I have been teaching for 10 years and I am currently an Assistant Headteacher at a large secondary school with a 6th form college. Lots of people become teachers because they love their subject and, whilst I do love English, I became a teacher because I love working with young people. I always approach my lessons in school with the attitude that pupils learn best when they trust their teacher and are comfortable enough to ask questions if they find something challenging. I put a lot of emphasis on building a relationship with my pupils so that I know what their strengths and weaknesses are and can then tailor their learning to their needs. This is certainly the approach I take with 1:1 tuition as well and the additional benefit in this setting is that the young person has all of my time and attention which means this way of working has even more impact and rapid progress can be made.
KS3 National Curriculum
GCSE English Language (AQA/WJEC)
GCSE English Literature (AQA/WJEC)
A Level English Literature (AQA)
A Level English Language (AQA)
IB English Literature
My first priority is always to establish the young person's strengths and areas of difficulty so that sessions can be individually tailored. I often find that a lack of confidence is at the root of young people finding certain skills challenging, so I ensure that sessions are designed to help improve this. I try to strike the right balance between challenging the pupil and enabling them to feel they are succeeding and making progress. I spend time talking the both the child (and their parents if necessary) about what they hope to achieve through tuition so that there are measurable outcomes and we can overcome the hurdles that are currently hindering the young person.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Newcastle University||2005||Bachelors||BA (Hons) English Literature|
|Newcastle University||2005||PGCE||PGCE Secondary Education|