I believe my first job as a teacher is to encourage students to believe in themselves, and I try to achieve this with great positivity, overflowing patience and calm reassurance. I love teaching and my students recognise that. I'm fully qualified as a teacher and have been teaching Functional Skills and GCSE English Language in a further education setting four years, however, I am happy to work with children and adults of all ages. I have a previous commercial background in public relations, writing and editing, and radio broadcasting, which tends to make me a pretty well-rounded person.
I taught in a London further education setting for three years, achieving my PGCE in 2015 with "outstanding" status and winning an award from Greenwich University for my performance on the course. Prior to this I was supporting university students with their academic assignments for two years, working on a one-to-one basis, and this highlighted my ability to operate on an individual basis with young people. I have worked in an outstanding college in Cornwall, and now in West Sussex. My background is in Literature and I have a Masters Degree in Creative Writing.
My approach will be tailored to an individual student, though my experience so far suggests that so many students need encouragement first and foremost to develop a belief in themselves. I will always ensure that a student feels comfortable enough to ask whatever question they want, however insignificant to them. Once they feel comfortable and unjudged, they tend to perform much better. I believe students will find me easygoing, funny and extremely approachable.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Open University||2009||Bachelors||BA Literature|
|Kingston University||2011||Masters||Creative Writing|
|Greenwich University||2015||PGCE||Post-compulsory education|
|Society for Education and Training||2016||QTS||Qualified Teaching & Learning Status|
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