupils’ performance.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO IMPROVE HANDWRITING
As an occupational therapist/teacher, I evaluate the underlying components that support a student's handwriting, such as muscle strength, endurance, coordination, and motor control. I correct children's awkward pencil grasp. I help to improve those muscles and finger skills needed to foster the correct pencil grip. If left unaddressed, pencil grip problems can end up affecting a child’s academic performance at school. And when children can see they’re not keeping up, it can lead to anxiety, frustration and low self-esteem, which can see them fall further behind. Pencil grippers are good but I think, a pencil grip is like taking an aspirin. It alleviates the symptoms while you are using it, but it does not fix the underlying problem, a weak hand. With a good foundation to build upon, developing the correct pencil grasp is much easier.
X - Students: Most of my current students are the children of students I have taught.
In my spare time, I do ballroom and latin dancing. Just like teaching, keeping fit is my priority. I also love writing. I published my first book in 2012 (pen name being Teren Hanz) and now am writing my second and third book simultaneously. I have inspired many young people to write. Some, as young as 10, are writing short stories hoping to publish, someday. During lockdown, I have built on my piano skills :-)
Excellence in Teaching 2018, 2019
Calligraphy award 2002, 2010, 2015
Excellence in Special Needs Education
Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring
Excellence in Teaching 2020
Other short courses
Child Protection Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
ECAR, ECAW (Every child a Reader, Every child a Writer)
Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice
Enhance Mental Capacity level 4
Child exploitation and Online Safety for Education
Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People
Early Years Specialism
Early Years Equality and Inclusion
Improving Primary School Childrens Learning
Inclusion and Diversity
Food Hygiene and Safety
7 days a week - 8am to 8pm
|Last Updated: 17/09/2021|
- Tutoring from £57.96 per hour
Fee depends on age, ability and aims for tuition
Varies between £58 to £90 per hour depending on age, ability and aims
Tutoring done in cosy groups of two
Zoom lessons are one-to-one at £60 for 40 minutes
£30 for 20 minutes, early years (1-to-1)
£50 for 30 minutes for special needs (one-to-one)
£80 for 30 minutes for Behaviour management (only primary school children)
If your child is in secondary school and needs help, do feel free to discuss your concerns
DO FEEL FREE TO ASK ABOUT preparation for entrance exams 2020
Recruitment continues for 2022
Please note, fees given here is teaching at my residence. Fees for teaching at yours is times by 2.
- Training Certificate: ADVANCED LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (added 09/07/2020)
- Training Certificate: Preventing Bullying (added 07/07/2020)
- Training Certificate: LEARNING THROUGH PLAY (added 06/07/2020)
- Training Certificate: Digital Resilience (added 16/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Certificate - supporting children with SEND in early years (added 14/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Certificate SEND code of Practice (added 14/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Certificate of Excellence in Teaching (added 14/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Dyslexia Awareness (added 26/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: ADHD Awareness (added 14/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Autism Awareness (added 12/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Autism Awareness (added 04/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Improve Childrens Learning through Play (added 27/10/2019)
- Training Certificate: Speech Language and Communication (added 25/10/2019)
- Training Certificate: Food Hygiene and Safety (added 17/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Early Years - Language Development (added 17/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Improving Childrens Learning (added 17/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Enhance Mental Capacity (added 17/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Early Years - Equality and Inclusion (added 17/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Equality and Diversity (added 17/07/2019)
- Training Certificate: Child Protection - L4 (added 17/07/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Child Protection - L3 (added 17/07/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Child Neglect (added 17/07/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Child Online Safety (added 17/07/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Characteristics of Effective Leaders (added 17/07/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation (added 17/07/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for 2nd Gene. 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.
I have been very happy with the high level & quality of tuition provided by Ms Hans for my son's exam preparation and schoolwork support. She really helped him to stretch himself, improve his focus and dedication with great results.
I have used her now for two of my children, and she has been consistently reliable, dedicated and focused. She has been able to hone in on the areas that they needed to improve on, which has benefited them enormously.
Response by 2nd Gene on 19/06/2021:
Thanks, Enitan, it was a pleasure teaching your boys. Many thanks for providing me this opportunity.
I hope they will carry the valuable lessons forward in their future years of education at school.
Wishing you and your family very best in future.
Ms Hans coached my son for his school work and 11 plus preparations, covering maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Her holistic approach, encompassing penmanship and organisational skills, has helped him establish good habits which are delivering results. He has made great progress in his work and I will be using her again for my younger son in the coming months. She is firm, fair but warm in her tutoring style and gives the children a strong foundation for their future learning.
After our older son passed his 11+ exams having got trained by Ms Hans, we didn't need to look elsewhere but use her services for our daughter. In a short time, she became more confident and improved in literacy and numeracy. Then the pandemic broke and we thought how a 6-year-old child will learn on zoom? But we were amazed at how Ms Hans regulates pupils remotely. She provides homework to support learning of lesson then she goes through it properly pointing mistakes. Correcting mistakes has helped our daughter to do better next time. She is now able to check her own work before handing it in. We think, Ms Hans’s teaching is very nice. She has all the skills to bring the best out of a child, whether it is personal or zoom lessons. We were surprised, our daughter also learnt joint up handwriting on zoom. And that’s because of Ms Hans tolerant attitude. She has a way of making children work hard but they still love her
Our son is 7 year old autistic child and at the time of starting private tutoring with Ms Hans, we was about 2 years behind the school curriculum. Ms Hans was highly recommended to us and so we gave it a try. WOW what a difference.
He started seeing Ms Hans half way through his Y2 school year. Within 6 months he started to read and write.
4 & 1/2 of these months were during COVID so he was not at school and home learning was not really working. But he still achieved Y1 targets in this time.
Ms Hans works in alignment with the school curriculum and also knows a lot about autism and the complexities and behaviors this sometimes brings. This gave us much needed comfort. Her environment is calm, quiet and peaceful.
Ms Hans was able to work with him and implement functional processes and tools to help him focus and learn.
She is very professional and structured which was beneficial to him. She is easy to talk to and positive about him and his progress. Ms Hans adapts her learning approach and skills to suit the student and is happy to try new things. She keeps frequent and good communication with us so we can see his progress and achievements all the time.
We have, do and would definitely recommend Ms Hans.
Response by 2nd Gene on 23/09/2020:
Hi Paula, thank you so much for a lovely review. I am so glad that I could make a difference. In all honesty, your son worked extremely hard himself. He wanted to learn; his willingness and your support made a phenomenal difference. It was great working with you.
Ms Hans taught me through the 80's and 90's and now she is teaching my children who are 7 and 5. Due to the lockdown, I could not imagine stopping lessons and we have been doing zoom lessons. I was a bit worried about how a 5 year old will adjust to zoom lessons. But everything has been going really well. Ms Hans understands the psychology of a child; she is intitutive and positions herself to get the best out of a child. My kids have made great progress through their learning during lockdown in all their core subjects, maths, english and science. The resourses Ms Hans uses are effective to engage and challenge children. She is firm but fair; my kids are always looking forward to the lessons. Recently, she has been awarded Certificate of Excellence in teaching. I would add to it: if anybody is an architect of a private lesson, it is Ms Hans. I would recommended her wholeheartedly.
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