Karla is an experienced qualified teacher with a warm, patient and adaptable approach to tuition. She is an English Literature with Sociology graduate with over 5 years of primary school teaching and management experience. As part of her role as Lead for English across the school, she worked on identifying areas for development and amending the programme of study to create rich, interactive lessons for both students and staff. Karla has been teaching in year 6 for four years, which lends to having extensive knowledge of the assessment process and of child development throughout the key stages.
Karla specialises in teaching Maths and English KS1-2, KS2 SATs prep and 11+. Some of her 11+ students have been successfully awarded places at schools such as Eltham College, Blackheath High, Colfe’s, Cobham Hall and St Dunstan’s College. Karla has taught a number of students with SEN needs which is reflected in her adaptable tutoring style. When tutoring, Karla likes to create individually tailored sessions that deliver the curriculum in a fun and digestible way. Karla believes it is important to create a learning environment where pupils feel comfortable to ask questions, to make mistakes and to take risks. This, she reports, helps to boost knowledge and confidence in the subject area, which then has a significant impact on progress. Karla states that it is amazing to see that lightbulb go off and to see students gain in both confidence and the willingness to approach new challenges. Providing students with tools for success, regarding their learning, is what she loves about tutoring.