Meredith – 3489

Meredith

7 Plus, 8 Plus, Other School Entrance, English, Maths, Psychology and Science

School entrance experience

Meredith has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:

Dulwich Prep School (7+) (2)
Whetherby Prep School (8+) (1)
Bute House (7+) (2)
Hurstpierpoint (8+) (1)
Latymer Prep School (7+) (2)
Kings College School Wimbledon (7+) (1)
The Harrodian School (8+) (1)

I have tutored A-Level Psychology (AQA exam board) - A grade

Meredith's biography:

Meredith is a passionate and engaging teacher who has over 11 years of teaching and tutoring experience in London and abroad. After gaining a First in Psychology she went on to complete her PGCE at the prestigious teacher training department of the University of Roehampton. Since then she has taught within both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, following the UK Curriculum at home and the Cambridge Curriculum in an International School abroad, teaching subjects across the Primary Curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Verbal Reasoning /Non-Verbal Reasoning and Phonics.

Meredith has experience of working with students targeting the 7+, 8+ and 9+ Common Entrance exams, helping them to utilise areas where they feel confident and support them in areas of challenge. She can quickly identify target areas to work on and develop programmes of study in order to help students meet their goals. She has a systematic approach to exam preparation and is familiar with the content and procedures of a number of schools. She understands that the exams can be demanding on both children and parents; therefore she has found that communication with parents as well as working together as a team to support the child is the best approach. Most importantly she realises that tutoring must be fun and so ensures every session she prepares is an enjoyable one!

Her background in psychology and counselling enables her to apply many useful techniques to teaching and learning, including ‘positive reinforcement’, ‘knowledge organisation’ and ‘working memory capacity’. Having studied it to degree and diploma level, she have an in-depth knowledge of the Psychology A-Level curriculum and a passion for helping students understand key theories, concepts, issues and debates in psychology. She recently successfully supported an A-Level student to raise their grade from a C to an A.

Her psychology studies also means she has an essential understanding of child development, values the emotional well-being of the children she is teaching, and is able to engage with the child from an empathic and nurturing position. She understands the value in developing a good rapport with students, believing this a key aspect to foster confidence, a positive approach to learning and a sense of self-efficacy. She is interested in different learning styles - acknowledging her own as visual - and ensures she tailors her teaching and tutoring plans to take individual differences into account. Her personal experience of mindfulness and meditation - as well the training she has undertaken to teach mindfulness to children - has enabled her to run workshops and clubs for children in the schools she has worked at, and she is able to employ these techniques to manage stress and promote focus with the children she tutors.

Meredith has also taught and tutored ESL children in the UK and abroad, having gained a TEFL qualification in 2011.

She is a trained counsellor for adults, currently embarking on setting up in private practice, before pursuing her ambition to become a school counsellor.

Meredith's SEN experience:

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • SEMH

As a qualified counsellor (Integrative Transpersonal Counselling) Meredith has experience working with a range of social, emotional, and mental health needs. She has undertaken further training in mindfulness, yoga & self-regulation strategies for neurotypical and autistic children. As well as her professional qualifications, Meredith greatly values her personal experiences with anxiety, depression and autism in enabling her to develop insight, understanding and compassion for others. She has worked with many adults in a counselling capacity and has been able to apply her understanding when working with students in the classroom and in tutoring sessions online.

Meredith is passionate about supporting children in ways that make them feel seen, heard, understood and important, no matter what challenges they face. She is kind, compassionate, patient and encouraging. Her approach is to listen, validate and empathise with the challenges and feelings of students and help them find a sense of calm using various techniques before tackling any academic work. Her motto is “Regulate, then educate!”

Meredith's qualifications:

Meredith qualified to teach Primary education in 2007, and holds a PGCE from Roehampton University.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of RoehamptonPGCE2007
University of SussexApplied Psychology2005

Recent testimonials:

"Meredith‘s kind, personable and patient approach has miraculously managed to engage and maintain my fidgety daughter’s attention very successfully. In just a few months of tutoring, Meredith has worked wonders for my daughter’s confidence and ability in mathematics. My daughter has not only mastered the year 2 curriculum, she is working beyond it. This is an incredible achievement for a little girl whose difficulties in mathematics were causing her enormous anxiety. She has moved from being at the bottom of her class to the top, consistently achieving 100% in weekly tests. Meredith understands the importance of knowing the individual needs of a student and crafting her lessons accordingly. I would not hesitate to recommend Meredith. "

Monday, 6th July 2020

Mother of two school entrance students

References:

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Meredith is a highly competent and dedicated teacher. She teaches engaging and stimulating classes and is fully committed to developing effective sequences of lessons to maximise student success. She is compassionate and supportive with both students and colleagues and maintains a high level of professionalism at all times. Her adaptability and reliability are key strengths of hers and she has a good sense of fun which allows her students to make excellent progress across a range of different subjects. She is committed to reflective practice and her subject knowledge of different curricula is expansive and secure. Meredith will be a huge asset to your company.

Friday, 30th August 2019

Meredith is available for online tuition

Meredith is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

Meredith can teach in the following locations:

Kensington and Chelsea

  • Kensington, Holland Park (W8)
  • Notting Hill, Holland Park (W11)
  • Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (SW3)
  • Earl’s Court (SW5)
  • Westminster

  • St. James’s (SW1Y)
  • Belgravia, Knightsbridge (SW1X)
  • Belgravia (SW1W)
  • Vauxhall Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Victoria Station, Pimlico (SW1V)
  • Victoria Station, the Houses of Parliament, Vauxhall Bridge, Pimlico (SW1P)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria St, Birdcage Walk (SW1H)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria Station (SW1E)
  • Whitehall, Buckingham Palace (SW1A)
  • Lambeth

  • Clapham, Stockwell (SW4)
  • Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham (SW9)
  • Streatham, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Streatham Park, Furzedown, Streatham Vale, Pollards Hill (SW16)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Fulham, Parson’s Green (SW6)
  • Wandsworth

  • Battersea, Clapham Junction (SW11)
  • Balham, Clapham South, Hyde Farm (SW12)
  • Putney, Roehampton University (SW15)
  • Tooting, Mitcham (SW17)
  • Wandsworth, Southfields, Earlsfield (SW18)
  • Merton

  • Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Southfields (SW19)
  • Merton Park, Raynes Park (SW20)