My primary employment is as a Countryside Ranger for the National Trust based in the West Lakes, The Lake District. I love my job and it has lead to me developing many practical skills, yet I would love the opportunity to use and share the skills that I developed through my education. I completed a Ba Degree in English Literature with Creative Writing and a Ma in Creative Writing. As well as this I also have a NVQ 3 in Countryside Management.
Most, if not all, of my spare time is spent with my young family. We enjoy going on days out together and spend a lot of time in The Lakes. I am also an avid football fan although I no longer play.
I am also a keen writer, and although it is increasingly difficult to find time in the day I do try to keep a small window open in my diary to work on certain projects.
Through my employment as a Ranger I regularly have to teach volunteers and members of staff new skills.
Away from practical teaching I also have experience of being a personal tutor in the subject of English and Creative Writing.
Admittedly I have no classroom experience, apart from voluntary work at my local primary school, but what I do have is a passion for teaching. I get a real buzz out of my tutoring sessions and I find that the hour that I commit myself to really does fly by.
I am due to take and complete a Teacher Training course at level 3 (February 2016)
Although vocational skills are obviously different to academic skills I find the techniques of teaching them overlap frequently. I find that absolute patience and self discovery are ideal techniques for learning. I like to keep the teaching environment informal and encourage interaction. Sometimes instead of being formally taught something I find that a student can get just as much out of simply talking things over in order to form their own opinions.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|Ulverston Victoria High School||1999||School||GCSE's|
|Ulverston Sixth Form||2001||College||A Levels|
|St Martins College, Lancaster||2004||Bachelors||Ba English Literature/ Creative Writing|
|St Martins College||2006||Masters||Ma Creative Writing|