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 Phillips

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.

Jack Knighton

Jack is a committed and enthusiastic tutor who enjoys working with Key Stage 1 and 2 students. He is particularly keen to encourage, develop and nurture students holistically, focusing on more than just their academic needs. He is a qualified teacher with experience of teaching in both Key Stage 1 and 2 across a number of primary schools in Medway, Kent and London. Jack has delivered many educational programmes for children in primary, private, state, secondary and SEND schools.

 Jack first developed his interest in educating through sport when he worked for a professional football club. Part of his role required him to go out to schools and deliver PE lessons, PE training to teachers and extra-curricular lessons for the students. 

 Jack has taught a range of children with additional educational needs, including dyslexia, ADHD, ASD and other specialist needs. He is himself dyslexic and so fully understands the challenges and hurdles that comes with this.

 He has completed multiple Continuous Professional Development courses to help develop and enhance his skills and knowledge. This has enabled him to teach and work with children in a calm and structured manner, ensuring they fully benefit from the learning experience.

 As a tutor, Jack is enthusiastic and fun. He uses a broad range of teaching strategies to ensure his students enjoy learning and grow in confidence and self-esteem. His subject areas include Maths, English (reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling), Science, Geography, History, ICT and PE from EYFS to KS2 level. 

 As well as teaching Jack has a passion for sport and football in particular. He is a UEFA qualified coach and has worked for a number of different clubs in Kent, both the boys’ and girls’ sections as well as youth and adult teams. When Jack is not teaching or coaching, he enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends.

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