Having gained 17 years experience in one school, I now solely dedicate all my teaching time to 1-2-1 tutoring from home.
My ambition comes from the desire to deliver individual lessons for those children temporarily ‘lost’ in the classroom environment.
I build a good rapport with each of my tutees where they trust my techniques and belief in them.
I graduated from Cardiff University with B.A. (Hons) Education with Psychology.
Over my 17 years at St. Peter’s Primary School, I previously taught all subjects to all age groups. Along the way, I have undertaken various responsibilities including:
Beth is an absolutely amazing tutor, my son started with her in year 5 as he was struggling to keep up at school. Beth made a major difference to his understanding of maths and English which reflected in his school work and ultimately in his SATs results. He went from being predicted to under 100 to scoring well above that. I wish I had kept my son with her during year 7 & 8!!!!
I can't highly recommend this tutor enough. My daughter progressed so much in a short space of time and nearly a year on I can still see the effects. My daughter went from bottom of the class to the top. Beth worked well with my daughter...she was pacient and all the homework that was provided was helpful. Worth every penny especially for my daughter. I cannot praise or thank Beth enough.
My daughter has been going to Beth for around 12mths. Whilst she has struggled and had little confidence in Maths, Beth has given her the tools to make great progress in such a short time which has been highlighted from both her teachers and school report. My daughter looks forward to going each week and actually now enjoys Maths. This is all down to Beth and i cannot recommend her highly enough. An amazing tutor who truly cares. Thankyou Beth
Beth, was really great at helping my daughter have more confidence in maths. She’s very friendly and supportive and my daughter was really happy to go.
My daughter has been tutored by Beth for almost 3 years. In that time i have seen such a difference not only in her comprehension of the subject but also in her personal confidence. Beth has a way of of reaching out to each child and finding the best way that they learn. This has been essential as my daughter has autism and does not always learn in a prescribed fashion. She is incredibly flexible with her schedule which has been essential for us as a family due to the fact that my daughter has been home-educated. Beth sets interesting and achievable homework and always gives feedback. I have complete confidence in leaving my daughter with Beth for their learning time. i cannot recommend her highly enough for any child to foster a love of learning and improve their own confidence.
Our daughter started with Beth after having a bad year 3 where she went from the top table in maths to the bottom in the space of the year. Beth brought her back to where she should be, and more, and she has since excelled in years 4&5 and is now taking her 11+ this autumn having achieved a great result in the recent mock exam. These results are purely down to Beth’s tuition having made the lessons fun and enjoyable. Beth is very flexible scheduling wise and will work around your child’s other commitments wherever possible. Would highly recommend anyone sending their children to Beth for a little boost in their confidence and academic achievement. Thanks Beth. 👏🏻
Highly recommend Beth if you are looking for a tutor for your child. She worked with my son when he was in Yr 6 and not only increased his ability in maths but also improved his self confidence in the subject. Wish we still lived close by - would be great to have Beth nearby to help with the GCSE coursework!
Beth is a fantastic tutor. She has tutored both my son and daughter from year 3 and will continue to tutor them both in year 7 & 8. My son was almost a year behind at primary school and with Beth’s amazing teaching skills he has now caught up and achieved well over 100 in his sats exams. Thank you so much Beth.
Beth is an outstanding tutor, she worked with my daughter Sophie in year 6. Not only did Beth increase Sophie’s understanding and ability in Maths and English, but more importantly boosted her confidence in these subjects, which then boosted Sophie’s confidence in all her other subjects. Sophie is now in top set for all her subjects in secondary school. Sophie always came home happy, so I knew it was the perfect learning environment for her. I cannot recommend Beth highly enough. Thank you Beth
Beth is a fantastic tutor who is able to get the best from children by building on their confidence and understanding in learning and in our case focussing on maths. My daughter has attended regular sessions with Beth over a period of 2 years and has gone from being the child struggling in the bottom set of maths to moving into the top half of her year group, but more importantly she has become so much more confident in her ability in maths and herself and in turn has been seeing the results! We can’t thank her enough for all her hard work and for turning maths into a subject she can understand and enjoy!
“I really notice a difference in her confidence with maths now so thank you for your hard work. She loves it!”
“I am so happy for [my son] and very proud and it’s all thanks to you Beth. I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work.”
Beth tutored our daughter Sophie weekly for just over a year leading up to and finishing Year 6. My wife and I cannot recommend Beth enough. She focused on any weak points in Sophie's learning and gave appropriate weekly homework to strengthen those weaknesses. Most importantly though, Beth gave Sophie the confidence to know she was doing things right. Sophie always came home with a smile on her face, so we know the learning environment was perfect for her. Thank you Beth for all your help, Sophie is going into her next year at secondary in the top sets for everything, and she is looking forward to more learning!
