Information About Harry - Liverpool tutor
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My name is Harry . I am 19 years old and I am currently studying Primary teaching with QTS and with maths specialism at Liverpool Hope University. I am an extremely keen and enthusiastic about teaching. I have had lots of experience with children and even young adults working as a tutor and a coach. More information about my experience is provided below.
Along with my work at Bryn Collen Primary School (explained more below), I have worked as a private tutor for four different children. The first was a year six girl and two young boys with special educational needs studying their GCSE’s. Both of these required maths and literacy tuition which I was able to provide for them. During my time working with these children the year six child moved up two levels (from a level 2 to a level 4), and the two boys studying their GCSE’s successfully achieved a grade C in their maths and English (something which they and their fellow teachers thought was not possible!).
My most recent and most challenging pupil was a 25 year old, dyslexic boy who has been preparing for his Army selection. He has left school at 16 and his literacy and numeracy knowledge was nearly non- existent! I have been working with him for the last 3 months and watched him grow in confidence and Intelligence. He has gone from having no knowledge of basic long addition and fractions, to now reciting how to do algebra, and geometry. I have been so proud of my achievements with this pupil as despite everything that was initially against him, he worked extremely hard with me and focused and achieved his place in the army to become a combat medical technician.
I have worked hard in my education and always strived to achieve the highest standards. At school, I particularly enjoyed the subjects of maths and science. Although some may feel these subjects are traditionally more challenging, I have been lucky enough to have witnessed teachers specialising in these fields create enticing and exciting lessons which have had the ability to motivate even the least interested child. I have contributed to some of the ideas that the teachers in Bryn Collen have used to make the lessons fun and interesting. For example, to aid the children`s understanding of place value I suggested using a display as a numeracy learning wall with `Boogie Woogie Numbers` on place value. The children created a rap to remember place value and multiplication by 10,100 and 1000 they even made an animation as an additional resource. I also helped a teacher develop a maths booster club, which helped children explore investigations using a TASC wheel, and helping them with assessment strategies.
From the age of nine, I have also been a member of the Wrexham Swimming Club. This experience has taught me not only to be successful as an individual, but it has shown me the importance of being part of a team.
Most recently I have volunteered as a swimming coach, helping younger children to develop their skills as competitive swimmers.
My experience of education has been a most enjoyable one so far. I look forward to new possibilities, challenges and learning of different things everyday and I feel that teaching is an opportunity to fulfill my ambition and learn more.
I have always aspired to exceed the expectations of my teachers and parents throughout my academic career, and as I have grown, I have felt an urge to inspire younger children to do the same. My instinct to be self motivated and my strong determination to succeed, I believe, stems from the strong teaching character I saw my mother build for herself as I watched her complete her teacher training and become a recognised outstanding teacher in her own right.
I am currently studying primary education with QTS, specialising in maths this summer at Liverpool Hope University. I appreciate the needs of a varied and differentiated curriculum in order to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.
Over the past three years, I have been working as a volunteer in Ysgol Bryn Collen primary school. I enjoy the creativity and spontaneity, teaching younger children offers. Although significantly challenging, it is both rewarding and exhilarating. Whilst working in the school I have assisted groups of children, from the more able and talented to those with additional learning needs, showing me that a teacher should be able to adapt their skills to whatever is required of them.
During my time at Bryn Collen, the head teacher spoke highly of my contributions and said that I was a `good role model` for young male teachers. It was also noted that I have a quiet confidence.
I understand that education demands a variety of skills, and that one important feature is the ability to use ICT. Within the classroom and throughout my tutoring jobs, I have demonstrated how to implement animation and how to incorporate the use of computers, IPADS and sound technology.
I have always had an interest in drama, it has given me confidence and the ability to think of innovative and creative ideas. I believe drama activities such as hot-seating and freeze frames, songs and use of puppets can stimulate the minds and imaginations of the students and enhance lessons such as English, history and RE. My theatrical experience has taught me discipline and to work hard to the best of my ability, pushing myself at every opportunity.
I believe that I am a very approachable person and am willing to take on absolutely anything! One of my favorite quotes is "Reach for the moon because even if you miss you`ll land among the stars" and I love this because it is absolutely true. One thing I would encourage anyone I work with to do would be to aim as high as they possibly can and to push themselves to levels they never knew existed.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
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- Coleg Cambria, Wrexham (2014) - A-Level Human Biology (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Coleg Cambria, Wrexham (2014) - A-Level Chemistry (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Coleg Cambria, Wrexham (2013) - A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies (College) (✘ Not On File)