I take a hands on approach to teaching about social media - believing students learn best while engaging and using the individual platforms. I have tutored learners from completely new with computing to more experienced users wanting to extend their skills. Lessons may range from: creating your user profile, posting and adding content, searching and following, liking and commenting, sharing, messaging, defining security settings, etc. Preferably first lessons will be face to face, and as students develop confidence with the platform future lessons can then be done online via webcam.
I am a qualified teacher who often finds herself providing computing support to colleagues, friends and family. I am used to working in both classroom settings and 1 to 1. I have lots of hands on experience with computers, and have been studying my postgraduate diploma in Digital Education (learning through online platforms) at the University of Edinburgh. I engage with social media for a range of purposes, including personal, educational, and professional.
Please note: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance otherwise you still may be charged for missed sessions.
Tutoring will follow a basic unit of study, which will be modified based on abilities and needs of the learner. Specific learning requests can be made but may cost extra.
University of Edinburgh 2018 Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Education
(Courses included: An Introduction to digital environments for learning, Understanding learning in the online in the online environment, Course design for digital environments, Introduction to digital game-based learning, Research methods)
York University Toronto, ON, Can. 2010 The Education of Deaf & Hard‐of‐Hearing Students Post Baccalaureate Diploma (Comparable to: BTEC / SQA Higher National Diploma (HND) standard/Foundation degree standard) (Worked with portable and personal FM systems, as well as installed wall FM systems. Also worked with hearing aids, cochlear implants, real-time captioning and video recording equipment.)
Bachelor of Education, Junior and Intermediate Divisions – English (Comparable to: British Bachelor degree standard)
Bachelor of Arts, Specialised Honours in English (Comparable to: British Bachelor (Honours) degree standard)
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Art Fundamentals Certificate
2010 - Present
Data Protection; First Aid at Work; Coatbridge College – British Sign Language Foundation & Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Higher; Virtual College: Children e-Academy – Safeguarding: Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Foundation & Core Levels, Hidden Harm
Canada, 2006 - 2010
Blossom Learning. com – Online Applied SMART Board Course; Signing Online.com American Sign Language Levels 101 – 104; Special Education Additional Qualification, Part 1, Tribes TLC Certificate, Canadian Hearing Society – American Sign Language 101 & 102
As a class teacher, it is important to be able to communicate with a range of individuals
including the children, parents, a variety of school staff members, and other professional
specialists, and community members.
Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
Intermediate level British Sign Language speaker; Intermediate level of American Sign Language speaker; Intermediate level French speaker.
Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills
Working as part of the staff team within the classroom and school setting – including Child Development Officers, Pupil Support Workers, Vision and Hearing Specialists, Psychologists, etc.
As part of my own learning and professional development, have worked collaboratively with others using online platforms – Skype, Google Docs, Google+, SecondLife, Moodle, etc – to carry out research, write papers, do readings, etc.
Working with children with special needs, including Autism, Asbergers, Charge Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Vision and Hearing Impairments, Developmental Delay, etc.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Publisher, One Note, Powerpoint, Outlook.
Have used and updated blogs, social media (including Twitter, Yammer, Facebook), and school websites.
Additional software for 3D printing - TinkerCad, SEEMIS (keeping and updating student records), SAP/EIS (keeping and updating staff records), Glow (Platform for Scotland’s Educators, including email), Moodle (collaborative platform used by Universities – York University, Canada and University of Edinburgh, Scotland), Dreamweaver, Adobe products
Knowledgeable and able to use Windows, Apple Mac, and Mobile technology.
Planning & Organisation Skills
Have to liaise with other schools, school staff members and other professionals/specialists
in regards to everyday education of children, curriculum, meeting the needs of the children
and sharing good practice.
Planning and organizing staff Professional Development twilights – topics have included
various IT related workshops
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