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Becky

Becky

Chiswick and Online Tutor

I have experience of teaching in many educational environments in the UK and abroad. I have worked as a primary teacher, home-school teacher, as well as a TEFL teacher. Moreover, I have taught creative writing, poetry and journalism in international schools and state schools in Hong Kong with English speakers and EAL learners.

I have a passion for the English Language, its grammar, rich vocabulary and many written forms. I seek to pass this enthusiasm on to my students in a manner that suits their personality and learning style. As a teacher, I aim to assess a child’s needs carefully and then adapt my teaching style and materials. I work to make lessons fun, engaging and challenging to the just-right level.

As a parent with two daughters now at university, I understand the joys and the pressures of the role. Also, I understand what it is like to raise children in the UK and abroad and have some understanding of the US education system and the PYP. Furthermore, as a writer and student of writing, I have an awareness of the process and how it can be both exhilarating and frustrating and how to develop confidence and resilience.

I teach in person and online.

 

Specialist subjects:

  • English to Reception, KS1 and KS2
  • Creative writing specialist for all ages.
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation

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Teaching experience:

  • Reception and KS1 teacher
  • Class Teacher Reception to Year 4.
  • Tutor in Hong Kong Nursery to Year 3.
  • Creative writing, literary analysis and journalism teacher Reception to Year 8.

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Qualifications / Training

  • BA Hons in European Studies and Modern Languages (French major)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Practical Solutions – Spelling (British Dyslexia Association)
  • Practical Solutions for Dyslexia (British Dyslexia Association)
  • Celta Pass A (TEFL and EAL students)
  • Practical Solutions Plus – Writing (British Dyslexia Association)
  • Dandelion Learning Course in Improving Boys’ Writing

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DBS status:
Enhanced DBS certificate.

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Testimonials:

“My son is thoroughly enjoying the creative writing lessons with Becky. She is so incredibly positive and encouraging, and genuinely wants each and every child to love writing. I was blown away last week when I saw how much work my son had produced with her. He didn’t seem to want to stop writing! I am really grateful for Becky for unlocking my son’s creativity and for showing him how to add description into his work.” (parent)

 

“Becky is fantastic. She prepares well for the lesson, provides feedback at the end of each lesson and crucially my daughter is engaged and learning. English has become less of a chore in our house.” (Elizabeth, parent)

 

“Just wanted to give you some feedback. My son received headteacher award today for writing. They said it was an excel piece and beyond the age what he was using as words. We are super proud as parents. Thank you so much for your training as well. (Sanooba, parent of child on Core Skills and Story Writing Course)

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“Becky is brilliant. My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with her and it has been a very positive experience thus far.” (Louise, parent)

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“Becky was wonderful with my daughter. She made the lessons interesting and fun, and my daughter made a lot of progress throughout the year.” (parent)

 

“Our girls are absolutely in love with Becky’s personality, and I think it is a great opportunity for them to learn online, from overseas at this time.  The tuition is going very well, on my perspective! Your business is such a help for us!! We thank you & Becky for the lessons!!” (parent)

“I’ve been really impressed with Becky, hearing how engaging and energised she is in the lessons and her feedback as been amazing, very specific and detailed and very encouraging. [My daughter] has enjoyed the lessons and I can see how she is starting to think differently about how she writes.” (Helen,  parent of child on Core Skills and Story Writing Course)

 

“[My daughter] is very excited about her writing lessons. She’s really enjoying that time and she’s enjoying her writing with new skills. I can see her progress as I am the very first reader of her stories. That’s amazing. I can see how many new words and techniques she has learned.  She also like Becky very much. She is amazing too. Thanks for all she’s doing with the kids. [My daughter] can’t wait for new lessons and I can’t wait for more stories.” (Karolina, parent of child on Core Skills and Story Writing Course)

 

“[My son] has really enjoyed the course and says it has been good revision for him. He is engaged in the lessons and he gets good ideas from the other children. He definitely seems more confident and is hitting his stride in time for the 11+ exams! I’ve been in the background when Becky teaches and she is so warm and positive. I don’t know how she does it!” (Jen, parent of child on Core Skills and Story Writing Course)

 

“Many thanks for your wonderful course . Today was the last lesson and [my daughter] will miss Becky in the future. Becky is a wonderful teacher . [My daughter] liked her way of teaching the most and always enjoyed every lesson. We are very pleased with her progress and looking forward for some other course in the future.” (Faryal, parent of child on Core Skills and Story Writing Course)

 

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