The underpinning basis for my teaching methodology is differentiation-this is particularly important when tutoring a variety of students.
I carefully break lessons down into achievable parts to give students confidence, set clear criteria for success, offer examplars wherever possible and try to convey my enthusiasm for my subject.
I have worked as an English teacher and school librarian for over twenty years in a variety of sectors from a large comprehensive to an independent boys' school. I am familiar with the new GCSE curriculum and particularly enjoy working 1:1 to help students reach their highest potential.
I have a cancellation policy for lessons. Lessons must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or will be charged.
2002 SVQ Level 3, Early Years and Development
1984 Secondary Teaching Certificate
Aberdeen College of Education
1984 Diploma in Education
University of Aberdeen
1983 M.A. Joint Honours, English and Philosophy 2:1
University of Aberdeen
1976 10 ‘O’ Levels
St Peter and Paul High School, Kingston, Jamaica
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Child protection, food safety, course on Asperger’s syndrome, childminding, OLEVI Improving teachers.
2017-2018 Education Consultant for the Counter Extremism Project
Carrying out research and arranging conferences for a non-partisan, not-for-profit global organisation which seeks to combat all forms of extremism.
2016-2017 Teacher of English
Tendring Technology College
All aspects of classroom teaching for ages 11-14 years
OLEVI CPD training
2007-2013 Junior School Librarian
Magdalen College Junior School, Oxford
Responsible for installing the library database and running library/storytelling sessions for children aged 7-11
2000-2006 Deputy Manager/ Senior Supervisor
Kingsmeadows Nursery, Cavalry Park, Peebles
Responsible for implementing Scottish Executive 3-5 Curriculum
Managing a team of up to 25 Early Years staff, including staff
development and training
Liaising with HMI inspectors, local primary schools, social workers
and health professionals. Child Protection nominee.
1999-2006 Library Assistant (Part time)
Peebles Library, Chambers Institute, Peebles
Library duties including issue, cataloguing and stock control
Initiated and conducted monthly storytelling sessions for
Children aged 3-7
Promoted Library to local schools through ‘taster sessions’
1984-1985 Teacher of English
St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, Edinburgh
I have three children.
I am hard-working and reliable and am committed to all the posts I have held in the past. I believe I have managed to develop these roles and have contributed valuable improvements wherever I have worked.
I have good communication skills in building relationships with parents, colleagues and outside agencies. I work equally well autonomously or within a team.
english lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||£17||Not available||£17|
|5 hours||£75||Not available||£85|
|10 hours||£150||Not available||£170|