Meet some of our primary tutors

Rebecca

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I am currently a Year 5 teacher and I have taught from Year 1 through to Year 6. I have been teaching in schools for seven years and tutoring children across a range of age groups and subjects for over ten years. I am the Head of English in a large primary school which is graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted. I also have an MA in Educational Leadership and Management. 

 

I absolutely love my job as I feel that it makes a real difference to children's lives. I love seeing children grow in confidence and believe in themselves. 

 

I have house bunnies who keep me on my toes and I play ice hockey for the Nottingham Knights in my spare time.

Dan

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I am Head of English at my school, have a wealth of experience across Key Stage 2 and as a current Y6 teacher, I specialise in Key Stage 2 SATs. Knowing what is needed to be a success by the end of Year 6 is invaluable and transferring this knowledge is something I am passionate about. 

 

Working as a teacher is something I love doing. Seeing and helping children to progress academically and as young people is a joy everyday. 

  

I am a keen sports person that enjoys keeping active! I also enjoy spending time with my Yorkshire terrier, Boo (I didn't name him before you ask!).

Claire

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I am a Primary School Teacher with 8 years teaching experience and I currently teach in Year Five.  I have had a total of 7 years teaching experience across Years 3 and 4; therefore, my expertise lies across Key Stage Two. However, I am happy to work with children in Key Stage One, as I have a secure understanding of the Key Stage One curriculum.   


I have experience working with children who have English as an additional language, Special Educational Needs and challenging behaviours.  My teaching experience includes 4 years teaching in Peterborough where many of the children I taught had English as an additional language and I have been teaching in Nottingham for the past 4 years.    


Teaching has always been my passion; I strive to ensure children have a real love for their learning and I am able to differentiate appropriately to suit the needs of the children I teach. 


In my spare time, I enjoy exploring new places, going for walks, cooking, listening to music and spending time with friends.

Adam

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I have been working as a Primary School Teacher for the past five years, both in the UK and Spain. I believe that a personalised approach to learning is key to inspire your child to succeed. I have experience in teaching children from Key Stage 1 to GCSE level in English, Maths & Science.


I have a love of maths and enjoy helping young people to achieve their potential. I always make sure that my lessons are related to the interests of the children I teach, to ensure that they are motivated to learn. I have been a class teacher in both Year 2 and 6 and thus have a detailed understanding of SATS and 11+ requirements.


I am a fitness fanatic; I enjoy running and playing tennis with my son. I love spending time with my young daughter too frequently visiting the park and library throughout the week.

Sabrina

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 I am French and I have been in Nottingham for over 15 years. I teach French at all levels from children to adults. I have lots of experience teaching French from scratch, but also to learners who struggled to learn French in school or with other tutors. 


I love my language and I love teaching so I spend a lot of time developing homemade games and lessons. With my methods, the learners start speaking French quickly and the lessons seem effortless and fun. 


I am a keen comedy improviser and every week I co-run an improvising jam. We make up stories on the spot, on stage in front of everybody and I use these skills to teach French. I like to make my students feel free to speak and to explore the language.

David

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 I have been teaching in Year 3 and 4 since 2013 and currently teach at a school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. I have over 6 years of experience in home tutoring Key Stage 2 children, including significant experience of preparing Year 6 children for SATs.


 I am very confident at using the Rainbow Grammar approach in English and I like to explore patterns in maths to help secure a deeper understanding of concepts.


 I also have two amazing cockapoos (Rocky and Bella) and I am currently learning to play the piano.

Kylie

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I am currently a Year 3 teacher and I have taught from Years 3 to 5. I have been teaching in schools for 6 years and I have worked as an intervention teacher for children in Years 3 to 6.


I love teaching and enjoy seeing that ‘light bulb moment’ and joy when a child really gets a new concept or skill. I particularly enjoy teaching Maths and strive to ensure all children I work with love and enjoy Maths just as much as I do.
 

I have a cat called Coco. Also, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and my house is Ravenclaw. 

Emma

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After working in a school for a few years, I am currently undertaking supply teaching across Nottingham. As a result, I am very flexible to tutoring in terms of availability (holidays too).  
 

My specialism is ages 7-11, with a particular interest in Maths - before I found my love of teaching I was an accountant.  I have been teaching for 3 years now and still find that every day is different. 


I love dogs, especially my housemate Boris, who is a German pointer with lots of energy! I enjoy keeping fit by doing gym classes such as pilates and spinning 

Shai-leigh

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I am currently a Year 5 teacher. I have been teaching for nearly 4 years and I have had experience working with Year 4 and Year 6 children.

I am currently a phase leader, a reading specialist and coordinating science within the school I teach. I enjoy working with all children in order to achieve the best outcomes. I want to unlock the potential of all learners.

I spend my spare time with family and friends, and I also enjoy reading.  

Rosie

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I am currently a newly qualified teacher, recently graduated from the University of Brighton with a specialism in Physical Education. 


I am teaching a Year 3 class in Bilborough, however I have had experience teaching in Years 1, 2, 3 and 5. 


I am particularly passionate about Maths, and I aim to teach it in a creative and simplistic manner that makes it accessible for all. 


I cannot wait to build my teaching years and I look forward to the upcoming year in my new school and job! 


Hobbies of mine include dancing, swimming and going out with friends and family. I am also a proud owner of my two gorgeous cats, Olly and Finn!

