I’m Katie and I’m a mother of three. I’m married to Alex and we live in London.
Before I had my children, I was a teacher for seven years. I taught in both state and private schools. During my career I taught in one of London’s leading preparatory schools, which was deemed outstanding by Ofsted twice while I was there. I have also tutored privately for ten years, successfully preparing children for their SATs, 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams.
While teaching I realised I wanted to help parents understand how their children were being taught in the classroom, and to provide them with a service that would explain lesson terminology and methodology. I often heard things like, "James can’t do bridge division and I tried to explain it to him but he wouldn’t listen to me. He kept saying 'you’re teaching it the WRONG way, Mummy!'" I believe teaching should be totally transparent. What if helping your child with their homework could be simpler, less stressful? What if there was a bank of information that within a few seconds could tell you exactly what number bonds are or how to identify a complex sentence?
I want to help parents access the ways in which core subjects like English and Mathematics are taught in their child’s classroom. I’ve created a bank of short video tutorials that parents and children can tap into at home or on the go. Katie’s Classroom is a way of helping with homework, sharing in learning or supporting the extension or revision of knowledge of topics covered at school.
I want Katie’s Classroom to be as close to having a teacher in your own home as possible. My video tutorials are designed to help you support your child’s learning, be that helping them to grasp a new concept, become confident in their knowledge or extend their understanding and improve their focus on a subject. They are high quality, easy to understand, bite-sized videos delivered by a qualified teacher that can be used time and time again.