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PRIVATE TUTOR/CHILDMINDER, CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE

Do you need additional learning support or daycare?
I teach EYFS, KS 1, 2 & 3, GCSE ENGLISH & MATHS, SATs prep, 11+ and Piano. £28 an hour Tutoring/£5 per child per hour Childminding.
Contact me at childcare@shoeboxcafe.co.uk or tuition@shoeboxcafe.co.uk or click on my Tutoring/Childminding page below for more information.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Childminding spaces **available** January

CHILDMINDING spaces **available** JANUARY
Mondays & Tuesdays 7.30am-5.00pm Wednesday Mornings 7.30am-1.30pm
£5 per hour, includes all snacks, drinks/outings!

(Local Schools in Corsham for Drop off & pick up available.)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

CHILDMINDER/TUTOR CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE

New spaces available from December onwards!!

Are you looking for a tutor or childminder? I offer childminding age 1+, English, Maths up to GCSE level, 11+ Prep, A level Art and Piano for beginners to intermediate, all ages welcome! :)

Childminding - £5 an hour per child.
Tutoring - £28 an hour.

I am fully registered with Ofsted as well as Paediatric First Aid Trained with a degree and 12 Yrs experience in teaching from Early Years to Key Stage 2. I support families with the flexibilty to mix my services of care and tuition to suit your needs.

I cover a 10mile radius around Corsham for Tutoring or at my own home for lessons and childminding. I enjoy a great location right on the edge of Katherine Park.

Call now on 07563862808

Email: missrixteach@gmail.com

New spaces now available from December onwards.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Tutor Wiltshire - Autumn waiting list open...

Just to let everyone know I am now fully booked until October! :D Possible spaces available in Autumn. Feel free to email in advance for October and I will add you to my waiting list at missrixteach@gmail.com
:) Thank you

Friday, 29 July 2016

Private Tutor and Childminder CORSHAM Wiltshire

Are you looking for a Tutor or Childminder? #Wiltshire #Wilts #Corsham

Visit my website >>> HERE

I offer English, Maths up to GCSE level, A level Art and Piano for beginners to intermediate, all ages welcome! :) Tutoring Rates: £28 an hour. My time with your family also covers Childcare as I am fully registered with Ofsted and offer families the flexibility to mix my services of care and tuition to suit your needs. My standard basic Childminding Rates are £5.00 per hour per child (includes outings, snacks and drinks. An additional £1.50 per meal per child should you require this provision as part of your child's day). If you wish to combine care and tuition, please contact me for more information.
Call now on 07563862808
Email: childcare@shoeboxcafe.co.uk
Tuition@shoeboxcafe.co.uk
A few spaces still available this summer. Filling up fast. Accepting new registrations in September as more spaces will then be available.



Sunday, 17 July 2016

Accepting CHILDCARE VOUCHERS now!

Did you know you can use CHILDCARE VOUCHERS for private tuition? I am now accepting Childcare Vouchers for my services. If this method of payment supports you and your family and you are looking for a tutor, please contact me.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Private Tutor, Corsham, Box, Melksham, Chippenham, BOA, Wiltshire

 
Private Tuition - (Corsham, Box, Melksham, Chippenham, Bradford-On-Avon) Wiltshire
Primary KS 1&2 and KS3 ENGLISH, MATHS, Piano & Music Theory and more...
 
 
Phone Miss Samantha Rix on 07563862808 or
 
Email: missrixteach@gmail.com
 
£28 per hour pp
Group Rates - Contact me for more information on group rates.
 
GCSE, A Level support in Art - £30 per hour
N.B I offer a 15% discounted hourly rate if students travel to my address in Corsham.
Bachelor of Education Degree with 12 years experience, CRB checked, Public Liability Insured and fully registered on First Tutors, TutorHunt and a member of Home-School Tutoring's Team in Wiltshire.
A bit about me...
I am a Primary School Teacher currently at Bathford CE Primary School, near the beautiful city of Bath. I offer tuition to students in my local area which I love. I offer support in Primary KS 1&2 and Secondary KS 3 ENGLISH, MATHS and SATs preparation. I also teach Piano Lessons & Music Theory, Grades 1-5 from Age 7 to Adult. It's never too late to learn something new! I am very passionate about helping children or adults with particular learning difficulties and perhaps those with emotional needs. Therefore, I am currently studying a Diploma is Child Psychology and offer a Personal, Social and Health development course primarily taught through creative craft activities.
 
