I love seeing my students grow and positively encourage and praise them in order to build their confidence and unleash their best potential.
I am available to tutor all ages through to degree level. My main specialism is in helping students to write essays, learn research skills and proof-read work.
I am also able to provide lessons on historical subjects, English literature/language, built environment careers/skills and art & design for KS1-5. I am a personable teacher and my methodology is based around seminar and discussion style lessons, with interactive hands on learning challenges for my students. I always set work to be done outside of the sessions so that students can grow outside of our lesson.
I am an Early Modern History MA graduate with a BA in History. I covered a variety of subject areas in my studies including:
- Anglo Saxon England
- Tudor England
- Victorian Britain
- Holocaust Studies
- Twentieth Century Britain
- Women, Power and Politics
- Public History
I have also worked as an educator in museums teaching classes of up to 30 young people from ages 8-18 for the last 2 years.
I developed and delivered a variety of sessions for school children based on the content of my museum and have inspired young people to discover a love of history, poetry and built environment careers.
A driven and passionate educator with experience working with both adult and child learners in an informal and formal setting. I enjoy watching my students grow in confidence and gain skills to equip them for the working world.
AREAS OF STRENGTH
• Learning and Engagement
• Lesson Planning
• Rapport Building
• Written and Verbal Communication
• Organisation and Time Management
New London Architecture, London, October 2019 – February 2020
• Managed the Learning Team including staff, budget and programming
• Developed and delivered the schools, young people, family and under 5s programme including art & design projects for young people, STEM school sessions and sensory learning experiences for Under 5s
• Responsible for all creative STEM programming including developing our family programme quarterly, updating and developing new school sessions, developing our youth offer and managing half term courses & summer camps for young people, ensuring all sessions have a STEM and careers skills focus
• Worked with freelancers to develop large scale young people learning projects
• Managed the development of a youth panel
• Managed relationships with built environment sector volunteers and coordinating sessions they were volunteering on
• Implemented an evaluation strategy
• Implemented a new strategy for targeting more schools with limited internal resources including developing a self-led resource and walking tour
• Managed a London wide photography competition for schools
• Developed a work experience programme for secondary school students
• Line managed a Projects Coordinator, freelancers and volunteers
At the end of January 2020 New London Architecture were no longer able to run a learning programme due to financial reasons and the whole team, including myself, and other members of the organisation were made redundant. I am therefore available to start immediately
Noel Coward Archive Trust, London, December 2018 to October 2019
Collections and Public Engagement Officer
• Developed and delivered a new learning and engagement strategy including: piloting workshops, collaborating with partner organisations to plan exhibitions & a series of formal and informal learning activities and planning for a series of talks and lectures
• Organised and event managing commemorative service at Westminster Abbey including sourcing speakers and organising logistics
• Coordinated redevelopment and research of new exhibition space
• Managed research enquiries for archive space
• Line managed a Learning Assistant
Historypin, London, April 2018 to December 2019
Project & Marketing Coordinator
• Developed a public programme of events for exhibitions including family and adult learning activities. These include artist-led craft activities, film nights at partner locations, music nights and food tasting.
• Coordinating event and exhibition logistics including stock delivery, guest invitations for launches and recording evaluation
• Delivered community workshops
Various museums, London, January 2018 to present
• Freelance and volunteer at Historic Royal Palaces, Tower Bridge Museum, Museum of the Order of St John, East End Women's Museum and London Museum of Water and Steam.
• Developing and delivering a series of creative family activities including for the Museum of St John, nominees for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award
• Facilitating sessions for families, including craft activities, dressing-up and leading on object handling.
• Duty Managing complex, multi-session family events for Historic Royal Palaces including logistical preparation and managing volunteers.
• Delivering and developing school sessions for KS1-4 including STEM sessions at the Water and Steam Museum
• Event organising
• Exhibition research
Historic Royal Palaces, London, February 2017 to December 2017
Conference Support Assistant
• Organised and Event Managed a six-day international conference (Relevance 2017)
• Managing social media channel for the conference, including hosting Museum Hour
• Researching potential speakers to speak at conference and contacting them to persuade them to submit a paper.
• Conference paper selection, utilising analytical skills.
• Researching potential partnerships and sponsors for Relevance 2017.
• Liaising with external and internal stakeholders, being the main point of communication across three palaces and ARRE.
• Supporting Learning Producers on programmes including: administration support, project management, creating media plans, evaluation including analysing social media engagement. I also facilitated formal learning workshops in the 0-11 and 11-19 teams, facilitated informal family sessions e.g. 'Tudors on Tour' at Bestival, half term activities and 'Tiny Explorers' and worked launches, museum lates and talks.
September 2013 – November 2016
Before joining the museum and gallery sector I worked in Trust Fundraising at Battersea Dog’s & Cat’s Home, Marketing at Warmup (an underfloor heating company) and Events Management at the University of East Anglia. The skills I learnt from these positions were:
• Relationship management of a seven-figure lottery partnership with Battersea, bringing in extra funding of £200,000 due to my stewardship of this relationship. I also did this at Warmup, managing the relationship for all of our key accounts and providing them with a coordinated media plan as well as managing the development of new promotional literature for new customers.
• Working across teams to deliver marketing opportunities for this partnership and managing the production of two promotional videos
• Presenting to major donors and new clients
• Managing and running a conference for undergraduate students and was responsible for speakers, venues, food, transport, accommodation and ticket sales
MA in Early Modern History (Merit)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA | Norwich | 2013 to 2014
BA (Hons) in History (First)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA | Norwich | 2010 to 2013
A Levels 2007-2009: History (A), English Literature (A), Drama (A), Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Suffolk
GCSEs 2005-2007: 5 A*s, 5 As (including Maths and English), 1 B, Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Suffolk
Sophie is an excellent teacher with a track record of delivering high quality sessions for all ages, highly recommended.
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