I try to take away the fear of learning.
I became a Doctor of Education in 2016, exploring how I can help to build confidence in learners of all ages, especially with maths and English. I also help people to develop life skills.
I work alongside anyone who needs the confidence to achieve academically. I have supported those on the autistic spectrum, those who may have a learning difficulty, or simply people of any age who struggle with learning.
My specialised background in supporting people of varying abilities, alongside my academic knowledge and my pastoral care, provides a unique approach to education.
I work with those who lack confidence in learning, as well as those on the autistic spectrum, or who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyspraxia, Tourette’s syndrome, or those who may have a learning difficulty.
I have been a governor at Bournemouth University, supporting students with particular needs and helping some to develop confidence.
I was the educational consultant for St. Mary's Hospital in Warrington, for people with brain injuries and those on the autistic spectrum.
I am eclectic and practical, drawing on a wealth of hands-on and theoretical experience.
My Masters’ degree is in guidance and counselling, and resistance to learning.
One to one teaching in my cottage - maths, English, life skills, those with dyscalculia, one with a learning difficulty
Supporting a 16 year old autism with life skills and general education
Teaching in a children's home - maths, English, PSHE, Religious Studies
Supporting adults in the workplace with Diploma Level 5, health and care, leadership and management
Mentor at Bangor University
. I have worked as a consultant in a hospital to provide educational ideas for people with brain injuries and autism, taught English in a high security prison and supported parents to understand how to manage children with learning differences.
I have also been a further education tutor, responsible for curriculum, learners, resources, quality and performance.
I have been a specialist lecturer/advisor for students and excluded pupils with ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, Tourette’s syndrome.
I have worked for ParentLink as a tutor and governor, supporting families who have children with special needs.
I have lived and taught in a Camphill community involved in Steiner education.
Since 2005 I have worked as a freelance trainer in schools, colleges and businesses to help staff to understand:
Asperger’s syndrome; ADHD; dyslexia; dyscalculia ; dyspraxia; Tourette’s syndrome
eating disorders and self-harm
working with disaffected learners
“Teach me and I will forget, show me and I will remember, involve me and I will understand.” Confucius
I use a variety of approaches to learning. I mix and match, according to individual need.
Before I begin any tutoring, I explore the best way a participant learns, discussing needs, and assessing and researching it before I deliver. I listen and respond to the ways in which individuals wants to be taught.
I encourage exploring a topic so that it can relate to daily living, but I am also happy to use traditional items - worksheets, drawing, writing, film clips – whatever the learner needs and wants.
I believe that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential.
|References Available||On File|
|University of Sheffield||2015||Doctorate||Ed. D.|
|Warrington Collegiate||2011||Professional||A1 Updated|
|The Open University||2004||Masters||M.A.Ed (LIfelong Learning)|
|University of Huddersfield||1997||Professional||Certificate in Education|
|Health / Social Care||One-to-one||Online|