Information About Zoe - Oldham teacher
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Zoe offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
Acting / Drama
I am a very independent 24 year old with the confidence and ability to work well in a group or individually. I am hard working with have a drive to succeed. I am very well organised, assertive, respectful and an enthusiastic person who loves working with new people and taking on new challenges and solving problems. I have several years work experience and/ or training in the Arts and Education industries. When at school I was Head Girl and have since graduated with First Class Honors in Acting from Bath Spa University, School of Music and Performing Arts in July 2014.
I has taught Music, Drama and the Performing Arts across KS3 and KS4 and has also been involved in teaching KS2 classes through transition days, summer schools and BFET trust projects. When planning schemes of work, I lead the planning for all year groups in Music. This was overseen by a mentor and training manager as I was the only music teacher in the academy at the time. I was therefore working independently to run the department on her own which involves managing the departmental budget, organising educational trips and overseeing the connections with Manchester Music Hubs, who provide peripatetic teachers to Cedar Mount on a weekly basis.
My responsibilities also included, the creation of an engaging curriculum, having a strong understanding of the GCSE specifications and ensuring that practical activities coincided with the more theoretical aspects of the subject she teaches. With planning for the department, my planning has had to be strategic and designed for all learners whilst stretching the higher abilities/ gifted and talented students, as well as the lower abilities who might struggle to feel confident in a classroom environment. My planning and teaching has always shown a strong focus on literacy and numeracy as there is a growing importance of articulating ideas, reasoning them and problem solving within the arts.
Further to this, I engages pupils in peer learning in her classroom and allows them to reflect on their own ability on a regular basis which allows them to set their own goals in line with their personal aspirations. This was a key strength of my recent training observations in May 2017 where it was remarked that the peer marking and teaching feedback sessions, otherwise known as, MAD TIME or ‘Making and Difference Time’, allowed pupils to make excellent levels of progress.
In addition to my teaching duties, I have also been involved in the marketing and communications department at CMA where I was asked to make regular updates on all social media platforms and publish the weekly bulletin every Friday. Furthermore, I believe my commitment to extracurricular activities has inspired many of my pupils to apply for arts colleges around Greater Manchester to study music, music production, popular music and musical theatre in greater detail after their GCSE’s.
I have a very relaxed approach to teaching, especially working 1-1. I believe in making gradual process and not rushing into things that are too challenging or out of reach. Baby steps are key to making progress and I'm very keen to go into a lot detail regarding music theory to back up anything practical we are covering.
I am also very modern in my approach and believe in using modern technology ie YouTube, self made backing tracks and microphones etc in order to get a real feel for what it's like to perform on stage and teaching stage craft as well as the musical skills themselves.
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Bath Spa University (2014) - BA (Hons) Acting (First) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Dixons City Academy (2011) - A Levels- Performing Arts, Music, Media, ICT, General Students (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Dixons City Academy (2009) - 12 GCSE's A*- C (School) (✘ Not On File)