Having tutored a variety of children of various ages, I have been able to nurture a great diversity of teaching methods, having learnt to adapt my teaching methods to the different styles of learning that inspire and engage different students, but also guiding students to think independently. I have always nurtured a very creative vision, ensuring that I am always able to make learning a fun experience in order to encourage those Eureka moments. I have shown extreme ambition and determination in running my tutoring business, inspiring youngsters with my passion for education, ensuring children succeed to their full potential. I have shown strong abilities in planning and organisation, through regularly formulating lesson plans, including doing starter games. I have strong organisational skills in completing my lessons plans, in setting homework, in providing educational resources, in marking homework. I always have a loose structure that I am also able to adapt and be flexible with that lesson plan. I have solid empathetic abilities, so I am able to relate to the needs and worries of the student, and I am considerate of their learning styles, to ensure they are able to achieve their educational goals and in order that they reach their full potential. I am able to encourage students, gaining their trust, but also able to provide constructive feedback for improvements. I focus on improvements and solutions, as opposed to problems and criticism.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: Having achieved a 2:1 BA Degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, I have strong academic discipline in English.
15th May; 17th-18th May; 22nd-24th May; 5th June; 7th- 8th June; 11-13th June; 15th June, 2018-Exam Invigilator:
I invigilated GCSE exams in English, Maths, Science, and Drama at Elstree University Technical College
I assisted with giving out stationary; I gave out tissues; I helped with toilet breaks; I checked to see no one was cheating; I informed students when they had 15 minutes left of the exam, 10 minutes and then 5 minutes etc; I reported any poor behaviour; I informed the exam officer of absent students; I helped give out and collect exam papers; I dismissed students when the exam was finished.
I demonstrated authority, behaviour management skills, strong reliability, helpfulness, proactive intuition, and a willingness to learn throughout the weeks of employment
26th February, 2018- 27th February, 2018- Teaching Assistant (Two Day Supply):
I assisted in KS1 classes at Cassiobury Infant and Junior School for two full days
On the 26th, I was assisting with a year 2 class. I led a guided reading group, worked on reading records, assisted in Maths lessons on tally charts and pictograms, assisted on science lessons on the parts of a plant, and did lunctime duty. I learnt a lot about good ways of educating children, like, for example, a valuable way of doing spelling tests in ticking each letter when marking as opposed to just the word.
On the 27th, I was assisting a Nursery class and Year 1 class. I was able to create a sense of fun and learning for the nursery children, also assisting behavioural management. I also assisted with explaining concepts in the year 1 class, as well as doing lunchtime duty.
9th February, 2018-Teaching Assistant (Day Supply):
I assisted KS2 classes in Newberries Primary School in Radlett
I organised reading book records, checked spelling tests, did lunchtime duty, assisted in a classroom science activity and helped organise worksheets for the their school version of Peter Pan
The day showed me the importance of cognitive flexibility, in being able to spontaneously throw myself into any activity, and embracing new experiences and being able to think quickly in emergencies, particularly in the playground
February, 2013 Present:
I have been doing private tutoring in English and Maths for five years. I have tutored English and Maths from KS1 to GCSE level, as well as supporting Adult Learners in English.
Having tutored a variety of children of various ages, I have been able to nurture a great diversity of teaching methods, in order to adapt to the different styles of learning that inspire and engage different students.
I have shown strong abilities in planning and organisation, through: regularly formulating lesson plans, doing starter games, setting homework, providing educational resources, and in marking homework. I always have a loose structure that I am also able to adapt and be flexible with that lesson plan.
I have solid empathetic abilities, so I am able to relate to the needs and worries of the student, and I am considerate of their learning styles, to ensure they are able to achieve their educational goals and in order that they reach their full potential.
I am able to encourage students, gaining their trust, but also able to provide constructive feedback for improvements. I focus on improvements and solutions, as opposed to problems and criticism.
Work Experience and Training:
23rd January, 2018; Volunteer-Drama Workshop Leader (Part-time): -
I led and devised drama workshops at Deansbrook Infant School on the theme of wild animals and their habitats.
I demonstrated my ability to engage a large group of children, through fun and educational activities, and brought out the creativity in the children, displaying great energy and enthusiasm.
ONLINE with Step Teachers Level 1 Safeguarding Course in Child Protection Attained 8th January, 2018
ONLINE with Step Teachers Prevent E-Learning Training Course Attained 8th January, 2018
20th November, 2017; Volunteer Teaching Assistant (Part-time):
I observed and assisted Reception and year 1 lessons in Deansbrook Infant School. This gave me more experience and skill in working in the classroom, allowing me to interact with younger pupils.
This developed my skills that I had nurtured in assisting in a secondary school where I was interacting with older students.
Having gained greater insights from the Deansbrook staff, they showed me the importance of guiding the pupils to the answer and working out the answer together when the teacher themselves made feel unsure.
2nd November, 2017; Volunteer Drama Workshop Leader and Teaching Assistant (Part-time):
I observed and assisted Reception, year 1 and year 2 lessons in Yavneh College Primary School, teaching drama workshops that I had devised. I led sessions that complemented the year groups themes of pirates, toys and the jungle.
I was able to engage children in activities and role play, with a sense of fun and enthusiasm. I adopted organisation and discipline in my sessions, and responded well to constructive feedback from other teachers, demonstrating my strong abilities of self-evaluation.
30th October, 2017; Volunteer Teaching Assistant (Part-time):
I observed and assisted KS3 and KS4 classes at Yavneh College Secondary School, further building my confidence in immersing myself in the classroom environment.
The experience taught me a lot about different teaching styles, the performative nature of teaching, the ways to engage students and how to discipline and focus students, as well as encourage them.
August, 2014-Present; Volunteer Drama Workshop Leader (Part-time):
As well as teaching drama workshops to youngsters in schools, I have regularly taught drama to adults at a weekly improvisation group.
I have demonstrated strong abilities in planning sessions, organisation, communication, engaging groups of people, and precision in my instructions.
I have devised creative activities that are both educational and fun, utilising my divergent thinking skills and showing my openness to new ideas.
Camden Summer University: (Every Summer Holiday from 2011-2014):
I completed and passed AQA qualification creative writing and acting courses with Camden Youth Connexions.
The course titles included: Creating and Performing I
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