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Lessons offered by Dorinda
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Literacy
  • Poetry
  • Modern Literature
Levels
  • Primary
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Experienced GCSE/A'Level and 11+ Tutor specialising in English Literature/language and maths

Methodology

Professional in my approach, but endeavour to make lessons fun,working with learners to ensure that they feel at ease whilst matching teaching styles to the individual learner, preparing teaching materials and using teaching techniques that meet their specific needs.

Background

English Lit/lang tutor, teaching to GCSE/Alevel, maths to GCSE, 11+ and end of year 6 SATS. In addition I have taught English as a second language, coaching students through various exams including, university entry exams, IELTs. TOEFL, FAE and FCE.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by Dorinda
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Literacy
  • Poetry
  • Modern Literature
Levels
  • Primary
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Dorinda's CV

Profile
A resourceful and versatile tutor who approaches learning with vigour and zest. Drawing on 15 years classroom experience with learning groups of all ages, I have recently consolidated my professional development through the completion of PTLLS L4. My approach is to work in partnership with students, establishing development plans and clear learning goals. I embrace opportunities to promote inclusion and build learner feedback into my practice.

Key Skills
Strong spoken and written communication skills
Listens and adapts
The ability to get on well with people of all ages, and from different backgrounds and cultures
Able to adapt my approach to suit student needs and learning styles
Creativity to plan lessons that are both practical and enjoyable.
Able to build rapport and influential relationships
Embraces innovation, uncharted territory and emerging technology
Flexible approach to working hours and willing to travel
Fluent in English and Italian


Professional Experience
Standguide
Associate Trainer-Mentor Current
Planning, organising and delivering a variety of employability training courses including job-searches, confidence and motivation, literacy, numeracy, transferable skills, interview techniques and IT to a wide range of cohorts including lone parents, ESOL, ESA and JSA,
Assisted clients in the creation/updating of CV’s and cover letters, on-line applications and application forms
Worked to client contractual targets along with various regulations and guidelines
Supporting candidates in overcoming barriers, social, physically and mentally
Preparation of actions plans working with clients on their strengths and weaknesses providing support and guidance to overcome certain barriers and signposting where necessary.
Preparation of training resources, including hands on materials and on-line learning materials as well as videos .

Clever Tutors
Freelance Tutor - tutoring English A’level/GCSE, numeracy/literacy Oct 2015 - current
Tuition and Mentoring learners in A’Level and GCSE ensuring learners achieve the best results in examinations, in some cases working with schools and colleges.
Preparation of students for the 11+ entrance exam in
Mentoring and tutoring learners in numeracy and literacy, especially those struggling at school
Planning and preparing lessons, including lesson plans, evaluating and adjusting plans when needed, preparing learning materials relating to lesson plans
Preparation of resources, learning materials and all lesson activities, constantly reviewing materials based on learner need
Achievements: Students have achieved GCSE’’s, have passed the 11+ and demonstrated marked improvement in both English and Maths.

On-line Tutor
Barons English (On-line English as a second language courses) May 2015 – Jan 2016
Specialising in tutoring learners FAE, FCE, TOEFL, IELTS, Mentoring learners through the various stages of the examination.


Supply Teacher/Cover Supervisor
Celsian Education (Education Resources) March 2013 - July 2013

Teaching English, functional skills, EAL support, EBD and SEN support, in both primary and secondary working with colleagues as a team to ensure the best outcomes, working toward inclusion and always safeguarding the welfare of learners.
Mentoring individual students who require additional support in the school setting , primarily in numeracy and literacy
Completing assessments, feeding back on progression plans and developing action plans, working both with colleagues and learners
Preparing resources for lessons, course materials and organizing special learner requirements





Trainer/Facilitator
English4Business (Education provider - business/apprenticeship courses) Jan 2011 –July 2012
Tuition on English as a second language, covering Entry levels, TOEFL, FCE,FAE, IELTS working in partnership with learners and training providers - companies trained - Ducati, Testoni, Marposs, Macaferri.
Providing training for specialised courses, e.g. Apprentices, adult learners etc., in employability skills, skills for life , working as part of a team of trainers to ensure that apprentices achieve learning goals
Working with employers, training providers and other partner organisations to support young people into work, by means of training, guidance, promoting awareness of apprenticeships/internships, work placements etc.
Planning and preparing lessons, including lesson plans, evaluating and adjusting plans when needed, preparing learning materials relating to lesson plans
Completing assessments, providing feeding back on progression working with learners and colleagues Monitoring of learners participation and progress, providing constructive and motivational feedback
Achievements - Assisted learners into university and employment by Mentoring them through examinations
- Organised/facilitated/taught courses for young adults in Osteria Nuova for two years

Trainer/Facilitator
Cofimp/Ecipar (Education provider - specialising in business/apprenticeship courses) Jan 2007 – Oct 2011
Tuition on English as a second language, covering Entry levels, TOEFL, FCE, FAE, IELTS, working closely with learners to ensure that course materials met individual needs
Providing training for specialised courses, e.g. Apprentices, adult learners etc., in employability skills, skills for life, often working both with employers and training providers to provide individualised courses
Training sessions on personal development initiatives such as: education initiatives, interview support sessions, pre-employment sessions, constructing CV’s/formal letters and application form filling, using technology for job searches, functional skills, etc.
Planning and preparing lessons, including lesson plans, evaluating and adjusting plans when needed, preparing learning materials relating to lesson plans
Completing assessments, providing feeding back on progression working with learners and colleagues on the identification and addressing of barriers, formulating action plans etc.

Trainer/Facilitator
Nuova Didattica (Education provider for schools/business/apprentices Nov 1999 – Aug 2006
Achievements - Assisted learners who had repeated failed at examinations to success

Trade Marketing Development Manager and Category Manager
L’Oreal , London (Health and Beauty products) Jan 1997 – Nov 1999
Achievements - successful launch of Maybelline cosmetics into UK

Sales and Marketing Analyst
Revlon International (Health and Beauty products) Jan 1995 – Dec 1996
Achievements - Use of client profiling and analysis to assist in attaining a major account

Sales and Marketing Executive (FMCG)
Unilever - Rimmel International Ltd Jan 1992 –Dec 1994

Education

BBE Training, Kettering Sep 2014 - May 2015
PTLLS L4 (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

University of Kent at Canterbury - Christ Church College Sep 1991 - July 1996
BA Hons Degree in English Literature/language and Art/design

Additional Training

English for Business Jan 2011 -July 2012
Teacher/Trainer - training
Cofimp Sep 2007 - July 2008
Teacher/Trainer - training
Nuova Didatica Nov 1999- July 2000
Teacher/Trainer - training

References on request

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