I am a hardworking, experienced and enthusiastic English (GCSE English, EFL/EAL, EAP, ESOL) lecturer who enjoys a new challenge. I thrive on working alongside other people, sharing ideas and motivating others to better themselves. I have the ability to create engaging resources which are supported by a good understanding of mixed media and IT to bring the lesson to life.
• Deep understanding of learner needs and differentiation
• M.A. English Literature and Linguistics and QTS
• Strong knowledge of grammar and GCSE English syllabus
• Organised and able to prioritise the workload
• Highly motivated and able to motivate others
• Strong team player who shares experience and resources with others
• Mentor and Teaching, Learning and Assessment Practitioner with teaching observation experience
• Published teacher
• AQA GCSE English Language examiner
I have been fortunate enough to fulfil my passion for teaching English to a wide range of students for over 13 years now. This included working in schools, colleges and a university and meant that I have had the opportunity to work with students of varying abilities and levels, always striving to inspire enthusiasm for learning. I am a very driven, creative and enthusiastic individual with a great ability to motivate others. Over the years, I have worked with students to help them prepare for various exams (GCSE English Language, IELTS, ESOL: Cambridge, Edexcel, Trinity, Ascentis; Skills for Life, Basic Skills) and in all of the above areas they have had a very high success rate. I am currently working as a GCSE English Language examiner which allows me to accurately assess my students' progress.
Apart from being a full-time college lecturer, I am also working as a teaching, learning and assessment mentor providing ongoing support for teachers requiring development, planning and delivering training and workshops for staff to ensure continuous professional development.
My main teaching philosophy is to inspire, motivate and engage students, giving them the right tools to be able to further develop their skills and become independent.
As a private English tutor, I carefully prepare and design personalised courses, assessment materials to ensure excellent results.
|Languages||English (British), Polish, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Opole University||2006||Masters||Master's Degree in English Literature and Linguistics|
|Hammersmith and West London College||2007||Professional||CELTA|
|Opole University||2005||QTS||Teaching Specialization|
|OCN||2017||Professional||Observation of Teaching and Learning (OTL), Level 5, OCN|
|West Thames College||2019||Professional||GCSE Resits training (Level 5)|