I feel confident in teaching Maths, Biology and Chemistry up to an A-level standard.
My lessons consist of a variety of things. I try to make my lessons as fun and effective as possible as I am passionate about my teaching and giving my students the best support and teaching methods to suit them.
I put a lot of time and thought into my tutoring techniques as I believe each student will have a different obstacles they can overcome and I think its important to support them on an emotional/confidence level as well as an academic one.
I am dyslexic but have found a variety of ways to overcome the challenges that I face from this. I like to use my experience to help others who may also be dyslexic or have a different learning disability.
If preparing for an exam, the first few lessons consist mainly of spotting areas which need the most work and which areas are strong. I would then go on to making worksheets of increasing difficulty and workbooks which can be taken home to practice in. I ask the student how they like to learn best and will try my hardest to incorporate as much of their preferred learning style into my teaching.
I like to support my students but also encourage them to push themselves and reach their full potential.
I also like to encourage them to explore the subject themselves and explore techniques which can come in handy for later life such as further education and how to find reliable sources on the internet and how to check over their own work.
I am currently a Second Year Pharmacy Student at Keele University and I have a job as support staff at my local nursery.
I have been tutoring for a few years in my spare time I have had between university and my school life and managed to successfully tutor students GCSE Maths so they could advance further with their education.
I also had the pleasure in tutoring a student who suffered with depression, anxiety and ME and have gained some vital experience and knowledge on how to tutor students who suffer with chronic illness which can affect their daily life.
I can travel within a suitable distance to students houses if requested however it may cost more as I would have to pay for travel.
Over the years, I have enjoyed helping children to develop into the best version of themselves as a childminder and tutor. I am extremely passionate about helping my students to achieve their full potential and help them develop learning techniques which can help them in all stretches of life.
Activities and Skills
Experience with Children
• Regular Childminding: Experienced with activity planning and attending to children’s needs for a child aged 6-10, 3 times a week for 4 years
• Reading Buddy: Volunteered to help year 7 and year 8 students in my lunch hour who struggled with reading
• GCSE mathematics tutoring: Planned and delivered personalised materials for weekly support of two foundation students, creating a caring and stimulating environment
Management and Communication
• Mind charity event: Led, planned and ran an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for 30 people, both adults and children, raising £250 for the mental health charity Mind
• Child safeguarding knowledge: Passed mandatory university assessment in child safeguarding in order to continue year 2 of pharmacy degree
• Ability to communicate well with all ages: Can build rapport easily with all ages
Highfields School: A-levels: Maths: A, Biology: B, Chemistry: C
2009 – 2016 GSCEs: 4 A*s, 5 As and 1 B
Including A*s in English Language and Maths
Keele University: Master of Pharmacy, Year 1: Pass - No Grade given
September 2016 – Present
Employment and Work Experience
Manor Pharmacy (Matlock, Derbyshire) – Keele University Student Pharmacist
July - September 2017
• Student placement: 37.5 hours a week for 8 weeks in a working pharmacy
• Problem solving: Experienced in taking initiative when prescriptions had not been sent from GP to chase them up with the doctor
• Providing patient centered care to people of all ages: Recommended suitable over the counter medications in relation to age, medications and health complaints
Greggs Bakery (Matlock, Derbyshire) – Weekend Team Member
June 2015 - September 2016
• Committed team member: Worked most weekends and school holidays from as early as 6am and regularly covered shifts when asked
• Flexibility: Experienced in changing roles to suit demands of the job centred around customer satisfaction
• Time management: Efficiently worked in a fast-paced environment, ensuring the shop was set up to company standards before opening hours
St Giles Primary School (Matlock, Derbyshire) - Student work experience
• Teaching assistant: Helped identify and educate children who struggled with their work in a learning environment
• Enthusiastic: Able to keep a motivated and enthused persona to help engage children while learning
• Communication skills: Frequent interaction with people of all ages
Mental Health Advocacy
• Member of the University Student Minds mental health society
• Completed an online course with futurelearn on “Mental health in young people”
• Weekly peer mentoring with a year 10 student, in the form of pastoral support
• ABRSM Singing Grade 4
• Multiple lead and supporting roles in “Peak Youth” musicals at the Pomegranate Theatre (2008-2015)
• Organised and directed young performers aged 4-18 in their productions by “Peak Youth”
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