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English

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Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £25.00£22.50

Government and Politics

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Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £25.00£22.50

Drama

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Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £25.00£22.50
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

Media / Communication Studies

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Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £25.00£22.50
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

Study Skills

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Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £25.00£22.50
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

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Personal Description:

I am a qualified secondary school teacher with 18 years' experience of teaching English, Media Communication, Politics, Drama and Study Skills to 11-19 year olds. I have held the posts of Head of Drama, Director of Creative Arts and I have led teaching and learning across a range of senior leadership roles, including Principal. I have previously worked for the BBC and was awarded a BAFTA for my role in a TV documentary series. I am educated to Masters degree level and hold a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Media, Politics and Performing Arts. Prior to entering the teaching profession, I gained industry experience in marketing with Lego UK Ltd. I live in Wrexham, North Wales with my young family and I count playing guitar, filmmaking, photography, cricket and graphic design as my main interests.

My experience as a classroom teacher and school leader has developed my expertise in a range of educational strategies, including: personalising learning; active engagement; cooperative learning; maximising achievement; leadership and innovation

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EDUCATION HISTORY

- University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Drama, October 1997 - August 1998
- De Montfort University, Leicester, BA Combined Honours in Digital Media, Politics and Performing Arts (2:1), October 1992 - June 1995
- University of Bradford, Diploma in 'Electronic Media', October 1991 - June 1992
- Yale Sixth Form College, Wrexham, September 1989 - August 1991, A-levels in Theatre Studies (A) and Politics & Government (B) and English (C)
- St. David's High School, Wrexham, September 1984 - August 1989, 10 GCSEs, grade A-C, including Maths and English

Tutoring Experience:

My expertise has been developed through 18 years’ experience of teaching English, Media Communication, Drama and Study Skills to 11-19 year olds, and leading whole-school portfolios in teaching and learning, assessment, staff development and curriculum. Embracing the challenge of leading a school in difficult circumstances, I led a dynamic and vibrant community committed to achieving success for all learners, raising aspirations and learning together in a supportive and orderly environment. My overarching leadership secured sustainable improvements in the quality of teaching which, in turn, led to significantly improved outcomes for students which saw the academy move from 'Special Measures' to a 'good' Ofsted judgement. I have a proven track record of leading students and staff to significantly improved outcomes.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

- Co-Director of The Learning Collective Group Ltd. (January 2016 - present)
- Principal, March 2011 - December 2015
- Vice Principal, September 2010 - February 2011
- Senior Assistant Principal (Teaching, Learning and Staff Development), September 2008 to August 2010
- Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Reporting and Recording), January 2006 - August 2008
- Director of Creative Arts, January 2006 - August 2008
- Head of Drama, September 2000 - December 2005
- Teacher of Drama and English, September 1998 - August 1999

Tutoring Approach:

I place all learners firmly at the centre of the learning experience, helping them to understand how they learn best. I hold the highest expectations of all learners and craft engaging learning activities that encourage a real enjoyment of learning. Behind every set of examination results must stand a person who is equipped, personally and socially to prosper in the 21st Century. For this reason, academic tutoring/coaching will always focus on personal as well as academic development.

In addition to English, Media, Drama and Politics subject expertise, The Study Skills coaching I offer can help resolve a wide range of common issues that can be barriers to effective learning in any subject across the curriculum.

If you answer 'yes' to one or more of the following questions, study skills coaching could well be an investment that brings real value to your child and their future:

- Is your child's effort beginning to slip?
- Do behavioural issues exist in the school setting?
- Is your child frequently getting detentions for forgetting homework or being late?
- Do school reports show a dip in academic attainment?
- Does your child struggle to contribute to classroom activities, for example, answering questions or speaking publicly?
- Does your child give up too easily?
- Would your child benefit from improved social skills?
- Does your child become anxious around examination periods?
- Does your child require increased focus and attention prior to key examinations, e.g. entrance examinations, Year 6 standardised attainment tests and GCSE exams?

Flexible, personalised programmes can commence at any point during the year.

Qualifications:

  • University of Aberystwyth (1998) - Secondary Drama (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • De Montfort University, Leicester (1995) - Arts & Humanities (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Yale Sixth Form College, Wrexham (1991) - A levels (College) (✔ On File)
  • St David's High School, Wrexham (1989) - GCSEs (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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