I hold a Bachelor of Education degree in Primary Education, specialising in English. I have been teaching in a variety of primary schools, both in the UK and Internationally (Asia) for the past 12 years. Over the years I have offered private tuition to support pupils in need alongside my regular teaching jobs. I enjoy both classroom and private one to one, small group teaching and have taught over 500 children. My favourite subjects are Art & Music. I have recently become a new mum and thoroughly enjoy learning every day with my son. Motherhood is simply amazing!
 
I grew up on Dartmoor and loved running about in the fields, climbing Tors and collecting stones in rivers. I once caught a trout when fishing which my father sold in his pub as dish of the day! I attended Torquay Girls Grammar School, completing English, Art and Geography A levels. At the same time I completed grades in music for singing, piano, flute and clarinet. I also loved Drama club, cookery and textiles classes. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, so I completed my BEd at Plymouth University. In my spare time now as an adult, I enjoy painting and making jewellery or crafts for fun and I often publish my art here online. I have always loved travelling and was fortunate to see many places during my childhood.
 
Once I had taught in the UK for a few years, I decided to embark on my own travels and teach abroad at the same time. I worked in a British International School in Penang, Malaysia for 3 years. I met an extraordinary group of people from all areas of the globe. I had a fantastic time. Whilst out there I visited many other places. My favourites were Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Cambodia. 
 
Key skills and responsibilities I have had during my career on top of classroom teaching so far have been; Literacy & Assessment Co-ordinator, IPC International Primary Curriculum Developer, Thinking Skills Trainer, Art Leader, PSHE Personal Social and Health Education leader, pastoral care and I've lead staff training and parent workshops in Reading, Writing, Maths and Art.
 
I adore my job which is why I dedicate myself to supporting students at home, outside of school hours. Sometimes, we just need a little bit more help and practice. 
 
Tuition information...
All the lessons I provide are tailored to your specific learning needs. I offer an initial assessment introduction lesson for every new student. During this lesson, we build a personal development plan for future lessons. If after this first lesson, you wish to continue, I then sell each student a block of lessons worth 10 hours of tuition, which is paid in full at the end of the first hour. This advanced payment secures your future booking slots and the commitment to continue. During all lessons, feedback is provided to ensure confidence and knowledge of how my students can achieve their goals. At the end of each block of lessons I will complete an assessment review in verbal and written form to highlight successful progress and next steps. At this point, a new block of 10 hours can be purchased if you would like to continue. Please note, the 10 hour block must be completed within 12 weeks of the purchase date. This is to ensure continuity of learning progress. Best results are seen when a student has 1 to 2 hours a week. 
 
I understand that at times due to unforeseen circumstances, lessons may need to be cancelled/rearranged. I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. If a student fails to cancel a booking 48 hours prior to our arranged date, they will still be charged at the full rate for the lesson missed. I also will make sure that should I need to cancel and rearrange, I will provide at least 48 hours notice if not more. 
 
Lessons are offered as one to one or small groups (for KS1&2), maximum 4 children. For group lessons, I offer discounted rates to support families. Some parents find it financially easier to create a small group of students so each child can enjoy their extra support with their friends and at a cheaper rate (piano lessons one to one only). Please contact me for more information on group rates.
 
I offer lessons in my own home at a cheaper rate of £24 an hour. I have suitable space, resources and equipment. For piano lessons, I own and play on the new Yamaha Clavinova CLP 545 which is a fantastic electric piano. It plays and sounds like a Grand Piano with superb features providing a huge variety of sounds, recording and listening playback options.
 
If you would like to begin tuition with me, I very much look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.
 
Samantha Rix
 
Samantha Rix Tutoring, Corsham
 
For more information on classes and bookings, please call me on 07563862808 or
Email: missrixteach@gmail.com
Follow me on FACEBOOK or Twitter @MissRixTeach
You can also view my Tutoring profile on TutorHunt and First Tutors with references, CRB and qualifications checked to provide extra reassurance to parents. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to AllThePrettyThings, GreenGinger, Corsham's Tourist Information, PostOffice & Newsagents and The ArtPound Centre in Corsham for advertising in their shops. 

