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Alnmouth, Northumberland
Home Town: Alnmouth
Member Since: 28/04/2014
Last Login: 2 years ago
Response Rate: 80%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

General Teaching Council (GTC)
NQT Induction Year
Pass  (2014)
The University of Warwick
English Literature
Distinction  (2013)
The University of Edinburgh
Distinction  (2011)
Randolph School of English, Edinburgh
Cambridge English Language Teaching for Adults
Pass  (2007)
Randolph School of English, Edinburgh
English Language Teaching for Adults
Pass  (2007)
The University of Manchester
English and Philosophy
1st  (2006)

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Information about Callum

I am a Teach First trained QTS English Teacher with an Outstanding PGCE from the University of Warwick, a Distinction MSc in Education from Edinburgh University, and a First Class English and Philosophy BA from Manchester. I`ve travelled widely, love writing, studying, and playing music.

Learning is a skill. Once a student has learned to be good at learning, they start to enjoy learning for it`s own sake. As a skill, learning must be developed with practice and work, but a good tutor is like a personal trainer our job is not to lift the weights, nor run the laps, but to provide the encouragement, support, and expertise to enable the student to do so. My specialist areas of literature, poetry, and philosophy not only open up new areas of thinking about life, they develop skills in an individual that allow them to succeed and thrive in the world of work.

Availability: July 2014 onwards in Northumberland.

Willing to travel: 20 miles

Experience: I was trained and taught for two years in a thrice-awarded OFSTED Outstanding academy, in which I have an above national average success rate at getting students to surpass their predicted grades, from E-Astar. Last year my initially under-achieving D/C borderline class all met or exceeded their targets, and this year my class are going into exams above targeted coursework levels. I have developed and run interventions and support groups outside lessons for gifted and talented students, and those who are struggling to achieve in other lessons also.

I used to work in a Secure Children`s Home in which I was awarded an OFSTED Outstanding during observation, and in the prestigious Millfield school, one of the country`s most expensive boarding schools, so I have a wide range of experiences in education to draw on.

My experience abroad includes working as a teacher and then being promoted to head of level in a bi-lingual school in Thailand, and co-founding an NGO providing access to educational and vocational training in Uganda.

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