I am a certified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA, England) who is keen to combine mental well-being with a growth mindset.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel (Socrates). My quest as a Tutor is to find the flame in each student I encounter and ignite it!
I am excited about helping young minds open up to the power and delights of learning, to inspire them to experience a paradigm shift - I permit questioning, thinking "outside the box" and refusing to settle for mediocre standards. The result is the emergence of independent, informed and articulate learners.
I absolutely love tutoring and relish the attention I can give to my students one-to-one. There is power in focusing on one student for a period of time, watching them grow and grasp new concepts, inspiring them to harness their strengths and supporting them in the areas they need to develop.
Working with a wide range of learners has also enriched my capacity to learn from the younger generation who have so much to teach. It is a fascinating cycle of giving and receiving.
While studying for my Law degree, I was chosen as the Student Representative, acting as a liaison between the student body and the various members of staff. This enabled me to develop skills in negotiating, public speaking and advocacy. Furthermore, it has put me in a pivotal position to draw parents in to the cycle of learning and empower them to engage confidently with the education of their children, leading to family learning - a win win situation for all involved!
I am currently able to offer - extensive support to learners being home schooled, intensive tutoring sessions tailored for younger students over the half term breaks and longer holidays, supportive sessions to university students working on their dissertation, bespoke sessions in Elocution and Public Speaking.
Gaining vital "insider" experience working as an external Assessor for an organisation that trains Head Teachers and exceptional Middle Managers in schools across the country has cemented my conviction that "Every lesson shapes a life." Each learner has to feel valued and believed in for them to reach their full potential.
Long after my tutoring sessions end, I would like my students to pursue and enjoy a lifelong love of learning. No two students are the same so I tailor my style to suit each student with an approach that is relaxed yet firm.
My belief is that education should be enjoyed so I work with students from where they are and inspire them to reach higher and further. My work with The Prince's Trust enabled me to work with young people who had been excluded or disengaged from formal education, offering them alternative opportunities to grow in their confidence, gain skills and equip themselves for the working world.
With all this in mind, I tutor with a long-term vision. Helping students pass their exams is not my primary focus. It is only part of the big picture. Nowadays, more and more organisations are keen to employ students who have more than just academic skills, they are looking for people with employability skills - those who will stand out for more than just their class-taught knowledge.
So, alongside tutoring, I also mentor my students to think bigger than themselves and consider what part they want to play in changing their corner of the world as admirable global citizens. I encourage them to think about their resilience, their curiosity to understand the world around them, their eagerness to learn and become team players, their leadership qualities and their empathy for others who are different to them.
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|Middlesex University||1996||Bachelors||2.1 Law and Business|
|SOAS - University of London||1999||Masters||International Studies and Diplomacy|
|St. Giles College, Holborn||2005||Professional||ESOL|
|MHFA, England||2020||Professional||Mental Health First Aid|
|Farnborough College of Technology||2018||Professional||Education & Training|
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