Saturday, 11 June 2016

LEARNING LOGS - A fantastic idea for your class!

Learning Logs


'I love doing my learning log every week. I get to choose my own research topic and I really enjoy making my pages interactive with flaps, questions and quizzes for my reader. It's so much fun!' Innuka, 8 Years Old, SCIPS, Penang.



Are you bogged down with the daunting task of preparing daily homework for your class? Do your activities allow for creativity, choice & independence? Are you setting homework daily, marking daily & feeling frustrated with sheets/books/sheets/books/sheets/books piling up on your desk, on top of your daily class work?

Learning logs are one of the best teaching ideas to inspire children to write. With a purpose, an audience and independence to choose, every child can present their ideas, thoughts and research in their own unique way. A way to improve this scrap-booking log idea further, children could present their research online by blogging either directly or by posting images of their log entry. Parents love this idea as they get to see their child's work and share with wider members of the family. 

In order to manage your work load at the same time as maximising your student's potential...start using LEARNING LOGS with your class. They allow for creativity, independence, research, variety of text-types, presentation techniques with a mixture of writing, diagrams, pictures, bullet-points, facts, questions...plus...STUDENTS LOVE & CHERISH THEM!

As requested, I have included below a short description of how to set these Learning Logs up in your class.

What is a learning log?

A learning log is a large A3 book with plain paper that your students use to complete weekly research tasks. The first task is to ask your class to design a funky front and back cover which is then protected with plastic covering. This helps the book look attractive; something your students will cherish and will last the year. These research tasks should be completed over a few days, not just in one night. This way your students have a better opportunity to complete each part of the research process in detail, overall producing high quality pieces of work as well as learning how to manage their time. 

How are the research tasks structured?

Research tasks should relate to your class topics. Ours are mostly related to our History/Geography/Art or Science units.

What's included in a research log?

TIP - It is also useful to provide your students with a short task sheet outlining their objectives and research choices when setting the task. This way, they can remember at home and parents will also know what is expected.


What makes a learning log successful?

Teach your students how to complete a successful learning log by sharing your expectations with them.




Communication to parents

In order to get the best out of your students and the time given at home, send a letter to your parents explaining the structure of this task. Something like this...



THE BEST PART - 
Peer & Self Assessment Opportunities



The best part of this task is watching and listening to your students sharing their research with their peers. We spend a lesson sharing our research tasks with each other every week. They love having this opportunity to shine and feel proud their efforts. After they share their work, they work in pairs to peer evaluate each other by providing constructive feedback. Take a look at some our feedback framework options below...


"Definitely one of the best things I've done in 20 years. There they all were, these little Y2s, on the playground at 8.45 yesterday comparing work they'd done over the weekend!''

Quote from a teacher contributor from http://www.learninglogs.co.uk/

Remember, there are many great ideas out there for making homework fun, meaningful and useful...this is just one of them! If you have another great idea or thoughts about this one...please share here as a comment for everyone :-)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

NEW - Peacock Series, Art by me!

Dear followers, I'm really pleased to be painting again. My new series 'Peacocks' is underway. I am also currently developing an Art gallery page here on my blog. This will be ready soon. Greetings cards and prints will be available for those special occasions. You can email me directly at shoeboxcafe21@gmail.com for more information on my art projects.    Here is a quick peak at some... 
Peacock's Feathers by Samantha Rix 2016
 
His eye by Samantha Rix 2016
 
More to come. Join our Art and Crafts ShoeboxCafe community to share great creative ideas together...
 
Bespoke Handmade Art & Crafts/ideas/tips/wellbeing advice, yummy recipes, aromatic coffees, healing herbal teas, essential oil therapy and more. Relax and enjoy being creative! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         

Monday, 16 May 2016

Father's Day - Art

Father's Day

 

A great idea...so easy and simple. Have a go at making your own card this year. This technique only requires paint, a fork, a paint brush and card. Simply use the fork as a print template. Once you have made your tulip heads, add some stalks with a brush. Your dad will love it! 

