I am a 34 year old female. I have worked with children for a number of years now in the mainstream high school setting.
I’m currently working within a mainstream high school as a communication support worker, for students on the autism spectrum. I am enthusiastic and passionate about education.
I started working with inclusion doing art projects with students who have behaviour difficulties; then went on to be a teaching assistant supporting all academic areas on the curriculum with children aged 10-17. I can differentiate work down to very low levels and am aware of the current curriculum. I have worked with students of many abilities and was a key worker for a child who’s Downs Syndrome and now work with children diagnosed with an ASD.
I still work in mainstream but I’m now a specialist in autism, working with children on the autistic spectrum daily. I am aware of the challenges my students face with accessing work on the curriculum as well as the social side of things.
I have also supported my school by covering art lessons and helping students with coursework and homework.
I offer tutoring in the following areas:
-Reading & Writing Skills: reading feedback and writing for coursework (essay, report, article for publication, research)
-Study skills: how to read critically and how to write, making presentations, etc.
-Art: Acrylic painting, Drawings and Rendering, Making Physical and 3D Models and crafts, Sketch book, Design Portfolio ( to help developing your portfolio for college or university interviews)
-Special needs: Differentiation for any subject up to GCSE working with students on homework, coursework and presentations who have learning difficulties. As well as the academic areas I also help students to understanding a diagnosis, Social skills and life skills work, Anxiety and Well-being.
I always wanted to be an art teacher, that’s why I went to university, but over the years working in a school I realised what I could achieve by remaining at the support level. I can give more of my time to small groups and 1:1, a lot more than a teacher can as I don’t have all the paperwork and other commitments to many students that they have.
My aim as a tutor is to make art accessible and give my students confidence. Over the years I’ve seen lots of students feel like their work isn't good enough; I can support them by teaching the basic skills and building on their existing knowledge.
I am a very patient & positive tutor who can explain concepts in a way which can be understood by my students.
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|De Montfort University||2009||Bachelors||Ba (hons) Fine Art|
|Northampton University||2011||Other||Certificate in higher education - Supporting Special Needs Learners|
|Sutton Coldfield College||2006||College||Foundation Art|
|Wilnecote High School||2001||School||GCSE & A'Levels|
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