I have two years experience teaching KS2 in a primary school, having qualified with TeachFirst (teachfirst.org.uk) and the University of Manchester. As such, I have a PGDE and QTS (qualified teacher status). The importance of training and qualifications to the quality of teaching cannot be underestimated and I'm really grateful for the chance I had to develop my teaching technique and gain two years of full time experience working in a classroom. As a class teacher, I was responsible for teaching all subjects including art, music, PE, English, maths, science and the humanities. I left full time teaching this summer to move into consultancy work and I'm keen to maintain my teaching skills by finding some private teaching and tutoring work.
Prior to taking a job as a primary teacher, I was a professional violinist and viola player, working as a freelancer with various orchestras and bands across the country. I was also a member of Southbank Sinfonia (southbanksinfonia.co.uk). I trained as a musician at the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester and have a Master's degree at distinction level in solo performance. I have 10 years of experience teaching violin, viola and piano.
I pride myself as an inclusive teacher and I enjoy helping all students fulfil their potential. As such I have extensive experience in teaching children with learning difficulties, both as a music teacher and an academic tutor. I have also taught adults of all ages and children who need an extra challenge beyond their school curriculum.
I am an experienced and fully qualified teacher who is passionate teaching and learning. As an inclusive teacher and TeachFirst ambassador, I am friendly and approachable and committed to helping all children (and adults) reach their academic potential. I am comfortable teaching English and Maths to GCSE level, and as a primary teacher I am well qualified in the delivery of early reading teaching, particularly phonics.
• Batchelor of Music with Honours (University of Manchester)
• Master of Music with Distinction (Royal Northern College of Music)
• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (TeachFirst & University of Manchester)
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