Hello, I'm Kara!
Children are superstars! They are resilient, hard-working learners who sometimes need encouragement and someone to inspire their learning and ignite their confidence to reach their goals. Their superpower is their ability to learn.
My passion for teaching started in 1997 when I got my first job as a class teacher. I always saw the potential in every child I taught and believed every child could learn. After over twenty years of teaching, I have experienced working with kids from various backgrounds, abilities, and age groups. I know that every child CAN learn, but that they have their own unique learning styles, and needs. It is from that understanding that my desire to help children with their learning grew and Just 2 Imagine Tutors was created. As an experienced teacher, private tutor, primary specialist and parent, I know the challenges that children face in education and how critical literacy skills are.
Today I'm focussing my energy, my knowledge of how children learn and my years of experience to help children become confident learners by offering them the quality support they need. I encourage independent learning, and a growth mindset while guiding children on the tools to achieve their reading, writing and spelling goals.
As a parent, take a moment to imagine your child as a confident, independent learner-reading fluently and writing with ease.
It is possible!
What amazed me about starting my online tutoring business was the positive impact I have on individual children's learning and how much kids love their lessons on zoom!
Some of the benefits of online tutoring are:
Learning takes place in the comfort of your own home (no need for travel)
learning is fun and interactive-both hands-on and digital resources
Learning is personalised and tailored to your child's individual needs and learning style
Learning is flexible, (although I plan for every lesson, sometimes the best lessons are in the moment and child-led topics)
I enjoy seeing a child's face light up when they have an 'Aha' moment!
I will help you with every step of your child's learning journey. Of course, private tuition is an investment. It is also a commitment to your child's learning and future. So it's okay to ask for support. The first step is easy...let's have a chat!
Kara Cook, M.A.
Master of Arts in Early Years Education, University College of London, 2019
Qualified Teacher Status, Primary Education, UK, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English Literacy Education (k-12), Kean University, USA, 1997
12 years of experience as a Primary teacher (2009-2019)
10 years of experience as a Literacy teacher (1997-2009)
Online Primary/Elementary English & Maths Tutor (2019-present)