Matthew Deacon Primary specialist in maths and English PGCE

  • Travels 10.0 miles
  • Online Tuition
  • Qualified Teacher

My name is Matt, I am a 29 year old primary teacher who has worked in education as a teaching assistant and teacher for more than 5 years. I have a background in film and television and have also worked for start ups and magazines in my time. I specialise in primary age English and maths and have a strong track record of supporting and improving outcomes for children across key stage 1 and 2. As an online tutor I have experience communicating and engaging students via video calls, e-mails and phone calls all of which I hope to be able to bring to this role. 

About Me

I graduated with a 2:1 in Film Studies from the University of Sussex in 2014, after this I moved to London and began working as a camera operator and focus puller in a number of short films and digital content productions. During this time I also produced written content for Catch21 and London Focus Magazine. At the end of 2015 I changed career and began working as teaching assistant, a role which I held in various schools from 2015-2017 when I trained through the Schools Direct training scheme and Goldsmiths University to become a primary school teacher. I achieved my PGCE and QTL in July 2018 after which I moved to Brighton to work as a year 5 teacher in a small Catholic primary school, during this time I was also made head of PE, after two years in this position I then returned to London to take up a postion as a year 5 teacher in a large primary school in Erith. 


I can offer 1-2 hour long lesson in English and maths. I can also offer support with reading, history, geography and science learning where neccessary. 


Geography £20
History £20
General Science £20
Maths £20
English £20


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  • PGCE - Primary Education Verified

    I studied and gained my QTS and PGCE at the University of Goldsmiths as part of the Schools Direct training programme between September 2017 and July 2018. As part of this training scheme I also worked at Wingfield Primary School in a year 2 class. During this time I was also voted to be student representative by my peers.