I take my lead from the students and like to discuss their work and areas of concern. I will give oral and written feedback of work submitted and can be as flexible as required. The students needs come first.
I taught GCSE English language and Literature at a UK school and was also responsible for literacy and intervention. I worked with many foreign language students and helped them achieve GCSE. I mark for the new GCSE qualification.
Most recent employment
2003 - 2017
I taught English and English Literature at GCSE level. This includes the new 9-1 qualification which I now mark for AQA.
Main areas were lower ability and SEN students including ESOL students. Responsible for Literacy, Intervention and Support. This included working with students individually or in small groups to help them improve their understanding and standard of English.
I was responsible for the Functional English qualification, which I also moderated with AQA for two years.
1988 - Newcastle Polytechnic - BA (Hons) 2 - History of Art
1988 - 1994 - I worked as a PA at British Steel Darlington. This included training and presenting seminars, which then made me decide to go back to College to re-train as a teacher.
1993-1994 - Stockton on Tees College of Further Education - C&G 7406 Certificate in Teaching
Whilst training I worked at William Newton Further Education Centre in Stockton, working with Asian students, helping them to achieve WordPower and NumberPower certificates. I also worked with many dyslexic students, and adults who had struggled with English.
1994-2003 - Career break whilst having children.
During this time I worked as a private tutor, helping students improve their English skills. I tutored English and Maths at all levels and abilities.
2003 - 2017 - See most recent employment.
2007 / 2008 - Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma in Education - Edge Hill University.
I completed 6 units of a Masters Degree in Education in order to improve my work based knowledge of Special Educational Needs.
January 2017 - present
Currently living in Cyprus where my husband is working. I marked the new GCSE 9-1 English Literature exam for AQA
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