Meet Gayle Knowles

After twenty years as Head of English in a large Comprehensive School, Gayle decided it was time to combine her interest in Mindfulness with her skills as an English and Drama teacher to create Mindful Learning, a tutoring company for students who need support with their English studies. Her lessons focus on developing a student’s metacognitive skills. She works with students of all levels of ability and with a variety of special needs. Hers is a compassionate approach to teaching which not only teaches the curriculum and exam specifications, but also focuses on building students’ confidence by giving them a toolbox of techniques that they can use in stressful situations.

 She is very pleased to be working with Prospero as, whilst she is based in the north, using Zoom has opened up the possibility of working with students anywhere in the country. During lockdown she worked with Prospero writing and performing in webinars and producing eBooks for KS2 and KS3 students on Managing Anxiety and Staying Positive.