Hi, I’m Pete, a chap dividing his days between Birkdale, sunny Alderwasley ( where we can witness pheasants from our classroom window - how rustic, is that?) and Donny for lots of GCSE poetry and prose and politics - who can ever tire of the constitutional crisis? Steady with the language now. Macbeth, IELTS ( there's always IELTS ), City and Guilds and the Weimar with Sheffield High students is always a pleasure. Yes, my day is certainly varied and involves much zigzagging across our grey Yorkshire city. Wednesday now possess a new manager, our country awaits a leader ( I said no more politics!) and my kitchen requires painting - a task I can put on hold indefinitely. But, hey, let's accentuate and positive: to new and familiar faces with their English, History, Politics, Drama and occasional Maths. I was asked last week about the canteen food. It really is not as bad as some folk say. How can you go wrong with fish and chips? Not too sure about the burgers, mind. Cheers, Pete.
2018 City and Guilds Foundation Maths; 2018 -present Edexcel GCSE History examiner; Private Tutor 2003 - 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; 2014 - present Politics/History/Citizenship Tutor Alderwasley Hall School; 2012 - present English/IELTS Tutor Birkdale School; 2019 BBC radio play shortlist; 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 NUMERACY assistant 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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