Elissavet (Tutor in Leeds)
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During my studies I have always been an enthusiastic and creative person, completing tasks that were innovative and difficult. However, I was always managed to reach my goals despite any obstacles. I have received quite a number of scholarships and acknowledgements for my achievements both from school and University in Greece as well as in Leeds University. As a teacher my experience has given me the ability to solve problems swiftly and independently. It has also provided me with the opportunity to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, utilising strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to build respectful professional relationships with members of staff, pupils and parents alike and promoting the school’s reputation as a whole. As an effective classroom practitioner, committed to raising the standard of every pupil in my care, I am conscientious, thorough and well organised in all areas of my planning, teaching, marking, assessing, and display and discipline capabilities.
I am highly motivated, resourceful and tenacious. I believe I am suitable for the position because I wish to utilize skills I have amassed and develop new ones for long-term aspirations within this opportunity. The skills and qualities that are evident from my resume are highly relevant to the position and my confidence, enthusiasm and commitment would be hugely valuable to you in a number of areas.
Availability: I am available week days after 5, and weekends.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: Supply Teacher in the Yorkshire Area September 2010- today
Returned to the classroom in supply teaching role after taking time off to complete my MA in University of Leeds.
Fulfilled mainly short- -term substitute assignments across all subject areas, mainly though in English and Drama subjects, as a cover supervisor effectively teaching students of varied academic/age levels (grades K-12) and diverse cultural backgrounds. Instruct classes of as many as 30 students; communicate with teachers, administrators and parents; and build a positive rapport with students.
Key Contributions & Educational Outcomes:
• Consistently praised for dedication, reliability, organization and effectiveness as one of school district’s most in-demand substitutes. Filled in for permanent teachers at a moment’s notice; closely adhered to lesson plans; and kept students motivated, engaged and focused.
• Repeatedly selected from various schools to fill in day-to day teachers’ absence, as I gained the respect and trust both school and students.
• Frequently subbed for absent ESL/ESOL, in Leeds Language Academy as one of the few teachers qualified in these areas. Also had the same role in Greece in March 2007 to May 2007 in I.D.E.K.E, Continuing Adult’s Education, where I was an ESL Teacher. Showed resourcefulness and teaching effectiveness in meeting the needs of students with limited English language proficiency as well as learning disabilities.
• In Greece while working as a Private English Teacher and having my own classes, in a village called Chryssomilia, from September 2007 to June 2009, where the Mayor along with the parents had decided to invite me and teach English to the village’s children, as they did not have the means to go to the city. There I acted as a Head-Teacher and I was organizing the curriculum and teaching aids on my own, and I had five different groups of learning and academic variety. I was able to help many children to gain their English Certifications. Developed learning assistance programs that addressed individual needs. Improved service delivery after encouraging positive feedback. Prepared and administering assignments, projects and exams. Developed students' interests, abilities and co-ordination by way of creative activities. Tested and evaluated students for individual progress in written and oral work. Planned and developed assessment procedures on literacy and IT within this process. Identified gaps and drew up schemes and policies to ensure a broader curriculum is covered. Participated in out of school activities for students.
• Incorporated creative lessons, activities and experiential learning into daily teaching and created a structured yet enjoyable learning environment. Elevated children’s social, language and cognitive skills to enable them to enter public school
and thrive within a mainstreamed, third-grade classroom.
• Other professional experience includes two years as a volunteer in the International Film Festival in Leeds, in November 2009 and November 2010, at the post of Venue Assistant, where I was responsible for the safe and prompt organization of the events. I was able to come in touch with young people that have passion with cinema as myself and in that way I created the suitable conditions for English and Cinema Teaching, bringing cinema into English classes and vice versa.
• Volunteer in the Greek Post Office, in August 2007 and in July 2008, at the post of Administrator Assistant. I developed my communicative skills and came in touch with various different cultures.
• April 2006-November 2006: Worked as service customer operative in the National Telecommunications of Greece, where I learned to be patient and behave everyone with the same respect.