Hi, I’m Pete, and I’m presently working at Birkdale, travelling to sunny Gainsborough for lots of GCSE poetry and prose ( who can tire of one's anthology of poems? Polite answers only, please), teaching Macbeth, IELTS ( there's always IELTS ), City and Guilds and the Weimar with a student from Sheffield High. Yes, my day is certainly varied and involves much zigzagging across our grey Yorkshire city. At the moment my day encompasses EFL and IELTS; 11 plus; GCSE English, History and Maths; A level History and Politics; and KS2 English, Maths and Science – those mobile skeletons pasted on turquoise card are quite something!
- 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; Pearson History examiner2003 - present 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 Tutor; 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!).
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