Nicola H - tutor  

Nicola H
Tutor in Ratcliff, East London

£25.00 per hour

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About Nicola

Primary Tutor English and Maths/ EFL (all ages)

I have spent several years working with children in primary and secondary schools, in large classrooms settings as well as individual sessions. I really enjoy teaching, it is such a fulfilling career and by working with students from diverse backgrounds, I feel that I could make a huge difference in their learning process, academically as well as socially and mentally.

I have worked as an English Language Assistant in both Italy and Spain with primary and secondary state schools. In both countries, I taught students about British culture, tradition and language through literature, presentations and games. I planned learning activities and bi-weekly tests for the various classes as well as working alongside the teachers and the school curriculum to teach English effectively. In addition to this, I was a private tutor for students aged 3 to 50 in both countries and taught the Trinity course. My lessons covered all sorts of innovative topics, had to be creative, and tailored to each student. During these classes, I planned all my lessons and I was fully responsible for the learning and progress of these students as well as their behaviour. Although the majority of my teaching experience is overseas, it has given me the necessary skills for teaching in classrooms. I spent 6 months working in a school in Scotland where I spent most of my time with a primary two class, working with a small group of children who benefit from extra support in different subjects. I learned a lot from the teacher on the subject of discipline and maintaining control of classroom situations – which has been very valuable when I teach small intervention groups. Most recently, I was working as a mainstream/ special needs teaching assistant in a primary school in Hackney with Years 1, 3 and 5 in Literacy, Maths and Creative Writing.

I have a Joint Honours degree in Italian with Spanish which allowed me to spend a year abroad teaching English as foreign language as part of my course. In order to improve my teaching ability throughout different countries in Europe, I obtained a 120-hour TEFL qualification, which has proven to be very useful here in London where people are so diverse. As my ambition is to become a fully qualified teacher, I strive to undertake any qualification relevant to the profession. For example, I have completed a course on The Essential Knowledge of Teaching Key Stages as well as a Level 3 in Teaching Phonics and Child Counselling. I am currently studying Teaching Numeracy and Literacy Key Stages 1,2 & 3 to have a better understanding of the English Curriculum.

With knowledge of working as a teaching assistant in four different countries, I have a wide range of ideas of teaching subjects in innovative ways and experience of different behavioural methods and classroom control. I would be an ideal candidate for this programme and I believe I could truly make a difference in the education of young people.
Hourly rate: £25.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Fantastic EFL Early Years Tutor

Written by Helena R
Nicola was employed at Native Learn during the 2016-2017 school year. During this time, she worked as an EFL early years teacher in our after-school program in Madrid.

Nicola was professional and always conducted classes in a manner that was fun and engaging for students. She had fantastic control of the classroom and established rapport with students. She was flexible and adapted to situations well. She was able to work independently and contributed her own ideas to the curriculum.

I believe that she is an outstanding teacher and highly recommend her as an EFL or early years tutor.
Excellent student progress

Education and Qualifications


University of Strathclyde
BA Joint Hons Italian and Spanish


Other Qualifications

Higher English: A
Higher French: A
Higher Spanish: B
Standard Grade Maths: 2



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