I teach national curriculum subjects to Primary age pupils. My teaching method is built through developing relationships with my pupils to understand their needs and offer a bespoke teaching plan. I am kind, friendly and approachable and make it known to my students that there are no 'silly' questions. I encourage children to take pride in their learning and fully engage to achieve their best potential.
I am a BA English and Philosophy Graduate from the University of York. I am now a Primary Trainee Teacher in the York area. I currently help co-teach a Year 5 class but I am happy to tutor any primary school age pupil, I have experience in Year 2 also. I also have experience in 1:1 GCSE English tutoring. I have experience in volunteer TA roles and I am therefore familiar with relationship building with my pupils to best understand their needs.
Trainee Teacher and previous dedicated Supervisor with track record of success ensuring productivity within demanding service environment. Effective team leader at meeting deadlines and ensuring highest standards of organisation. Implements methodical and thorough approach to leadership. A hard working, reliable and responsible University of York Graduate. Self-motivated, outgoing and friendly.
Trainee Teacher, 09/2020 to Current.
• I am currently a Trainee Teacher with the Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance. This is an unpaid role but I work and am treated as a teacher in a York school. This role is building my teaching skills to further my long term career.
Supervisor, 10/2019 to 09/2020
Cosy Time Cafe – York
• Starting in October as a Barista, I quickly gained experience in food preparation and managed this area single-handedly.
• Having built my reputation as a dedicated and valuable member of staff, I was asked to become supervisor in February 2020.
• As a supervisor my role was to manage staff day to day, as well as placing orders with suppliers, as well as cashing up responsibilities.
Bartender , 10/2018 to 04/2019
Grimsby Town Cricket Club – Grimsby
• I worked as a casual employee for GTCC behind the bar seasonally when I had time off from university.
• My role was to open and close the bar, serve customers and cash up at the end of a shift.
• I also changed beer kegs and performed closing duties including cleaning, sanitising and replenishing.
Barista, 11/2018 to 04/2019
Busk' Coffee Shop – York
• Day to day tasks include Barista work making hot drinks, customer service, cleaning and assisting in the kitchen.
• I also updated menu with daily offerings and specials, using personalised artistic touches and cleaned counters, machines, utensils and seating areas daily.
Sales Assistant, 01/2018 to 06/2018
Nisa – York
• I was recruited for my Spring and Summer term at university to work at my university campus Nisa store.
• I worked with one other person to run a small convenience store on an evening.
• I was involved in stocking shelves, maintaining cleaning and serving customers.
• I provided service with a smile, offering courteous, helpful advice to best-meet customer needs.
• Accepted and processed cash, cheque, card and mobile payments. I was also trained in cashing up tills at the end of the shift and putting money securely in the safe.
Barista, 06/2017 to 09/2017
Riverhead Coffee – Grimsby
• In this role I was able to use my communication skills and enhance my ability to work under pressure in a bustling café environment.
• I learnt to cook a wide range of dishes including vegan and gluten free options and received full health and safety and food hygiene training.
• Day to day I worked behind the counter as a fully trained barista, in the kitchen making breakfast and lunch dishes and carrying out daily cleaning jobs.
Seasonal Sales Assistant, 11/2016 to 01/2017
The Works – Grimsby
• I this role I fostered relationships with customers to expand customer base and enhance loyalty and retention. I met customers and offered assistance with selecting merchandise, finding accessories and completing purchases.
• I often worked independently yet still cohesively within a team in jobs such a stock taking, serving and collecting customer orders.
• We were set regular targets with a loyalty card reward scheme which allowed skills accumulated from previous jobs in selling to serve me well.
• After completing my first term at university, I was asked again to return to The Works as a seasonal sales assistant.
Sales Assistant, 07/2016 to 09/2016
Clarks – Grimsby
• I attended a fitting course in Leeds and completed 50 successful shoe fits which qualified me to work independently.
• I acted as a personal shoppers and consistently met and exceeded personal sales targets.
• After demonstrating my skills as a dedicated member of staff, I was asked to be part of the Back to School team again in 2017 and 2018.
• I was given more responsibility in checking the fits of the new staff and more important jobs including being front of house greeting customers as they arrived, assigning them ticket numbers and assigning staff to families in very busy periods.