Carole

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I have been teaching since 2007 and have always worked in UKS2, mainly Year 5, but have done booster and support sessions in both Year 6 and  Year 4. I initially trained in Nottingham and qualified with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education. I took a Master's in Inclusive Education which helped me when I took on the post of SENCO, which I held for eight years. This gave me a good insight into a wide range of learning difficulties experienced by children.  

  

It’s great to work with children in a 1-1 situation because you can actually tailor your teaching precisely to the wants and needs of the  pupil.  


I have five grandchildren ranging from Year 8 (who I help with  Maths) to Year 4 so they keep me busy. In my spare time, I enjoy long country walks with my dog, Alfie.

Sophie

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I moved from my hometown of Shrewsbury in Shropshire in 2003 to complete my BA(Hons) in Primary Education at Nottingham Trent University and I have been living here ever since! 


I have been teaching for 12 years and my experience lies within the EYFS and KS1 (4-7 years). I enjoy these first years of school and early stages of education as I feel that providing children with solid foundations and confidence in their early learning and knowledge is so important for their future learning. I have specialist training in early reading, early maths and English. 


Supporting children through tuition is a really rewarding experience and I love to see each child grow in confidence as they progress with their learning, make links and realise that they can do it! 


In my spare time I like to meet up with friends and family and I also enjoy walking. I have also recently become an avid runner!

Megan

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You always remember an outstanding teacher, maybe they were passionate about their subject, maybe they supported you through a difficult time or maybe they just believed in you and your abilities. I know that when I was growing up I had a favourite, someone I respected and wanted to make proud, which is why I aspire to be that role model for someone else.


I am currently supply teaching across Nottingham and I ABSOLUTELY love it - no two days are the same and we always remember to have fun along the way!


Being a supply teacher means my availability is very flexible with a range of availability throughout the week and holidays too.  


My dog, Yogi Bear (pictured above), is the apple of my eye and I enjoy taking him on long woodland walks. He loves swimming and rolling in mud which is always good fun! My family are avid campers and we love exploring the beautiful British countryside.

Paul

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I am a Nottingham based primary teacher who currently works as a schools inspector in the East Midlands. I am a qualified headteacher who has achieved TES English Team of the year and World Class Schools Status in 2018.  I qualified as a teacher in 1998 at Manchester Metropolitan University where I achieved a 2:1 in BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS. 


I have been a teacher for over 20 years and have extensive experience of working in Early Years right through to the end of KS2 during this time. This has enabled me to become an exemplary classroom teacher and leader which has been acknowledged by Ofsted and Challenge Partners.  


I am a very creative and forward thinking practitioner who personalises learning for each and every child. I believe in allowing children to enhance their learning through experiences, understanding the gaps in children's knowledge and tailoring learning to the child to allow them to embed long term knowledge and enable them to achieve their life goals. 

Sharon

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I have 18 years’ experience in teaching across the Primary curriculum. I feel that the best way to allow children to flourish in their learning is to give them work that enables them to show what they can do, as this will allow the children to take risks and that it is helpful to make mistakes as they help us to understand.


 I have a very enthusiastic approach to teaching which helps keep children engaged, challenged and motivated to do well. When I teach, I use the motto, "It is OK to not know, but it is not ok to not try". The children are made aware that they are to challenge themselves and if they improve a little each lesson then they are a success.

Danielle

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I have been teaching for almost 7 years now. I started doing bits of tuition when I was at university. Immediately after graduting at Nottingham Trent with a BA HONS in French and Spanish, I taught English at l'Université de Franche Comté in France. I then came back to the UK and worked in exports and then decided to become a Secondary School teacher. For the past 3 years, I have been teaching French and Spanish across schools in Derby.  


In my teaching career so far, I have taught primary school students, secondary students, university students and adults.  I enjoy teaching because I love to help others and pass on my love for language learning. I understand that language learning can be difficult as I have been through it myself! I am extremely approachable and as a result, form great relationships with students.   


Outside of work, I like to read, write, explore new places, play football and sing.  

Sarah

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 My name is Sarah and I have been teaching for 19 years. Over that time, I have taught Foundation to Year 4 in two schools. For the last three years, I have been teaching in a Year 4 class.


I am currently a supply teacher working in both the City and County Council.  I have permanent supply role within a Year 3 class one morning a week. 

 

Ensuring children succeed in their education at whatever level that is, is a priority of mine. I love to make learning fun and meaningful. Children need to  have a can do attitude towards learning and therefore this is reflected within my teaching.  Making mistakes is good, it means that we learn from them and make it better the next time. 


I live with my husband, seven year old son and dog. I enjoy running, going for walks, baking, doing crafts and playing games.

Lillian

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I studied at the University of Chester and completed my degree in 2017. I moved back to Nottingham as it is my home town.  


 

Whilst at university, I specialised in special educational needs and challenging behaviour which influenced my dissertation. I am currently a Year 4/5 teacher but for the last two years I have taught Year 3/4. I do however have experience in teaching children from Foundation Stage to Year 6. I am a true believer in hands on and active learning. I find it is one of the best ways for a child to learn.  

My favourite part of tutoring a child is seeing them have that ‘light bulb moment’. Giving a child confidence and then encouraging them to achieve and succeed is really rewarding.  

In my spare time I can often be found wearing my wellies as I enjoy the outdoors. My favourite food is chocolate!