As a dyslexic learner myself, I tend to make my teaching methods very visual, through the use of videos, images, brain storms, colour coding.
I have worked in various primary and secondary schools in Cardiff, with pupils from a range of abilities and backgrounds, doing 1-1 with children with special educational needs. Therefore I feel confident to provide tutoring up to GCSE level.
I am a third year Human Geography student with GCSE's and A-levels in both Geography and Geology. I am new to tutoring, but given my experience working as a teaching assistant at various schools in Cardiff, and as a Geography teacher in India as part of an internship, I feel confident to provide students with the help that they need. I am actually starting my PGCE next September to become a secondary school Geography teacher.
Dedicated and professional Human Geography student with a strong set of communication skills. Over the years, I have been fortunate to teach in third world countries, instilling a passion in me for making a difference in the lives of those students who are not as fortunate or who may not believe they have the potential to achieve. Through doing this, alongside my many years experience working in retail, I have developed both great leadership, organisation and planning skills which I now want to put to further good use.
Teaching assistant in India (July - September 2015)
I have previously spent 3 months working at a private school called Uttam School for Girls in India, as part of an internship with the British Council. Contractually I went as a Teaching Assistant to help teach Geography, however I was put in charge of different classes of children from the age of 8 to 16, and told to teach Geography as well as music, art and run two other projects. With little professional teaching experience, this was a challenge which I chose to rise to. I spent the duration of my time teaching 4/5 classes a day, preparing classes, assessing and analysing students work every night, all without the benefits of the internet, 6 days a week. I believe that the experience was character building and the best possible teachers training that one could receive. I learnt how to cope when being put out of my comfort zone and the huge responsibility that the job entailed.
Volunteer at ‘Pyramid Project’ (2014)
During 2014 I helped run a 10 week project called ‘Pyramid Project’ in which 3 other girls and I from Cardiff University volunteered to run an after school club in Tredegarville Primary School in Cardiff. The aim of the club was to help children who either came from disadvantaged homes or who were struggling with their confidence and ability to contribute in school, come out of their shells and boost their confidence. As club coordinator, I was responsible for:
Planning each after school session
Filling out progress reports on each child each week
Reporting to the teachers every week about each child’s progress and any problems encountered
Filling out all the expenses forms and keeping track of the clubs money
Assessing the schools health and safety environment
At the club I worked with some challenging children who suffered from ADHD and Tourettes. This project developed my patience and interpersonal skills as I learnt to deal, communicate and work well with people from all different backgrounds. As well as this, I learnt to become a better listener as children would disclose to me about problems at home, due to them feeling comfortable with me.
Volunteer at Project Favela, Rio de Janeiro (July 2013)
Here I volunteered on a project called ‘Brazil Community Development’, ran by a charity called Project Favela where I worked for 1 month at one the daycare centres in South America’s largest favela - Rochina. There I worked Monday-Friday looking after over 100 of the poorest children of the favela’s. I helped by getting involved with all childcare duties as well as doing some teaching and programs related to music, dance and sports. Teaching was extremely difficult as the children ranged in abilities and most of them knew little English, however through the use of visual learning I felt that I was able to overcome these obstacles. I aimed to encourage the children in their education and build long lasting relationships, which I believe was achieved. On top of this I helped decorate the run down centre by drawing and painting numerous murals on the walls.
Volunteer at Edith's Home, Uganda (August 2011)
During August 2011 I spent 2 weeks in Uganda working at an orphanage with a charity called Edith’s Home. There I set up a summer camp for the orphans and was in charge or organising and setting up activities for them for the duration of my stay. The aim was to provide them with 2 weeks of fun, laughter, love and teaching. This was a huge achievement for me, as I was put outside of my comfort zone, staying in poor living conditions with basic amenities. I also proved to myself that I could not only work independently and as part of a team, but I could also use my own initiative to organise activities and work as a team leader.
Marks & Spencer (2016 - present)
I work part-time on the food department to finance my way through university
9 hour shifts on the weekend, and pick up extra shifts during the week when I can
Flexible approach to work has allowed me to work on many different sections
Developed strong communication skills
New Look (2012 - 2015)
Worked as part of a small team to run the footwear department
Responsible for training new staff
Cash handling confident
Trusted by management to control the floor when they weren’t present
Confidently carried out floor moves and visual merchandising
JD Sports (2010)
This was my first paid job where I learnt the importance of good customer service and how to work well as part of a team as well as individually.
Basic responsibilities involved assisting customers, greeting them, keeping the store tidy & processing delivery.
Cardiff University (2012 - present)
Third year BSc Human Geography - extended my studies until Christmas due to extenuating circumstances.
Whitchurch High School (2004-2011)
A-levels: Geology (B), Geography (B), Welsh Baccalaureate (A)
GCSE’S: Chemistry (A), Biology (A), Physics (B), English Language (B), English Literature (A*), Maths (B), Geography (A*), Geology (A*), History (B), French (B), R.E (A*), Welsh (C)
Achievements and interests
Piano (grade 5) and Clarinet (grade 3)
Music is a huge passion of mine, I love being up to date with new and upcoming artists. I also regularly attend music festivals, gigs and DJ events.
Keeping fit is a huge part of my life and so I spend a lot of my free time either at the gym or outdoors running.
Being a Geography student, I love to combine my passion for the outdoors with fitness and push myself to extremes through participating in sports such as caving, rock climbing, zip lining and surfing.
I love spending time with family and friends and babysitting my nephews and nieces. I also enjoy meeting new people which is why I have worked in retail for so many years. In my free time I like to go to social events with friends such as ice hockey games, rugby games and pub quizzes or even to the cinema.
Available upon request.
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