University of Brighton
University of Glasgow
Theatre Studies and English Language
English Language, Theatre Studies. Photography
B, B, A (2008)
Information about Alice
Hi, my name is Alice and I`m an experienced, fun and friendly Primary School Teacher.
I have recently moved from Brighton to Glasgow and now spend time online helping children with their education: supporting their home-learning tasks;; guiding upper KS2 children in preparation for Secondary and giving parents and carers a well-deserved break.
I have a long-term career interest in teaching. I enjoy leading group activities and also being part of a team. I have led Hockey teams at school and I have a keen interest in Drama, Photography, art and fitness. I spent a GAP year experiencing different and contrasting world cultures and was lucky enough to visit and work in America, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Nepal. Since then I have also lived and taught in Sri Lanka and Tokyo.
I have great communication skills which I have been able to build on through the years of working closely in a team within the year group and the TAs in the classroom. From my responsibilities of being Trip Lead on Residentials, Director of the school plays, Hockey Team coach and Year 6 teacher, I have had lots of experience interacting with parents and carers and recognise their involvement in the education of their children as highly important.
I am a family-minded person and I enjoy excellent health. I am versatile, organised and punctual and I approach lifes challenges in a positive way. I am honest, hard-working and trustworthy.
Availability: I am currently available anytime before 3:30pm every week day and I am flexible with weekend too. Preferably online only.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I qualified as a Primary Teacher in Brighton in 2016 and have grown to be a confident and nurturing teacher over that time.
During the past four years, my teaching practice has been deemed as strong, in all my formal and informal observations, by members of the SLT team at my previous school, in all core subjects and the humanities. Over the past two years, my teaching practice has been observed by less experienced teachers as a model for Quality First Teaching. In addition to this, I was involved in a maths trail study, where I was paired with another teacher and member of the SLT. This study involved observations by the team and planning and assessing the lessons observed. This trail was then rolled out across our schools cluster, which includes 15 schools.
Throughout my teaching practice, I have been involved in planning, teaching and assessment for all year groups in KS2 across all core and foundation subjects. It has been noted on several occasions that my planning is creative and fun and my personality and love for teaching and learning is infectious to the children and the team I work within. Whilst teaching, I utilise formal and informal assessment to ensure that every child makes progress within each lesson. I use assessment for learning to gage where children are at and where they need to go next. At the end of each lesson, I use assessment of learning to assess how much progress the children have made and use this to inform my planning for the next lesson. Working in Year 6, I have also had considerable experience of assessing internal and external data for government tests.
Behaviour management one of my strengths. In every class I have taught there have been several high profile children. I have used many nurturing strategies to help children feel safe and calm in the classroom. This has helped the children both socially and academically. I have built relationships with parents to help support the children within school and have worked with vulnerable families on a performing arts project. This initiative helped the children feel more confident and gave them the opportunity to be part of activities that they would not normally have access to. It also provided the opportunities for families to spend time together participating in fun activities.
During the first COVID-19 Lockdown, I was able to interact and teach online through the learning platform SeeSaw. I learnt how to use the programs powerful and intuitive tools so that meaningful engagement with the pupils and parents was acquired. Recently I have been an online private tutor to 5 children aged 6-11 and I have enjoyed experiencing more effective and creative ways to make the sessions interactive and appeal to each individual childs specific needs.
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Alice has been helping my son with his P7 maths and so far has done a great job with really good signs of progress. She has an excellent manner, encouraging and also worked with us before lessons started to get an understanding of areas of focus. Alice has also taken time out to obtain feedback from us as parents on how the lessons have gone so far. Happy to recommend Alice as a tutor.