Psychology of Education
Information about Noelia
I was employed as a part-time MFL teacher at Chichester High School. My employment has given me varied circumstances in which to develop valuable experience, such as planning alone and team planning, split year group teaching and developing a wide range of assessment opportunities.
Besides, being as a permanent MFL teacher has allowed me to start building relationships between myself and the students, inspire innovation and problem solving, autonomy through a variety of engaging activities with the feedback and consolidation, actively involving pupils in their own learning and giving pupils access to an enriched curriculum.
As a pedagogical Spanish tutor at Telefonica Movistar, my duties were: the revision and the design of the whole educational strategy for the project AULA 365. The instructional design includes subjects as innovation, creativity in teaching and the use of technological resources in class. Tutoring of students online, moderation forum content of students, supporting technical help desk for parents, supplying pedagogical advice, creating educational content as a post and official school content for the website and creating promotional content for the project website.
My teaching philosophy is based on the development of every child, through building its self-confidence and self-esteem. I believe that children learn through first-hand experiences and stimulating environments, which make the learning personal and relevant to the child. On the past, I have gained skills to teach Spanish through different SEN schools. For example, I taught in the El Pardo Foundation which was a centre for adults with severe learning difficulties such as Asperger, Down syndrome, and Epilepsy.
I know I can offer these valuable learning experiences to the children of the Weald School, values which I share as learning a language is understanding and practice in different scenarios. I believe improving language skills are one of the best tools for the future as you can work in different countries and be able to live integrally.
I have high and realistic expectations of every pupil, to enable them to reach their full potential and behave in a suitable manner. I feel that only with excellent behaviour in and out of the classroom and the development of strong relationships that the children be able to reach their full potential. As a pedagogical advisor and as a Spanish teacher my job was to identify pupils misconceptions and help them overcome these difficulties, empower them to access all areas of the curriculum and to achieve their maximum potential. It was with this job where I learned the importance of communication with the families and working together.
The classroom environment plays an important role in educating children, as this environment needs to be comforting and stimulating for the children. I also display the childrens targets allowing them to be mindful of their goals and achievements. This also allows children to celebrate success. I place huge importance on providing learning experiences that build upon the pupils prior knowledge. At the start of each topic, I ask open-ended questions to allow me to find out what the children already know about a topic and from this, I plan where I should take the children from and which areas of learning need extending. I get many of my ideas from books!
My favourites being The School Fantasy by Gianni Rodari, Grammar Fantasy by Gianni Rodari, Games for Thinking by Robert Fisher, my favourite being Word of Mouth. I consider Gianni Rodari to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His inventiveness and insight into a child`s world are an education outstanding.
I worked as a voluntary Spanish teacher and teaching assistant at Parklands School in Chichester. Part of my role included creating and teaching Spanish lessons. In addition to this, I assessed students progress, gave individual support to pupils and developed an appreciation for the Spanish culture and its literature.
Additionally, I worked as a teaching assistant and Spanish teacher at West Sussex Alternative College and my duties were:
Providing support to children in all areas of the national curriculum on one-to-one assistance for pupils.
I was supporting in different levels (primary and high school) with all the areas as Math, I.T, and Arts.
Oversee groups completing in-class projects.
I helped with small groups of children when they needed to work on projects e.g. science.
Assisting the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
I was supporting the teacher when the tasks or the situation required. E.g. when she was teaching and one of the students, who didn`t want to learn, tried to interrupt the lesson. I was responsible for escorting them to the zone, a relaxing area.
Extracurricular activities are very important in all childrens development and I have interests in areas such as Spanish club. I have been working as a volunteer through activities outside the classroom during work placements as an instructor of leisure and recreation in different schools and at St Pancras Church in Chichester. This gave me additional experience of standing in front of a group of primary aged children. I taught Biblical narratives through craft, stories, videos and plays. This experience outside a school setting has improved my self-confidence, proving that I can provide engaging ways in which children can have fun outside of school and learn at the same time.
I enjoyed working in summer and winter camps with students from all over Spain where I learned a lot from being with them. I consider myself to be a patient, consistent and have a deep love for my profession which makes me committed to all of my students.
I organised a Spanish trip for KS3 and KS4, however, due to the lower number of students who were interested to visit Andalucía in summer 2019, I was unable to proceed.
I have recently been teaching Spanish to native English speakers. I am currently a private tutor to students who are studying High-level Spanish GCSE and A level.
I love my profession and feel I feel passionate about teaching. I believe my work is vital for creating values and respect for people from different nationalities as I am a Spanish teacher from Spain. The greatest recognition for my work is to see my students flourish and achieving their true potential.
Monday to Saturday not face to face.*
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Busy Bees
September 2021 to present
Chichester Nursery School
September 2018 to July 2021
Chichester High School.
February 2018 to April. Spanish teacher
January 2018 to present. Spanish teacher
May 2017 to January 2018 . Spanish teacher
April 2017 to May (Agency temporary work). Spanish teacher
Front Lawn Primary Academy:
January 2017 to March (Agency temporary work) Spanish teacher
Parklands Community Primary School: April 2014- July 2014 (TA & Spanish teacher)
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Feedback For Noelia (2)
What a wonderful teacher Noelia is. She helped my daughter with her A Level Spanish. My daughter says `Noelia is great, nothing is too much trouble to go over again, the activities are fun and really helpful and I was never once bored! I love her.` We are waiting for the A Level results but I have no doubt that my daughter will achieve a higher grade, having been helped by Noelia. Thank you again Noelia, we will miss you :-)
Noelia is an excellent tutor with very good teaching methods which help, encourage and give confidence to her students. I thoroughly recommend Noelia and look forward to her lessons which have inspired and taught me so much.