I am an experienced and dedicated English teacher and tutor and my students gain excellent results. I have taught since 2011 in an outstanding mixed secondary school on the outskirts of Ipswich and before that in schools in coastal Essex. I am a student centred, motivational teacher and aim to nurture my students to become independent, curious and confident learners, believing that developing an individual critical response to texts is the way for students to become inspired learners. I am an experienced and successful GSCE and IGCSE English Language and Literature teacher. I also teach AS and A2 English Language and A Level English Literature and KS3 classes and have taught most texts studied for the main exam boards.
I am experienced and confident at teaching GCSE and A Level English Language and English Literature. My students have been very successful, building strong analytical and writing skills and developing a passion for this subject. I have taught students with a variety of learning needs and have built up a strong toolkit of resources, pedagogical approaches and teaching styles to help my students access learning. I have a real passion for poetry, which is, perhaps, my specialist subject. My students have received excellent exam results with my most recent GCSE students gaining 40% A*-A for Literature. I have been teaching for the Edexcel and AQA exam boards and have taught others in the past and have experience teaching most of the exam board texts.
I am also a KS3 (years 7, 8 and 9) teacher and have a special interest in developing accurate and effective grammar and punctuation whilst nurturing a love for English and an understanding of the importance of this subject across the curriculum and underpinning student's lives and employment outside school.
My approach is to work with my students to establish specific, attainable, appropriate goals and then help the student develop the skills to attain their learning goals, promoting individual responsibility for learning. I believe that by attaining learning goals, students become motivated to raise their self-expectations. I use examples of excellent to work to model success which also encourages students to set higher goals.
I work to improve the student confidence, enabling them to become more self-regulatory with high self-expectations and able to express their ideas clearly verbally and in writing.
Using my knowledge of assessment objectives, I work with the students to develop processes of self- assessment to improve the quality of their work.
I set tasks devised to suit the student's individual goals, these could be exam questions, practice essays or grammar exercises, and mark the work, either with the student or, if more appropriate, before the next tutorial, and use these tasks to evaluate the student's progress.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
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|The University of Hull||1988||Bachelors||Second Class|