As a qualified teacher, I have a rich practical understanding of teaching and learning strategies underpinned by a strong academic grounding, as well as detailed knowledge of the curriculum and progression through it from primary to further education level. Within my subjects, science (GCSE/iGCSE, 13+, KS3, KS2), English, EAL (elementary – advanced, primary - adult) and maths (up to 13+), I have a keen awareness of the areas learners often find difficult and am adept at implementing techniques and training students in strategies to overcome any struggles.
I am experienced in helping students bridge gaps between different national schemes, working with students from France and the USA who need help settling into the British system, with British-educated students who are studying in the American School or preparing to sit SATs for stateside college entry, and for students with EAL, UCAS personal statements and IELTS tests.
SAT I critical reading and writing – co-teaching small classes
English literature GCSE
Key Stage 1, 2, 3, 4
US high school Chemistry
SAT II Physics
Key Stage 1, 2, 3
Adult classes (various levels) at London-based language school
One-to-one students for general English, all levels, ages from 5 to 50ish
Chinese business magazine copywriter - pronunciation and social/business vocabulary.
Pre-exam IELTS support
Business English for Japanese secondees in London
Examples of other tuition:
All round support for dyslexic students (long term)
French students transitioning to A-level, English language and literature
Personal statement support prospective undergraduate and post-graduate students with English L2
Other teaching experience:
Bond Language Institute, Zhongshan, China - General English for Chinese students aged between 7 and 21 and in groups ranging in number from 30 to 1. The core of my work was with groups of 10-15 students aged 11-17. My work also included speaking practice lessons in a Chinese state school.
The Collection/Usher Gallery - Arts & Heritage Education and Events Assistant (voluntary) Assisting with education workshops involving crafts, arts and drama for Key Stage
1, 2 and 3 school groups and families, and outreach projects and events.
My way of working is to form a positive rapport with each learner to develop their confidence and self-awareness so that they can take responsibility for their progress. I work to understand and build on students’ skills and interests and to identify the aspects they can improve. I aim to give students the skills to become independent learners and creative, flexible thinkers.
I have had a lot of experience and success working with children and young people who have dyslexia.
I'm inspired by the poetry and fun to be found in science, literature, maths, everywhere. Sometimes I manage to pass on my excitement.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Bishop Grosseteste Lincoln||2011||PGCE||Secondary Science|
|University of East London||2010||Professional||Subject Knowledge Enhancement, Physics|
|tefl lab London (now The English Studio)||2014||Professional||Trinity Cert TESOL|
|Batley School of Art and Design||2007||Bachelors||Contemporary Photographic Arts|
|English (Foreign Language)|