To Contact Joanne Henderson
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Hi, my name is Joanne and I’m your area advsior for the East Northumberland & Gateshead area (please see the areas covered tab for the full list).
I’m passionate and enthusiastic about education and I always look for the same enthusiasm in all my tutors.
I have over 12 years of teaching experience, and alongside running this area I teach part-time at a local primary school. I also privately tutor myself, both English and Maths Key Stage 1 & 2 & 3. I love the variety of these roles and feel that they complement each other and help me to run this business effectively ; advising parents and finding them suitable tutors.
Being a Home-School tutoring area advisor is the perfect role for me, because I’m able to help students and parents on a pastoral level as well as an educational one. I love to see pupils of all ages build their confidence and make progress and I am committed to making this happen wherever I can.
I love my team of tutors and they come with much recommendation. I always strive to be friendly and understanding and to build good relationships with my tutors and the parents and students I advise. And that’s what I’m here for – to deal with each enquiry personally and promptly!
I’m pleased to say that many of my clients have returned to me with requests for tutoring for their siblings or friends which is so encouraging.
I am more than happy to chat to you about your tutoring needs, so please don’t hesitate to contact me, either directly by phone or email or by the enquiry form below.
I look forward to being able to help you!
We understand individual tutoring needs
With our team of tutors in this region, we are able to offer tutoring for most subjects, levels and ages that you ask us for, including:
- The core subjects of Maths, English and Sciences
- Languages- French, Spanish and many other
- Special Needs / Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia
- Entrance Exams ( inc. 11 +, Common Entrance and other )
- A/AS Subjects
- Advanced Higher Levels- some subjects to university levels
- Some professional exams
Every need and every enquiry is different and our aim is to find the most suitable tutor for each individual pupil.
Many of our younger pupils or students need an extra boost alongside their school or college work. We are also pleased to help with home schooling and provide tutors for specific levels, subjects or project work .
Our tutors encourage and support pupils to build confidence and to really enjoy their learning and we find that to have the regular support can make a huge difference.
We look forward to hearing from you and will be pleased to help you.
Tutors and teachers: we always look for more good, qualified teachers who love to tutor their specialists subjects. Please apply to register with us now.
Recent Testimonials from this Area – from parents:
The French tutor you recommended was fantastic! My daughters have benefited so much from the superb teaching Elisabeth has given them. My elder daughter’s French writing test recently went amazing: she got an 8- and we all owe much thanks to her! I am extremely impressed and grateful for her teaching. Elisabeth is an exemplary professional and a truly wonderful person. (sent in from Rufayda, parent in Kenton, Newcastle)
Primary Maths Tuition thanks: Joanne has tutored our two daughters (now year 4 and year 6 at primary school,) for Key Stage 2 maths over the past couple of years. Until then, my daughter’s struggle with mathematics was having such a negative impact upon not just her whole school life but also family life too and the homework battles were endless and really getting us down. When Joanne started to tutor the girls, we could see an immediate change in attitude (especially my eldest daughter – who did have the greatest difficulty with the subject.) Her concentration improved and week on week we could see progress – not just academically – but with attitude and concentration and her overall positivity towards the subject just grew and grew to the point where she will now freely say “I love maths!” –something we could only have dreamed of! My younger daughter has always done better with maths but was desperate to be included when her sister started working with Joanne and she is now a real high flyer in this subject area thanks to these 1-1 sessions.
Joanne has a lovely manner with the girls. Her approach is so supportive and encouraging where they aren’t afraid to have a go and get it wrong and even with the tough areas in maths, the girls will always leave their lessons feeling delighted with their achievements and progress. The range of activities that Joanne plan are just super from practical games, online activities as well as whiteboard work, songs and other fun challenges. The girls are set manageable homework tasks that they are always keen to do and this does really reinforce the work done in their sessions. We cannot imagine our weekly routine without Joanne coming along to us to deliver her lessons. We are so delighted with how the girls are doing with their maths work. We really are very lucky to have found Joanne. (Parent of pupils in Low Fell, Gateshead)
Professional and supportive tuition: My son, Jack, had home tuition to support him with his year 9 English, particularly in his understanding of Macbeth and reading comprehension. Jack was very anxious about it however, once he met the tutor, Jon, he soon felt very relaxed and enjoyed the lessons. Jon was very professional and supportive, he helped Jack’s confidence and self-esteem enormously. Jon was always very punctual and reliable and an excellent teacher. Would highly recommend the HST tutoring service. (sent in from Jane, parent in Bedlington, Northumberland)