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Paulina

Primary Tutor

London

I am a passionate teacher who believes in developing positive relationships with children to help them achieve their very best. I have been working with children for 20 plus years and have a wealth of experience to draw upon and a secure understanding of how to support children with a range of SEND needs. I have recently discovered a real passion for working with children with special educational needs. I am the ultimate advocate for a child under the SEND umbrella.

"Paulina plans, teaches and differentiates activities in a way which met the individual needs of each child and supported them in achieving their goals."

Emily

Availability 

Online & Face-to-face Sessions

Monday to Friday: 4pm - 6pm

£105 per hour

How I tutor

I believe that tuition has the power to change a student’s life. It is a time to make a connection with a role model in life. The children I have tutored will always talk about how fun the learning is when we work together. We work hard but always make time to have a little laugh and joke together. The progress is swift and the children always enjoy their time with me as I am known as the ‘fun’ teacher. They instantly become a part of ‘Team Pauline’ and they have a constant supporter and cheerleader from that moment onwards.

I plan educational opportunities at the student’s level to ensure progress at a pace that is achievable for the child, accounting for their strengths and areas of development. As a part of my daily practice, I use sensory play and techniques to refocus for learning times. I have learnt and use Makaton to provide an extra communication tool. Working alongside a range of specialists, we collaboratively plan the most targeted interventions for the child to ensure the greatest progress.

How I teach children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities PMLD

I never give up on a child. I have a dogmatic belief in their ability to learn and never forget what can be possible with the correct intervention. I assess the child to know where they are and to establish the next steps that they need to achieve to move on in their learning. I report to parents often about achievement and behaviour. Additionally, I prepared summative reports and termly feedback in meetings with other professionals to get the best outcomes for my students.

How I teach children and young people with dyslexia

I am an extremely caring teacher who knows that children with Dyslexia have brains that work slightly differently than the rest of us. I know that they need approximately twenty-five percent more time to complete an activity or, if I don’t have the extra time, then the activity needs to be altered to suit the child’s needs. I am a firm believer that the adaptations should be based on the child and the child’s needs, not just the recommendations of the professionals. I have made many different adaptations based on what helps the child the most. I am also keen to try anything to make the learning as easy as possible for the learner.

How I teach children and young people with additional special educational needs and disabilities

I have more than 20 years’ experience working with students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I believe that establishing a trusting relationship with the student, family and other professionals is key. One of the strategies I use to support children with SEND difficulties is a visual timetable to ensure that the student knows where we are in the day or activity. They can see what is happening now and what will happen next. This instantly relieves anxiety for children with SEND needs. Then they are free to focus entirely on the learning and produce their very best work.

How I teach and how I tutor

I enjoy teaching as I really do enjoy helping children learn. I have genuine relationships with children because a child’s view of the world is so special and unique to them. I value their perspective and treat them as I would want my daughter to be treated. There has never been a day with a student where we have not shared a laugh or had enjoyment at some point of the day or session. I promise to always greet your child with a smile and make them feel like they are the most important individual in the world while I am tutoring them.

I have been praised by a Multi-Sensory Impairment teacher as the ‘best communication partner’ she has ever seen for a non-verbal child. This teacher also claimed that I was extremely empathetic to every need that my child had sometimes even before the child was aware of the need.

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