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Joanna offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

English

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Primary £25.00
Secondary £25.00

Computer Studies / I.T.

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Primary £25.00
Secondary £25.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Study Skills

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Primary £25.00
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £25.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

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Personal Description:

Over the past three years, I have gathered a wealth of experience in supporting disabled students at university. I began Assistive Technology training after completing my teaching university degree in 2010. I was diagnosed with Dyslexia at a late stage in my university degree and began researching what support was out there for Dyslexic and disabled students. I came across a company who I started working for as a freelance Assistive Technology trainer. I really enjoyed this work supporting disabled and Dyslexic students. I also became the companies Ambassador coordinator supporting and promoting support for disabled students.

I am enhanced CRB checked and my CRB records up to date. I believe being a Dyslexic tutor enables me to have a greater empathy and understanding with the students that I support.

I wanted to develop my skills and knowledge further and through my work with this company I had met a manager of an assessment centre where I applied for a freelance role as a DSA Needs Assessor. This role included interviewing the students to identify which software would be best suited to them. I also supported the centre where needed with their computing equipment.

Alongside the assessor role, I formed Dragonfly Educational Support my own business where I train and support disabled students on their Assistive Technology. I work closely with many assessment centers. Through this role,I have been able to support students as a study skills tutor, mentor and an Assistive Technology trainer. I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do and my website displays testimonials from my students. Many of my students say that I am very passionate about what I do and demonstrate strong empathy and understanding.
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Society for Education and Training 31st August 2015
Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)

From January 2014 to June 2014
Diploma in The Lifelong Learning Sector DTLLS

From September 2006 to 2010
BA (Hons) Primary Education Specialising in Early Years (2:2) Without QTS (as diagnosed with dyslexia at a late stage)

From September 2003 to July 2005
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education grade AAA
BTEC Introductory Certificate In Health and Social Care with a grade Pass

My work experience shows I can work well within a team as well as being well organised to run and manage a company. I am always very punctual at work as well as being conscientious with any work I undertake. I am passionate about supporting disabled students. I strive to make a difference and to make sure they are getting the best support possible.

Tutoring Experience:

In 2006, I started my course at Winchester University in Primary Education specialising in Early Years. This included placements in a variety of schools and nurseries throughout the four years at university.

I have gathered a range of valuable experiences, from working in a village school of 130 pupils; to a three-form system entry school with ninety children in reception. I have taught a range of ages and planned a variety of lessons. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at a late stage but feel this has been beneficial to me, as I have empathy and understanding of how dyslexic students may feel. From January 2008, I worked for a Babysitting agency in Winchester. During my time for the agency I took children to school as well as picking them up at the end of the day. I have also working in a variety of Nurseries including a specialist Montessori Nursery.

During 2014, I went back to college to complete a Diploma In Teaching and Learning In The Lifelong Learning Sector. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and have gained a wealth of experience in supporting disabled students since 2010. I have QTLS - Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills.

I am currently completing a course through Dyslexia Action.

Tutoring Approach:

On a personal level, I have received support from a psychotherapist who has helped me with many areas of my life. This experience has helped me to understand how to support students and have taken these skills forward with my mentoring and study skills students.

During my Assistive Technology training, I often support students with study skills techniques and time management support, many of these students have requested me as their study skills tutor. I feel I have a wealth of experience that I can bring into my teaching and feel I can empathise with my students. I am very passionate about what I teach.

My work experience shows I can work well within a team as well as being well organised to run and manage a company. I am always very punctual at work as well as being conscientious with any work I undertake. I am passionate about supporting disabled students. I strive to make a difference and to make sure they are getting the best support possible. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and abilities as well as helping people with the new modern day technology of apps and tablets!

I have designed and created my own curriculum which I use within my teaching and handouts that I provide to my students.

Please feel free to look at my website which displays testimonials: **E-mail Address Removed**

Qualifications:

  • Society for Education and Training (2015) - Qualified Teaching Learning and Skills (QTLS) (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • Poole and Bournemouth College (2014) - Diploma In The Lifelong Learning Sector DTLLS (School) (✔ On File)
  • Winchester University (2010) - BA (Hons) Primary Education Specialising in Early Years (2:2) Without QTS As Diagnosed with Dyslexia at a late stage (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • Crawley College West Sussex (2005) - Level 3 CACHE Diploma In Child Care and Education (College) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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