This is how 3 referees rated Hayley:
I have a wide range of hobbies and interests from playing tennis to being a regular visitor to the theatre. I have always been part of a club or society and find this an intergral part of meeting new people and becoming part of a team. In my current role as a Year 3 teacher at a primary school in Northumberland I run a Drama club after school, which at present has over 70 members. My aim is to show the children how if you work together, work hard and believe in yourself that you can get great results.
From a young age I have also enjoyed increasing my own personal skills by completing coaching awards including football, tennis, hockey and many more.
I enjoy being challenged in what I do and unable to take a back seat when problems occur, I am a very strong willed character and find it easy to become part of a team. Taking part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh was a massive challenge but the pride gained when I received my award from Prince Philip is indescribable. I have always been able to do things by myself, which is why I enjoy organising sporting events, running a club and most importantly being a good role model for my younger peers.
I have a BA HONS in Performance Theatre, I was lucky enough to study in the beautiful city of York and enjoyed every minute. As well as Drama and Sport, I have a passion for travelling and learning new information from around the world. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and have made a personal aim for myself of visiting as many countries around the world as possible.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, during these times is when I am at my happiest.
I am an outgoing person, who lives each day as it comes and firmly believes that you should put 100% into each new opportunity you face.
I am currently in my NQT year but have been at my current school for 3 years, when I left University I was offered a job of teaching Drama, which I snapped up immediately. I enjoyed teaching the children all the skills that Ihad learnt thoughout the year, by the end of my first year every child at my school had performed on stage at our school's very own Big Sing. Since that year I have ran an annual Talent Show, a dance show for charity and the performance at Christmas.
The school I work in is in a low economic area of the North-East, we have a very high percentage of children who are on free school meals and a number of children who are school action plus. It is a fantastic school to work at, I can see myself progressing throughout the years and have enjoyed all the new experiences the school has given me.
During that first year I was lucky enough to be attached to a wonderful year 4 class, whom I got to see grow, improve and mature throughout the year. I got on my GTP to train as a teacher, it was a great year where I got to learn the theory side of teaching at University but also got to learn first hand from teachers at my school, who all have a number of years of experience and great specialisms.
I have a personal love for teaching numeracy and literacy, I beleive that no matter what subject, there should be a practical element to all lessons. The children I have taught, learn best from watching, seeing and then doing themselves. I have also come to understand that children don't always understand what you are telling them straight away so to be able to adapt your lessons to the individual child is an invaluable skill to learn.
I currently have a year 3 class, who I have a great relationship with. At first I wanted to get to know them as individuals, understand what they liked, what they didn't like and most importantly what their individual skills are.
Throughout the week I teach Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Geography, P.E… Drama and Dance. The children also go swimming once a week, have regular tennis and football coaches, have ICT with a specialised teacher and an extra P.E. lesson whilst I go on PPA. They are happy children and enjoy challenges and new experiences. They are eager to please and are fantastic at following the school rules.
Whilst teaching I beleive the children deserve to have as many positive experiences as possible, which is why I try to organise as many events as possible. My class this year have been to watch 'The Borrowers' at the Northern Stage, 'Cinderella' at The Whitley Bay Playhouse, we have been to a number of Museums in Newcastle, we have been to visit a Farm in the boarder and Beamish Museum. The children enjoy every minute and we are currently planning more trips for the future.
Whatever I am faced with I put all my effort into it, I never knock something new and I am always willing to work with anybody new.
My class this year have made fantastic progress and in their data it show that they are above national average. I believe I have created a positive learning environment for my class and that I have shown them lots of different ways to learn. I have taught them about ambition and what it feels like toacheive your dreams, which is a great attribute to have as a person. They understand that to acheive something you must be willing to work hard and that if you truely believe you can acheive almost anything.
I enjoy every minute of teaching and can't wait to gain more experiences throughout the years.
This would be my first time at tutoring but I hope all the information about my teaching above will show you that I have a great passion for my profession.
When looking at Tutoring I firmly believe that you need to understand the individual child you are working with, each child learns in a different way and to get the best out of someone you must be able to teach how they learn.
As a tutor you must be have a concrete subject knowledge and be fully prepared before each lesson. You must have the ability to change the way you are taching if the child is not understanding. I also believe you must always have an extension task to the main part of the lesson and continuously assess the child's progress as you continue.
You must be prepared for questions from the child and be able to show them that you also are continuously learning.
One on one teaching is a great way to learn as you can completely direct the learning to that individual. Being a tutor is a fantastic opportunity to see progression, to show a child that learning can be adapted to you and not just the same for 30 children in a class and that in the long run learning becomes an activity that you can enjoy.
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