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 age 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.
My lessons are based online. 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
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Mrs Ria Berry. I have had the pleasure of viewing her professional development over the past two years. I can say with confidence that she is a great teacher for my son, Tyler. She is a very confident and responsible person, a Cambridge University graduate and an experienced primary school teacher. Ria joined our family to support and develop my son in his English and Maths. Tyler is always excited to see her and work with her which is so lovely to see. Ria makes the lessons as fun as possible and has helped Tyler to extend his sentences and vocabulary. In Maths, they do lots of fun games and activities too.
I have known Ria for about 17 years. Initially as work colleagues, working at an Independent school in Potters Bar and we have remained friends ever since. Ria is a very professional, focused and patient person. She manages to develop a good rapport with her students and has a lovely sense of fun. She is ambitious to provide the most up to date, interactive and stimulating lessons wherever she can. I would definitely recommend Ria to provide excellent tutoring.
Ria has been a fantastic tutor to our son at Radlett Prep. A few weeks of lessons have made a big difference to his performance at a very academically demanding school that feeds children into top schools like Habs, Merchant Taylors, Westminster. Ria always comes well prepared, with tons of tutorial materials and suggestions for online learning. The lessons are very well structured, she is a very effective communicator, ensuring that each lesson provides a fun and at the same time demanding learning environment for our eight-year old. I could not recommend Ria higher. We had had other tutors before, but no one like Ria, who we hope will be taking our son all the way through to 11+ preparation.
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 in addition to fully adaptive online learning platforms such as Atom Learning. By using the link on this page, TutorTime121 clients will benefit from a 10% discount should they wish to continue beyond the 5-day free trial.