I am a qualified teacher, with a specialisation in early years primary teaching. I have lived and worked in Italy & France learning both languages whilst living in the country. I am married with 2 (adult) step children and a dog and love to spend my freetime outdoors: walking, surfing & beach combing.
On leaving university in 1990 I worked in Italy & France teaching English as a foreign language. I returned to the UK in 1994 to embark on a 10 year career as a business systems trainer in industry; although based in the UK I worked across Europe & the USA training employees to use a new business system called SAP. In 2005 I returned to college to gain Qualified Teacher Status specialising in Early Years Education (3 to 7 years). I teach part-time in a local primary school and have worked with all age groups within the primary sector.
In addition to my systems training work in industry I have also worked as a tutor in an IT Learning Shop supporting adults to gain IT / literacy / numeracy qualifications.
Working one to one with a person enables me to tailor the teaching and learning to meet your specific needs - e.g. providing guidance & reassurance that you are doing the right thing and are not going to break the computer!
Wherever possible I like to use practical activities to support your learning although I do still use text books or worksheets.
|Languages||English (British), French, Italian, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Brighton polytechnic||1990||Bachelors||BSc (Hons) European Business with Technology.|
|Cornwall Early Years SCITT||2006||QTS||Qualified Teacher Status.|
|NVQ||2007||Other||European Computer Driving Licence.|
|Torbay countryside trust||2015||Other||SeaGreen School Leader Training|
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