I am 53 and married. I have 3 daughters, all now in their twenties. I am a keen artist and musician and at present run an Art Club and Ukulele Club in the school at which I work. I am also in a band (composed mainly of teachers) and we play quite regularly at small festivals, pubs, birthday parties and other events. I also help out at a youth group for junior aged children on a Friday night. Other enjoyments are my cat, reading, gardening, walking and making model aircraft.
I am a teacher with a first class honours degree, obtained after studying for a 4 year Bachelor of Education qualification. I have taught primary school children for the past 23 years in state schools, mainly at Key Stage 2 (7-11). I've taught in a wide range of schools, including Catholic, Church of England and County Primary schools and in a wide variety of areas, from village schools to schools in large towns and cities. I am an 'Upper Pay Scale' teacher, so have had to go through a rigorous process of evaluation to prove how I have developed as an educator and how I have brought added benefits to the schools in which I have worked. My length of time in primary education has enabled me to develop and refine a wide range of teaching skills and approaches and also a good knowledge of the curriculum. It has also enabled me to work with a wide variety of children from different backgrounds and with differing needs.
I am an enthusiastic teacher and seek to make my tutoring as fun and engaging as possible. With my long teaching experience I am able to identify where a child is in their learning and the steps they need to take to improve. I like to identify a child's interests and use these to support their learning. I am a keen artist and find that art can often be a good link and starting point for work, particularly in English. I find that praise and a positive approach go a long way when working with a child, particularly if they are going through a stage where they lack confidence or self esteem. I find it easy to relate to children and form positive working relationships with them and I believe this helps me, as an educator, to get the best out of them.
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|University of South Wales||1995||Bachelors||Bachelor of Education (Hons) first class|