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Here's a little more about our tutor Laura!
AGE-RANGE SPECIALISM: PRIMARY YEARS. AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT AND QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR, LAURA SPECIALISES IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING NEEDS.
WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND, LAURA?
I have been working with children for 23 years (since I was 17) it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.
I worked voluntarily in a school whilst I gained my childcare qualifications and started my first job working with a young student with cerebral palsy on a 1:1 basis. This boy rarely needed my support in class, so I became a Teaching Assistant whilst being available for him as and when he needed me.
The following September in (2000) I started a new job working with EAL children and SEN children in the school I am currently working in.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME AN ST TUTOR?
I know what’s it’s like to struggle at school and I wanted to come up with strategies to provide individual learning experiences for children to help them grow, learn, achieve and develop confidence within.
One-to-one work is my favourite because you get to know exactly what the child needs; teaching and learning can then be carefully tailored – bespoke to the individual.
WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVOURITE BOOKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN?
1. The Selfish Giant -Oscar Wilde
2. The Smartest Giant in Town -Julia Donaldson
3. Peace at Last -Jill Murphy
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO FOR LIFE?
Live and let live: don’t judge. Children don’t (they just learn to from adults). Do something to make someone smile or laugh every day!
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