I am focused on motivating pupils to grow a general love for reading with a passion for constructing open dialogue and inclusive teaching strategies. A responsive mentor, who inspires learners positively.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills using good inter-personal skills.
I have a Bachelor of Science Open University degree. I have been teaching for 20 years, in England and Cyprus to children and adults. I taught English to Russian, Asian and Turkish speaking children and adults with successful outcomes.
Home Tutoring - (England) 3 children and two adults
Home Tutoring – (Cyprus) 5 children and 10 adults
Lords Palace Hotel and Spa (Cyprus)
2019 (3 months) To equip hotel staff in both English language and culture through role play on key areas of hospitality within the hotel; front desk and concierge language, restaurant language, bar language, cleaning staff.
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
2018 – 2019
To set up childcare provision and implement annual workplan for effective quality teaching measures.
The nursery I worked in was specifically geared towards the objective of teaching children 3-6 years of age English language. Prepared lesson plans for various classes of 10 pupils with diverse levels of literacy.
Nursery Teacher at Porter English Reading Centre, Cyprus
2016 – 2018
To set up and run Foundation Stage Education, focusing on developing language skills in both English and Turkish. Ensuring each child attains developmental needs in motor neuron skills with the use of creative materials such as paint and non - conventional art resources, which challenged the creative thinking process.
Co-ordinator of Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project – Registered charity in England and Wales (TCWP) 1999 – January 2016
To implement and manage quality assurance systems – compliance with Office of Immigration Services Commissioner, Legal Services Commission and TCWP Office Manual procedures, Company law and Charity’s Commission.
To manage, train, mentor and coach the performance of the team setting requirements that is based on quality, cost and measurable timescales.
1988 – 1999 - Employer TCWP
Position Held: Advice Officer
1986 – 1988 – Employer TCWP
Position Held: Crèche Development Worker
1988 – 1990 – Employer Cypriot Centre
Position Held: Youth Worker
Undertook research and devised building Business Plan proposal submitted to Community Fund (Big Lottery) acquiring funding to purchase charity freehold premises in 1999. Undertook project management of building renovation project in line with budget and service requirements
Campaigned, directed and acquired funding from London Councils to set up one of the first Turkish Domestic Violence Services in London. This service was set up in 1995 and continued until 2008.
Recognition by statutory agencies of role model leadership to other providers within the sector.
Generated a total income of £1,000,580.00 for the charity in 2000 through funding application awards.
Visit to TCWP centre by the distinguished barrister Ms Cherrie Booth QC (2006) in recognition of the work I carried out for TCWP and for women’s empowerment.
Currently studying towards TEFL accreditation
Institute of Fundraising Practice – Successful Fundraising
Coaching in the workplace
Sector-related learning and development including: equality and diversity; child protection, vulnerable adults
Various IT training courses including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, internet and email
NVQ Level 3 Train the Trainer course 2003
NVQ Level 4 in Management (Institute of Leadership & Management) 2003
Level 3 Award in Leadership (Institute of Leadership & Management) 2008
BSC Social Sciences (Open University) 2008
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