If I were going to trust my children into the care of a stranger, I’d like to know a little about them first. Why do they want to work with my child and what qualifies them to do so? To that end, here is a little about me and my teaching background.
I have lived in Fleet with my wife and five children for over ten years (although there were only three children when we arrived!). My wife is Spanish and we often visit her family in Barcelona. I’m a Christian, I love football and I’m an FA licensed coach.
I’ve been teaching since 2005, before this working in banking and in a military press office. My view of teaching has always been to radically improve the life chances of those children who for whatever reason find themselves falling behind, to push those with a natural academic flair to achieve their full potential, and to inspire a life-long love of learning in all the children I worked with. I enjoyed teaching in the secondary sector where I taught Spanish (I still tutor Spanish, you can learn more about that at www.fleetspanishtuition.com) before I followed my heart and moved into the primary sector where I very much enjoyed working as a classteacher with Years 5 and 6.
Teaching is a wonderful and noble profession; I’d encourage anyone who felt called to it to give it a go. However, it comes at a price - for a long time I’d felt torn between my family’s needs and those of the children in my charge. In 2016 I decided that the time had finally come to put my wife and own children first and left the state education sector and, alongside my other business, began tutoring small groups. I still have the privilege of working with children and helping them, but life is a little more balanced and I now get to see more of my own family.
Due to my restricted timetable I currently have to limit my maths tuition to children in years 6, 7 and 8. In both subjects my lessons are designed to boost confidnece while developing the skills that will have the greatest impact firstly to enable the learner to succeed in school, but more importantly to improve their future life chances. In my opinion, at this age a child is mature enough to begin to take responsibility for their learning, and it is still early enough to change their perception that they are 'no good' at maths and/or English. Anyone can clearn the skills needed to achieve success in these two subjects, everyone deserves the chance to do so.
My teaching is based around the following principles:
Mr Pearce is a one-of-a-kind teacher. The one you'll remember for the rest of your life helping your child. He is professional, engaging with the children, good fun and considerate to the children's needs. I highly recommend using Mr Pearce as a tutor.
Mr Pearce worked wonders with our year 6 child. Through his enthusiasm and personable approach he was able to inspire and motivate my son to make efforts to improve and learn. His confidence improved no end and he actually started to enjoy going to school!
My child is growing in confidence and looks forwards to his lessons with Cris.
Cris, is very supportive and helps boost my son’s learning in a way that isn’t taught at schools. He makes it fun to learn which all children love including the parents. Not, only does Cris support the children he also takes time to listen to the parents concerns that they may have to help move the children on with their learning.
We cannot praise Cris enough for all his hard work this term. Thank you very much.
Cris has really helped my son's confidence with his English. Sessions are tailored to the children's needs & homework is engaging. I would highly recommend Cris Pearce's Tuition.
My daughter's confidence has increased hugely, and so has mine as a parent with how to support her.