Supporting Young People & Families
For the last fifteen years I have been involved in supporting children, young people and their families, in a variety of educational and therapeutic settings. This has included working as a teacher in mainstream and alternative schools, and significant time in a Steiner school. I have studied and researched holistic models of child development and applied them through teaching and mentoring.
Other projects have included volunteering at an orphanage in India, supporting foster care children as an equine therapist, and offering mentoring services for a charity supporting children with learning difficulties. I have worked with children of all ages from three to eighteen.
Throughout my engagement with children, I have always sought to develop a close relationship with their parents and carers, and to help bridge the gap between the home and school cultures, which can be a source of confusion and tension. Working today as an independent mentor, I offer a flexible service that is defined by the needs of the young person and their family.
This can involve one-to-one mentoring where a particular subject or educational issue provides a focus, or it can involve a more inclusive exploration with parents, carers and teachers.
My intention is to hold a compassionate and non-judgemental space that honours and supports the child to untangle themselves from unhelpful expectations and to connect with their learning in their own unique way.
Mark Hunt MA MSc MBA QTS
I am a fully qualified teacher (QTS) and have an Enhanced DBS certificate.
Please feel welcome to give me a call to discuss your interest. I also offer a free introductory meeting.