My parents were teachers and, from an early age, I can remember them striving to give their students the best opportunities they had. Despite my own struggles with school and education, they inspired me to become a teacher and showed me the kind of educator I wanted to be. I realised early on in my studies that I wanted to work with Lower Secondary students. The years between Primary and GCSE can be a challenging period for these young people, both emotionally and academically, and I wanted to help them develop through those challenging times.
As well as having a specialism in The Arts, I became Head of History, an Advanced Skills Teacher, and an English Consultant. Through these roles I have enabled students to reach their full potential.
My teaching took a different path when I began homeschooling my two children from the age of 11. My eldest was struggling with school, and therefore it was imperative to make the changes that he needed. My youngest decided that he wanted to follow suit and we never looked back. Both children thrived with my support and dedication to their needs and they are now successful in their respective fields. My children have shown me new wonders, and I continue to learn from them. Homeschooling my own children has led me to tutor other young people at Lower Secondary and IGCSE level and I love the challenges of working with all these unique individuals.
When not tutoring, I get enormous pleasure from open water swimming, touring the countryside with my husband and two dogs in our beloved motorhome, and curling up in front of a warm fire with my knitting or a good book.
I am really looking forward to working with you.