Primary School / Home School Tutor
Hi, I'm Andrea. As a mother of four children, I know how important it is that children get the support they require in their learning at primary age, to build their knowledge base and confidence.
I am a qualified and experienced primary school teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and five years teaching all the different year groups at Primary school.
I have been providing private tutoring for over two years. I am a friendly, professional teacher and really enjoy being able to tailor and personalise my teaching to a child's particular needs.
The progress made by the children is dramatic and is great to see. The confidence boost tutoring gives means that children are much more enthusiastic about their learning and more likely to take an active part in the learning at school.
In addition to providing after school classes to children in mainstream school, I am also very interested in working with home schooled children, providing extra resources and advice to children and parents taking this educational route.
I am offering online lessons to KS2 children now (where I normally did face to face lessons) and this is working very well.
I have good availability as I can offer lessons at any time of the day currently. I am using the programme 'Zoom' that works well as it has video, document view (and it is possible to annotate on the documents) as well as white-board functions.
[[PRE-COVID-19 ENTRY: I work mainly in Wantage but will travel up to 5km to neighbouring villages.
If I am full the days/times you'd prefer, please contact me anyway about tutoring and I will get back to you when I get a space, as there is always a gradual turnover of students, as children reach their goals and new ones start.
I have good availability during the school day for home schooled children. ]]
My hourly rate is £30/hr.
Please contact me here to discuss our requirements or for more information. Testimonials included below.
"Andrea has been my son's tutor since year 5 and he is now in year 6, headed towards his SATS. Ben has always struggled with literacy and having Andrea to help him has been brilliant.She is patient, friendly and really understands where Ben needs an extra bit of guidance in his work. Ben was really not keen to start any extra work outside of school but Andrea always makes her teaching fun and interesting and he actually comes away feeling a sense of achievement after having had a lesson with Andrea. I can't recommend her enough."
"Andrea has just started working with our 7 year old. I’m delighted with Andrea's enthusiasm and her ideas to keep my daughter's attention. I would definitely recommend her."
"Andrea has been tutoring our son who is currently in Year 6 for some time now and we have been delighted with his progress. Andrea is very professional, organised and tailors the tutor sessions to the individual. Concentrating on literacy, Andrea quickly recognised key areas to work on to improve our son's confidence and this has been reflected in his recent SPAG scores that have increased significantly since Andrea has been tutoring him. Last week he was able to go into the SATs exams so much more confident and even commented that, “I remembered what Mrs Sharp told me and it really helped in the English grammar exam!” Andrea has recommended books and reading material for my son and has given me some great hints and tips that has allowed me to support my son outside of the tutor sessions. I appreciate the feedback that she gives me after each session and the chance to ask questions.I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone who was looking for a tutor."
"Andrea quickly identified significant gaps in what our son needed to know for his SATS. She not only worked with him to cover the missing areas, she also advised us on what we should be working on with him between his tutoring sessions. Andrea is extremely hard-working and with her huge wealth of teaching experience, calm demeanour and professionalism, is getting tremendous results. We have been so impressed with Andrea that we are going to start her tutoring for our younger daughter too!"