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Beginner £15.00
Intermediate £15.00
Advanced £15.00

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Professionally Qualified Photography Tutor with 13 years teaching experience (various subjects: EFL, Guitar, IT and Photography).

(Qualifications and Certifications are below).

(Present location: BIRMINGHAM)

KEY SKILLS:
Excellent working knowledge of photography, equipment, processes from working in well known photographic retail outlets in Birmingham City centre, West Bromwich and Dudley. Roles implemented advising customers on various cameras, equipment and the photographic journey: from choosing the right camera and accessories within budget, taking photos: composition, aperture, shutter speed, iso, lighting, shadow and tone etc. and also restoration of photographs using photoshop etc.

Occasionally, I travel around different places, taking and supplying photos to different amateur dramatics society capturing performances and audiences re-actions. I have a professional camera ie: nikon d5300 with 16mm- 300mm lense (super wide and super zoom) ideal for getting very wide shots and also fantastic zoom, to close in on subjects.

Part of tuition given involves a little theory and also will involve still life, and also location shoots of which you'll be probably enjoy and get the most about your understanding of your camera, or if you are thinking of purchasing a camera, but haven't got around to purchasing one yet, then the tuition will benefit you too and will give you some really great idea of which camera you should purchase.

More than 400+ hours practical teaching classroom, group session and one to one.
Proven ability to present in front of groups of children and present class materials and tutorials; good communication skills with other adults (colleagues) and children of differing ages.
Excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to put together lesson plans and prepare required materials for classes of different skills and year groups.

Genuine interest in helping not just the most talented but also the less able to achieve their full prospective
Involvement in turning around difficult classroom situations, helping under-performing students to achieve their full potential and responding effectively to the demands of a culturally diverse student population.

Ability to manage challenging behaviour
Able to train, motivate and supervise others and co-ordinate all round team building skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Attains and adopts professional conduct.

1999-Present. English as a Foreign Language Tutor – (English as a Second or Other language)

One to one and classroom tutor, built rapport with students and families from a wide range of cultural backgrounds ages and levels.
Created trusting atmosphere through sensitivity to students' strengths, weaknesses, and personal learning styles.
Engaged students through humour and activities designed for maximum interaction in large and small groups.
Developed curriculum that was appropriate to students' learning abilities and reflected their needs and interests.
Achieved maximum results by breaking down seemingly large learning tasks into meaningful and manageable segments.
Prepared students for G.C.S.E and I.E.L.S.T exams.
Designed imaginative creative content and resources through websites aimed around core curriculum.
Designed and Implemented ‘computers don’t byte’ training course.
Created a variety of lesson plans tailored for individual students when needed.

EDUCATIONAL AND CREDENTIAL:
Diploma in Photography
Advance Diploma in Photography

TEFL Master Sept 2014
TEFL Certificate May 2013
TESOL Certification May 2013
Chinese Specialist Certification 2013
EDI Level 2 Team Leading and Management
English Literature - OCR level2
Leadership Certification
Speaking and Presentation Skills Certification

RELATIVE CLASSROOM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: 2012-2014

Strategies for Teaching Beginning ESL Students, K-Adult
Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
Instructional Planning for Successful Teaching Certification
Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language Certification
Working with Students with Special Educational Needs Certification
Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers/ Trainers Certification
Safety and Health in The Technology Classroom Certification
Managing Health and Safety In Schools Certification
Web Applications for Learning English Certification
Web Applications for Language Teaching Certification
Train the Trainer Certification
Challenging Behaviour Certification

I am also qualified in I.T and can also teach I.T subjects: (Animation, CAD, Photoshop etc, hardware and Operating system Software etc). Please see my other advertisement in the I.T section (if you need a little help there!!)

Teaching Experience:

STORY:

I began teaching English and Guitar towards the the end of 1999; mainly to the Korean and Chinese students here in Birmingham who were mainly studying either at school or pursuing higher education.

I then travelled to China to pursue a teaching career embarking on a studying program : studying and teaching EFL. A couple of times having to administer teaching lessons in the parks to the locals!
Afterwards, coming back to the UK I carried on working in schools and community colleges around the Birmingham areas teaching range of ages: children and adults alike.

Presently now teaching folk from China, Japan , Polish, Ukranine Spain, and Italy to mention just a few!! . Additionally my spare time, (if any) working as a support worker for a well known charity. This involves supporting homeless people develop new skills and prepare for independent living. through writing support plans and training schemes within the project, to promote independent living. I also augmented a classroom based I.T / course called 'Computers Don't Byte' for those without computer experience or for those wishing to advance further into the IT field.

What-ever your ability, beginner or intermediate; I can help with speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills, primarily to learn English as a foreign language (or as a second language): from basic levels to advanced levels.

Teaching Approach:

I have a hands on approach to teaching, encouraging students to experience interaction through realia, role plays, games, reference material, video, music, group sessions, and also one to one.

I always try to write lesson plans around the individual/s; and perform a needs analysis assessment within the first lesson and then write lessons working with a curriculum in mind; focusing on weaker areas and helping to develop them into their strengths using various techniques, interaction and integration.I mainly teach within Birmingham City Centre, but can travel within a reasonable distance should you require one to one tuition, at a nearby town.

GENERAL USEFUL INFORMATION:

Please CONTACT ME if more than one person will be attending class as price is per person.
You are more than welcome to view my portfolio and details on my website, when the tuition has been confirmed.

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Please do not enclose your personal details (email, phone no, address or specific location for teaching) when responding; as these details will be deleted from customer services).Once excepted as a student, lessons will be arranged as normal.

POLICY:

Please note: It is a standard policy to charge for re-booking or cancelling lessons if students give less than 24 hours notice. You will be charged a the normal rate per hour of £15:00 per hour missed, in addition to the re-booked lessons. Additional policies can be viewed on my websites.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Shawacademy (2016) - Diploma in Photography (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Oplex Creers (2015) - Child SafeGuarding (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • www.alison.com (2014) - Instructional Planning for Successful Teaching (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • www.alison.com (2012) - Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers (College) (✔ On File)

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