Tutoring

We offer a bespoke online or face-to-face 1-1 tutoring service, covering a variety of areas to meet your needs.

Prior to starting tutoring it is recommended that your child has an educational MOT carried out, although not imperative, it helps to identify exactly which areas require most support, saving both time and money on more ‘generalised’ tutoring. For example, a parent may feel their son needs support with Spelling, so employs a tutor, over the course of two terms the tutor works through a spelling programme covering a wide variety of different spelling patterns. Following an educational MOT, and provided with the plan, the same tutor would know exactly which spelling patterns to focus on (leaving out the ones that the boy already knows), helping to make faster progress.

All lessons are child-centred; each start with a quick recap on the previous lesson, to support confidence and embed knowledge. Key facts/learning goals are then taught in a variety of ways (to suit all types of learners – auditory, visual, kinaesthetic), with lots of game-based activities to engage the student and promote a love of learning.

In addition to individually tailored sessions, we have a range of ‘tried and tested’ intervention programmes available (in all areas of literacy and numeracy), these run for a set period (usually once or twice a week for 10+ weeks) and are particularly useful for obtaining quick results.

We are trained in delivering the following intervention programmes: Maths Recovery, Sound Reading System, Toe by Toe, and Stareway to Spelling, to name but a few. Please get in touch, for more information on the intervention programmes available.

Tutoring sessions are £30 per hour (includes 5 mins parent feedback).

Educational Consultant

After gaining my Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree in 1994, I worked as a primary teacher in several schools across Dumfries and Galloway. In 2008, I became an ASL teacher, and three years later, went on to complete my postgraduate certificate in Additional Support for Learning.

In 2013, I was promoted to Principal Teacher of ASL, across Moffat Cluster (a mainstream all-through school 3-18, and a feeder primary school) where I managed a team of learning assistants, and was responsible for identifying and addressing a wide range of needs, including ASD, ADHD, attachment disorder, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

In 2019, after being awarded ‘Professional Recognition in Additional Support Needs’ by the General Teaching Council, I handed in my notice and moved to West Lothian to follow my dream of setting up Educational MOT; a service which helps children and parents, by identifying: where the child is at in their learning, how the child is learning, which learning strategies are most successful for them, and what they (child and parent/tutor) can do to boost learning (and confidence).

Email me: educational.mot@gmail.com



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