My teaching method is akin to my experience working in both a school and community setting. Drawing alongside the individual, I like to set realistic goals so that the individual grows in confidence. For example, for my group of pupils who spoke English as a second language in the primary school I was working for, I was focusing on problem words, which would mean working with pronunciation, spelling and eventually, the context in which words that had been earmarked as problematic, would be used. Often this took the form of a detailed breakdown of a piece of writing. We would work together to isolate specific parts of the written work such as key words and details about the characters. Set questions would then enable the pupils to demonstrate their understanding of the set text.
I would also incorporate reading into my lessons. With each pupil we progressed through a list of books that would become increasingly more challenging. After each book I would work through set questions about said book with the pupil regarding setting, context, meaning and of course, searching for and spelling specific words.
One of my favourite methods was in inviting a pupil to demonstrate something that we had learned in the previous lesson so that he or she might showcase their understanding of a previous task. Once satisfied that each member could clearly demonstrate their understanding, I might turn the situation into a quick fire game. After this we would evolve the task by adding either new words, punctuation or relevant connectives for examples.
For far less advanced children such as the boy that I mentored whilst living in Thailand, but also younger pupils who I have worked alongside or both SEN and EASL pupils, often I prefer to implement, very basic methods. Focusing predominantly on nouns to begin with, isolating them and placing them into sentences that are accompanied by pictures. Following on from that, we would progress into verbs and adjectives, using cards to match a word to picture.
I have really enjoyed my time working with children teaching both english and maths!
I am a graduate in English literature, having studied at Russell Group standard, Cardiff University.
I have worked abroad with an SEN EASL child, in a primary school for a year (specialising in helping EASL pupils) as well as within the community as a children's worker succeeding that! I have gained a merit award with the Tefl Academy online course and I still help regularly with various children's groups within the community.
I am a big fan of reading, writing and often play sports!
The rates are fixed :)
Joe William Lovell
Address: 109D Pen-Y-Dre Rd, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6EL
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Cardiff University - Reading English Literature. Degree completed. Second Class Honours.
Worcester Sixth Form College -
A Level: A* - English. B - Law, Sociology.
AS Level: A* - English, Sociology. B - Law, History.
Christopher Whitehead Language College - GCSE Qualifications -
A* - English Literature, English Language, P.E.
A - History, R.E., Biology, Physics, Combined Science.
B - Maths, Chemistry, French, Music.
Completed the TEFL course with the TEFL Academy. Merit Award.
Passed British driving test.
Winner of the Rotary Award for Young Citizen of the year, Worcestershire.
Portraying the role of the young Stephen Hawking in the feature documentary "Hawking" - International cinema release & worldwide DVD sales.
National County Representation Worcestershire English Schools Athletics.
Represented Worcester City Football Club at academy level in the
English Junior Premiere League.
EXTRA CURRICULUM & VOLUNTEER WORK: 2011-2019
Co organising and running a week of language and sports classes for primary aged children in Siena, Italy. With current employers Highfields.
Working weekly with Cardiff university Students at a Cardiff based community centre. With current employers Highfields.
Served and worked with a non profit charity organisation in Northern Thailand, called ‘Home of the Open Heart, specialising in tutoring literature and arithmetic. Helping also to lead on week long football camps with the ‘Bifa-Chiang Rai Football School’.
Co leading a week long holiday club for children in an estate in Worcestershire each summer holiday throughout high school and college. Specialising in running the week long drama.
Co-presenting a weekly radio show at Worcester based, ‘Youthcomm’, radio station.
Set up and managed a social media based campaign collecting football shirts and sports equipment to take out to rural Zambia for a two week long holiday and sports camp for 500 children.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 2013-2019
Apprentice children’s and administrative assistant for Highfields Church, Cardiff.
Teaching Assistant, at Cardiff based school, Glyncoed Primary. Specialising in tutoring higher tier and lower tier literature and arithmetic.
Cardiff Insider for Cardiff University Students Recruitment. Job required producing both regular blogs and videos (including vlogs) for Cardiff University covering relevant events and lifestyle choices for students in and around Cardiff. Editing and social media work was included.
Labourer for Worcestershire contract gardner during Easter and summer months.
Store Assistant and Supply Handler for Superdrug Store in Worcestershire.
Film and Editing work for Cardiff Based, Deli rouge venue.
Promotional Secretary for well established Christian Union society at Cardiff University. This included video work, editing and large event management.
ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS:
Co-presenting an award nominated weekly Radio Show on ‘Xpress’ Student Radio at Cardiff University from 2014 - 2017.
Cardiff based Woodville Football team 2015/16 - Present
Band member (drums) ‘Boy and Bicycle’ – EP released 2013, available on Amazon.
Training for and completing the Cardiff Half Marathon 2016.
Continuing to maintain a competitive work and life balance.
Helping to run a pre school aged toddler music group, based in Cardiff. My specific role involves reading to the children and playing music.
Jon Reeves, Highfields: Mob: +(concealed information)81, Email: (concealed information)
Jo Deeley, Highfields: Mob +(concealed information)75, Email: (concealed information)
Louise Williams, Glyncoed primary School, Email: (concealed information)
Jack Coles, Teaching personnel, Email: (concealed information)
Kathryn Whittaker, Cardiff Insiders: Mob: 07(concealed information), Email: (concealed information)
Volunteer work & Extra Curriculum:
Harry Bligh, Cardiff, Xpress Radio: Mob: +(concealed information)28, Email: (concealed information)
Colleen Dechaboon, Home of the Open Heart, Thailand, Email: (concealed information)
Mike Bennet, Worcestershire, Worcester Athletics Club, Email: (concealed information)
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