Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me. My name is Madeleine, and since leaving my lecturing post (in the FE sector) in spring 2016 I have been working for a number of agencies in various settings. Currently, I am working with pupils in years 5, 8 and 9 and a couple of adult learners on a one-to-one basis, as well as working in an independent school as a learning support tutor.
What I love most about teaching people on an individual basis is the progress they make as a consequence of being the absolute focus of a very personalized session, geared entirely towards their continued achievement, irrespective of their age or stage in life.
How I work depends very much on what the client wants from the sessions - more often than not, the work we cover mirrors and builds upon what they are studying at school or on their course, and they let me know in advance what they have been working on that week, so that I can prepare suitable resources in advance.
My job is to facilitate the learning process and make the topic we are covering as accessible to the student as possible, ensuring they have grasped the corresponding relevant concepts in their entirety before moving onto the next.
Having originally studied Fine Art (retraining as a Literacy Specialist almost immediately that I'd started working in FE) I'm quite a creative person, and am very visually orientated. Throughout my career I have produced some really useful and original resources, that have been praised by Ofsted whenever they have observed me.
I subsequently developed a passion for the English Language, and now am about to start studying Latin as a compliment the two languages I used to speak fluently (Spanish and French). I also hold the CELTA qualification and have, over the years, taught many students who were learning English as a foreign language.
The first eight years of my career were spent working in the FE college where I retrained, and then in 2008 I moved to another, where the vast majority of learners were not native English speakers. By virtue of the context in which I was working, the emphasis in my teaching was very much on making grammar and written English as accessible as possible, in a relatively relaxed, supportive and entertaining environment, which is why many students made specific requests to be in my classes.
With regard to my own continuing professional development, as well as revisiting Latin for the first time in decades, I also intend to start a Masters in Psychology in Leeds as soon as I possibly can.most likely September 2018.
Travel costs are £0.45 per mile. Students must notify me at least 24 hours in advance if they wish to cancel a session (unless it is an emergency) as otherwise they will be charged for the session.
Dynamic, innovative Adult Literacy specialist, with over 15 years’ experience in the Further Education sector teaching Functional Skills to learners aged 14+, actively seeking new and challenging opportunities. Outstanding, creative teaching skills, invaluable knowledge and expertise, with a passion for delivering excellent education, developing courses and helping learners to grow and expand within a nurturing, encouraging environment. Thorough understanding of the learning process, adapting teaching methods and resources to students’ individual learning requirements. Extensive experience of working with students presenting a diverse range of additional learning support needs (incl SLDD, EBD, SEMH, 2nd language) looking for fresh opportunities to expand upon current skill set to further professional development and progression.
Highly experienced Literacy specialist
Clear communicator of complex ideas using accessible and engaging formats
Adept at planning discrete individual and group learning programmes
Management of various types of formative and summative assessment
Establishes and maintains lasting rapport with learning support assistants and specialist support workers.
Clear identification and proficient use of SMART targets and learning goals for effective learning
Systematic assessment and recording students' progress
Enthusiastic and passionate with a focus on maximising learner achievement
Culturally and socially sensitive
Passionate about fostering the best learning experiences possible
11/2017 - present: Learning Resource Centre support tutor
QEGS, 154 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3QY
• Planning and delivering learning activities for all pupils accessing the LRC
12/2016 – present SEMH Supply teacher (Functional Skills English & Maths)
Reed Education (Leeds), Toronto Square, Infirmary Street, Leeds LS1 2HJ
• Planning and delivering one to one tuition for pupils currently excluded from mainstream provision
04/2016 – 12/2016
• Took time out from teaching, signed up with various employment agencies in 09/2017and waited for appropriate work opportunities/engagements
04/2008 – 04/2016 Lecturer - Skills for Life (Functional Skills English & Adult Literacy)
Bradford College – Great Horton Road Bradford BD7 1AY
Planned and developed discrete Adult Literacy programmes and sessions, in line with the Skills for Life Adult Literacy Core Curriculum and requirements of the English and Comms department
Taught Adult Literacy (entry level to Level 1) to mixed aged, multicultural groups of adult learners, often with additional learning support and/or second language needs
Carried out initial and diagnostic assessments, recorded students’ academic progress as appropriate, assessed and verified formative and summative assessments
Created detailed schemes of work, lesson plans and individual learning programmes based on SMART goal-setting and observable outcomes
Designed and developed dynamic, learning resources utilizing multiple modalities to target individual learning aptitudes, often specific to learners with additional learning support needs (especially dyslexia and hearing impairments/deafness)
Created equitable, learning environments while establishing clear expectations for behaviour
Planned, evaluated, revised and standardised course content, materials and handouts, observing internal departmental verification processes and procedures
Guided students to use IT to support learning inside/outside the learning environment; fostered students interest in lifelong learning by embedding broader themes and events into sessions
09/2001 – 03/2008 Lecturer - Horizons (SLDD)
Leeds College of Technology – Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 8BL (now part of Leeds City College)
Introduced and implemented the Adult Core Skills Curriculum into Horizons (SLDD), developing new discrete Adult Literacy and Numeracy programmes in line with curricula and departmental requirements
Taught introductory entry level life skills, literacy and numeracy, craft and Health and Safety to learners with a wide range of specific/non-specific learning and/or EBD SEMH difficulties
Designed and developed learning resources, especially for dyslexic, deaf and visually impaired learners; planned, evaluated, and revised course content, materials and handouts, observing departmental verification standards, processes and procedures
Trained LSAs to support learners appropriately with Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Organised and supervised external group visits to various locations in Leeds and West Yorkshire, as well as a 5 day residential trip to London
09/2000 – 08/2001 Learning Support Assistant - Horizons (SLDD)
Leeds College of Technology – Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 8BL
• Actively supported learning with a variety of learning difficulties and emotional and behavioural problems across a range of entry level programmes, including Communication Skills and Application of Number, Life Skills, Craft, Health & Safety
Designed and developed learning materials and resources specific to individual learning needs
Supervised, monitored and evaluated learners’ work, providing feedback to students and teaching staff as appropriate
Prior to 2000 (Leicestershire & Lancashire)
Various positions held within the Health & Social Care Sector prior to and following a return to fulltime education to undertake a degree. Please see page 4.
2017: Team-Teach 12 hr Basic Course - Engage Education, 10th Floor, The Pinnacle, Leeds LS1 5AA
2012: CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
ELTC, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
2011: Level 2 Adult Literacy & Numeracy - Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 1AY
2007: PGCE in FE - School of Continuing and Adult Education, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
2006: Level 4 Subject Specialist Qualification: Adult Literacy - School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield - Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
2001: C&G 7306 Certificate in Teaching and Training in Further and Adult Education
Leeds College of Technology - Cookridge Street LS2 8BL
1998: BA (Hons) Fine Art – 2:1 - De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
1989: National Diploma General Art & Design: Pass - Blackburn College, Feilden St., Blackburn BB2 1LH
1988: ‘A’ Levels: Art (C) French (C) History of Art (B) General Studies (B)
Westholme Girls’ School, Wilmar Lodge, Meins Rd., Blackburn BB2 6QU
Details of other non-accredited training & short term art based projects/positions (SLDD, SEMH, MH) on page 3
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