Growing up in a house where both my parents, my uncle and, later, my sister, were teachers, I knew from an early age that I wanted to go into teaching. After spending a year travelling in Australia, I completed my BA in Primary Education at Anglia Polytechnic University, where my specialist subject was Maths.
Since leaving university, I have taught across the curriculum in several schools. While I enjoy teaching all subjects, Maths, English and Science are my passions. You can’t beat watching children have those ‘light bulb’ moments where something just ‘clicks’ and they realise that what they thought was impossible, has just become clear to them. In Maths, I love logic and exploring patterns, and, in English, I love the opportunities to express yourself and the fact that there is often no right or wrong. In Science I love helping students make new discoveries and carry out interesting and exciting experiments.
Although in the past I have taught pupils from a range of backgrounds and age groups, I am currently teaching Year 3, part-time, at a school in Norwich. I live nearby with my partner and my 2 daughters, who are 7 and 11, as well as our cat, Lucy, our bearded dragon, Fred, and our 7 chickens. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as running and swimming.
I look forward to getting to know the families I will be working with, supporting them along their homeschooling journey and helping the students have ‘light bulb’ moments of their own. I believe that a key aspect of making teaching and learning a success is a sense of security. Children need to feel safe to explore without worrying about making mistakes. I also feel that it is important to know the individual child, their likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses.
Helping pupils reach their full potential and encouraging a thirst for learning are my main goals.