My teaching method is based on whatever suits each individuals learning methods - I can adapt how I teach to fit peoples situation and learning preferences. I like to think I teach in quite a fun and supportive learning style, trying to make subjects fun and encourage interest within them.
I am a Psychology university graduate who is currently studying a Masters degree within the field of Psychology. I have previously supported students between the ages of 6-16 who have been studying for their GCSE Maths exams, and have supported A-level students for their psychology exams.
I am a hard-working, dedicated and willing second-year student at Nottingham Trent University, who will put 100% effort into any given task. I have an enquiring mind, which has enabled me to develop strong interpersonal skills through my degree, and I work well as part of a team as well as individually. My initiative and commitment can be seen through my work experiences and achievements, and I am looking to gain more experience in order to further develop my skills.
• Nottingham Trent University
(September 2017- July 2020)
BA (Hons) Early Years and Psychology – (2.1)
• Haven High Sixth Form
(September 2015 – June 2017)
3 A-Levels: Psychology (A), Health and Social Care (A*), Maths (D)
2 AS Levels: Grades C-D
• Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy
(September 2009 – June 2015)
11 GCSE’s: Grades A*-B Including A* in Maths and A’s in English and Science
Relevant Employment and Volunteering History
St John’s Ambulance Cadets
Sleaford, Lincolnshire: (September 2010- July 2014)
Attend charity fundraisers, and help out at events in providing first-aid. Keep up to date with first aid skills, (trained through paramedics) and organise ways to fundraise as a team e.g. bake sales.
One-to-one Maths Tutor
(Varying addresses): (September 2014-July 2018)
Understand mathematical concepts, at GCSE level or below. Answer questions, and provide an enjoyable but educational experience in motivating each individual, and encourage them in increasing their self-confidence.
Swimming Instructor and Lifeguard
Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex, Boston: (September 2014 to date)
To teach and coach people of all ages and abilities to develop swimming skills, technique and confidence in the water. To work as a team to ensure that all people are able to swim in a safe environment. Perform necessary rescue measures, and keep up-to- date with monthly first-aid training.
Primary School Volunteer
Heckington St Andrews Primary School, Lincolnshire: (May 2015-July 2015)
Worked as a one-to-one with a child who had SEND. Supervise the child, and provide strategies to help them get involved with their surrounding environment. Encourage sensory play and involve other children when necessary, to help develop communication and facilitate friend-making.
St Augustine’s Nursery Nottingham: (April 2018- May 2018)
Supervise and play with the children, ensuring that they are in a safe learning environment. Tidy classrooms and outdoor play areas, and make sure good hygiene is maintained. Prepare and serve snacks and drinks. Lead small group sessions, and read stories. Observe and encourage holistic development.
Sibsey Free Primary School, Boston: (January 2019 to date)
I assisted and supported the class teacher and teaching assistant with various classroom, and learning activities. Including: teaching small groups, preparing resources and displays, organising the classroom, supporting with behaviour management, interreacting with parents and carers, leading story-time and teaching sessions, and assisting with Forest-School Sessions.
• Self-motivated: I demonstrate high levels of initiative throughout my job role and previous work experiences, and maintain a positive and willing attitude.
• Good communication skills: Working as a swimming teacher and lifeguard has allowed me to build up my communication and people skills, such as being able to listen and interact with children and parents, in order to maintain positive relationships.
• Time Management and Prioritisation: Throughout my education, I have developed the skill of effective time management, and prioritising important tasks to maximise efficiency.
• Adaptability: Through having shift work, I am used to being flexible and adapting to different situations, e.g. preparing for a swimming lesson, and organising my time efficiently.
• Team Player: Working as a lifeguard and swimming instructor has engaged me in lots of team work, e.g. with a spinal injury-it is a full team effort in order to rescue the individual, place them onto a spinal board, and get them as safely as possible out of the pool.
• Professional work ethic: maintaining high standards and expectations, alongside acknowledging responsibilities and being held accountable for actions.
Qualifications and Achievements
• AIM Level 1- Forest School Award
• Bronze and Silver D of E
• First Aid trained
• Safeguarding trained
Available upon request
Holly didn’t give up on me when so many teachers did. She explained maths to me in a range of ways until I understood the questions and how to answer them, she’ll be an asset to anyone needing help and she’ll get you the knowledge you need to pass any test that you may be studying for!
Holly has helped me study biology and psychology to become a personal trainer. She is a very kind, knowledgeable lady. She is the only tutor who could help me understand some tricky concepts. I would highly recommend her, she is patient, understanding and explains things very well. Thank you for your help Holly
Holly is absolutely brilliant at explaining things. She takes so much time and care to ensure that a thorough understanding is obtained, making learning fun and tailored to each persons individual needs. I couldn’t recommend her enough!!
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