I get to know my students before I begin tutoring them. This way I can effectively work with them. My lesson structures are logical. I also tailor my lessons to support individual students who require extra support or to enable them to be challenged in their learning.
I am a short story author and poet. I was also a Secondary English teacher for one year and prior to that, a Humanities teaching assistant in a Secondary school for two years. I form strong relationships with my students because I am warm, accessible, caring, passionate and disciplined, which is also why they excel in this subject.
As well as having an MA and BA (Hons) in English and Film Studies, I also have experience in teaching adult literacy .
Protocol Education Supply cover supervisor 2018
Finchley Catholic High School Trainee English Teacher 2016–2017
Planning and teaching lessons to KS3, KS4 and KS5. Member of the Teaching and Learning EAL Team. Co-Form Tutor to a Year 9 Form Group (including leading PSHE – Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education – Lessons). Meeting with parents. Mentoring and supporting a student at the Pastoral Lead’s request.
Clapton Girls’ Academy Learning Support Assistant 2014–2016
Co-Tutoring, Mentoring and Intervention Support (including attendance monitoring and leading PSHE classes). Planning and teaching lessons within the Humanities department (Geography, History, RE, Sociology, and Psychology). Administrative duties (ordering stock, organising faculty events and student excursions, meeting minute taking). Assisting students in class and 1:1 with Literacy (particularly spelling, punctuation and grammar. Marking/ editing classwork, homework and GCSE coursework. Managing and running extra-curricular activities, including a film club and intervention clubs. Creating Humanities display boards and events posters.
Harris Academy Coleraine Park PA and Office Manager 2014
(Temporary contract). Office Team and volunteers’ manager. Assisting the Executive Principal in all administrative matters including extensive diary management. Academy HR, recruitment (including creating advertisements and profiles) and induction.
Bexley Women’s Aid Administration Officer 2012–2013
(Maternity contract). Administrative support for the Refuge and community services. Diary management for Director and Project Manager. Managing refuge helpline and finance administration.
Lead fundraiser and events planner.
Cairngall Medical Practice Administration Clerk/ Medical Receptionist 2011–2012
Clinical administration, including processing prescription requests (Vision clinical system). Patient support on Reception.
Kings Road Medical Centre Administrator/Senior Receptionist 2008–2011
Reception staff management. Triaging patient complaints. Diary management for Practice Manager and Clinicians. Managing enhanced services. Data request management and processing invoices.
Various part-time position in Retail and Administration while in Full-time education
MIND in Camden Phoenix Recovery Support Volunteer 2018–present
Working in co-production with members of the local community towards positive mental well-being. Co-facilitating peer-support groups for mood, anxiety and hearing voices, and facilitating mindfulness meditation workshops; 1:1 mentoring and counselling.
Greenlight Street Volunteer 2014–2015
Working with homeless organisations in London to engage with homeless people on the streets, offering medical care, support, and conversation.
Hillsong Church Youth Leader and Mentor 2012–2014
Mentoring young people aged 11-18 years; 1:1 intervention for abused teenagers and directing cases to safeguarding lead when appropriate. Liaising with parents and offering pastoral support to single mothers. Running sessions on social justice – including human trafficking, child poverty and homelessness – and running fundraising events.
University of Essex Vice President of Film Society and SU News Reporter 2006–2007
Education & Qualifications
MSc in Mental Health Psychology June 2017 – Present
University of Liverpool Laureate Online Education
Teaching Qualification (Deferred) 2016–2017
Institute of Education/ UCL
MA English Literature (with Distinction) 2015–2016
The Open University
BA (Hons) in Film and Literature 2004–2007
University of Essex
Exploring Mindfulness and Voices May 2019
Safeguarding Adults April 2019
Hearing Voices Peer Group Facilitation March 2019
Phoenix Recovery Induction Training October 2018
MIND in Camden
Introduction to Mindfulness February 2019
The Mindfulness Project
Keeping Children Safe in Education, and Professionalism in Teaching 2016 -2017
The Institute of Education/UCL
Safeguarding in Teaching
UK Government Home Office
An Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication 2015 – 2016
Hackney Speech and Language Therapy Team
CPD: Supporting Students with Social and Emotional Needs
Clapton Girls’ Academy
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