Mrs Marie Shortland (KS1, KS2, SATs/11+ prep and KS3 Specialist)

Mrs Marie Shortland is a qualified teacher who specialises in primary school and special educational needs tutoring, including Year 2 and Year 6 SATs prep and the 11+/13+ common entrance exams. She also tutors key stage 3 maths, English and science. 

  • Post Graduate Diploma Education of the Hearing Impaired – Distinction, University of Hertfordshire

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education – primary age range specialism, University of Hertfordshire

  • BSc Psychology (Zoology subsidiary) – 2.i with honours, University of Hull

  • A Level equivalent – BTEC Level 3 Medical Laboratory Sciences (Distinction), Paddington College

  • 26 years teaching experience across KS1 to KS3 – both private and state schools, including working as a Teacher of the Deaf for 2 years

  • Trained 1-to-1 tutor – three years face to face 1-to-1 tutoring at KS3

  • 11 years private tutoring experience – including 4 years online tutoring

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate 2021

  • Safeguarding and e-learning trained

  • Specialism: KS1 and KS2 English, maths and science; SATs/common entrance exam prep

Having been a dedicated, highly successful teacher in primary schools for 23 years across all year groups and in a wide variety of roles, including curriculum management and leadership, Marie brings a wealth of experience, expertise and skill to all aspects of her tutoring. She assesses students’ needs continuously, plans tailored tutoring programmes for each unique student and delivers interactive, motivating and engaging lessons. She fills ‘gaps’ in both learning and understanding quickly, building a solid foundation, enabling students to move forward confidently with a deeper understanding. Having taught the full current school curriculum, she uses the same strategies children use in school every day, maximising learning. Marie is brilliant at explaining difficult concepts clearly using pictures, video and real life examples. Marie has many years experience preparing children for Statutory Assessments Tests for English, science and maths at ages 7, 11 and 13. She also has some experience preparing children for Common Entrance Tests. Her depth and breadth of experience with Standard Assessment Tests over many years, can be easily applied to Common Entrance since they are very similar in the subject matter and concepts covered, as well as in the way in which they are assessed.