Information About Paul - Holywell tutor - (16 reviews)
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I am a popular and efficient team member demonstrated by working successfully at previous employment who is willing to make sacrifices to achieve goals and objectives. I believe I am an honest, mature and flexible employee who thrives on challenging situations.
I am currently acting as a general cover supervisor at Holywell High School and recently covered a Maths teaching position on a supply basis at Neston High School. The most recent long term post was at Rhosnesni High School in Wrexham. I successfully dealt with these students on a daily basis.
I am a reflective teacher who believes that continuous evaluation of teaching methods and strategies is crucial for developing as a professional. The three-part lesson structure is excellent in terms of a skeleton for all lessons and classroom management issues, knowledge retention and reinforcement of principles can be achieved. I am always open to innovative ideas for improvement and impressed that ICT is available as a teaching aid in the Mathematics Department.
At Silidur UK Ltd my main responsibility was to organise and price tender enquiries received from Main Contractors by utilising a variety of software applications to design the thickness of a proposed slab, produce drawings, marginal price calculations and detailed quotations. The company designs and installs reinforced concrete floors for large industrial warehouses across the country. I also managed a small team of estimators, which gave me invaluable supervisory skills.
• Excellent communication gained from employment at Silidur UK to co-ordinate activities and report on progress.
• Effective presentation skills gained from presentations to potential and existing clients.
• Teacher training and subsequent teaching experience required a diverse range of communicative techniques.
Teamwork and Leadership
Efficient teamwork skills developed through working in a close team on various large-scale projects at Silidur UK.
• Daily tasks requiring prioritisation and delegation, collation of individual contribution, summarisation and communication to client and employer.
• Being appointed Head Boy at Secondary School, captaining and playing on numerous sports teams have helped to enhance existing teamwork and leadership skills.
Organisation and Planning
• Working to tight deadlines is an absolute necessity at Silidur UK.
• Planning lessons effectively, marking books on time is a necessity as a teacher.
• Organising events at Silidur UK and other previous employment have helped develop organisation and planning skills.
I possess good keyboard skills and an extensive knowledge of a variety of computer packages including all Microsoft Office products, Intranet/Internet applications, specialised ‘in-house’ software and AutoCAD2000. I am proficient using Smart boards, Promethean Whiteboard Technology and the associated software. I have passed the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). My main areas of expertise involve Mathematics, Information Technology, Business Studies and all sporting activities. I am prepared to help the school in all of these areas and fully committed to ensure all teaching responsibilities and standards are met.
I have excellent attention to detail, good interpersonal skills and leadership qualities in order to get the best from people. I am able to cooperate with other members of staff, e.g. shared departmental tasks, cross-school teams, etc as demonstrated at Silidur (UK) as a valuable member of a close team.
I enjoy going to the gym and have a keen interest in all sports activities particularly football, squash and golf which I enjoy participating in. I play football for a local team and have previously represented my school and county of Flintshire schools. Other hobbies include socialising, reading and gardening.
I have a high degree of tenacity in order to complete tasks on time and to standard. I also have a level of resilience to cope with stretching tasks and occasional difficult people. I demonstrated these qualities as a teacher and as Chief Estimator with Silidur (UK).
In terms of the principal responsibilities required I have experience of every aspect as I studied PGCE - 2 Year Mathematics at the University of Birmingham which involved teaching at three Secondary schools, covering educational issues and studying Mathematics to post GCE ‘A’ Level. From September 1998 - October 1999 I was a teacher at Blessed George Napier High School, Banbury and taught Mathematics and I.T. at a secondary school across the age range from 11 to 18 years. I left this post as it was not right for both parties at that time but now I am in a much stronger position to re-enter the profession.
In 2007 I completed a course at Edge Hill University, which is aimed at qualified teachers who have taken an extended career break from secondary teaching. It familiarises teachers with the National Curriculum, and other statutory requirements, as well as the principles of ‘good secondary practice’. The course helps teachers to identify their current skills and their future professional needs. The taught sessions are combined with a school placement, enabling teachers to gain experience of secondary teaching within a supportive framework and through working alongside experienced practitioners. I have since gained further teaching experience in a supply capacity at numerous secondary schools in the North West area and a one term contract at Rhosnesni High School, Wrexham.
Excellent subject knowledge. Personable, patient approach while keeping students on task.
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- Certificate of Education - Returning to Teaching. 2007
- University of Birmingham- 2 Year PGCE in Mathematics. 1996 - 1998
- Staffordshire University.B.Sc. Business Decision Analysis. (Accountancy, Management Accounts, Business Forecasting, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Business Mathematics, Marketing, Statistics and an industrial placement year spent with Shropsh
- ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence). 2005
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Robert still has a few more lessons to complete his course, we are hoping for further progress.
From his first lesson with Paul, Robert realised that he does have an aptitude for maths and actually enjoys his lessons.
Paul is extremely patient and conveys his knowledge in a quiet relaxed manner, Robert leaves his lessons wanting to return next week.
Roberts' college has been pleasantly surprised with his dramatic improvement… clearly it's all down to them???