Whilst I am tutoring, I base my classes on explanations, collaborative learning case studies and class discussion. These teaching methods have been proved effective where learners have excellent examination results. I am keen to maximise student interest by maintaining a topical discussion in the subject matter. during my teaching career, I have experienced a wide range of students and will have no difficulty in adapting my teaching styles to students by taking into account their needs and situation. The classes I have experiences includes GCSEs, A levels, BTEC, Access to HE and undergraduate level and enjoy the challenges which the job brings.
I am A Behavioural and Social Scientist and have taught Psychology, Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology for 20 years. My teaching experiences have involved the classroom situation from the 121 and in groups of over 25 students, with high grades of As and Bs in most instancies. The teaching experiences have also involved private tuition both face to face and online where I have used skype, zoom and other platforms which have been supplied by the tuition agencies.
I am looking to gain employment in a teaching environment to gain rich and fulfilling experiences and broaden my professional development. The rewards and challenges of teaching offer a sense of satisfaction that is enhanced by the knowledge that I have been able to help and support the students I have taught. I believe a continued supportive environment and the use of positive reinforcement strategies has a huge impact of the learning and development of the students. I pride myself in my flexibility and enthusiasm to learn and grow as a teacher.
Dates Qualifications Institution
2000-2003 PGCE (FE) (Pass University of Greenwich
1995-98 M. Sc. Applied Behavioural Sciences (Pass) University of Huddersfield
1996-97 City and Guilds Teachers Certificate in Further and Adult Education
1990-94 B. Sc. (Hons) Behavioural Sciences (2:2)
Psychology Levels 1-4 (Introductory to Pre degree)
Sociology Levels 1-4 (Introductory to Pre degree)
Criminology Level 1 to 4 (Introductory to pre degree level)
• Teaching Psychology and Sociology and Criminology
• Examining the relationship between Psychology, Sociology and Criminology
• Prioritising according to deadlines
• Teaching and evaluating the causes of Criminal behaviour in relation to biological, psychological and environmental causes
• Teaching the Psychological, Sociological and legal factors in Criminology
• Discussing and analysing media theories and crime and how this is explained by interdisciplinary theories in Biology, Psychology, sociology and Law
• Criminology and media bias
• Applying Sociology and Psychology to Life Experiences
• Contribute to curriculum development and modification
• Relating to and understanding people
• Utilising and making a variety of teaching resources
• Followed syllabus guidelines in terms of content and assessment.
2018-Present Supply Teaching work with various college
I have been doing cover work when required at various schools and college, tutoring Criminology Psychology and Sociology to A Level and above and delivered the teaching material as appropriate and have liased with colleagues in doing the tasks which are required. Some cover involved babysitting classes
2018-2018 Doncaster College Lecturer in Criminology, Psychology and Sociology
My role entails teaching at the University Centre. I have been involved in teaching on the HNC Health and Social Care courses. Additionally, I have been involved in Access to HE Courses. My role entails teaching and delivering the modules based on the assessment criteria and in marking and moderating the work. Also, I have been involved in standardisation meetings and have engaged in relevant duties as required.
2016-2018 The Sheffield College Lecturer in Psychology, Sociology and Criminology
I have been involved in teaching Psychology, Sociology and Criminology to A Level, BTEC and on the Access to Higher Education Programmes, with awareness of the marking criteria and the specifications that are required on the different teaching programmes. My role has included attend meetings on various teaching programmes, discuss standardisation procedures and to attend internal verification and internal moderation meetings. My additional role is to undertake report writing on a monthly and termly basis for learner assessments and to undertake cover where necessary.
2002-Present Self employed Private Tutor in Sociology, Criminology and Psychology
I taught Psychology, Sociology and Criminology as a private tutor to GCSE, AS and A Level with some Access to HE teaching. This role involved teaching students in an individual and a group basis. The one to one has enabled me to teach learners individually and have successfully provided students with the skills that are required for examination success. With the group tuition students have been given the opportunity to share their ideas on a small group basis, with excellent examination success as with the individual tuition. Interesting discussions have been centred on Crime, the types of crimes committed and how relevant interdisciplinary theories explain criminal behaviours. Reliability of theories have been evaluated in terms of methodological issues, eg, the limitation of statistics. I have excellent examination results.
2003-2008 Derbyshire County Council, Adult Education Tutor
As a tutor of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology; I taught a variety of learners from GCSE level up to a Level 4 standard. This role was highly diverse and involved using a variety of teacher/ student approaches. I was responsible for all of my own paperwork, marking and admin. This role also included attending internal verifier meetings and meeting with external verifiers to ensure compliance was met. I was responsible for developing my own resources and implementing them within the session.
1997-2000 Calderdale College, Halifax Lecturer
Working as a social sciences lecturer my main role was teaching GCSE Sociology Psychology and elements of Criminology. As well as being responsible for marking, paperwork and admin; I was also responsible for my own standardisation and coursework and ensuring all the marking was graded at an agreed level.
1998-2007 Protocol National (Formally ELS) Lecturer
Again working as a tutor, I was leading sessions on Access to H.E Sociology and Psychology to a GCSE, A Level and BTEC standard. Elements of Criminology were also covered during my teaching
I have a keen interest in walking and I often go on long walks around Derbyshire and the surrounding areas. I enjoy camping and my favourite places to visit are in Scotland and Wales. I like to keep up to date with Current Affairs and always keep a watchful eye on national and international news. I take pleasure from visiting old buildings and churches and enjoy visiting the countryside.
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