Inspiring Confidence and a Passion for Learning.
I graduated from university in Brighton in 2009. In 2010, I completed my PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education).
My passion for teaching started as a child, when I used to play 'teacher' at home! Becoming a real teacher and working with a wide variety of students has instilled in me a strong belief in the potential of each student; seeing students tap into this potential is what makes this job so exciting for me. My approach is to encourage a playful, confident attitude to learning, seeking out what makes the subject come alive for the student, and equipping them with the tools they need to become independent thinkers.
Since graduating, I have taught English, maths and ESOL/EFL to clients from a range of different levels; from primary and 11+ entrance exams to GCSE and teaching adults English as a foreign language. I am currently tutoring several children for their 11 and 13+ entrance exams aiming for some of the UK's top schools, as well as GCSE and home-educated students.
GCSE: I teach GCSE Maths, English Language and English Literature. I worked in an FE college for four years, where I was 'GCSE and Functional Skills Champion', teaching vocational students who had previously scored D or below at school. Part of my responsibilities included being the 'go-to' member of staff for other teachers who needed support or advice across three sites.
Primary: Since I made private tutoring my full-time job, I have helped many primary aged students with their studies. This includes general help with maths and English, SATs preparation and coaching for entrance exams at numerous private schools. I also teach the English primary curriculum to students in China and the Middle East online.
Adult Learners: I taught English as a foreign language to adults for four years. This included absolute beginner courses, working up to advanced.
QTS Literacy & Numeracy: Over the past year, I have helped three adult students to pass their QTS Literacy and Numeracy exams. All three came to me having failed their first tries, but they have since all passed. Two of these students had face-to-face lessons, one online.
Having taught both in the UK and abroad, I am well-versed in tutoring online, and I am frequently contacted by friends of my students' parents, asking if I can work with their children. I also work with students on verbal and non-verbal reasoning, revision skills, English comprehension and I particularly enjoy working on essay composition and creative writing, and close readings of texts.
I have had a lot of experience working with children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and other barriers to learning.
I understand how stressful exams can be for students at any age, and I aim to promote healthy practices that will lessen their anxiety and improve confidence and creativity. Having had ESOL/EFL teaching experience, I am especially empathetic with the experience of pupils who are undergoing a change of scene, whether it be a new form class, school, curriculum or country.
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|Brighton University||2009||Bachelors||Fine Art|
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