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Sara Sewell Early Years Education Tutor (Coventry)

Sara Sewell

  • Paddox (CV22)
  • Last Logged In: 19 May 2015
  • Sex: Female

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Personal Message
I aim to break down barriers to children's learning and release their potential. I communicate well with parents and listen to concerns they may have. I put the child in the centre at all times to ensure higher confidence and improved self-esteem.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am more than happy to tutor via email and Skype.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening, handwriting, spelling)
Maths (up to year 4)
All areas of SEN covered.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a degree in Sociology, a PGCE in Primary education as well as post graduate certificates in education specialising in Special Educational Needs and Behaviour Management. I am a trained Assertive Discipline trainer, I have carried out additional training in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, writing interventions, early years and management.
What kind of experience do you have?
I spent 8 years teaching in a large 3 form entry Primary school where I gained experience in years Reception to 4. I led the Reception team including through an Ofsted inspection. I led Year 2 and held co-ordination posts ranging from Art to behaviour management and Gifted and Talented. I have taught in a specialist school for children with moderate learning difficulties which included Autism, dyslexia, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and Global Developmental Delay. I worked for a local authority as an Advisory Specialist Teacher specialising in learning and behaviour needs. I have been an independent consultant specialist teacher for 2 years which has involved me assessing children and advising on SEN processes. I have also appeared at a number of SENDIST tribunal hearings as an expert witness. I liaise with advocates and other professionals including SEN lawyers.
How much do you charge?
Charges start at £20 per hour and are dependent on the needs of the child and the area that requires my input.
Where do you teach?
I prefer to tutor in my own home (I live near Rugby) but I'm also happy to discuss tutoring elsewhere including in the pupil's school.
When are you available?
During the school day and during weekends my hours are more flexible however with notice I can tutor after school hours.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can work with children from pre-school up to Secondary age depending on the needs of the child.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
My teaching is based on baseline assessments which I would carry out and targets which I would set as a result. I do not work towards formal qualifications however the by-product of my input is better progress in school and therefore higher levels achieved at important points in their education.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I hold a basic DRB disclosure as I applied when self-employed and it was the most detailed disclosure I could get. I was CRB checked in all previous roles.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the General Teaching Council and I hold full teaching and consultancy insurance.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have worked with a range of students over the past two years, all of whom have benefitted from my input and have made excellent progress at school and outside.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to see just how brilliant you are!