Work of Heart Tutoring

Work of Heart Tutoring

Experienced tutor of Literacy. Key Stages 1 and 2, Year 7,8. Jacqueline Crawford B.Ed (Hons)

Operating as usual


English tutoring, daytime and evening availability..Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.



This is absolutely spot on.

Children are not disabled. Environments are disabling.

Time to flip the narrative!


Experienced patient tutor B.Ed (Hons)
Availability for tutoring English to children in Key Stages 1,2 or 3 who are struggling with any aspect of English: reading, writing, comprehension, spelling, punctuation, grammar.

Working at the child's level of understanding, encouraging him/her to progress step by step with interest and enjoyment.
Understanding of dyslexia (diploma studies at present) also experience in tutoring children with ADHD, learning needs. SpLD training as part of degree course.

Five star reviews. ยฃ25 per hour.
BA3, BA2 (Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Westfield, areas near Bath, Avon.) Daytime and early evenings. Face to face preferred to use various resources as needed.

[email protected]
Mobile: 07926356298


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A thoughtful, creative approach for building self esteem and enjoyment in learning and achievements..

๐ŸŒŸ Building a strong foundation for self-esteem, one paper strip at a time! ๐ŸŒŸ

Encourage little ones to jot down their daily victories and proud moments, creating a paperchain of self-belief and celebration! ๐ŸŽ‰


Absolutely! Never humiliate a student. This story explains why ....

An old man meets a young man who asks:
โ€œDo you remember me?โ€
And the old man says no. Then the young man tells him he was his student, And the teacher asks:
โ€œWhat do you do, what do you do in life?โ€
The young man answers:
โ€œWell, I became a teacher.โ€
โ€œah, how good, like me?โ€ Asks the old man.
โ€œWell, yes. In fact, I became a teacher because you inspired me to be like you.โ€
The old man, curious, asks the young man at what time he decided to become a teacher. And the young man tells him the following story:
โ€œOne day, a friend of mine, also a student, came in with a nice new watch, and I decided I wanted it.
I stole it, I took it out of his pocket.
Shortly after, my friend noticed the his watch was missing and immediately complained to our teacher, who was you.
Then you addressed the class saying, โ€˜This student's watch was stolen during classes today. Whoever stole it, please return it.โ€™
I didn't give it back because I didn't want to.
You closed the door and told us all to stand up and form a circle.
You were going to search our pockets one by one until the watch was found.
However, you told us to close our eyes, because you would only look for his watch if we all had our eyes closed.
We did as instructed.
You went from pocket to pocket, and when you went through my pocket, you found the watch and took it. You kept searching everyone's pockets, and when you were done you said โ€˜open your eyes. We have the watch.โ€™
You didn't tell on me and you never mentioned the episode. You never said who stole the watch either. That day you saved my dignity forever. It was the most shameful day of my life.
But this is also the day I decided not to become a thief, a bad person, etc. You never said anything, nor did you even scold me or take me aside to give me a moral lesson.
I received your message clearly.
Thanks to you, I understood what a real educator needs to do.
Do you remember this episode, professor?
The old professor answered, โ€˜Yes, I remember the situation with the stolen watch, which I was looking for in everyoneโ€™s pocket. I didn't remember you, because I also closed my eyes while looking.โ€™
This is the essence of teaching:
If to correct you must humiliate; you don't know how to teach "


One day a teacher wrote on the board:

9x1 = 7
9x2 = 18
9x3 = 27
9x4 = 36
9x5 = 45
9x6 = 54
9x7 = 63
9x8 = 72
9x9 = 81
9x10 = 90

You could hear the classroom cracking jokes and laughing, because the teacher wrote the wrong answer on the first equation 9x1 = 7 as opposed to 9x1 = 9.
The teacher waited until everyone was silent, then said, "this is how we are seen by the entire world. I purposely wrote the incorrect answer to show you how the world behaves over an error. NOBODY praised me for having 9 correct answers, NOBODY said congratulations. ALL of you laughed and criticized me over one incorrect response."

Moral of the story:

We need to learn how to value people for their success. The world will not always appreciate the good that you do, but it will put you down for the one mistake you made. Always rise above the criticism and stay strong!

Faith stories

Albert Einstein


So very true. It is important to teach the way children learn. If a child does not learn the way we teach, perhaps we should teach the way he learns. (Those words are based on a quote but not the exact quotation.)They do not all learn by 'one size fits all!' Not all children grow up to be doctors, solicitors, professors etc. We need to encourage all gifts and talents in every child and build on these, using teaching approaches that bring out the best in every child because the approach has been right for them. Creative, hands - on approaches including multi-sensory should be considered and used also..
If a child is facing SATs and I am requested to help him with the English content required,I try to help prepare him by encouraging him to know that the SATs paper does not determine his future. I try to give children tools to help get through the English SATs paper and to encourage him to realise that the SATs result is not the end, he can have a bright future in learning and being of value in society.
A very useful book to help and encourage children as they grow up in this world and face the world, as well as building confidence, recall and enjoyment in reading is:
'Oh The Places You'll Go!' by Dr. Seuss. (Find out why he called himself 'Dr.' It may not be for the reason you may be thinking of.)

