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Lesley

Lesley

Until recently I used to work on a one to one and small group basis with students of various ages in a complex Pupil Referral Unit. I was Senior Teacher at the Medical provision which works with young people who for medical reasons cannot access their mainstream school. I worked in either in a 1:1 setting in a student's home or with small groups based in our centre. I have found the one to one contact simulating and highly rewarding. I have taught for over 30 years and was an Advanced Skills Teacher. I have always wanted to teach and love what I do particularly now as I have retired from full time teaching and enjoying teaching privately.I am patient, understanding, supportive and highly aware of the need to enable the student to achieve. I work through praise and careful guidance to ensure the student gets the most from the one to one contact. I am educated to Masters degree level and have taught in both comprehensive schools and special needs units. I believe in a child centred approach to learning and always aim to work for and with the student.

Tutoring Experience

I was Head of Drama in a school in Dorset for seventeen years. During that time I worked extensively with children of all ages. I have trained teachers and guided those new to the teaching profession successfully through the early stages of their careers in teaching. I have successfully supported an HLTA in her application and process to become a fully qualified teacher. I have directed numerous school and examination productions which has given me an excellent knowledge of plays and productions for use with English and Drama teaching. I have taught adults GCSE Psychology with a very good success rate. I have enjoyed the opportunities teaching in both the comprehensive and adult sectors have given me and I hope to continue this type of tuition through a more individual and one to one basis.

Tutoring Approach

My approach is always to work with the needs of the student involved. I always listen to their requirements and tailor my teaching to what is needed. I value student interaction and would hope to use as much student based ideas and thoughts where this is possible. I have an attitude to teaching which always aims to enable the learner in a positive and supportive environment.
I have a good sense of humour, I am patient , a very good listener and an individual who works in a proactive manner. I create and work with a range of resources which are specific to the topic and area being studied and also create resources tailor made for the student involved. I use praise and positive areas continually as I believe we all like to receive positive thoughts about ourselves and this is a means to promoting a good and solid foundation to study techniques.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (evenings)
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Qualifications

Welsh College of Music and Drama ( Drama ) 1973ProfessionalLicentiate of the Welsh College of Music and Drama
Cardiff College of Education 1974PGCECertificate of Education
University of Wales College of Cardiff1982BachelorsBachelor of Education 2nd Class Honours
University of Wales College of Cardiff1991MastersMaster of Education

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