Want to say the biggest thank you ever for what you have done for both of the girls , you've made their time at school a little easier with your super powers of helping them. Both girl become more confident and comfortable with the subjects they were lacking in . Highly recommended.
The opportunity to lead my school’s in-house 1-2-1 tutoring initiative gave me an immeasurable sense of achievement that I was missing from whole class teaching.
The freedom to be permitted to teach what each child required and deviate to accommodate every child’s specific need was the turning point for me.
The initiative came about through the acknowledgement that children were being left behind, due to lack of timetable time to address this in a full classroom. Research showed that a 10 week program of targeted work had a direct correlation with class grades.
It was an absolute privilege to be involved with this for 3 years alongside my class based role, and witness childrens’ confidence grow alongside their results.
I began tutoring from home as well as my shared class responsibility and eventually turned all my attention to home tuition – I have never looked back!
Maths tutoring – ages 5-13
English tutoring – ages 5-11
I tutor after school Monday-Friday, offering 55 minute sessions. 30 minute sessions are also available for children in KS1 or those with attention issues. Most children attend weekly for one subject, with an expectation to reduce to fortnightly when appropriate.
As I am a teacher, I am versed with the methods used and expectations. I check school maths policies to confirm that I am adhering to their chosen techniques. Further, I commonly email and liaise with class teachers. We all have a common goal to make your child the best they can be so are receptive to information sharing.
All I can say, is that if school is becoming uncomfortable and progress does not seem to happening… it is not an age thing, it is according to individual need.
I have children in Y1 requiring phonics and reading intervention, to Y7 children who have simply forgotten all their SATs skills and fallen behind.
I am used to hearing parents say that they wished they had started external lessons sooner!
For many reasons, including long term sickness- this is a growing area. Many children are overwhelmed and get left behind, or have social needs that a school is under-resourced to provide.
I have taught home schoolers, very successfully. These lessons can occur in the day, to give the ‘working school timetable’ vibe.
Yes. I make myself available in the school holidays as this provides consistency for children, allowing for the fastest rate of progress.
There is supporting research which confirms the dip in learning after prolonged periods of time out of the classroom i.e. the six week summer holiday.
“The summer break contributes to a widened knowledge gap between children, even if they start school with the same knowledge and skills.” (Alexander & Entwisle, 1996; Bormann & Dowling, 2006).
I realise that families have busy schedules with many outside activities being enjoyed by children. I think this is important too, so I am newly introducing the flexibility to attend during holidays only.
Most of my regular tutees carry on as routine through the holidays; it is this repetition that is key to success. I can not stress emphatically enough, how true this is.
My diary offers daytime slots as the children are off. However, work and days out mean I can be flexible.
The only caveat is that priority is given to the term time tutees.
I teach from my house (address below) to keep the costs down. If I were to travel I would need to increase the costs as I could not teach as many lessons.
I do expect activities to be completed at home. However, it is always set at an achievable amount and designed to practice acquired skills. I pride myself on setting work that will give them meaningful practice, grow their confidence and not require support from the parent.
It may be written, or I may direct them to specific learning games. I make specific flashcards which are homework too. This revisiting of facts, has a quick impact so the children see the benefit of coming, which makes it easier for everyone concerned!
I run mini leaderboard competitions between the tutees on times tables for example, so many like that for their homework. It is again, optional to join; when and if they feel they want to compete. In my experience, this competitive element fuels them to practice at home – most can not resist!
As I run lessons after your child has finished, it would not be fair for me to stop and talk. However, I regularly send messages to parents. A Post-it® note will list any work, activities required for that week.
Most of all though, your best feedback will come through school; they will be noticeably more confident, achieve better grades, perhaps move up a group or level, gain a recognition award. All these are the most rewarding feedback. It literally is about clocking up meaningful practice… hours of lessons equates with success.
I keep a plan for each child in a book, which is updated each week. The next lesson revisits and checks knowledge, builds on it and moves forward at the pace dictated by ability.
As I only charge for lessons given, I respectfully ask that a week be given in notice for missing a lesson so I can fill my diary accordingly. The more time given the more chance we can move the lesson day for that week in order to maintain the all important continuity. Exception is obviously made for illness.
I reserve the right to end an agreement with a family in order to support my business and use the slots for lessons.
Similarly, from term time regular tutees, I would request a 2 week notice period.
Currently, I take payment on the night of the lesson – either cash or by bank transfer.
You are also welcome to pay monthly by standing order if this is easier.