Hi, I'm Gaby and I run Learn Happy London
My background is in Primary Education. I have worked in schools across London and as a private tutor for many years. The first time I set foot in a classroom was back in 2004 and I loved it! Working as a TA, LSA and teacher over the years has provided me with great experience and wonderful memories. I am passionate about learning and child development.
My interests in Psychology and Education stem from my own personal experiences growing up. I had a difficult education and struggled at school. It was when I was studying towards my PGCE that I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia. Having a specific learning difficulty has helped me understand myself as a person. It has also given me a greater insight and empathy towards to pupils with SEND. All too often children who are slower than their peers, have difficulty with concentration and emotional regulation are often labelled as lazy or disruptive. I, therefore, always try to take a positive approach to find ways that they can learn best. It is extremely rewarding to see the progress children make with the right support and guidance in place, especially for those with SEND who find learning and the school environment challenging.
‘It is OK to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.’
I was educated at Queens College London, read Psychology at London Metropolitan University and studied towards a PGCE in Primary Education at Roehampton University. Throughout my career I have worked with a wide variety of children of all abilities including those with special educational needs. I liaised with teachers and other professionals to plan, deliver and assess learning activities. In addition, I managed and led a variety of extra-curricular activities and taught French using La Jolie Ronde Methodology. Furthermore I supported and advised many families from different cultures and backgrounds regarding their children’s education.
Children are faced with many stresses and pressures at school on a daily basis. As a result of this I made the decision that teaching in the classroom was no longer right for me. I wanted to utilise my skills, knowledge and experience in a way that would be beneficial to both pupils and parents. I therefore set up Learn Happy London. My goal is to get parents involved with their children’s education, get children excited about learning and eliminate any worries or concerns. Ultimately, I believe that for learning to be enjoyable and successful children should have minimal worries, be happy and carefree.