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I am a caring, creative and highly committed secondary school English teacher with five years' experience in the classroom. I teach English Literature and English Language to KS3, GCSE and A Level. I have the ability to integrate humour, imagination and ICT to encourage a positive learning environment. I aim to inspire excellence in each and every pupil that I work worth.
August 2008 - July 2009 Rosshall Academy Glasgow
August 2012 - February 2013 Lagan College Belfast
August 2013 - December 2013 Sperrin College Magherafelt
December 2014 - June 2014 Campbell College Belfast
August 2014 - June 1015 Lisnagarvey High School Lisburn
Belfast Royal Academy August 2015 - February 2016
Carrickfergus Grammar February 2016
Strathearn School 2016 - present
My aim as a tutor is to create deep understanding and confidence in tackling exam questions in my students. I firmly believe that it is essential to be comfortable with the basics of spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and structure before attempting more challenging aspects such as the analysis of linguistic features. My approach varies depending on the student's needs and learning style. My teaching philosophy is based on encouraging students to think for themselves, using real-world examples wherever possible. I start with topics the students are comfortable with and move gradually towards more complex areas as their confidence builds. I use questions and homework to check understanding continually.
I usually focus on exam-style or past paper questions in order to check, practice and perfect the student's understanding and technique. I also give a lot of emphasis to some of the less obvious but vital skills such as stress management and logical thinking techniques. Where appropriate, I set and mark work and give students detailed feedback so that they can improve quickly.
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