Dear Students,

Exams do not measure your intelligence, your worth or even your learning.
They measure your ability to digest and re-share information (often asked in trick-speak to test the way your brain processes), in tense conditions, under pressure.
We canโ€™t all do that.
Doesnโ€™t mean you didnโ€™t pay attention, study hard or try your best.
Chances are you would be able to answer correctly on the same subjects in a relaxed environment with straight-shooting questions.

I did well in my exams because my brain works copy/paste style, I remember NONE OF IT now. Absolutely none. In one day, gone the next.

The system is flawed, it canโ€™t be helped right now but it will catch up and one day there will be no โ€˜one size fits allโ€™ situation.

Until then, remember, do your best because that energy somehow matters. Itโ€™s unexplainable but your care really counts. When that care turns into anxiety or self-worth-harming judgement, itโ€™s gone too far.

Itโ€™s just paperwork.
And life is so much more.
You are so much more.

Donna Ashworth


Yes such a difference...and it works!


Dont let a letter on a page determine your future. It's about the 'real you' with all your gifts and talents, not an unfair letter on a page defined by an unfair system!


Well said! Noone should feel a failure because of the education system!

Good luck to all those getting exam results today. Remember..

โ€œIsnโ€™t it amazing that in 2022, in one of the most advanced, developed countries in the world, that our education system still distinguish the difference between success and failure with a simple letter, A, B or C, or in my case N and U.
I failed my exams but Iโ€™d argue that exams failed me.
They crushed my spirit.
Let me be clear, education, and exam excellence are vital and for those who plan to follow vocational work into the sciences or medicine.
Work hard and you will rise to the top of academia and become the next great doctor or scientist, but it is not one size fits all.
We are not all destined to be physicists or brain surgeons.
Learning and education are key in life but our obsession with exams as a means of testing and qualifying an individual is as archaic as it is broken.
There are some people who are better equipped at absorbing and cramming information and then regurgitating it on command.
Exams are an unfair marker of our talent and ability because they assume we are all the same
When I look at my children, I reflect on their personality, their kindness, their interest, their ability to interact, sociability, curiosity, thoughtfulness.
We are so much more than an exam grade.
For many years, my exam grades made me feel inadequate. I felt like a failure, despite my ability to excel and achieve in other areas.
For me the pressure of expectation at such a vulnerable part of my life crushed my spirit.
I would prefer my children to learn the school of life. Rather than exams, Iโ€™d prefer they learn how to grow crops, cook healthily and how to do DIY.
Real life skills.
Exams instill a notion of competition too early.
If you have failed your exams today, donโ€™t be too despondent.
We live in a world where there is always another way.
It is not survival of the smartest but of the most versatile and resourceful.
We want all rounders.
The key of course are the real heroes. The teachers. Underpaid and under resourced. They should be the pillars of our community teaching for life not for league tables.
The letter of our ALevel results does not define you, itโ€™s your character that counts.โ€
Ben Fogle


Yes, a happy, patient and devoted teacher..


Beautiful, powerful and reassuring..

She spoke to the teachers
they told her to sit
to wait for her turn
and to speak with respect

She spoke to her parents
they told her to try
to never give up
to work hard and strive

She spoke to her friends
they told her to change
to act more like them
to stop being strange

She spoke to her self
she wondered whatโ€™s wrong?
why donโ€™t I fit in?
why cant I belong?

And finally when
her exhaustion was high
she wandered bereft
out into the night.

She spoke to the moon
and the stars let her see
youโ€™re already enough
why canโ€™t you just be?

You sparkle with life
youโ€™re so full to the brim
why worry about
the need to fit in?

Youโ€™re made of pure sunlight
with so much to share
donโ€™t walk down the same road
you're not going thereโ€ฆ

Donna Ashworth

From โ€˜I wish I knewโ€™:

Art by Josie Wren


Yes but English can be grasped successfully with positive help and encouragement...


Yes, children need to feel happy to learn best...



Punitive vs Restorative Discipline

CREDIT Unknown


Wonderful children's writer..lovely use of rhyme


SATs tests do not determine who you are or your future...




Did you know that your child does not need a diagnosis to get support in school?
Schools have a duty to identify Special Education Needs (SEN) and SEN is about the needs of the child, not a diagnosis.

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With regret I can not tutor at present due to personal circumstances. Thank you. Kind regards.
Jacky Crawford B.Ed (Hons)
Work of Heart Tutoring.


So true and a reminder to encourage and praise!


Thoughtful words for 2022...

Happy New year everyone .This is what we will be doing in 2022 โค


So very true!

Using Fear to Change Behaviour

CREDIT Teach Through Love



Reading counts! ๐Ÿงก
๐Ÿ“ท Unknown


So true! Little steps can reach the stars!


Such a powerful poem with such an important message. It's not about the pencil. Look at the broader picture....


Very encouraging and so important...



So true! There is always hidden talent to be found in every person....

Photos from Work of Heart Tutoring's post 23/07/2021

Beautiful surprise flowers received from the parent of a teenager I have tutored for almost eight months.Thoughtful card written by the student. A sad but memorable day. Life moves on with special memories to treasure.

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