Home Schooling Support during lockdown

As schools nationwide have suspended in-person education, many of us have been faced with the added stress and considerable additional workload of teaching our child at home on an almost full-time basis. As parents and guardians, the COVID-19 pandemic presented us with new challenges; What is the best way to help our children learn at home and how do we find the time ?  Well, you are not alone and we’re her to help .
We’re here to help you help them learn and to get their work done well on time, every time.
Our Online sessions cost £35 per session for a Teaching Assistant and £25 per session with a Learning mentor
How it works and Terms and Conditions

Teaching Assistants – Primary and Secondary

Our  TAs have a minimum of 3 years working in either Primary or Secondary schools.  All have current  DBS checks.
Mia Hale :   Senior Teaching Assistant – BSc (Hons)  in Chemistry from King’s College London 

Mia has always taken a keen interest in her own children’s education, from the start reading them stories daily to encourage a love of reading, through their primary school years, learning the alphabet, their timetables and weekly spelling lists, to preparing them for 11+ exams, and then through their secondary school years, helping  with GCSE and A level preparation.

Mia has been a Teaching Assistant within Schools since 2016 and has specialised  working with SEN students. Within this role, she ensures the students are prepared for the lesson ahead of them, maybe by employing calming techniques or routine, depending on their specific needs. ensuring that they were following the lesson and gaining a level of understanding of what was being taught.

A Levels : Mathematics, Biology , Chemistry  – Full DBS

Fun FACT : Mia is also a qualified Electrician 

To book an Online support session with Mia: email mia@mytao.co.uk

Learning Mentors – Primary 

Recent Graduates, Masters Students and Trainee Teachers act as ‘Learning Mentors’  our  ‘Study Buddies ‘

Subject knowledge is a must, but being a good Mentor is really about explaining concepts in a way that’s clear, engaging and personalised for each pupil. You can have three degrees in Physics, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be good at explaining science to a Primary School pupil.  Mentors who can empathise with their pupils and help them build confidence help pupils unleash their potential, and we see amazing results in just a few lessons.

Our Learning Mentors  have a minimum of a 2:1 degree from top UK Universities, and because they’re just a few years older, they can explain things in a way that school aged children find relatable. 

Ollie Maytum : BSc (Hons) in Human Geography from the University of Hull (2019) and is currently completing his PGCE at the University of Birmingham 

Growing up with a mother who was a headteacher in challenging schools, Ollie learned of the demands and challenges of the teaching profession but also the satisfaction gained from making a genuine difference.  He also benefited from having committed teachers, throughout his education who inspired him with their passion for their subject, their willingness to go the extra mile for their students and their dedication to the school.

This encouraged him to apply his proactive and considered approach to working with young people from a comparatively young age. A Young Sports Leader from Year 9, he has coached and officiated at many primary school sporting events helping him to learn perseverance and patience

A Levels : Geography, History, Media Studies  – Full DBS

 Fun FACTS: Ollie is a highly qualified football referee and plays Ice Hockey and Ultimate Frisbee in his spare time

To book an Online support session with Ollie : email ollie@mytao.co.uk

 Archie Dalton : BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Management from the University of West of England (2017)

Archie has worked in the private sector since leaving University in the area of Conservation and Environmental Management; his great passion.

An assistant Football coach for 3 years , in youth football team coaching for a range of ages, improving young players skills and building confidence to play at higher levels However; 2021 will see a change of direction, as Archie is currently training as a Teaching Assistant, on his journey to become a Primary School teacher. 

Archie has Educare Child Protection in Schools Training

A Levels : Economics, Geography, General Studies, Physical Education –  Full DBS

Fun FACTS:  Archie has completed a Cycle tour from London to Rome  for Cancer Research and also had a role in the film : Nanny Mcphee and the Big Bang  

To book an Online support session with Archie: email archie@mytao.co.uk

Ryland Hale  : BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from the University of Southampton and is currently a medical student in his final year.

Ryland has an accomplished academic background with  and 10 x A – A* at GCSE and 3 x A* at A Level

He has extensive childminding experience with children between the ages of 4-11 and has also assisted various students with their 11+ and A levels. 

Furthermore, he supported his two younger brothers in variety of different capacities and at various stages throughout their own educational development


A Levels : Maths,  Biology, Chemistry  – Full DBS

Fun FACTS:  Plays for Southampton 1st Team in Ultimate Frisbee and teaches Scouts and Beavers in First Aid

To book an Online support session with Ryland : email ryland@mytao.co.uk

James Ashford : BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Exeter (2019) and is currently studying for an MSc in International Management at King’s College London

James has a strong academic background with 9 x A-A* at GCSE and 3 x A* at A Level) 

James has benefited himself from additional tutoring and Learning Mentors particularly during his own GCSEs , so understands the value they can bring.  He has provided homework support for KS 1 KS2 and GCSE students over the past 5  years.

James has also coached youth groups in Football and Rugby and on his gap year provided voluntary support for charities and orphanages in rural Nepal  – James will also be joining our Business development team full time in August 

A Levels : History,  Politics,  Geography  – Full DBS

Fun FACTS: James was in the Harlequins Academy School of Rugby for 3 years and won GOLD at  the London Open Tae-Kwon-Do  Junior Championships aged 9 

To book an Online support session with James : email james@mytao.co.uk

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