I will tailor the lesson to suit the individual, their needs and their targets. I usually start by having a chat with the student and their parents so see what they would like to achieve and how many sessions they can commit to. I will then plan the sessions accordingly and share this plan with the student and their parents, making amendments if appropriate. The session plans can be reviewed at any time.
I am very casual, friendly and honest. I believe in pacing, reward and reflection. It's important that the student and/or their parents are able to take ownership of independent learning. I am very flexible and love to go the extra mile to help my students.
I have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice or if you do not turn up for your lesson, you will be charged the full lesson fee.
During my first year at The Manchester College, Rachel was always the tutor you could go to about anything, it didn't matter what the problem was she was always there to help the best way she could. During lessons when it came to Photography work she would always give excellent feedback to my work letting me know how I can improve it every single time, this feedback and support has now helped me become a Photography for a high end merchandising company. She taught me in my Creative Media Production Level 2 course and gave me the knowledge and skills to help me during the Level 3 course, thanks to her teaching I never forgot the methods she taught me and the skills in Photography which helped me help others in the class, I ended up teaching other students what she taught me in my first year.
I would recommend Rachel because she is easy to talk to, an amazing listener and never gives up on her students, thanks to her I have the job I have today.
She helped me, not only to succeed in my course, but to also feel comfortable, happy and safe inside college. As someone who doesn't usually feel comfortable around people or even in an academic environment, I feel that she gave me a new outlook on education, and made me feel at home. Rachel is an exceptional tutor, mentor and friend to all whom she teaches, as well as a friendly and co-operative co worker, and would be an amazing addition to any establishment.
She goes out of her way, in her spare time to help students even if she isn't at College teaching, she makes sure that the work you do is at its best.
I have been teaching for 10 years within FE, including A-Levels, Apprenticeships, BTEC, ABC, UAL (Vocational) Creative Media Production, Art, Business, Marketing. I have taught approx. 200 students. Some of my students have achieved great success with their University applications, work experience and career. Some have set up their own companies. Some work for prestigious employers such as the BBC, ITV and Simon Cowell.
• Teaching , Tutoring – Engaging an audience, setting objectives, managing skills
• Curriculum Design and Development, Writing, Research - Academic and Business
• Administration, Organisation, Planning, Diary Management, Problem Solving
• Customer Service, Communication, Team Work, Initiative, Time Management
• High level of IT – Microsoft Office, PC & Mac, Adobe Creative Suite, VLE (Moodle), website design and blogging
Tutor (The Manchester College & City College Manchester)
September 2008 - Present
Planning, preparing and teaching learning for courses in the 16-19 Business, Computing and Creative Industries department. Writing assignment briefs, schemes of work and lesson plans. Marking and assessing student’s work. Pastoral care and tutorial support incorporating ESOL support, Additional Learning Support and Emotional & Behaviour Support and incorporating UCAS applications, personal statements and finance. Working with various internal departments including Student Mentors, Student Experience Support Workers. Mentoring Final Major Projects through tutorials and workshops. IV Moderation and EV Moderation co-ordination. Delivery of Tutorials and Employability. Coordination of work placements. Enrolments, Interviews, Parents Evenings, Welcome Days, Taster Days, Induction Days, Engagement Events, Open Evenings and Days. Processing of Student Information and Course Data, including Assessment Reports and analysis of success, achievement and retention data. Teaching adult students on short courses video production and editing. Writing and delivery of sessions at the Beis Soroh Schenierer Seminary (BSS), under the guidelines set by Rabbi Y Marmorstein. The department has a working studio, CLICK, for the students to complete freelance working positions such as video production.
Examiner (Pearson Edexcel)
June 2012 – July 2014
Marking candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme.
May 2009 – August 2011
Moderation of parts of a subject examination (coursework)
Membership of Professional Bodies
IFL (QTLS) AB092887
The University of Huddersfield
PGCE, Education, 2008 - 2010
University of Central Lancashire
MA, Film Studies, 2005 - 2006
Liverpool John Moores University
BA (Hons), Screen Studies, 1999 - 2002
Runshaw College, Leyland, Lancashire
5 A-Levels inc. English, 1997 - 1999
Worden High School, Leyland, Lancashire
9 GCSEs Grades A* to B inc. English, Maths & Science, 1991 – 1997
City College Manchester
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
Assessor Training Direct
NVQ QCF Assessor (Pass)
OCR Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (Pass)
OCR Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Workplace (Pass)
OCR Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Pass)
The Manchester College
Differentiation within the classroom
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Solution Focused Challenge Management Training
Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme
Positive Wellbeing: Resilience Growth Mindsets
Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
Behaviour for Learning
The Brain Box
Health and Safety Induction
Fire Safety Essentials
An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
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