I give lessons to secondary and sixth form students. I tutor Biology and English to GCSE, and Sociology to A Level. I am a friendly Welsh finalist at Cambridge university studying Human, Social and Political Sciences and specialising in Sociology.
I come from a small town called Hay-on-Wye in rural Wales. Alongside my studies, I like to rock climb and play netball. I will begin teacher training with Teach First in June, and love to help people.
I have passed the English and Numeracy professional skills tests and the Curriculum Knowledge Assessment for English Literature and English Language GCSEs. I have worked for three years as an Access Ambassador and student mentor at my college, providing tours and application guidance to visiting students from ages 11 to 18. I enjoy this work immensely and three of the students that I have worked with are currently studying at my college, after applying after their visits in year 13. This has been lovely to see!
I am also Dyspraxic, and have been provided with excellent mentoring and study skills sessions by the university for this. I run a blog which gives advice to Dyspraxic students, which you can find by typing 'Dyspraxia Survival Guide' into a search engine.
My teaching methods are taken from Teacher Toolkit, TES teaching resources and the Teach First Incoming Participant portal, which has many resources taken from previous ambassadors of the scheme, as well as research-backed approaches. I like to make my lessons interactive and fun! I do this by preparing quizes and mnemonics, taking the exam specification to do this. I also add interesting details and facts which aren't on the specification to ensure students' exam answers stand out, and to aid memory through piquing interest in a topic. Although based around interactive and engaging learning, I take a very structured approach to lesson planning. I do this by taking a particular area or point on a specification, and creating learning objectives for each lesson to ensure this section is learnt. I include a recap of these objectives at the end of each lesson. As a Dyspraxic student, I understand that students learn in a number of different ways. I ensure to discuss with the student how they like to learn, and adapt my lessons to suit their style and strengths.
I have 10 A* grades at GCSE including English and Maths. I achieved two A* grades in English Literature and Biology at A level, as well as an A in Modern History. I have a Level 4 diploma in Speech and Drama. I attended a state comprehensive school. I have passed the English and Numeracy professional skills tests and the Curriculum Knowledge Assessment for English Literature and English Language GCSEs. I have worked for three years as an Access Ambassador and student mentor at my college, providing tours and application guidance to visiting students from ages 11 to 18. I enjoy this work immensely and three of the students that I have worked with are currently studying at my college, after applying after their visits in year 13. I am also Dyspraxic, and have been provided with excellent mentoring and study skills sessions by the university for this.
If I need to travel more than 5km, I ask that £1.50 be provided for the bus fare.
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018 University of Cambridge
BA (Hons) Human, Social and Political Sciences
Specialised in Sociology, including a Biological Anthropology paper. Modules
include ‘Modern Societies’, ’Media, Culture and Society’ and ‘Humans in a
Achieved an average grade of 2:I for both years.
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015 Hereford Sixth Form College
A Levels: Biology, A* English Literature, A* General Studies, A* Modern History, A
ATCL Level 4 Diploma in Speech and Drama
Grade 8 Individual Acting Skills
Placed second in a national close reading competition for ‘E-Magazine’
Work Experience and Volunteering
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018 Access Ambassador, Jesus College Cambridge
.Presented talks and workshops to groups ranging from 6 to 20 students to encourage
younger students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to Cambridge.
.Worked with a team of ambassadors to provide hospitality and administration
over the interview period, dealing with students’ problems efficiently.
.Delivered presentations in a team of three ambassadors in schools across
London, adapting the message and content of talks depending on age group
and ability level.
.Provided email mentoring to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds who had an offer to study at Jesus College.
Sep 2017 - Apr 2018 University Campus Brand Manager, Teach First
.Engaged and persuaded leads at graduate fairs, adapting my communication
style to compel students according to their personal career desires.
.Led a team on a high visibility activity designed to attract more men to the
programme, resulting in the details of 25 leads being captured on iCapture
.Worked in a team to secure the highest proportional number of incoming
participants to the Teach First graduate programme of any UK University.
May 2017 - Jun 2018 Head of Communications, Student Minds Cambridge
.Designed and produced promotional material for the Freshers’ Fair and our
social media campaign.
.Project managed the design of the 'Being Me Means’ campaign, tying the ideas
of the LGBT+ and BAME officer together into a cohesive picture campaign
which explored the diversity of mental health.
.Wrote press statements published in The Telegraph and The Independent on
behalf of the charity, as well as articles for The Tab Cambridge, Varsity and
The Cambridge Student to give Student Minds’ opinion on different mental
Jun 2016 - Sept 2016 Administrative Assistant, Haygarth Doctors Surgeries
.Managed bookings for chronic disease management clinics using Emisweb
software, solving the issue of empty phlebotomy and health care assistant
appointments within two weeks of work.
.Personally taught patients how to use check-in machines, assisted the
receptionists with the running of the reception desk and telephoned
patients to book appointments for them.
.Produced promotional materials and display boards to publicise services which
would save the practice money, such as ‘Invest In Your Health’ initiatives.
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