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Jenna

Jenna
Jenna
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Pickwell, Leicestershire
Home Town: Pickwell
Member Since: 30/11/2017
Last Login: 14 months ago
Response Rate: 75%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

QTS
University of Roehampton
Qualified Teacher Status
Pass  (2013)
PGCE
University of Roehampton
Postgraduate Certificate in Education Secondary History...
Pass  (2012)
MA
The University of Warwick
Religious and Social History 1500-1700
Pass  (2007)
BA
The University of Hull
European and International Studies
21  (2003)

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Information about Jenna

I am a highly qualified and experienced history teacher and tutor. I have two postgraduate degrees and an undergraduate degree. I completed my PGCE in 2011-12 at the University of Roehampton and I was awarded a master`s degree from the University of Warwick, in Religious and Social History 1500-1700 (ideal for the Tudor and Stuart history courses and exams). I also have a 2:1 degree in European and International Studies.

I really love my work. I enjoy the challenge of working with different learners, and planning and delivering courses which meet their requirements.

On a personal level, I am fascinated by mythology and folklore and am a voracious reader. I enjoy sharing this knowledge and bringing some of this information where relevant into your sessions. I really love teaching some of the more unconventional subjects, for example: `Why storytelling is important` and `Representations of Death and the Devil`. I’m also a huge Leicester City fan and try to go to as many home games as possible!

Availability: I can be flexible most of time. Time is allocated on a first come first served basis.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I currently work as a full time tutor. I have tutored and home schooled students, ranging from year 7 to year 13 in history; politics; religious studies; and classics.

I also have experience in mentoring both home and international university students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As well subject tuition, I have also proof read and provided content advice for university essays and dissertations. Subjects I have advised on include: Modern and Early modern history; both UK and comparative politics; American Studies; International Studies; and Education (PGCEs).

2012-2016: Teacher (Full time)

Prior to becoming a tutor, I was a teacher in a large London, comprehensive secondary school. I taught many subjects, but specialised in History and Politics at A-Level. My teaching has been consistently graded as `outstanding` or `good`. Students in all key stages make good progress in their lessons.

I worked with a large range of different students, and loved helping them maximise their potential. My major successes in teaching include:
• 100 per cent A* to C History A-Level (ALPs 3)
• At KS4 42 per cent of students of students achieved an A* or A, with 80 per cent of students attaining A* to C grades
• Appointed language lead for the history department working closely with the literacy team to embed the latest strategies into our lessons, with the aim of improving vocabulary and language for learning at KS3
• Worked with Facing History and Ourselves to design and implement a series of lessons about the Nanjing Massacre for year 8. This work was featured in an international blog.

I balance being an academically vigorous teacher with a quirky teaching style, as I believe that students develop the most when they are confident, happy and having fun. I let each student`s needs guide and inform my teaching, enabling them to make progress. My students are encouraged to ask questions, and to follow their own lines of enquiry, helping them to become confident, independent learners.

My tutorials are designed to make complex ideas accessible. Activities are planned to sharpen and refine skills and knowledge.

I have a strong interest in academic writing and in using this as a tool to access better grades. Prior to teaching I worked as a copywriter, and editor, working with well-known household brands, so I really enjoy working with students at all levels to improve their essay techniques.

As a registered examiner for EdExcel History GCSE and A-Level, I have a thorough understanding of what is required to succeed in these examinations.

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