Hi, I’m Pete, and although exam fever is at an end - hurrah! - I shall still be moving and shaking English and IELTS at venues as varied as Birkdale, a local Mosque and sunny Donny with a tennis loving Y9; navigating a Spanish student towards her Glasgow Uni place; teaching poetry and lit; calculating - of a fashion - my way through Higher and Foundation Maths ( what exactly is the square of the hypotenuse?) and analysing History both at GCSE and A level - the Inter War Years, Cold War, those terrible Tudors and much, much, more! Yes, my day is certainly varied involving much zigzagging across our grey Yorkshire city. And as the curtain closes on another exam season we can rest (?) in the knowledge that the process shall be repeated once more - next year, and the year after, and the year after that. As quiet moments open up I shall be girding myself for a spot of Edexcel History marking and the odd piece of post grad proof reading. Yes, the fun really never ends. Maybe in August with a mojito by a blue lagoon? Cheers, Pete.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
A level History,English, Theatre Studies and Politics; ESOL,IELTS,Special Needs; GCSE History, English Literature and Language; KS3/KS2 English/Maths/science; IGCSE History, English and 11 Plus. And oddly, time spent over GCSE Geography - not too sure how that happened but happened it did. I quite enjoyed it!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
C AND G 7303 PTTLS; CertTEFL; Theatre Thesis title: 'A Calling To Account - Iraq, Rail and Racism. Verbatim Theatre, the here and now';MA international relations. Dissertation title: The Ties that Bind Us. US foreign policy in central America in the 1980s; BA (with honours) Historical Studies. Dissertation title: Literature and Empire. Myth making and Imperialism; 3 A levels - Economics, History and English - and 8 O'levels including Maths and English; 2017 Safeguarding training; 2015 Prevent Duty Agenda (general awareness module); Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) programme (general awareness module); E-Safety programme (general awareness module); Equality and Diversity in the workplace (general awareness module) Sheffield College;2013 ESOL/Sheffield Museums workshop;2007 - 2013 Royal Shakespeare Company and Crucible theatre workshops;2010 Smart board training Sheffield College;2008-2009 Course on cultural awareness/teaching of English as a foreign language SAVTE;2003-2006 Courses on SEN intervention including literacy, numeracy, barriers to education and the varied forms learning can take Kimberworth Centre;1996- 2006 Lifting and handling certificates Sheffield Council/Rawmarsh Community School.
- How much do you charge?
£20 - £30 per hour ( GCSE 25/A level 30), though, to be honest, I'm pretty flexible. Prices can be negotiated on a student by student basis depending on the number of hours, location or size of class. Tea, coffee and plates of chocolate biscuits can be negotiated too...... although I've recently discovered a fondness for blueberry muffins!
- Where do you teach?
I'm based in Sheffield and teach EFL at Birkdale but do get around for I'm quite the adventurous type - I occasionally go to the theatre on my own! But seriously....I travel to Rotherham for a Y4 lass from the Girls' High and Gainsborough for a Y11 GCSE English student. As for other exotic locales? I've taught in Chesterfield, Donny, even Cudworth ( Cudwho? ) and up to the last academic year travelled to sunny Alderwasley for Politics, History and Citizenship. Said I was a gadabout, didn't I? Have bus timetable can travel. South Yorkshire and beyond considered, golden beaches or a New York skyline preferred .
- When are you available?
Again, I'm pretty flexible and will consider any offer on a case by case basis. Weekends are not out of the question either but beware I'm a Wednesdayite so home games are sacrosanct even more so, given last season's Wembley adventure - this year the lads really mean business. Our Chairman insists on nothing less than promotion. Watch this space.....
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
ESOL Entry Level 1/2/3 and over; A level History/Theatre Studies/Politics/English; SEN literacy/numeracy; KS2/KS3 English/Maths/science; Adult learning; IELTS; GCSE History and English; IGCSE History and English.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A level/GCSE/IGCSE History, Politics, English literature and language and Theatre Studies - AQA/Edexcel/WJEC. Trinity/IELTS/ESOL/EFL/SATS/City and Guilds..
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Hi, my name's Pete and if you like what you've read so far, give me a call. If you still like me after that we'll arrange a meeting - I'm perfectly house trained - mash a brew and start a lesson or two - it rhymes!. All the best, Pete.
- What kind of experience do you have?
2018 City and Guilds Foundation Maths; 2003 - present Private Tutor IGCSE History and English; GCSE History, English and Geography; ESOL,EFL and IELTS; A level History, English, Theatre Studies and Politics; KS2-3 English,Maths and SEN; 2014 - 2018 Politics/History/Citizenship Tutor Alderwasley Hall School; 2012 - present English/IELTS Tutor Birkdale School; 2017 EFL Tutor Rema Tip Top; 2017 EFL Tutor Global LT; 2017 EFL Tutor UK Language Project; 2017 Play Reaches Manchester;2016 English GCSE Catch up Tapton School; 2014 - 2015 EFL Tutor Polish Club; 2015 EFL Tutor Babel Language; 2013 - 2015 EFL/Numeracy Lecturer/Invigilator Sheffield College; 2012 - 2014 EFL Lecturer Doncaster College; 2016 two Plays 7 Arts Leeds; 2015 Play Basement York; 2013 Play Crucible Theatre; 2013 Play Descent London; 2012 EFL Lecturer LTS; 2012 ESOL Summer workshop; 2012 Play Basement York; 2012 Play Newcastle Live THEATRE; 2012 Exam invigilator Royal College of Psychiatrists; 2011 ESOL TUTOR St Mary's Community Centre Sheffield; 2009 - present York THEATRE Royal staged readings; 2009 -2011 Crucible THEATRE Drama workshops; 2011 Dearne Valley College Creative Writing Tutor; 2009 - 2010 Yemeni Community Centre Sheffield ESOL TUTOR; 2008-present SAVTE ESOL TUTOR; 2006 - 2009 The University of Sheffield PhD researcher in DRAMA Thesis title: 'A Calling To Account - Iraq, Rail and Racism. Verbatim Theatre, the here and now'; Presenting a paper on the Workers' Theatre Movement; Submitting work on the MA THEATRE and Society;Attending seminars and lectures by visiting speakers;Conducting interviews with theatre directors and associated professionals; Royal Shakespeare Company Drama workshops; University of Sheffield Drama workshops; 2003 - 2006 Rawmarsh Community School LITERACY and NUMERACY assistant. 1997-1999 Presented talks on Musical Theatre at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and other venues. 1997-1998 LITERACY and NUMERACYassistant for swfc's after school club. Published theatre reviews. Plays performed and short listed. Performed the odd stand up comedy routine too - Ahh!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
DBS. Enhanced. Issued December 2017.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Both Sheffield Universities and more recently Sheffield College with occasional sorties to Spain to make the odd theatre prop or two - my paper mache cows were something to behold! I once could say all that in Spanish. And who could ever forget the Clowning and Circus workshops? Yes, I was the child who ran away with the circus.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Well, the only connection I have with anything professional would be Sheffield Wednesday. Opps, you said professional didn't you? And before you mention it... there's always next year ( again) .
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Plumbers, a Bulgarian, some lower 6th Chinese, teenage English and two very small Brazilians, The subjects are pretty varied; Conversational English; GCSE History; A level History, Politics and English; GCSE English; Y2/Y3/Y4/Y7/ English and Maths; adult learners in Maths/Functional Skills; and a couple of youngsters on the Autistic spectrum. Young, old, grown up or growing up they're all a delight to work with ( mostly!).
• MA International Relations/BA History/PG Drama
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