Experienced Primary KS2 Teacher Offering Fun and Engaging Lessons
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I am an experienced primary teacher and have raised standards in Maths and English in all my students with a few simple strategies that really work.
I specialise in primary KS2 Maths and English for Years 3 to 6. I am also fluent in Spanish and have experience teaching the language from Primary to GCSE.
My lessons follow a constructivist approach. I base my lessons upon a theme or topic and build upon prior knowledge or conceptions. I structure lessons with a start, middle and end and assess for understanding throughout.
I first started tutoring about 8 years ago.
I love teaching. It is my passion. It is so rewarding to shape and develop young minds.
I create fun and engaging lessons that get my students captivated.
I love giving extra support to those who need it. The fact that I can use my expertise and aid people to be stronger in weaker areas is extremely rewarding.
I have a mixture of constructivist and social-constructivist leaniancies. I have 8 years of experience working in a PYP school that fully supported a constructivist model. I could see how putting the child at the centre of their own learning had excellent results in gaining intrigue and motivation to learn more.
From dressing up like a Viking to writing pirate adventure stories, my lessons are fun. Students are engaged and work with me to reach their learning goals.
I raised literacy standards considerably at my old school that was full of mainly ESL students. Many lacked confidence when writing in English and were afraid of making mistakes. By the time I left I was sharing best practice with staff as the strategies that I used had excellent results. A couple of my students then later went on to win writing competitions. A very proud moment indeed.
I have a PGCEi (distinction award) and TEFL training. I also have various PYP professional development diplomas. Having lived and worked in South America, I am fluent in Spanish.
I was inspired by various teachers that had a huge impact on my life. I was always a bright pupil but was too shy to see my potential. A few inspirational teachers took me under their wings and helped shape me into the confident teacher I am today. They are my muse.
I love music. I play guitar and have a vast record collection. I am also an avid fan of Macclesfield FC (someone has to be).
I am a KS2 Primary teacher with over 8 years of experience teaching Years 3-6. I also have experience tutoring GCSE Spanish.
Where do I go from here?
You can send James P a message through Sherpa and they will usually get back to you within 24 hours. You'll receive an SMS and email notification when they do so.
How do the introductions work?
Sherpa gives you the opportunity to meet our tutors in a free 20 minute introduction, which takes place through the Sherpa classroom.
How do lessons work?
All lessons take place through Sherpa's online, industry-leading classroom. This is a combination of a collaborative, real time whiteboard and a video call, like Zoom.