The UK Lockdown in April and May 2020 meant that I transferred all my teaching to online work via Zoom. Because I'd never taught in that way before and always relied on the children visiting me at my office, it was quite a nerve-wracking jump. But actually after the first session I realised I actually enjoyed it! And so did the children!
During term time I am presently full but I will have spaces during the holiday periods. If you would like online lessons during this time, please get in touch.
The children who visit me in Brighton borrow my phonic readers and move through the reading programme. Obviously if you are working remotely this will not be possible but it is still vital that your child reads a little bit most days - ideally every day.
I am a very organised person and like my children to be as well! I will encourage you to use a folder for our lessons and work on lined paper with holes so everything can be kept together.
We will work in Zoom and I shall send you a link which will be good for all our lessons. You simply click on this link each time we are scheduled for a lesson and I shall be waiting for you! You just need a laptop/desk top computer with a camera so I can see your child.
Here are some of the things you will need each lesson:
- a pen or pencil for writing
- coloured pencils
- a ruler
- A4 paper
- your folder
- a small envelope for spellings
- blank card/paper to write the spellings on
I use the whiteboard facility in Zoom to explain certain things and to help the children with writing their titles and keeping their work neat and organised.
Depending on the needs of your child there will be a selection of the following:
phonological awareness (looking at sounds in words)
a fun activity
2/3 minute general knowledge quiz
My prices are the same online as in person. I offer an hour's lesson for £45 or a 45 minute session for £36. All sessions are paid for in advance to cover the number of sessions we have agreed.
If you would like more information or would like to book some lessons, please drop me a line at hilsofbrighton @ gmail.com
This email address has been deliberately split up to avoid spam so just copy it and close the gaps!
I look forward to meeting you online!
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