"Within one session Jessie helped my daughter, who suffers from dyslexia and potentially ADHD, re-engage with learning! Thanks Jessie!"
Parent of year 9 student
Senior School Entrance
- 2023- Pediatric First Aid V11
- 2022- First aid course
- 2022- Safeguarding and Child protection Level 2
- 2022- The zones of regulation, self-regulation
- 2022- Cued articulation
- July 2017- Technical Skills Course in Property Making, RADA
- 2014- Irlen Certificate; to be a qualified assessor of the visual perception difficulty Irlen Syndrome/ visual stress
- 2012- 2013 QTS, West London Partnership Graduate Teachers Programme, Kingston UniversityGood with outstanding parts in 3 of the 8 Teaching Standards, including Phonics
- 2012- Attachment needs
- 2009-2010 OCR Level 5 Diploma in an SpLD (Dyslexia)
- 2006- 2009 Winchester School of Art, Southampton University – BA Fine Art Painting
- 2005-2006 Southampton University – BA Fine Art Foundation Year – Upper Second Class Hons with Distinction in “Reflective Journal” Dissertation. Examinations passed with Distinction in Module 2.
I worked with a 5-year-old boy within the home setting who had dyslexia, speech delay, attention needs, due to his medical and emotional needs, and supporting him to transition back to school for year 2. We worked on securing the foundations in both maths and English in a fun, creative and collaborative way. It was wonderful to observe him grow in both confidence and learning abilities. I then continued to work with him within the school setting providing 1:1 sessions as part of the morning curriculum. It is fantastic to still be in touch with the family, who are now based in the US and I continue to work with him and his sister when they are visiting the UK.
Recent school-based employment has been working part time as the dyslexia specialist teacher within a secondary SEN school based in Greenwich. My role there involved being part of the core SEN team, implementing the whole school dyslexia approach, assessing, planning and teaching students with dyslexia (with co-occurring needs of ASD, ADHD, dyspraxia, speech delay) in English, maths and with functional skills, and supporting the older students to prepare for GCSE exams, interviews and further education across all subjects.
Recently I was delighted to work with a girl with EAL, mild dyslexia, dyspraxia, language delay and attachment needs, to pass her English and maths assessments for Portland Place. I really enjoyed working with children to provide some routine and familiarity during the uncertain times of lockdown, and enjoyed adapting to the hybrid approach of in person and online format to continue to plan fun and engaging lessons.
I currently work with a year 6 student to develop both his English and maths skills in preparation for transitioning to secondary school. He has high abilities with language-based tasks and so we have been focusing on organisation of ideas, sequencing, structuring, planning and checking, and applying mathematical knowledge to word problems. It has been fantastic to hear what he achieved with his SATs tests and I look forward to working with him whilst he is in the secondary phase of his school journey also.
It is fantastic to be working with a 6-year-old student to consolidate maths skills, secure areas that they are finding difficult, whilst following their school’s scheme of work. This involves challenges, games, problem solving activities, puzzles, mazes to develop eye tracking and mapping skills, and opportunities for written and verbal recording of their ideas. This has been in both in person and online, and I am confident and experienced in delivering with both.
Hobbies and Interests
Alongside my teaching, I work as a designer for theatre and film, and as an artist. One project involved creating an armchair costume…! A recent project was designing set and costume for a production at the Southbank Centre and I am currently working on creating my own clothing and wood engraving. I also love to stay fit and regularly take part in dance, yoga and climbing.
“Within one session Jessie helped my daughter, who suffers from dyslexia and potentially ADHD, re-engage with learning! Thanks Jessie!”
Parent of year 9 student
“Our daughter who is dyslexic and has suspected ADHD has been switched off from learning. Jessie made her tutoring sessions fun and engaging and also tried to support her through discussions about sleeping and other daily routines. Jessie also gave lots of feedback after each session which was very helpful.”
Parent of year 2 student