My strategy is to use a learner-centred approach in my classes. I plan my lessons to use various learning styles according to the learners I have in the class, making a conscious effort to apply all three learning styles (auditory, visual and kinaesthetic) ensuring that I cover the subject matter planned for the session, at the same time, meeting the various requirements of every learner.
I hold a GCE Ordinary Level in English Language, and I have been working as a Sessional Tutor teaching English at the Prisons.
My class size was up to 12 learners per session who came from various backgrounds and different countries. Some did not even know any English at all and had to start from the Pre-Entry level. By the time they completed 12 weeks in the class, they could communicate using some English words successfully. Some too who started with no qualifications at all, achieved L2 certificates by the end of the course.
I have had learners send me "Thank You" cards to express their appreciation for my support and persistence to get them to learn. I am proud of myself when I think of such cases because my ethos in life is to help others succeed in achieving their goals when they come on my courses. Some say I am patient and compassionate and with comments like these, I have a sense of success.
I would ask for travel costs to be met if the distance I cover is above 10 miles.
Gladys S. Njoh
1 September 2015 to date OLASS teaching, NOVUS Foundation for Change, HMP Oakwood
Duties: Sessional tutor for Functional skills (English and Math) from pre-entry to L2 in English and Entry Levels to Level 1 in Math. I have covered Business Venture, Employability Units, Team Leading, Mentoring, which have had at least 90% success. I ensure the best outcomes for students by planning and delivering effective learning programmes for diverse groups or individuals in a safe and inclusive environment. This includes learner recruitment and induction on the courses, applying appropriate methods of assessment and providing constructive feedback which supports achievement and progression. This involves putting in place and tracking learners’ progress up to completion by designing and monitoring their individual learning plans. I maintain and update my teaching and training expertise and vocational skills through working with employers as appropriate. I contribute to organisation, development, success and the achievement of the Milton Keynes College strategic plan through collaboration with colleagues etc. At Stafford I carried out peer assessment before the Internal Verification; attended induction and development workshops and other relevant training as required by the college.
April 2013 to March 2015: ICE Academy for Higher Education and Professional Studies, 5-14 South Rd, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7BN
Duties: Lecturer – Edexcel’s BTEC HNC/HND in Business Management, taught various units; designed schemes of work, and session plans, provided tutorial support, advice and guidance to learners through their assignments, and marking. I contributed to the college’s established learning process by the designing, preparing and delivering of learning programmes in mainly vocational (business and Management) and academic subject areas. I actively contributed to the development of the curriculum and expansion of ICE Academy’s Business Management and Travel & Tourism portfolio of courses. I played a pivotal role in the maintenance and enhancement of educational and related standards through workshops and staff in-house courses.
I taught subjects and syllabuses for Business Management, Business Administration and Travel & Tourism, as required by ICE Academy, prepared all lesson plans, learning materials, student assignments and schemes of work, appropriate teaching aids and resources, and assisted in the enrolment and retention of students including interviewing. I undertook appropriate preparation, assessment and was1stmarking, carried out internal verification; ran tutorials for support, educational advice, guidance and initial counselling on personal and academic matters. I was involved in arranging, managing, supervising and took part in curriculum activities e.g. visits, work experience. I was involved in moderation and verification of students’ work as necessary. I contributed to the development of the curriculum and learning programmes.
Education Development College, Smithfield House, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6BS
April 2012 – April 013 (part-time) – Lecturer – Business Management of the Institute of Administrative Management, Travel & Tourism, All modules at Levels (Business subjects) 4, 5 & 6;
Duties included: Design Schemes of Work and Session Plans, Lecture/teach, advice and guidance to candidates; giving feedback and writing up ILPs; preparing candidates for examinations; assessing portfolios of evidence, 1st marker for IAM assignments and portfolio, ensuring candidates achieve their qualifications.
Birmingham Graduate School SBQ1, Birmingham
January 2012 -31 March 2013 Lecturer, Business Research Methods; Management Information Systems; etc. – Dip & MBA
Duties included: Lecturing, coordinating and supervising of Dissertations – MBA & Diploma levels; Allocating and Liaising with other dissertation supervisors and running standardisation meetings for the smooth running of the Research work by students by giving feedback and handling 1st and 2nd marking; updating course curricula and writing up reports.
January 2012 -31 March 2012 - Coordinator/Lecturer – Diplomas in Health & Social Care (QCF)
Duties included: Designing Schemes of Work and Session Plans, advice and guidance of candidates; carrying observations at their workplaces, giving feedback and writing up reports; preparing candidates for examinations; assessing portfolios, ensuring candidates achieve qualifications by achieving the required number of credits for the course.
London College of Management Studies, 214, Kenton Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 8BT
January 2011-December 2011: Edexcel BTEC Diplomas in Health & Social Care (QCF)
Duties included: Teaching– BTEC Diplomas in Health & Social Care (QCF); Designing Schemes of Work and Session Plans, advice and guidance of candidates; carrying observations at their workplaces, giving feedback and writing up reports; preparing candidates for examinations; assessing portfolios, ensuring candidates achieve qualifications by achieving the required number of credits for the course.
