Meet the Team

Victoria Burt

Victoria qualified as a primary school teacher in 2005 and has worked in London, Bristol, Hampshire and Hertfordshire. She has taught from Year 1 up to year 6 was head of maths for 4 years and Key Stage 2 Leader, before taking time off to be with her 3 young children. While Victoria was still
working as a teacher in a primary school, several friends asked if it was possible for her to provide one to one tuition to their children who were struggling with maths.
After positive feedback, and more people asking for tuition in maths, English and preparation for entrance exams, she decided to take the plunge and set up Additions Tutoring to provide high quality small group and one to one tuition by fully qualified teachers.
She continues to research in best teaching practices and visits primary schools to maintain an excellent knowledge of the primary curriculum, changes to teaching methods and new initiatives that are being brought in.

Amy Ellen

Amy has been teaching for 10 years, and  most recently has worked in further education, training apprentices in early years and Key Stage 1 education. Having worked in an advisory capacity to improve quality in early years provision, her knowledge of the Early Years and Key Stage One curriculums is superb. 
In the last year Amy, has had experience in tutoring children aged 4 -7 and has developed resources that strengthen both English and numeracy skills. Thus, she has an excellent knowledge of the key objectives, standards and expectations of children from Reception to Year 2.  
She holds a wide variety of education qualifications including:
  • PGCE in Further Education and Training
  • BA Early Childhood studies, 
  • Early years professional status 
  • A1 Assessor award and Level 3/4 in education and training.

Gabbie

Gabbie is a fully qualified teacher and has been teaching in primary schools and as a private tutor for five years. She has taught in Key Stage 1 for several years, and as a result has an excellent knowledge
of the Key Stage 1 curriculum and expectations in years 1 and 2.
Having taught children with dyslexia and other learning needs, in both the classroom and as a one to one tutor, Gabbie has a superb understanding of how to support children with these needs, help them to gain confidence in their abilities and to reach their full potential.

David Roebuck

With 23 years of teaching experience, including 8 years as a Deputy Head and Acting Head Teacher of a primary school, there is very little that David doesn’t know about primary education!
After training in North Wales, David started his career in Lincolnshire. He then moved to Wiltshire and on to Hampshire, where he met his wife, and now lives with his two young children.
Over the years, David has taught children with a wide range of abilities and needs. He understands that all children are individuals and learn in their own unique way. David has many years’ experience teaching KS2 (year 3 to year 6) this, together with a number of years in teaching Years 1 and 2, David’s knowledge and understanding of children in the primary setting is second to none!
Recently, David started his Forest School training. He has a love of outdoor learning and the environment.
He has an excellent understanding of the primary curriculum and year group
expectations across the whole curriculum and is passionate about making learning meaningful and fun.

Alex

Alex has worked as a teaching assistant at a primary school in East Hertfordshire for the past five years. Currently, she is based in Key Stage 2, primarily years 5 and 6, but has also had experience in all primary aged year groups.

Alex works in supporting small groups of children preparing for SATS and transition to secondary school and is very familiar with the curriculum across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. She enjoys tutoring maths and literacy and making the learning experience lively and enjoyable. Alex has worked with children who have dyslexia or other educational needs and has also been part of a literacy support programme, working with children of all ages through the school.

She believes very strongly in giving each child a calm learning environment and the time and encouragement needed to develop their understanding and confidence.

Matthew Girvan

Matt grew up in Northern Ireland and qualified as a teacher from Stranmillis University, Belfast, with a primary education degree in 2015. He moved to England, to begin his teaching career in Roydon, Essex and continues to work there. Over the past 5 years, Matthew has taught Year 3 up to Year 6 and has excellent knowledge of the KS2 curriculum.

Matt is passionate about maths and has held the position of maths lead at his school since 2016. He was made a specialist leader of education for maths in 2018 through WETSA (West Essex Teaching School Alliance) and has just been promoted to lead practitioner at his school with responsibility for teaching and learning.

Matt has a firm belief that with confidence and motivation, every child is capable of becoming a good mathematician. He thoroughly enjoys the challenge of trying to help every child he works with reach their full potential and gain faith and confidence in their abilities.

Amy Blackaller

Before training to become a teacher Amy work as a Ski instructor in Canada. It was here, that her passion for teaching developed. When returning to the UK, Amy completed a Bachelor of Education in primary education and has been working in upper KS2 since. 

Having dyslexia herself, Amy has a unique understanding of how to support children with this need, in helping them gain confidence and reach their full potential.