I am Marion and I have been a Prep School teacher for 20 years. I have taught children of all ages from 4 years old, teaching them to read and write, all the way up to 11 or 13 when they do their 11+ or 13+ to move up to their next school. I have spent many years in classrooms both in well-known country Prep Schools and top London day schools, and been Head of two Pre-Preps and a Prep School of over 300 children.
I have taught all subjects to all ages and am passionate about educating our children properly, through building self-belief and confidence in each individual child. I want to share my experience to help, advise and empower parents on almost any school-related topic. Maths, though, has become my specialism over the years, and I have actively sought out the lower “sets” to teach, throughout the school, as I love helping build confidence and self-belief in children who find Maths a bit tricky, or just think they are a bit rubbish at it! It is wonderful when children who found it hard, grow to love it and even declare that Maths is their favourite subject!
It is this vital collaboration between parent and teacher that has prompted me to start The Homework Helpline (and the Hub and VIP groups). I have done a lot of research on this topic, but none explain it better than this article, which I have summarised here: It is not a new phenomenon. A child’s […]
After a couple of weeks of home schooling, many are fried. Many are fed up. Many are feeling lost and, frankly, a bit down in the dumps. I get it. It has been a very strange time for us all. Locked down, unable to see friends and family, and for some, coping loved ones being […]