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£17/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Christina
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Psychology and care for babies
  • Parenting and baby education
  • Preparing for childbirth
  • Sign Language for Babies
Levels
  • All Levels

Tutor offering online Parenting Programmes; Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Think Family; Domestic Abuse and much more. I am based in Leicester, have over 12 years experience of training, tutoring a

Methodology

I use differentiation within my teaching methods and base my classes on an eclectic array including; deligatory, facilitator, demonstrator and hybrid. This depends upon learner needs and subject matter being delivered. Basically I like to think any lessons I deliver are learner centred.

Experience

My backgrounds includes youth work,; management of a domestic violence project where I also delivered training to other professionals, lecturer, parenting programme co-ordinator, tutor, and senior family support worker within the national 'troubled families agenda'. I have taught and trained over 2000 individuals.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £17/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £78
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £150

Details

This is an online service only. Once a session/sessions are booked, please not that there will be a 50% fee charged for cancellations.

Lessons offered by Christina
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Psychology and care for babies
  • Parenting and baby education
  • Preparing for childbirth
  • Sign Language for Babies
Levels
  • All Levels

Christina's CV

Christina D Blake
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Personal Profile
A friendly, approachable and dependable individual who brings enthusiasm and perspective to the workplace. Many years’ experience in managing staff, volunteers and projects, having developed a wide and divers range of valuable skills in such areas as customer services; public and media liaisons; networking; and budgeting.

Key skills and Qualities
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral with people from all different backgrounds
• Polite and courteous including when working with more challenging customers
• Works well to instruction but more than able to take the lead and use initiative
• Good level of numeracy for handling cash, taking payments, giving change and managing budgets
• Excellent and in-depth knowledge and skill in delivery of a variety of evidence based learning theories including, social learning theory; attachment theory; parenting styles theory and the modal of human ecology
• Able to work quickly and accurately
• Effective team player who is able fit into an existing team
• Willing to work flexible hours
• Good computer skills – word, excel, email systems
Employment Details
NB – Due to on-going health issues, I have been unable to work since 2014 - Present
Senior Family Support Worker - Leicestershire County Council (LCC) - Apr 2013 – Oct 2014
• As part of the ‘Troubled Families’ Agenda’ managed teams across the county who worked with vulnerable families
• Responsible for undertaking monthly supervision sessions with each team member
• Over-all responsibility for grievance/disciplinary procedures within team
• Sole responsibility for ensuring up-dating of electronic information after each supervision/visit/contact
• Sole responsibility for liaising between all other services including child protection team
• Responsible for awareness raising/networking, organising workshops, training and team building
• Overseeing and signing off of team members time-sheets, travel and expenditure
• General office management
• Monthly report delivery and presentations to upper management
Parenting Programme Co-ordinator LCC Dec 2008 – Mar 2013
• Developing parenting programmes by identifying successful, evidence based practice and review both nationally and internationally
• Establishing links by networking and holding workshops
• Identified ‘local’ needs for families who may self-refer as well as setting up protocols and procedures for those parents mandated to attend parenting programmes through a variety of organisations including, Probation; Social care; Children’ services and drug and alcohol; services to mane but a few
• Responsible for creation of promotion tools
• Had to identify locations for programme delivery ensuring accessibility, security, safety, confidentiality as well as ensuring that provisions made onsite (but separate) for qualified child care provision and beverages
• Undertaking home-visits and providing one-to-one support outside of programmes for individual
• Managed the booking of all transportation to and from venues, including ensuring safety of children and provision of baby-seats/booster seats when appropriate
• Delivered parenting programme/s which entailed research and training beforehand to ensure good delivery
• Initiated use of recording or deliver of parenting programme as a tool to learn from and encourage best delivery
• Stock replenishment, ensuring that all necessary equipment/tools/materials required for parent and crèche were up-to-date
• Worked flexible hours
• Kept all work areas clean
Lecturer City College Manchester Sept 2006 – Oct 2008
• Create lesson plans
• Create personal plans for individual students
• Responsible for marking and helping students reach full potential
• Work with individuals to establish long term needs / wants
• Delivered lessons
Co-ordinator Leicester Domestic Violence Forum Nov 1997 – Aug 2006
• Co-ordinate the Leicester Domestic Violence Helpline service
• Identify and bid for funding from a variety of sources
• Manage and supervise staff and oversee management and supervision of volunteers
• Write policy and procedure documents
• General office management
• Create and deliver training for other front-line service providers
• Undertook all media, networking and liaison as and when required
• Developed systems to ensure recording or service user calls while maintaining confidentiality within scope of service
• Write and present regular reports to management committee and funding bodies
Co-ordinator Northfields Crime Reduction Group June 1994 – May 1995
• Co-ordinate all service provision in local area
• Oversee management of Support Worker
• Establish positive links and engage with local community
• Work with local services, including Youth Service, Police and Tenants associations
Youth Leader Leicester City Council Sep 1992 – June 1994
• Work within local youth centre and provide all relevant youth provision
Youth Worker Chesterfield Borough Council Feb 1988 – Jun 1991
• Assisted in delivery of youth work
Qualifications and Training
Active IQ Level 1 ASPIRE 2017 Assisting Health-related activity session
Active IQ Level 2 ASPIRE 2017 Delivery of Health-related activity sessions
BTec Level 1 – Work Skills ASPIRE 2017
NVQ Level 2 – Active Leadership ASPIRE 2017
Emergency First Aid at Work ASPIRE 2017 Level 2
Level 3 QCF City & Guilds Leicester Adult 2013 Certificate Assessing Vocational Learning Service Achievement
Accreditation Cognitive Behaviour 2012 Therapist
Additional Training Drug Proof your kids; 2009/10 ASD; ADHD; ADD;
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder..
Parenting Programme training Mellow Parenting 2009
Parenting Programme training Family Links Nurturing 2009
Programme
Parenting Programme training Incredible Years 2008
Parenting Programme training Fun and Families 2008
Parenting Programme training The Solihull Approach 2008
7407 Dip Leicester College 2007
NEBD Management Dip Leicester College 2001
IBT2 ,, ,, ,, 2001
7307 City & Guilds Adult Education College 1998
BA Hon’s Degree – AS&CS DeMontfort University 1994
Dip HE – Y&CD ,, ,, ,, ,, 1993
Level 1 BSL Hamilton Community Clg 1992
4 A’ Levels including Chesterfield College T&A 1988
Enlist Literature, Biology,
Psychology and Law
6 GCSE’s including English Lan, Chesterfield College T&A 1986
Biology, Child Psychology,
Law, Calculus & English Lit
O’ Level Art William Rhodes School 1984

Hobbies and Interests
Writing poetry
References
Available upon request

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