Meet Bernice

Hey, I’m Bernice!

I tutor primary aged students in English and Maths.

I’ve been teaching for many years, and love helping all children to become empowered, happy learners. It’s wonderful to see their ‘light-bulb’ moments when learning starts to make sense.  

Over the years, I have developed an interactive, motivational and fun teaching style. I want children to be really engaged – there are always new ways of doing this online. This differs so much from in-school teaching because I have the opportunity to teach children in much smaller groups or 1-1 and really get to know them individually. Consequently my understanding of what helps them to learn becomes evident. As our relationship develops they really improve their metacognition skills (their understanding of how they learn) which helps them throughout their entire life and enhances their confidence and self-belief. This learning journey has to be flexible because each child learns things differently and will need a tailored approach. I want children to leave each session with a sense of  achievement and pride.

And some other important questions… 

  • What’s your background? I achieved a 1st Class Hons Degree in Education and Information Technology at Middlesex University in London. This enabled me to get a Certificate in Childhood Studies (which was part of a Masters Degree) and do my QTS to become a primary school teacher. I have taught in three London primary schools over the course of 30 years, working in Years 1 – 6.
  • What’s in your fridge? My fridge contains lots of healthy food, including blackberries, blueberries and butternut squash and curry soup. I also have yoghurt drinks to give me lots of energy.
  • What are your hobbies? In my spare time, I enjoy going on long walks with a walking group around London. I also love to draw and paint plants, people and my cat. Travelling is also a favourite pastime of mine; I have especially enjoyed driving around Spain, France, Portugal and Italy, and hope to travel more in the future.
  • What is a fun fact about you? Some years ago, I learnt the self-defence martial art Kung-Fu. However, during one session I fell and broke a rib – luckily it healed up quickly! My cat ‘Ginger’ also sometimes tries to join in with online teaching sessions; if you see a tail in the screen, you will know he is there!