 

Father's Day - Art

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Orchid

Love art! I painted one simple orchid and used the PicsArt App to reverse colours, repeat patterns and change colours & tones. So much fun! Easy, quick and looks really effective and nice in a frame! A good way to brighten up any wall. :D
Orchid - SJRix 2015
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Private Tutor Wiltshire - £28 hr ENGLISH, MATHS KS 1, 2 & 3, Piano, Music Theory Grd 1-5 and Art up to A Level

Private Tuition - Corsham Area, Wiltshire

English & Maths-Primary KS1&2 and Secondary KS3
Piano/Music Theory Grd 1 to 5
Art Up to A Level


Phone Miss Samantha Rix on 07563862808 or
Email: missrixteach@gmail.com

£28 per hour pp      £15 per 30mins pp
(15% Discount if students travel to my business address.)

Group Rates - Contact me for more information as this rate depends on numbers.
(£30 an hour for GCSE or A Level Art Tuition)

A bit about me...

Since becoming a new mummy and being on maternity leave, I have decided to re-start my tutoring services. I offer Piano Lessons & Music Theory, Grades 1-5, Key Stage 1&2 Curriculum Support (any subject), Homework support, SATs preparation, IT Computer Skills Training and Personal, Social, Health development through creative craft activities.
I have been teaching in a variety of primary schools, both in the UK and Internationally (Asia) for 12 years. Over the years I have offered private tuition to support pupils in need. I enjoy both classroom and private one to one, small group teaching. My favourite subjects are Art & Music and I now thoroughly enjoying learning every day with my newborn son. Motherhood is simply amazing!

I grew up on Dartmoor and loved running about in the fields, climbing Tors and collecting stones in rivers. I once caught a trout when fishing which my father sold in his pub as dish of the day! :) I attended Torquay Girls Grammar School, specialising in English, Art and Geography to A level. At the same time completing grades in music for singing, piano, flute and clarinet. I also loved Drama club, cookery and textiles classes. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, so I completed my Bachelor of Education Degree specialising in English, 4 Years at Plymouth University. In my spare time now as an adult, I enjoy painting and making jewellery or crafts for fun. I have always loved travelling and was fortunate to see many places during my childhood.

Once I had taught in the UK for a few years, I decided to embark on my own travels and teach abroad at the same time. I worked in a British International School in Penang, Malaysia for 3 yrs. I met an extraordinary group of people from all areas of the globe. I had a fantastic time. Whilst out there I visited many other places. My favourites were Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Cambodia. Key skills and responsibilities I have had during my career on top of classroom teaching so far have been; Literacy & Assessment Co-ordinator, IPC International Primary Curriculum Development, Thinking Skills Trainer, Art Leader, PSHE Personal Social and Health Education leader, pastoral care and lead staff training and parent workshops in Reading, Writing, Maths and Art.
Now I'm a mum! My beautiful son is just 5 months old at the time of posting this blog entry. He changes every day and I am experiencing watching him grow and learn in ways I've never experienced before in teaching.
I adore my job which is why I can't let go of it completely, so whilst I'm taking a break from school at the moment, I am available for tuition support.

Tuition information...
All the lessons I provide are tailored for your specific needs. I offer an assessment and review introduction lesson for every new student without additional charges.
Lessons are sold in blocks of 10 and can be booked as regularly as you wish. The best results are seen if each student has weekly lessons or more if required. Each block of lessons must be paid in advance to secure bookings and completed within 3 months. Should you not use all lessons before the end of the 3rd month from the purchase date, payment for lessons cannot be refunded.
Lessons are offered as one to one or small groups, maximum 4 children. For group lessons, I offer discounted rates to support families. Some parents find it financially easier to create a small group of students so each child can enjoy their extra support with their friends and at a cheaper rate (piano lessons one to one only). Please contact me for more information on group lessons. For piano lessons, I own and play on the new Yamaha Clavinova CLP 545 which is a fantastic electric piano. It plays and sounds like a Grand Piano with superb features providing a huge variety of sounds, recording and listening playback options. Brilliant for lessons. 

For more information on classes and bookings, please call me on 07563862808 or
Email: missrixteach@gmail.com
Follow me on twitter @MissRixTeach

Areas I cover local to Corsham
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