BEd (Hons) with QTS in English Literature with Education
Following my graduation from Cambridge University where I specialised in English Literature with Education, I went on to teach a wide range of subjects in various primary schools, both in the state and independent sector. I have also been Head of Year in a number of different year groups.
After my maternity leave, I decided to continue teaching, however I wanted to combine this with spending quality time with my own children. Tutoring has given me the freedom to do this, whilst also providing the opportunity to share my passion for teaching and learning. I enjoy the one to one nature of tutoring and feel this is often much more beneficial to children than a busy classroom environment. It is easier to gauge children's misunderstandings and spend time working through them together. My lessons can be taught on a one-to-one basis or with small groups of children (no more than 6 in a group).
I am an experienced and highly qualified teacher. Throughout my many years of teaching, I have been lucky enough to have taught in a wide range of year groups. Also, I have helped to prepare lots of children for their 11+ exams and have an excellent understanding of what is involved in these as well as the 7+ and 8+ entrance exams.
My lessons are based online only and my Enhanced DBS certificate is registered on the Update Service. I will work closely with you to focus on your child’s specific targets. This will in turn ensure that they excel academically and develop a fearless attitude towards learning. By tailoring my lessons to students’ individual needs and focusing on positive language, I have been able to build great relationships with my students over the years which has led to amazing results.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Ian, St Albans
Mrs Berry has been working with my 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter throughout the lock-down period. She quickly developed a great rapport with both the children, assessed where they were with reference to the national curriculum and tailored their sessions to concentrate on areas of improvement. She always uses a great mix of resources and varies both the homework and the lessons, sometimes changing tempo and tack mid-lesson in response to how the kids are responding on the day. We have seen marked improvements in the children's comprehension, concentration and their general approach to study.
Her feedback at the end of the class is really useful as well as the additional material that she sends through to supplement what they’re getting from school. She’s been delightful to work with and we’d thoroughly recommend her.
Every week, I will create an online lesson plan for your child using a range of resources and websites. We can either focus on one subject like Maths or English. Alternatively, we can combine two subjects in half hour blocks. I will be guided by you.
I will assess your child to find out what they know and what they need to work on. We will regularly review this and lessons will be adapted accordingly.
We will stay in close consultation so that you feel your child is being supported and that they are gaining confidence in their learning.
Learning technology has come a long way. By incorporating it into our sessions, this will in turn make lessons more fun and engaging. We will use a variety of websites to consolidate learning during our lessons and suggestions for apps and websites will be made to use at home.