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Charlotte offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
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I am a committed sociologist; my vested academic interests are access to education, intersectional feminism and critical race theory, critical sociology and the investment of young and vulnerable people.
I'm dyslexic so it's taken me a long time to celebrate my own academic strengths, without constantly berating myself for my short-fallings. This means I am a bit of a monster with to-do lists and translates well with my use of VLES (virtual learning environment software) and detailed planning. I have to make sure any new knowledge or academic content is accessible for me and my own learning style and I've harnessed this into my own differentiation when teaching and tutoring, making sure my own content is accessible for students and tutees with their own additional learning requirements. Inclusivity is key!
My experience spans the last five years and has seen me work exclusively within the FE sector (further education colleges, 16-19 years old), delivering A-level provision on both AQA’s old legacy and the new linear specifications at both A level and AS level. In addition, I have supervised for the last three years on AQA’s extended project qualification, supervising students with their own specialisms, as well as those whose specialisms centre on social sciences, humanities and Sociology. Further, I have spent time cultivating networks with local universities in Manchester that support me in introducing students to higher education. My time, whilst still teaching, was also spent conducting research on the effects of institutional racism (and inherent classism) of higher education on achievement and aspiration (as part of my master’s thesis) and this research pays dividends the most, when delivering education and research methods’ modules, as part of the AS (year one) Sociology course.
My most recent results saw a 100% pass rate (A*-C) at A-Level, with a fantastic 42% of students achieving an A* at A-Level - that's nearly half of all my A-Level students… !
I am an educationalist, so I tutor content that challenges my students to think harder and achieve higher - yet, despite the clichés, the most successful way I have witnessed this being achieved by is by motivating students to believe they can think harder and achieve higher and illustrate that they are already doing this, for Sociology is best understood when applied to our own realities to really understand it's theoretical contributions – this, all comes down to fostering tutee aspiration through my effective planning and creative formative and summative assessments, all individually tailored to each individual tutee, based on individual learning styles and assessment strategies.
My actual delivery will be virtual - so utilising a selection of online mediums to communicate, discuss, assess and stretch students while encouraging independent learning and progress reflection. I have a wealth of online resources, texts and assessments that I can share with students and use to maximise their understanding and enhance their learner experience.
As an individual, I am a youth mentor; I am aware that there are external factors that can affect aspiration, attainment and in more general terms, an individual’s ‘world view’ and I have been trained effectively to recognise when someone is struggling with their aspirations, attainment or general outlook and attitude to life and can signpost the most appropriate support. There are increasing pressures on young people and often, some of the more sophisticated distractions of contemporary life can attempt to derail and de-stabilise some young people from their intended path; pastoral support off me as a lecturer, is something that comes naturally. Maybe it’s the years before teaching I spent trying to navigate my way through the minefield of hormones, rebellion and personal politics of other young people I worked with, that endears me to be a little more empathetic …!
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The University of Manchester (2014) - MA Sociology (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- The University of Bolton (2011) - Post-16 education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Manchester Metropolitan University (2007) - BA hons Sociology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)