Our Tutors

Sam Arnold

Sam is a dedicated, compassionate and motivational tutor who enjoys finding the key to unlock her students’ potential.  She qualified to deliver courses in Further Education colleges in 2001 before completing her BA Honours degree in Post Compulsory Education and Training in 2008.  While teaching in college, Sam started to work with younger students, many who had been permanently excluded from school.  This led her to pursue a career teaching students who struggled in mainstream education.  During this time, Sam was Deputy Head in two schools, one of which she was instrumental in setting up.  

Sam has worked with many students with different special educational needs including ASD, Mental Health issues, Dyslexia, ODD and ADHD.  She is skilled in a variety of behavioural techniques and delivers these to a high standard. She also has wide experience working with external agencies that support young people, for example, Educational Welfare Officers, CYPMHS (Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service) and Local Authority EHCP Officers.

As a tutor, Sam is extremely competent in assessing the needs of her pupils and devising appropriate learning programmes for all abilities. Her subject areas include Maths, English, Science, History and ICT from KS2 to GCSE level and she is also experienced in preparing children for 11+ (Kent Test).  Sam uses an extensive range of alternative teaching strategies to ensure her students enjoy learning and grow in confidence and self-esteem.

Personally, Sam is a writer for many online publications, as well as publishing a children’s book.  When she isn’t writing, she likes nothing better than spending time with her children and pets or burying her head in a book!

Ange Skinner

Ange is not only a tutor that helps students reach their full potential, she also knows and values the importance of building positive relationships and gaining the trust of students and their families.  She is excellent at developing mental well-being using techniques which enable children to manage and cope with their emotions be it anger, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem.  Ange will always work with the child and family to achieve the best outcomes.  

During her 15 years working within Special Educational Needs provisions, Ange has used Play Therapy, Lego Therapy and “Drawing and Talking” to make a difference to children’s lives.  She helps her students improve their social skills and have more confidence to achieve in their education setting.  Ange tutors Key Stage 1 and 2 mathematics and English, preparation and revision for the Kent Test (11+) and English as an additional language (ESOL).

 From the beginning of her career in education Ange has always worked with children who have special educational needs including those with ASD, Dyslexia, ODD, ADHD, Global Development Delay, childhood trauma and mental health issues.  She is skilled in a number of behavioural techniques and delivers these to a high standard.  

 Personally, Ange is a friendly, encouraging, non-judgemental person that thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family and her two granddaughters Daisy and Talia.  She also spends a lot of time gardening and loves a good book at the end of her busy day.

Rhea Sanders

Rhea Sanders is a committed, hardworking and inspiring tutor who follows a child first mindset to ensure that children of all ages receive the best education. Rhea qualified as a primary education teacher in 2019. She has worked in all key stages, ensuring that she is providing outstanding learning opportunities for children of all needs. Rhea’s passion for teaching started when she worked in a pupil referral unit. where she learnt the fundamental skills that have shaped the teacher she is today. Rhea currently is a classroom teacher for a year 3 and year 2 class where she has ensured fantastic progress from her students. 

Rhea has worked in both mainstream and alternative settings so has the skills and understanding to ensure that children are provided with equal opportunities to learning. She has a clear understanding of not only how to approach children with SEND, but is able to ensure that the learning they receive is both worthwhile and engaging. Rhea completed a 12-week placement at a secondary school specialising in providing children with ASD the opportunities and education they deserve. 

As a tutor, Rhea has a great understanding of how to provide an engaging, motivating and worthwhile learning experience. She follows a child first approach that enables Rhea to put the child at the centre of all she does. She has experience in all subjects at primary level and in GCSE maths and English. At Rhea’s current school, she is works in the English team as a subject lead and is head of math’s for year 2. Rhea is able to develop strategies that suit the needs of her learners of all ages, thus, the children are not only making progress but also developing the confidence they need to access learning 

Rhea’s favourite things to do outside of her role as a teacher is to spend time with her child and family. She loves to watch films, be creative and make memories with her little boy!

 

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