I am very patient and want to ensure we work at a pace and level that works for you. In our lessons we will review work already covered, check for any gaps in understanding and, if appropriate, lay foundations for work you might be covering later. I can also cover exam skills, practice questions and mark schemes if that is where you feel you need support.
I was a teacher in England for four years and Head of Department prior to coming back to Belfast for study. I have at different stages been the Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level coordinator for history. From this, I have experience in working with students of all abilities; those just starting and those aiming for university. The grades they achieved ensured that any of my students who were aiming for sixth form or university achieved their goal.
MA History – Queen’s University Belfast - Currently being completed.
PGCE Secondary History - University of Ulster, Coleraine
(Completed 01/06/2012 – Graduation July 2012) - History (main subject), RE (subsidiary) - Pass (with MA credits)
Certificate for the Teaching and Management of Essential Skills Literacy – Queen’s University Belfast (October 2010 – June 2011) - Pass with Commendation
BA Hons Modern History and Politics (Major/Minor) – Queen’s University Belfast
(September 2007 – June 2010) - Second Class Honours, First Division (2:1)
Lumen Christi College, Londonderry
(September 2000 – June 2007)
A Levels – 2005 – 2007 A, B, B (AS Level - A)
GCSEs – 2003-2005 2A*s, 8 As, 1 B – including:
English Literature: A
English Language, Maths: A
Additional Maths: B
Experience – Teaching
Teacher of History (1/09/2015 – 31/08/2016)
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Wigan
Teaching students through KS3, developing resources, planning and coordinating with senior staff on the delivery of lessons, unit planning, assessment and evaluating lessons. Leading year 11 intervention, department Learning Champion for SEN students.
-Teaching KS3 History
- Year 9 form tutor supporting options choices and careers work
- Leading GCSE History revision classes.
Head of History (12/12/2014 – 31/8/2015) Lead Subject Specialist (1/9/2013 – 12/12/2014) Teacher of History (2/7/2012 – 31/8/2013)
The Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent
Leading the History Department and coordinating team meetings. Attending subject leader meetings and humanities coordination meetings. Organising and leading line-management meetings and performance appraisals with History Staff. Academically-able/Simon Langton Grammar School link coordinator for History. History coordinator for the Learning Away residential program in association with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Setting up the new A Level program, coordinating with the Simon Langton boys’ Grammar School. Teaching students through KS3 to A Level, developing resources, planning and coordinating with senior staff on the delivery of lessons, unit planning, assessment and evaluating lessons.
Knowing Clare both within a personal and professional setting as a friend at university makes it clear to me that she requires the perfect skills and personality to act as an excellent tutor. Within the academic settings of the classroom, it is apparent instantly that Clare is very knowledgeable, intelligent and most importantly respectful of other opinions and interpretations that fellow classmates submit. Her knowledge spans beyond her academic interests, and she carries herself with a confident and considerate manner, aiming to help where she can. Her past career as a history teacher makes her a perfect tutor as she possesses the knowledge already on how to teach subjects in a variety of manners that are applicable to each individuals personal needs. Beyond the more formal settings, Clare is a very motherly and kind character. She is encouraging, wise and extremely supportive of all her friends as well as those under her care. The lengths and support Clare can provide ensures that she would be an invested and dedicated tutor to any student.
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