Linda is an independent education consultant and a fully qualified teacher of English and Maths with extensive experience across all ages and abilities and a Masters qualification in Educational Assessment and Evaluation. She currently specialises in coaching and preparation for 11+ entrance exams and is a great believer in the power of confidence and independent thinking to maximise a student’s potential.
She explains, “Confident children, faced with a difficult question, are independent thinkers and they are up for the challenge. They believe in their problem solving capacities and use a wide range of tools to help them find the right answer. And, even if they can’t solve it, they’ll move on confidently to the next question. Their less confident peers will worry and the resulting negativity can often undermine their efforts in the whole exam. It is therefore important to give equal weight to building confidence at the same time as building skills.”
Master of Education University of Sussex
Master of Arts University of Reading
Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching University of Greenwich
BA (Hons) English and Film/Drama University of Reading