Hello! I'm Bex and I'm a qualified teacher, private tutor, mentor and educational progress coach. I'm here to help you get the best out of yourself and guide you to do well.
My main subject areas are German, Portuguese, English literature and language, English as a Foreign Language, Film and Media Studies, Study Skills, Primary Maths and English, and 11+. However, I am also very committed to Special Needs teaching and so please get in touch if you require this. I specialise in dyslexia coaching.
I have a PhD, a PGCE and 10 years experience teaching in the Primary, Secondary, FE and HE (University) sectors and have tutored both adults and children in several countries (the UK, Ireland, Brazil, China and Austria). I'm also an educational progress coach and a mentor, so if you require mentoring or coaching, I could also provide that.
I had 100% A*-C GCSE pass rate in 2017 with a quarter of my class getting A* grades and most students getting one (sometimes two) grades higher than their target grade!
My teaching style is very varied and creative. I like to ask students questions to see if they know the answers and then give them strategies to try to work out the answers and guide them to think for themselves to become independent learners. With the introduction of the new GCSE, being able to think for yourself and develop critical thinking skills early is a real advance. I'm friendly and approachable and always willing to answer any questions you might have. Lots of my tutees find colour helps them remember things, so I often get students to colour-code, label and draw to help them to remember the information.
I have a recent DBS check and my hours are flexible - I tutor every weekday evening and also from the end of October, Sunday afternoons, as demand has increased a lot recently. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Bex has made my daughter feel at ease and who is currently enjoying essay writing which she previously disliked. Bex takes her time to explain essay writing techiques which has massively increased her confidence in this area. I would recommend bex to anyone