Qualifications and Experience
LLB (Hons) Law, University of Southampton
PGCE (QTS), University of Winchester
I have been a qualified primary school teacher since 2015, working mostly with Key Stage 2 children with a vast range of abilities and additional needs. As a result, I am confident in my understanding of the progression of skills and am able to adapt my teaching efficiently when required so that all children achieve progress in my lessons. Alongside being a class teacher, I have been a subject leader for PE and geography.
Prior to qualifying, I worked as a teaching assistant and PE leader in an independent school and had the pleasure of working with small groups of children who needed additional provision with their English and maths. It was during this time that I also supported children in Years 4 and 5 with their verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests.
Why I Enjoy Teaching
I consider myself fortunate to have been influenced by inspiring and passionate educators during my own academic journey. Now, I strive to pay forward these invaluable lessons, creating a positive and dynamic learning environment for my students.
Experiencing the ‘lightbulb moment’ in teaching is pure magic! Seeing the spark in a child’s eyes as a challenging concept clicks is truly special. These moments reveal the true joy of learning, and it’s a privilege to be part of that journey. I believe in the lasting impact of education, knowing that the skills I nurture will stay with my students for a lifetime. Education isn’t just about imparting knowledge; it’s about empowering young minds to face challenges, solve problems, and discover their potential.
I enjoy my role at Marie Redmond Tuition, where I look forward to collaborating with small groups of children each week. Establishing a strong connection allows me to comprehend their distinct strengths, challenges, and aspirations, paving the way for meaningful and productive learning experiences.
My life is a balancing act between family fun as a mother to two young children, sports antics and a good dose of literary adventures.
I revel in the enchanting world of make-believe with my two young children and enjoy playing along with their games. We love being out in nature as a family and so a long walk and a trip to the park often features in our weekend. I also enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and often have little helpers ready to act as sous chef. When I carve out moments for myself, I hit the netball court for a bit of fun in a social league or unwind with a good yoga session.
My love for literature extends to both audiobooks, which accompany me on solo walks or car rides, and the ever-convenient Kindle, as my house is already bursting with beloved paperbacks. As a perpetual book enthusiast, I always keep two books in rotation.
Additionally, I dive into a few children’s fiction novels each year, not only for my personal enjoyment but also to be able to recommend captivating reads to the children I teach. I also like taking their recommendations and adding them to my list.