February 2009 - September 2011 Coordinator/Trainer/Assessor – NVQ in Health & Social Care
Edexcel NVQs, Certificate in Health & Social Care L 2, 3, 4 5; City & Guilds– VRQs Certificate in Health and Social Care Level 2 & 3. Duties included:
Coordinator - Develop and implement operational plans; Responsible for managing a team of Assessor & IVs and leading regular meetings; Assess and provide formal feedback on the performance of individuals in my team. Work towards meeting the set and agreed performance targets; Manage change in my area of responsibility; liaising with Internal and External Verifiers of awarding bodies; ensuring candidates achieve qualifications
Teaching/Training – Diploma in Health & Social Care (QCF) advice and guidance of candidates at their workplaces; carrying observations, giving feedback and writing up reports; assessing portfolios; ensuring candidates achieve qualifications by achieving the required number of credits for the course.
July 2007 – Sept 2011 – Ascentis Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Courses
Course Coordinator/Trainer/Assessor – Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector(PTLLS, CTLLS & DTLLS)
Duties included: Holding standardisation meetings with IV and Assessors, giving feedback and writing up reports; updating course curricula, sampling portfolios from time to time to ensure standards are maintained, liaising with Internal and External Verifiers of awarding bodies and getting feedback to the appropriate individuals; ensuring candidates achieve qualifications, attending training courses for CPD.
Sept 2004 – September 2010: Lecturer Business, Management and Administration Courses
Duties included: Teaching Business & Management subjects of Association of Business Executives Business Studies, Business Communication, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resources, Travel & Tourism) at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Levels
Sept 2007 – June 2010: Coordinator - Dissertation/Lecturer Research Methods
Lecturer – Research Methods for Business Students - MBA, BBA, PgDMS
Duties included: Coordinating and Supervising of Dissertations – MBA, BBA, PgDMS; Allocating and Liaising with other dissertation supervisors and running standardisation meetings for the smooth running of the Research work by students by giving feedback and handling 1st and 2nd marking; updating course curricula and writing up reports.
ADMINISTRATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
2010 to date: Circuit Property Steward of the Birmingham and Oldbury Circuit of the Methodist Church in UK
June 2003 – August 2005–Administrator– A4E Backfill, Birmingham, UK, Casual administrator to Charity organisations – giving support and training in administrative procedures.
October 1981 – August 2000 – Administrator/Trainer
Pan African Institute for Development – West Africa (PAID-WA)Buea, Cameroon, South West Province, Africa
CARE WORK EXPERIENCE
Sept 2005 –Dec 2010 and April 2015 – Dec 2016: Working as an Agency Staff with Proline Venture Ltd. working with various groups of health and social care needs. Support Care Worker with Sense West, Birmingham – working with learning disabilities
Duties included: I work for Sense South West as a part time support worker. Support people who are deaf and blind in their homes to live independently; Supported with personal care. Promoted health and safety in the home and ensured that the deaf blind person is safe in the home; Attended planning meetings and contributed towards the deaf blind’s person PCP (person centred plan) and care plan; Supported the deaf blind person in planning her holidays and weekends away; Writing daily reports, doing health and safety checks and writing the appropriate reports. Write handover reports after every shift.
Jan 2004 – 2009 – Carer/Support Care worker, Proline Care Ltd (Agency), Birmingham
August 2002 – Dec 2003: Assistant carer, Bournedale Residential Care, Birmingham
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Sept 2016 – Dec 2016 – BTEC Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings (QCF)
Sept 2015 – Nov 2016 – Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) by Pearson Edexcel.
Jan 2016 - May 2016 –Functional Skills Qualification by Pearson Edexcel - Mathematics Level 2 and English Level 2
Sept 2015 – Dec 2015 – IAO Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (QCF) by Innovate Awarding Ltd.
07 July 2008 – 30 July 2010 – Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) - Ascentis
Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
September 2009 – March 2010 - A1 in Health & Social Care Level 3 – City & Guilds - A1 - Assessing Using Various Methods – QCF - Uxbridge College, Hayes Campus: Training Institution, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UN8 1NO
June 2002 – November 2002 – Master in Business Administration (MBA)
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
February 2002 – June 2002 – Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PgDBA)
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
September 2001 – February 2002 – Certificate in Business Administration
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
1976 – 80 – Executive Secretarial Certificate, Nigeria, Africa – Executive Secretarial studies
• Member of the SET (formerly Institute for Learning (IfL) – No AE021090
• Chattered Management Institute (CMI) electronic member – AE 912702
• Institute for Administrative Administration (IAM)
Personal skills and competences
• Computer skills – I am able to use the Microsoft integrated software – MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint Presentation
• Communication skills gained through teaching and socialising in church
• Leadership skills gained through working in a multi-cultural environment
Automatic Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance number available on request
Available on request
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