The Tree - incorporating maths, English & creativity

Creative tasks to enjoy with your child
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)
232 students
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Fun activities to support their child with maths
Creative activities to support their child with times tables
Creative activities to support their child with English
Varied ways to incorporate craft and games into their child's learning

Requirements

  • This course requires no previous experience. The tasks are either free or require little expense to achieve

Description

After the positive response to "The Beach" we have now created "The Tree".

When my 3 were young I used to love spending time with them, painting, gluing, going for walks, playing in the sand pit. Every day seemed to be a day to create a memory and be savoured.

When my oldest daughter was young, she came across as being very clever and astute when you spoke to her, but when you saw her written work, you would think it had been produced by a completely different child. She could spell the same word 2 or 3 different ways on the same page and not notice a difference between any of them.

I asked her school if they agreed that she might be dyslexic. They instantly dismissed dyslexia as an excuse for laziness.

I did not have the confidence to push my point further so I decided to do everything I could to help her myself.

Over the coming years I learned everything I could about different, learning styles and learning difficulties. I completed a degree in childcare and education and worked in numerous educational settings.

In 2012 I started a tutoring business. Everything I had learned up to this point influenced how I presented it. Everything I had learned told me that for learning to be effective it had to be inspiring, motivating, interactive. The child needed to be relaxed, feel confident and enjoy the experience. So those were the foundations I used.

Those were the principles that made us so different from so many other tutors. These experiences and influences were what have led us to be nominated for several national business awards and help numerous children learn both confidence and knowledge in maths, English, and the 11+.

But it was as a parent and a childminder before I became a tutor that I found enjoyment in thinking of ideas of things we could do. One idea would lead to the next, but always on a small budget.

These were some of my happiest years.


If you have any questions you can get in touch and ask for help directly through the Q&A facility. I will promise to always do my best to advise you.

Here’s to your quality time with your children!

Warm wishes

Dawn

PS. Here are a few things people have said about me:

Dawn is a dedicated and hard-working person who is willing to help everybody that comes to her with questions or concerns regarding tutoring. I know this, not merely from the video (which has helped me tremendously with my profile on Outschool), but from interactions with her. Her videos are wonderful and I would recommend that you watch them if you are looking to start a tutoring business like me. Overall, wonderful video!!!!!!

Leilani Velazquez


Wow I love it so far all this has cleared my mind. Thank you

Gloria Iris Torres


Having worked in education for 16 years as a teacher, lecturer, course tutor and educational consultant working with some customers of major notoriety I met Dawn. I really value the work that Dawn is doing with Clara James Tutoring. She has a unique and creative approach that surpasses any work that any franchise on the market is doing. I am impressed and I know from my experience that this approach will work with a large number of learners. I recommend Clara James Tutoring to others.

Ramesh


Hold on whilst I just call Dawn. You won’t get better support!
Janet Randall


These ideas are very creative. They encourage our son and keep him focused. LPG

Dawn was fantastic with my son. She gave him so much confidence with his maths leading to him passing his GCSE’s with flying colours. Very pleased we found her and would recommend her 100% to anyone else.

Vanessa Benson.


Who this course is for:

  • This course is for parents who are looking for creative ideas to support their children's learning

Course content

8 sections8 lectures30m total length
  • Introduction
    03:09

Instructor

Create your dream tutoring business/support math & English
Dawn Strachan
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 8 Reviews
  • 386 Students
  • 9 Courses

When my oldest daughter was young, she came across as being very clever and astute when you spoke to her, but when you saw her written work, you would think it had been produced by a completely different child. She could spell the same word 2 or 3 different ways on the same page and not notice a difference between any of them.

I asked her school if they agreed that she might be dyslexic. They instantly dismissed dyslexia as an excuse for laziness.

I didn’t have the confidence to push my point further so I decided to do everything I could to help her myself.

Over the coming years I learned everything I could about different learning styles and learning difficulties. I completed a degree in childcare and education and worked in numerous educational settings. Often with children that had profound learning difficulties.

In 2012 I started a tutoring business. Everything I had learned up to this point influenced how I presented it. Everything I had learned told me that for learning to be effective it had to be inspiring, motivating, interactive. The child needed to be relaxed, feel confident and enjoy the experience. So those were the foundations I used. Those were the principles that made us so different from so many other tutors. These experiences and influences were what have led us to be nominated for several national business awards and help numerous children in the UK and beyond, develop both confidence and knowledge in both math and English.

In addition, I am now helping families by providing short courses with explanations and suggested resources. These are the resources that we use as tutors and have proven so popular and successful.