Meet Tamara

Hey, I’m Tamara!

I’m a fun and friendly tutor, who can provide support with Literacy, Numeracy and communication from Reception all the way up to Year Six!

I tutor because I absolutely love learning new things and I want to help other people to develop that passion as well. Sometimes learning new skills can seem really daunting, but I aim to help students see that excellent education can be joyful, memorable, silly and fun. My work is based on positivity and happiness, with the aim of helping students to feel excited and good about their learning.

My style of tutoring is based on finding a student’s strengths and celebrating them, using prior knowledge to anchor and develop new information and skills. My favourite thing to do is to find and create educational games so that children learn through play, continuing the games in their spare time, just for the fun of it. I have spent the past seven years supporting children in schools in Maths, English, Emotional Literacy and Speech and Language Development.

I have considerable training and experience supporting children with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other needs, helping me to remove the barriers to learning and make education a delight!

And some other important questions… 

  • What’s your background?I’m an Emotional Literacy (ELSA) and SEND learning support assistant halfway through my final year of a Psychology BSc with the Open University. My future aim is to complete a PhD and become an educational psychologist, so that I can find even more ways of making learning fun and accessible to all!
  • What’s in your fridge? I have lots of green soup in my fridge to make sure that I eat my veggies every day. I call it my Shrek soup because it looks like swamp water!
  • What are your hobbies? My hobbies include reading, renovating furniture and dancing.
  • What is a fun fact about you? I used to live in Belgium and worked in an international school, so I’m fluent in French and have lots of experience supporting students with English as an additional language.