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Estelle Makin - Maths, Drama, English, 11+ & Special Needs Tuition in Beeston/ Nottingham

Estelle Makin Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Nottingham)

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  • Beeston (NG9) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 15 Feb 2018
  • Sex: Female
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  • Can Travel To: Amber Valley, Ashfield, Erewash, Gedling, Nottingham, Rushcliffe
Contact Me
  • Professional Qualification Teachers Certificate 1971
  • Professional Qualification Open University Advanced Diploma in Special Needs
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB Check Applied for
  • Professional Membership The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama


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Personal Message
I'm now 60 and I still enjoy teaching. I love to help students overcome their fears by becoming more skilled and competent. I get alongside the student and work out how to help them learn. I am good at explaining things so that they are memorable. I have extra teaching qualifications.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all junior school subjects. I teach English to 'A' level and I have helped with University students' assignments.
I have a good record of Entrance exam work over the last 8 years. I teach maths to GCSE, I am good with Maths and English phobic students. I teach drama for LAMDA exams, auditions, public speaking and presentation skills.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a qualified teacher with an Open University Advanced Diploma in Special Needs. I have a CACDP stage on sign language certificate and experience with braille.
What kind of experience do you have?
I was Head of Adult Basic Education in a large College and worked in its Special Needs Department. I taught for ten years in prisons rising to Head of Key Skills for Matthew Boulton College Glen Parva site. I was an external verifier for Wordpower and Numberpower (for City and Guilds). During my work with troubled young people I became a counsellor and hypnotherapist, these gave me insights into the effects of stress and how to relieve it. I still spend time and money on my professional development eg drama conferences and updating myself with the new GCSE trends and demands.
How much do you charge?
I charge £25 an hour for my time. If you want me to work with two or more children, I can. If I work with more than one child, my time will be spread more thinly. It is up to my customers.
Where do you teach?
I teach better at home where I have the full range of my books. I travel to Nottingham, West Bridgeford, Arnold, Castle Donnington, Eastwood, Hucknall, Derby and East Bridgeford and areas around. I am willing to travel aound a 20mile radius of Beeston.
When are you available?
I teach whenever I am needed. I have done preschool lessons (7:30-8:30) and worked until 10pm (with adult drama students). I usually take my holidays during term times so I can fit round my students when they are on holiday. During the weekends I am able to work all day.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
My Special Needs work means that I am an excellent teacher of reading and basic work. I teach from the starting of reading and I coach university students who need help with assignments and writing skills.
I teach maths up to GCSE level.
I trained as a Drama teacher and I have taught public speaking for many years now.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
LAMDA speech and drama exams
Private entry GCSE as free standing subjects or retakes.
I help prepare for Entrance exams, GCSE, SATs and coach for university assignments.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have applied for one with another tutoring agency.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Society of Teachers Of Speech and Drama.
Tell me about some of your current students.
All my students are important to me.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Tutors help you. I only set homework that is clearly going to help you. Face your fears, work on improving and you will feel better..... that's a promise.