My teaching methods are based entirely on what works for you! I aim to understand what interests my students so I can target my lessons in a way that will both motivate and educate, using knowledge they already possess to give the best chance for success
I have been teaching for 8 years with excellent results, working with students who struggle with these subjects. I worked in a hospital biochemistry department for 10 years before studying to become a teacher, and have given private maths and science coaching as well as working in a classroom.
If a lesson is cancelled with 6 days or less notice, then full price is expected to be paid
I am a patient and calm person, good at maintaining discipline and motivating my students. I am an experienced tutor and support worker, having worked with, and taught, students with physical problems including hearing impairment and EBD. I am able to empathise with students and believe in using innovative lesson plans which cater for the needs of the individual students.
I have taught mathematics, plus private tuition for GCSE mathematics and science, and inclusive learning, BSL and deaf awareness to support staff and tutors, and literacy and numeracy, pottery, cookery, gardening, developing community participation skills, using money, and music to ILS students.
I have excellent numeracy, literacy and ICT skills, BSL Level 3, and a variety of music skills including Grade 7 piano, guitar, clarinet and recorder. I enjoy cooking, reading and doing pottery.
Community learning tutor November 2017 – Present
I teach literacy, numeracy, pottery, arts & crafts plus music to ILS students, plus BSL introduction and Level 1 to mainstream students.
Tutor September 2014 – Present
I teach BSL and deaf awareness to PGCE students and support staff, and Statistics to Level 3 BTEC students, plus private coaching for GCSE mathematics and science.
Student Teacher September 2011 – July 2013
I taught a variety of subjects to students with additional learning needs aged 16+, plus BSL and deaf awareness to PGCE students.
Communication Support Worker January 2007 – Present
I translate English to BSL and BSL to English, take notes, plus provide literacy and numeracy support in main stream and previously the ILS (Independent Living Skills) department.
Communicator Guide 2006 – 2010
I enabled my client to lead an independent life, access services, leisure and social opportunities, and facilitated correspondence and phone calls.
Communication Support Worker 2005 – 2008
I translated English to BSL and BSL to English for a variety of deaf adults undertaking ICT courses.
Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (MLSO) 1985-1995
I undertook chemical analysis of human samples, including providing an out-of-hours emergency service.
BSL Level 3
BSc Chemistry with Biochemistry (Hons)
• Chemistry (B)
• Physics (C)
• A’ Level Pure & Applied Mathematics (C)
• 5 As Mathematics, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Human Biology
• 5 Bs Additional Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Music, Latin
• 1 C History
Royal College of Music Grade 7 piano
2018 GDPR training
2017 Autism Awareness Diploma
2017 Data Protection Essentials
2017 Equality and Diversity
2017 UCAS training (HE finances, personal statements, reference writing, UCAS tools & resources)
2017 Working with the Prevent Duty
2017 Safeguarding Essentials
2017 Welsh Language Awareness Training
2017 Whistleblowing Essentials: Reporting Fraud & Malpractice
2016 Training in dealing with Challenging Behaviour for ASAs and CSWs
2016 Inset Session 1 for ASAs and CSWs
2016 Autistic Spectrum Condition – understanding and managing behaviour
2016 Safeguarding/WRAP training – recognition to internal referral processes
2015 Safeguarding Essentials
2013 Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2
2013 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Level 2
2012 Supporting Students with Additional Needs in Further Education Level 2
Cathy taught Maths and Chemistry for my Applied Science course. She is very reliable and hard working. She looks for inspiring ways to teach the topics and provides detailed formative feedback. Cathy developed good relationships with the students and was very approachable and supportive.
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