This is how 3 referees rated Gemma:
I am approachable, reliable and trustworthy, and have worked with children and young people in education, child care and the charity sector.
I hold a 2:1 BA in Criminology (Youth Justice) and am nearing the end of my Primary Teacher Training (PGCE) in order to obtain Qualified Teacher Status.
I am a native English speaker and have an enhanced DBS check.
I previously worked as a teaching assistant in a year 4 class, providing support in all areas to those who needed it, as well as 1:1 and group English and Maths interventions.
My experience as a child-minder to children aged four to six shaped my decision to pursue primary teaching as a career.
I have also volunteered as an Independent Visitor providing friendship and a support figure to a young person with aspergers syndrome, in care of the local authority, a role I found extremely rewarding.
I am currently available weekday evenings and weekends.
Whilst at university I elected to complete a placement year volunteering as a Supported Housing Assistant at Centrepoint. My primary role was to manage, develop and deliver the AQA accredited 'Lifewise' workshops for the 44-bed service. I was delighted to win an award for being innovative, empowering, inspiring and professional during my time at Centrepoint.
A grasp of maths is essential to everyday life and therefore a high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world. I believe anyone can achieve with the right teaching and environment. I aim to develop a love of learning and an appreciation, curiosity and confidence about the subject by building a dialogue with children, allowing them to take ownership of their learning, and providing engaging and stimulating lessons where mistakes can be made and solutions can be found together.
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