After gaining a 2:1 BA in Philosophy at University College London, and a Primary PGCE at the London Institute of Education, Lydia achieved Qualified Teacher Status in 2008. She has 15 years’ experience in the field of education, working with children from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds, aged 4-12 years old.
Lydia’s professional career in London includes teaching Humanities at a Preparatory School, managing Literacy at an Academy and leading as an Assistant Headteacher, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and Advanced Skills Practitioner at a Primary School.
Lydia has worked extensively with children who have Special Educational Needs, such as autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, sensory processing difficulties and delayed speech and language, enabling them to meet their full potential through tailored learning support. Lydia also creates educational programmes for children who are particularly gifted or able in academic subjects, and is passionate about facilitating children’s creative and critical thinking skills through her training in Philosophy for Children.
Tutoring privately throughout her career, Lydia has assisted children in gaining entry to schools such as London City School for Girls, Highgate, Channing, Francis Holland, St Paul’s and Westminster. As well as helping with entrance exams, Lydia enjoys working with younger children to build their confidence in specific subject areas such as Reading, Writing, Maths and Reasoning. Led by the strengths and interests of the child, as well as areas for development, she strives to create a stimulating and fruitful learning experience for her students. Lydia also believes in supporting young people to become independent and responsible learners, encouraging them to monitor their achievements and set personal targets to ensure continued progress.
Lydia specialises in online tutoring and can use the learning platform most comfortable for your child, such as Zoom, Skype, Conceptboard, Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom.