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Amy

7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus and English

Amy's biography:

Originally from Canada, Amy has both a Master’s of Teaching and a degree in Theatre, finishing with a double major in Theatre and Film & Media Studies. Throughout this degree, she took education courses in Intermediate Maths, Educational Psychology, Children’s Literature and Effective Writing.

Throughout Amy’s academic history, she took great advantage of international study opportunities and quickly developed a passion for international cultures and languages. She studied abroad in Sydney (University of New South Wales), France (Alpha B Institut Linguistique), England (Herstmonceux Castle; Oxford University) and Ireland (Trinity College).

For five years, Amy has been a teacher in Primary, Middle and Secondary schools. Her professional teaching experience has primarily been in Private International Schools, though she has some experience teaching at public school sectors. She has taught in Canada, Thailand, Milan, and London, in subjects of English, Maths, Drama and Social Studies. She has experience working with many curricula, including the IB (PYP and MYP) and British (National) Curriculum.

Amy is a highly experienced Private Tutor, who has tutored internationally for over 7 years. She has experience working with an international range of students from various cultures and exclusive families. Amy stresses the importance of creating a strong and trusting relationship with her tutor families, and greatly values the privacy and confidentiality of her tutor families. Her history of tutoring male and female students, covers the ages of 7-15 in English, Maths, Literature, Creative Writing, English as a Second Language, French and Media Studies. She has experience tutoring students with social and emotional needs (low confidence), A.D.D., and Autism. She diagnoses students’ best learning styles and teaches through such methods. Amy ensures she learns her students’ unique intelligences, interests, and preferred study structures, so she can modify the delivery of curriculum content to create an enjoyable, meaningful study program for each student. She considers her students’ personalities to ensure her teaching methods and resources cater to their bests interests.

Currently, Amy private tutors full time. In her spare time, she enjoys making the most of London’s dynamic art scene by exploring art exhibits, films, live music and theatre; her greater hobbies include photography and videography.

Amy's qualifications:

Amy qualified to teach English in 2014, and holds a Master’s of Teaching (MT) from OISE, University of Toronto.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Harvard UniversityCertified in Cultures of Thinking2015
Queen's UniversityBA (Hons) Theatre and Film & Media2012

Amy's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Amy has taught at two IB schools, one in Toronto, Canada and one in Milan, Italy. She has experience teaching the PYP curriculum, and developing/teaching the MYP curriculum. Amy's methods to help pupils achieve the IB are to weave Learner Profile Traits throughout tutor sessions, to create habits of a critical and global thinking. Furthermore, Amy believes in the advantages of goal-setting to achieve academic success. She creates personalised study programs and collects feedback from students and parents to ensure her students are always on path to accomplishing their goals. She values motivation and encouragement; her techniques include discussions, self-assessments, and fun activities -- all of which relate to real-life, worldly realities. She ensures students genuinely enjoy their tutoring sessions, and that they always feel comfortable to share any confusions, thoughts and opinions with her. Amy instils confidence in students? academic abilities, because she believes a confident mind is a strong mind.