I use a pedagogical system for delivery of content, objectives and tasks, then introduce a new topic with a warm up, follow up with more indepth learning. Then set out task working together followed by independent study in class. Repetition of main goals towards end of lesson, questions and then homework
Graduated with masters degree in education in 2002, have taught at all primary levels, as well as in early years and ESOL. I have lived and worked in different countries, so have an understanding of different cultural backgrounds and customs.
£20 per hour, 24 hour cancellation notice required.
SKILLS & PERSONAL OVERVIEW
• I graduated with a Masters degree in Education & Curriculum & worked as teacher at various levels for twenty years. I have lived & worked in different countries, experiencing other people & cultures for a number of years.
• I am a fully registered teacher with the General Teaching Council, Registration number 029432.
• I am an expressive and articulate communicator with excellent people skills, I feel I am very approachable and willing to take initiative. Moreover, I am flexible, proactive and enthusiastic person, coupled with determination and ambition to seek new opportunities.
• I am a proficient typist and am able to use Word 2010, PowerPoint and Excel programs. These skills have been developed further from working in a managerial role & team leader.
• I am personally organized and skilled at organizing others and I have a high degree of independent initiative and excellent interpersonal skills.
• I am eager to succeed with a pleasant and determined manner.
• With a considerate & understanding nature, I am able to empathize with the difficulties of others & assist them in resolving them.
2000-2002 M.Ed Curriculum & Education, GPA: 3.85, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington USA
Skills Developed: Researching & developing ideas in a cohesive, effective manner; problem solving & organizational abilities; leadership & management.
Dissertation topic: Mixed Ability Grouping
1982-1985 B.A. Honours Modern European Literature, German minor, Bulmershe College/Reading University, Reading, Berkshire
1975-1982 Convent of Sacred Heart, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘A’ Levels in French & German
‘O’ Levels in English lit & language, French, Maths, Geography, History, German, Art
2018- current East Dunbartonshire Council
Learning Support Assistant
Duties include: Working closely with the school SENCO alongside classroom teachers. This involves developing IEPs with the SENCO, differentiating materials to enable all pupils access, recording and monitoring pupil progress and reporting back to the Class Teacher. Evaluation & adaptation of the programme as necessary
2017-2018 Waldorf Sc hool of Limassol c/o American Academy, Lefkas 7, Limassol
Duties included: Teaching Steiner Waldorf Curriculum, developing lesson plans for all areas, including music and art in addition to all mainstream subjects. Lessons are conducted in English, work with truly international community.
2016- British International School, Vigo, Galicia, Spain
Primary Teacher Cover
Duties included: Cover in Key stage 2 for 2 months, Planning & Delivery of all subject lessons for 7-8year olds + cover throughout British International school, where lessons are all conducted in the English Language.
2011-2017 City of Glasgow College, Hanover St, Glasgow G1
Educational Support Worker
Duties include: Scribing & note-taking for students who have additional needs, both physical & psychological. Completing hours of contact & making suggestions as to how the service may be improved.
2004-2011 Glasgow Steiner School, 52 Lumsden Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8RH
Class Teacher, Kindergarten leader & Early Years Manager
Duties Included: Planning & delivering daily content; Caring for & teaching children of various ages in different settings; selecting materials & resources; working with parents & colleagues; implementing & developing action plans for school improvement panel. As well as, Member of College of Teachers (shared responsibility for running school); mentoring colleagues, working with Care Commission inspectors; developing policies & procedures.
2002-2004 Thomastown Community Kindergarten, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Head Kindergarten Teacher
Duties Included: Working with large group 2yrs+. Planning & designing programme; developing Early Years initiative; supervising, working responsively & flexibly as part of team, offering workshops for parents & coordinating fundraising events. Additionally, I have undertaken further teacher training in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education.
2000-2002 Ness Elementary School, Spokane, Washington, USA WA99205
Duties Included: Placement as part of intensive Masters Degree in second grade class; presenting lessons; curriculum planning; completing reports& correcting assignments; evaluating success of pupils; maths improvement committee.
(1999-2000 Finch Elementary School, Spokane, Washington, USA WA99205
Volunteer Reading Tutor)
1996-1999 Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
Duties Included: Teaching English Language courses to non-native speakers; planning course work & content; selecting & assembling materials, designing department capstone project, administering exams & presenting lectures.
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