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Claire Smith, Academic Tutor

Claire is a qualified primary school teacher with seven years of teaching experience under her belt. Claire undertook an Early Childhood Studies In Chichester which gave her a great foundation for understanding how children develop and learn. She then went on to complete a PGCE at the University of Brighton. During her career in schools she has taught from Reception up to Year 6 and also was the SENCo for 3 years alongside her classroom duties.

Claire took a career break when her eldest daughter was born and now that her children are 6 and 3 she has found that tutoring is the perfect way to get back into teaching whilst still being flexible around her young children.

Tutoring offers me the opportunity to teach 1:1 which is such a pleasure. Classrooms can be busy, noisy environments for some children and 1:1 tutoring enables me to give the children the focused time and teaching that they deserve.

Claire also runs a Children, Family and Newborn photography business, Little Acorns Photography, alongside her teaching. Photography has always been a passion for Claire since a young age and this business allows her to mix both her passion for children and photography together.

To find out more about learning with Claire, please complete the enquiry form below.

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