Marsha (Tutor in Nottingham)
I am a highly motivated person who enjoys a challenge, I like to see results and know that I helped in achievement of them.
I have a strong passion for supporting the educational and moral development of people. I find assisting people to succeed a deeply rewarding and fulfilling experience and something that I take great pride in.
In 2010 I completed a CELTA qualification (which qualifies me to teach English as a foreign language). I have spent time teaching English to elementary, begginers, pre-intermediate as well as high level learners and I have taught English to students from differnt nationalities including: Polish,French, Spanish, German, South American, Indian and Iranian teenagers. I have also taught English to a diverse group of adults. I was also employed by Nottingham Trent University to teach English to undergraduates and to teachers from South Korea, and all these experiences reiterated to me the enjoyment and satisfaction that I get from teaching others.
Whilst working as a youth worker I studied for my law degree at Nottingham Trent University. Having successfully completed this course, I then studied at Nottingham Law school and gained my Legal Practice Diploma. I have previously studied Business German and speak this language to a good standard. I also speak a sound level of Spanish.
I would like to conclude by suggesting that my substantial experience of working with people from different cultural, racial, gender, age and economic backgrounds, my ability to teach others and my enthusiastic, friendly and personable disposition combine to make me the ideal teacher.
I regularly enjoy dancing and socialising in bars and restaurants. I also have an interest in wild life, so whenever possible I try to improve my knowledge to better understand our planet.
Availability: I am very flexible. I can work around students' individual time tables (this includes weekends and evening tutition).
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: Teaching Experience: July 2009 to date (Part-time) I teach English to a small group of Polish and Iranian teenagers aged between 11 to 19 years. All teaching takes place at a local community centre. I develop each course to include either a grammar element or a language skill (i.e. speaking,listening, reading and writing). On completion of a set activity I then focus upon the learners' developmental progress and ensure that their achievements, skills and participations are valued and celebrated by accrediting them with a wide range of recognised awards (i.e. AQA Certificates).
I am involved in organising Foreign Youth Exchanges and I encourage young people and staff to take part in order to dissolve cultural tensions and barriers as well as giving them an opportunity to develop their linguistic skills through organised language session that I lead.
I currently work on a part-time basis for a French Company teaching English on-line to School children and corporations.
July 19th 2010 - August 13th 2010 (Part-time) I was employed by Nottingham Trent University to run one to one English conversation classes with a group of South Korean teachers who wanted to improve their English skills.
June 28th 2010 - August 6th 2010 (Full-time) I designed and delivered a summer programme in order to teach English to 30 Spanish students at Lincoln College. They were all aged 15 years. My duties included: preparing daily lesson plans, designing my own materials which stimulated group discussion and was relevant to the daily theme and language point. I also had to maintain class registers and mark work records on a daily basis, as well as administering and marking course assessment tasks, completing end of course student certificates and reports, and assisting the Director of studies with student testing and placement. I also had to be randomly observed by the Director of studies, and a Spanish Academic Manager in which my teaching materials and style were graded a 5 star pass.
Reference: Not Requested
June 2009 - TEFL CERTIFICATE (Education Training and Management)Course covered: The teaching of grammar, speaking, listening, reading, writing and pronunciation. Drama and Role-play. Correction. Lesson planning, course planning and teaching.
2007 - 2008: Nottingham Law School - Legal Practice Course (LPC). Compulsory modules: Business, Property, Civil and Criminal Litigation.
Elective modules: Advanced Criminal Practice, Family and Child Protection, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation.
2004-2007: Nottingham Trent University - LLB Law(Honours)Degree:
Year 1 modules: Contract Law, Tort Law, English Legal Method, and Public Law.
Year 2 modules: Land Law, Criminal Law, European Union Law, and Commercial Law.
Year 3 modules: Law of Trusts, Employment Law, Medical Law, Sexuality and the Law.
Other qualifications: AS Levels: Psychology (C), English Literature (A), Law (B).
GCSE's: English Language (B), German(C), Spanish (B).
Access to Law and Criminology Corse: 20 credits at Level 3 (equivalent to three A Levels).
Mathematics qualifications:GCSE eqivalent to a (C) grade.
Computer qualifications equivalent to GCSE standard.
Youth Work qualifications NVQ Level 3
Language qualification: Foreign Languages at Work - German Business (Level 4).