Information About Christina - Hampstead tutor
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I am currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology.
Previous to this, I studied an MA in English part-time, having already completed a BA Honours in Film and Literature.
I love reading literature and watching international cinema.
**September 2016 – June 2017
Finchley Catholic High School**
Trainee English Teacher and Co-Form Tutor and Mentor
As a Trainee English Teacher, I plan and teach lessons English lessons for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 classes, attend parents’ evenings; as a member of the English department I attend department meetings and assess pupils through APP.
As a member of the Teaching and Learning EAL Team, I observe other teachers to ensure that the needs of EAL students are being met in their lessons, then together with the team we compile a report for distribution to the rest of the school.
As a co-form tutor to a Year 9 registration group, I am jointly responsible for managing the attendance, punctuality and well-being of my form group. Once a week, I lead PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education) lessons, which also include lessons on Mental Health and well-being.
I mentor and support a student who has social, emotional and mental health needs. Together we create behaviour management targets, which help with his emotional progress in school. This support also requires regular interaction with parents and other members of staff, therefore I have built a very strong network where communication is the foundation.
As part of my pedagogy, I regularly attend University study days, in order to hone sound knowledge and understanding of modern teaching and learning, completed a six-week placement in a complimentary school – with a focus on mental health and SEND – completed Teacher Training assignments as directed by the Institute of Education, and observe and shadow experienced teachers.
**September 2014 – July 2016,
Clapton Girls’ Academy **
Learning Support Assistant – Humanities Faculty and Year 7 cohort
As Humanities LSA and Year 7 Co-Tutor/ Mentor for Clapton Girls' Academy, I worked with some of Hackney's most disadvantaged children – particularly EAL, Pupil Premium and children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. My job was to close that gap by supporting class teachers to provide access to and accelerate learning. Through this role, I gained valuable experience in behaviour and classroom management, teaching strategies and student-teacher feedback. I was given several opportunities to plan and lead lessons, which allowed me to further develop my teaching skills. As well as 1:1 within lessons, I was also given the flexibility to remove my students from lesson and use my practical and pedagogical knowledge to differentiate my teaching to provide a more challenging and stimulating learning experience for all students outside of the classroom if need be.
Leading extra-curricular and intervention clubs within my department has transformed the development of my students; I run a Literacy Club for KS4 students to prepare them for their GCSEs, a Home Learning Intervention Club for KS3 students and a Film Club to help children, who are unable to fully access the curriculum, do so through a visual learning experience.
I excel at knowing my subject and inspiring my students through my passion for Literature, while simultaneously encouraging students to learn while untangling their anxieties for the subject. From my teaching career especially, I found that anxieties came from reading aloud, spelling and grammar, therefore, I am a great enforcer of discipline and practice.
I am also an idealist and believe in social justice, which is why teaching and tutoring is important to me; I have a passion for my subject and want to pass that onto young people, to encourage them to succeed in their learning, as I am a firm believer that not all young people have access to the most outstanding learning.
I hope that through my 1:1 tutoring, I can make an impact that will show in their your child's motivation when they are in their classrooms.
I take a firm approach when it comes to active listening, spelling, punctuation and grammar. I encourage my students to approach a question and not be afraid to make mistakes so that they can learn.
I try to make my lessons as interactive as possible as this keeps students engaged and also allows them to play a part in their own learning.
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- University of Liverpool (2019) - MSc in Mental Health Psychoology (Masters) (in progress)
- The Open University (2017) - MA in English (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- The University of Essex (2007) - BA Honours Film and Literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)