Janet Atkinson. B.Ed Hons
The tutor is Janet Atkinson, a qualified and vastly experienced primary teacher with relevant teaching experience across the primary age range with children of 4-11 years of age. She also has experience of class teaching Study Skills to Year 9 pupils in the last school she worked in which was a school educating children from age 2 to 16 years. With 30 years experience in the teaching profession she has been a deputy head in both an infant and a primary school, has been a whole school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) an Acting Headteacher and a School Development Manager She initially left full-time employment after the birth of her own twins.
"My desire was to continue working part time and be the best mother I could to my own children. I wanted the time to be able to give them the benefit of my early years and structured play experience before they started school themselves."
Starting my own business gave me the best of both worlds – continuing with the teaching work I had always found so enjoyable and satisfying, coupled with the flexibility of being there for my own children. Since starting Target Tutoring the business has gone from strength to strength and I have always retained an involvement with schools in order to remain in touch with the lastest educational methods and initiatives.
My most recent post in school was within the leadership team of a local independent school, as a the School Development Manager and as part of the learning support team, meeting the needs of all learners. In this context I worked across educational phases with children aged 2-16 years. This gave me a huge insight into the continuum of learning, as a progression of skills and attitudes, regardless of age. Since September 2015 I have worked full time at home with students at Target Tutoring. The key to success is a positive self-image and my aim is to provide all children with challenge and esteeming experiences, and to support their parents, as they strive to do the best for their children. We are all life long learners.
I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you and your child the best service possible.
I promote my tutoring service through both the Elvetham Heath and Fleet Life Directories.
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Target Tutoring Testimonial
‘My son attended Target Tutoring for 5 years and was helped enormously with his writing of stories and using his imagination; he wrote a lovely piece about Grace Darling over a couple of weeks and was very proud of his work. He sometimes did not look forward to his Tutoring after being at school all day, but he would come out of his sessions very positively and full of wonder and tell me what he had been learning, as the lessons were always fun and interesting. My son also had access to lots of learning information which I lacked at home and he has grown in confidence with all aspects of his school work. Thank you Janet’ J
Mother of Year 5 boy.