I am 36 years old, and I have been teaching at KS3, GCSE and A-level since 2002. I am passionate about English and learning. I believe that as a student of English you develop the most essential, influential and indispensable skills; for me, there is nothing more rewarding than enabling and supporting the success of the young people I work with.
I am also an experienced examiner of GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature and moderator of A-Level English Literature. My in-depth understanding of these examinations has allowed me to successfully support my students and colleagues to achieve excellent results. I am proud of my track record of being consistently judged as an 'outstanding' practitioner throughout my career.
I completed my teacher training at Birmingham University in 2003, and I was awarded a PGCE in History and English. Subsequently, I taught English, Maths and Humanities to KS3 students, before being promoted to the role of Assistant Area Leader for English. More recently, I have led the English department as a whole.
I believe that we are all learners. As such, I actively seek out opportunities to observe and collaborate with colleagues from the Primary sector as well as Secondary. I also ensure that I maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current research and teaching and learning methodology. This enables me to provide every student with the best tuition possible, suiting their individual needs.
Throughout my 14 year career, I have successfully taught a range of students. I have a track record of success with all abilities and age groups. My experience includes the teaching of whole classes, small groups and one-to-one tuition.
I have also mentored Newly Qualified Teachers and those completing teacher training.
I aim to inspire a love of English and learning. We learn best when we enjoy what we do, and I believe that there is a way every student can enjoy English. For this reason, I provide tuition which is varied, personalised and engaging.
Through excellent tuition, I endeavour to motivate and enthuse my students, supporting them as they develop as confident, independent learners. It is always my aim to establish a professional relationship which is both positive and encouraging, eliminating the stress, anxiety and negativity which can block achievement and progress. However, I also believe that hard work and perseverance is the key to success for all of us. This being the case, I have high expectations of the students I work with.
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|Birmingham University||2003||PGCE||History and English subsidiary|
|King Edward VI, Stourbridge||1999||College||A-Levels English, French, History, General Studies|
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