• I worked in a calm and collected manner under a lot of pressure and had to monitor waiting times and feedback to management.
Sales assistant, 09/2015 to 07/2016
BHS – Grimsby
• In this role I was diligent in my work and had extensive training in customer service.
• I have made bonds with a larger team of people than in previous jobs and my organisation skills and initiative are constantly improving.
Barista , 06/2015 to 09/2015
Reubans Café – Grimsby
• I worked my first summer job at Reubans and became trained as a barista with basic skills in catering.
• In my role I would serve customers, make hot drinks and prepare food.
• I also accompanied the team to the Market Rasen race days. I experienced extreme pressure on these event days and learnt how to function under these conditions.
Volunteer Team Leader, 07/2019 to 07/2019
YHA Summer Camp – Colebrookedale
I became involved with the YHS charity after looking for some experience working with children over the summer. In this role I was a volunteer team leader for a week long residential trip for 10-16 year olds. I managed a group of 12 children throughout the week. I helped them take part in activities, escorted them to meal times and took on a more pastoral role in getting the children ready for bed and managing their everyday needs. This was a wholly rewarding but incredibly challenging experience that tested my communication and management skills as well as my ability to adapt.
Volunteer Classroom Assistant, 04/2018 to 06/2019
YSIS – York
I attended a placement gained through the York Students in Schools organisation once a week at Carr Infant School in York. I read with the children, communicated with teaching staff about lesson plans and teaching life and helped run the classroom in whatever way was necessary. I also volunteered with the after school drama group which involved a smaller group of children with an external provider. I feel I had a positive impact with reading with the children, challenging and keeping them stimulated. I was interviewed by the head of YSIS under recommendation of my placement school as they said they had never had a student as dedicated to the role as I was. I volunteered further with drama club where I further aligned my passions with extra volunteering. Overall the experience was incredibly enriching.
I have since completed a further placement in another school which was equally as engaging.
Department Ambassador, 04/2018 to 04/2019
University of York – York
• In this role I led group tours of prospective students around campus at open days. I established relationships with potential students and helped them reflect on what would be the best path to pursue at York as well as answering questions or concerns that they had.
• I was also able to communicate effectively with parents on queries about the University, particularly in regards to safety and support services.
• Communication skills
• Customer service
• Management skills
• Safety in areas such as food prep and hygiene • Sales and meeting targets
BA Honours: English and Philosophy, 2020
University of York - York
I achieved the grade of 2:1 in my BA.
Caistor Grammar School - Caistor
English Literature (A); Philosophy and Ethics (A) and History (B)
GCSE: June 2015
Caistor Grammar School - Caistor
• Biology (A)
• Physics (A)
• History (A)
• Music (A)
• English Language (A)
• English Literature (A)
• RE (A)
• Mathematics (A)
• Chemistry (A)
• Mathematics Statistics (A)
• Latin (B)
• Art (B)
• Completed my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in May 2014.
• Won ESU Public Speaking Competition at regional level as part of a team of three in October 2014.
• Awarded a ‘Diana Award' in memory of Princess Diana in the category ‘Champion Volunteer' for Young Reporters work.
• In my second academic year at the University of York, I was awarded the York Award, for accessing opportunities available to me in the academic year. From this, I was awarded the York Futures Scholarships. This was a £2100 scholarship awarded to me in order to pursue travelling aspirations and cover travel expenses of other things such as Summer Camps with children. I have since gone on to apply for an been successful in being awarded the York Award Gold, in which my further achievements have been recognised.
• I ran for and was successful in the role of course representative for my University degree course. I bridged the gap of my joint course of English and Philosophy to our tutors. I attended training sessions and meetings with tutors, communicated with other department reps about how my cohort were feeling about the course and even set up a Facebook page in order to allow my cohort to communicate with me and each other better through use of things like polls.
• I served as a Young Reporter for the Grimsby Telegraph for three months. I was able have my voice as a young person heard on a wider scale and write about things that are important to me. I am now part of the Young Bloggers group who write articles for the Grimsby Telegraph website. I also helped run a ‘Younger Reporters' workshop in half term to help younger children get their own work published. I am also qualified as a Young Reporters Mentor, in which I am asked to evaluate the work of future groups.
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