Hi I'm Martin and I have been teaching for nearly 30 years, spending the last 17 years as a senior leader and mainly teaching Year 6. As an enthusiastic practitioner I can help your child in any English or maths but specifically in SAT or 11+ exam preparation. The success to my tutoring is to ensure that learning is fun and challenging using a range of strategies. Through effective assessment I identify learning needs and personalise every lesson. I have a track record for forming positive relationships, resulting in motivated and successful pupils. My reputation has led to many parent requests for private tuition for their child. My aim is to develop a love of language and confidence with numbers. I have the necessary resources and am willing to travel. I can tutor out of school hours and would also consider weekend work. In my spare time I enjoy the countryside, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
As a foster carer I regularly tutored a child who was given 'Below' (national expectations) in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1. When he received his Key Stage 2 SAT results he achieved 'Greater Depth' (exceeding national expectations) in his reading, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) as well as mathematics. His teacher told me that thanks to my tutoring he had made the most progress of any child in that class from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2.