Information About Alan - Peterlee teacher
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As a creative subject lecturer, creating a sense of excitement about photography related content is something that I am passionate about across all subject areas. When I teach any media related subject I create an atmosphere in which students feel they can achieve and where they feel at ease whatever their ability. As a creative subject lecturer, creating a sense of excitement about photography related content is something that I am passionate about across all subject areas. When I teach any media related subject I create an atmosphere in which students feel they can achieve and where they feel at ease whatever their ability. As a lecturer, it is my role to provide opportunities for all, regardless of ability, and to ensure that everyone has a positive experience. I have undertaken numerous placements in different settings, such as local FE and HE educational establishments across the North East of England, which have provided me with an invaluable insight into different teaching styles and assessment strategies.
During the 1980/90/00’s spend covering news stories for local and national newspapers as a freelance photographer. During this time, I covered significant news stories such as the miners’ strike, royal visits and attended major music events such as Glastonbury (1998) – with a brief accreditation from 2013 – 2015 covering premiership football, and world cup qualifiers for the Football League. In addition to covering news stories as a photographer, I was contracted to Google as part of their ‘trusted independent photographers’ scheme during 2014 – 2016 carrying out business to business virtual tours that where then added to the Google streetview service.
I am experienced in the delivery of AS, A2, BTECH, and year's 1.2 and 3-degree courses within in my chosen fields of expertise. My working experiences in the world of professional media production complement this such as magazine production as an editor and also creating community radio stations these have given me a good contact book which I can draw on when needed. with respect to my work at local colleges, I delivered A2 print production to 15 students with all gaining grades of B to A's this year. I can ensure an absolute professional delivery of all aspects of media both theory and practical that is grounded in my own success rate in the past. You can expect guidance and support that reflects the current curriculum and embraces potential changes that are about to take place across the education system.
I can tutor students from primary school to postgraduate levels, I always notice the same thing that learners can be overwhelmed with the material that they are trying to learn, it is my role then to clear all the doubts, raise confidences and see the task in hand with different eyes, reassuring the learner of where and what to do next. They may have come to me with a fixed idea of what they are 'bad' at, but I help them to realize that they have skills they hardly suspected. I endeavor to try and fill the gaps, know when to lead and when to take a back seat, so to ensure that learners are steered in the right direction to maximize their chances to achieve top grades.
As a media practitioner, it is my responsibility to match my students’ work, both summative and formative assessments, against that of the examining board, and as a result, award grades or marks that are in conjunction with awarding body quality procedures. I produce and deliver high-quality lessons, using innovative methods. Where possible, I like to give immediate feedback and allow my students to respond by correcting any misunderstandings. My knowledge and teaching methods enable me to teach students who are of mixed ability. I do this using different teaching styles and learning strategies that motivate; all learners to have the opportunity to excel in areas of education, forward-thinking styles and adaptability that will challenge all learners to achieve. Given that I deliver across a wide age group from 16-year-olds to 70-year-olds plus, I feel that it is important to listen to each students learning needs closely– this is something that is essential to ensure that I understand their motivation to learn and their long term goals and ambitions.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Sunderland University (2006) - Film and Video Production (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Sunderland University (2004) - Photography (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Shiny Row, Sunderland (1995) - Certificate of Education (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Sunderland University (1994) - Communications and Media Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)