About Jeni

Jeni Gardner

Tutoring Experience:
42 years of one to one tutoring. Tutoring in Verbier since 2007.

Teaching Experience:
– 10 years at The Dragon School, Oxford. Head of junior maths. Taught maths, English, Latin, girls’ games and coached the school swimming team.
– 1 year exchange to Melbourne Grammar School, Australia. Class teacher for 7 year olds.
– 2 years at Blackheath High School, London. Class teacher for 10 year olds.

Education:
Exeter University – 2 Masters’ degree modules in learning difficulties.
Saint Luke’s College, Exeter – B.Ed in Education with Maths and Science.
Sherborne School for Girls – Science A Levels.

Sporting Qualifications:
– LTA Part 1 tennis coach
– SRA Part 1 squash coach
– ASA Advanced swimming coach

I am the eldest of 6 children, with 4 brothers so I have been teaching since I was very young. Teaching at The Dragon and having brothers has helped me to relate to boys.

I am an enthusiastic person, who has lots of passions and interests. In summer I grow lots of vegetables and flowers on my sunny balcony. I have many of my paintings on my walls and pupils love it when a new one is put up. I cook almost all my food myself and enjoy eating. I hike with my dogs in the mountains daily and love to be outside in nature. I read for at least an hour each day.

I am athletic and fit. I have participated in many sports- skiing, water-skiing, golf, tennis, squash, bodyboard surfing and coached tennis, squash, water-skiing and swimming. I first came to Verbier to ski when I was 8 years old and have loved skiing since, particularly off-piste. I have done 15 winter seasons, 4 of them with my daughter. She went to school down in the valley for the winter when she was 13.

I am a very positive, can do sort of person. I have led an interesting life and enjoy myself. I love my teaching and my pupils. It is such a joy to see them fulfilling their true potential.