University College London (University of London)
Information about Lucy
I am an encouraging, engaging and fully qualified English, English Literature, EFL/ESOL teacher dedicated to supporting students reach their full potential & develop their confidence.
Having been lucky enough to work with students from around the world both as a teacher and Director of Learning for EAL and get to know students families and communities has also helped to shape my inclusive, culturally and socially sensitive approach to the materials I use and the content I include in my lessons. My reading lists, materials and content are always reflective of the students I am teaching, their interests, goals and background.
Having been a teacher in various roles and settings for over 15 years, I have been lucky enough to have built up a wealth of experience teaching students from a range of backgrounds and circumstances, with a range of learning styles. This has led me to developed an expert understanding of barriers to learning that many students experience. Overcoming these barriers and stretching students to develop their full potential has always been at the forefront of my teaching practice; helping students succeed whilst also encouraging a love of learning. The method I use to put this at the centre of my teaching philosophy centers on two concepts:
Personalised and targeted lessons,resources and feedback
Positive learning environments
Once these are established and embedded, students will flourish.
As an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, I have kept my subject and curriculum/exam board knowledge up to date via continuous training. I have a strong and confident knowledge of current curricula at KS3, KS4 and KS5, as well as texts and authors to supplement and compliment them. Having taught exam classes for the last 6 years, I have an excellent insight into skills needed for success in the main exam boards at GCSE and both A Level and IB pathways.
Most recently, I have completed sessions on effective online teaching, diversity in our classrooms and reading lists, updates on metacognition and stretching students to reach grades 8 and 9. I have also current and up to date training in Child Protection & Safeguarding plus a clear enhanced, current DBS clearance (February 2021).
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have over fifteen years of teaching and tutoring experience both in The UK and Italy which has included:
EFL and ESOL teacher and tutor
KS3 and KS4 HW and Supplementary School tutor
SEND and EAL LSA
EAL Director of Learning
In 2015, I gained QTS after completing SCITT and being graded outstanding in a West London mixed Academy. During this time I taught KS3, KS4 and KS5 IB English Language and English Literature. As part of this rewarding role I have proven myself to be an outstanding teacher, as evidenced in my students fantastic grades with 6 GCSE cohorts and 2 IB cohorts plus positive feedback from learners, parents and colleagues who have attested to my positive and motivating manner.
No matter what their starting point, my classes achieve excellent results at the end of the two year course with many achieving grades 8 or 9 at GCSE. Thanks to their hard work and my approach, all students achieved positive progress in final GCSE exams and increased self belief. This dedication to my exams classes has meant I have developed a reputation for high expectations and excellent results.
Thanks to my background as an LSA and experience as Director of Learning for EAL and teacher of mixed ability and nurture classes, I developed an expert understanding of how to differentiate effectively. I pride myself on personalising and scaffolding resources, ensuring EAL and SEND students achieve academic progress and a stronger sense of self confidence; especially those with dyslexia, MLD, ASD and BESD.
I have extensive successful experience preparing students for examinations with the following exam boards: EDEXCEL, IGCSE, AQA, WJEC, IB, PET, IELTS and have been an EDEXCEL GCSE examiner for 1 year.
Having embedded Google Classroom into my practice since 2018 and having taught a full timetable to KS3 and KS4 classes online since March 2020, I currently teach and tutor students online. My students range from KS3, KS4 and KS5 in the UK to IELTS, EFL and IB students Europe and Asia all connected via platforms such as Bramble and Padlet.
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