Primary qualified tutor specialising in English and Maths.
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I’ve been teaching in primary schools for nearly 9 years, working in permanent positions and as a supply teacher. I’ve experience in all year groups from Nursery to Year 6. Most recently I have taught children with ASD and ADHD in a Special school. A motivated, experienced classroom practitioner with a strong enthusiasm and dedication in helping students reach their full potential, providing positive learning experiences. I’ve also tutored for many years; including tutoring a young lady with Dyslexia who went on to be published in a poetry book.
I have many interests outside of teaching including nature, travel and animals. My interests sometimes creep into my teaching such Harry Potter and Disney. I love music and theatre and enjoy singing and dancing.
My students love that my teaching style is fun, engaging and relaxed. I like to incorporate the interests of my students to help them to understand the nature of the work they are doing. If children are engaged they are more likely to learn more and retain the knowledge. I like to not just tell children about a topic but get them to experience it for themselves. Children develop confidence whilst having fun. I like to be creative with my teaching, not only old - school techniques.
I like to start my lessons with a review of what the last was about then introduce the next topic with a few questions to establish prior understanding, then I like to split the remainder of my lesson into 2 20-minute sections. One to learn and work together and the second to work more independently. I then end all my lessons by going over the work to give feedback and try to get my pupils to consider what they thought about the lesson, what they thought it went well and what they think they need help with in the future.
Where do I go from here?
You can send Gemma J 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.
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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.