I am a final year student at Durham University, studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics. I am looking to teach people who are struggling with their relationship with food or who would like to learn more about food nutrition, having a healthy, permanent diet, and how important our mentality towards how we treat our bodies is. My lesson structure can be tailored towards how many sessions you want, but in general, there will be a development over 4 sessions. I begin by finding out exactly what you want to get out of these sessions before starting my teaching so i can tailor what I am teaching to specific needs. As a rough example, I will be explaining you through the different food groups, their importance in terms of what is healthy for the body, their nutritional value, and guidance in how to listen to your body to determine what it needs. My lessons are quite practical and I like students to keep track of their thoughts, questions and reflections outside of lessons too. I do not test students but I like them to prove to me that they understand what they are learning. Grasping how to eat healthily takes time and I only like encourage my students. I will set my students tasks to do during and outside of lessons. My lessons will also cover the significance of psychological and emotional aspects of eating healthily and the importance of taking this into consideration if you are changing your food habits. Please note, these lessons should be for those people who are learning for themselves, such as out of interest, rather than for those looking to pass an exam.
Having experienced an unhealthy relationship with food, I have a first hand experience of learning the importance of having a healthy diet and how to achieve this. I have applied what I learnt, along with further research, to my role as a Welfare Officer for two consecutive years at university. This has involved teaching the importance of having a healthy diet, as well as how to actually understand what one consists of and how to achieve this. This was taught to other students at my university. Before university I was a part time athletics coach and this meant that I had to teach children how to look after their bodies in order for maximum recovery, mainly in terms of what they were eating. Although I have no official qualifications, I am training to become a PT and qualified nutritionist after university, and I have a lot of self-taught experience.
2015 – 2018: Hatfield College, Durham University. Studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) – predicted 2:1.
2008 – 2015: Haybridge High School and Sixth Form, Worcestershire
Maths A Level at grade A*, Further Maths and Geography A Levels grade A, History A Level grade B; English Literature AS level grade A; Extended Project Qualification at grade A; 11 GCSE’s at A* grade
July – August 2015: Thrive Africa, Ghana - Volunteer
Volunteer placement in Ghana, working to develop facilities and projects for students and orphans. Worked alongside Ghana’s Education, Social Welfare & Heath services visiting students in schools. Half of the time was spent building and decorating libraries for schools and filling them books donated to the charity, and the other half was spent in the plantation fields helping the local communities to plant grains for orphanages.
June 2014 Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Birmingham – Work Experience Student
1 week placement in the Medical Negligence sector. This involved working with an associate on specific cases: lack of prenatal care, mistreatment of burn victims, and delays in diagnosis of cancer. Tasks included visiting clients, taking their medical history and putting together their statements, meeting with medical advisors to discuss cases, and going to whole sector meetings to discuss new cases that could be taken on. My ability to learn quickly, along with my proactive attitude, resulted in my commendation from the senior partner of the MN team.
December 2013- August 2015: Halesowen Athletics Club, Halesowen – Coach
Children’s coach for the Saturday Club. This involved leading sessions of up to 40 children at a time every Saturday, therefore meaning planning in advance was key, always needing to be prepared to take my own initiative. Part of my role also included recording and collecting membership fees from the athletes, and keeping track of the younger athletes development within the club.
June 2012: DLA Piper UK LLP, Birmingham - Work Experience Student
1 week placement with the Regulatory team Partner, focusing on corporate manslaughter cases. In particular, I was working on the legal side of the 2012 London Olympics, attending meetings to discuss potential problems with health and safely and risks to workers, athletes and the public. I was also set individual tasks that involved researching updates in law and drafting letters to clients.
Other Positions of Responsibility:
Treasurer of Hatfield Ultimate Frisbee Club: responsible for collecting and managing membership fees for funding new kit and equipment.
Senior Campaigns Officer for Hatfield College Welfare: overseeing the junior members of the team; managing, organising and being the front of welfare campaigns for students of Hatfield College; and running weekly meetings to discuss the success of campaigns, and to plan future campaigns.
Captain of the Durham University Women’s Cricket team: conducting training for the team and focussed sessions for individuals, organising weekly matches, and responsible for admin and organisation of kit.
Deputy Head Girl and member of the Officer Team: supporting the Head team and acting as Head Girl when necessary; meeting weekly with the rest of the student officers to discuss events and campaigns for students from Year 7 to 13; meeting with the Senior Leadership and Student Support teams and governors to explain our plans; and running weekly events for students and parents both during and after school time.
Reading Assistant for students with learning difficulties: a weekly one-to-one session with a 12 year old student, for a year, to encourage them to read and to help them improve their literary skills.
Extracurricular Activities and Awards:
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge; organised expedition and raised £1,000 for charity
Competitive sprinter and middle distance runner for Halesowen Athletics Club.
Hatfield College Award for Personal Development, 2016;
British Athletics Association Assistant Coaching Award
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
College and University level Ultimate Frisbee
Finalist for the RCSU Science Award, 2012
Bronze Science Crest Award, 2010
British Badminton Leadership course
British Gymnastics Leadership course
County and University level cricket
Visited UN in Geneva
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