With primary school students a focus is placed on understanding key concepts within literacy, such as nouns, rhyme, verbs and adjectives. With GCSE students I have previously focused on improving the tutee's skill to close read an extract and pick out stylistic qualities that create a text's meaning.
I'm an undergraduate English student, currently studying at the University of Sheffield. English is a passion of mine and I love utilizing this to aid somebody else's understanding. I have helped tutor GCSE students within my secondary school and I have also volunteered in Word Club, a literacy project within primary schools to help key stage one students improve their reading and writing. My teaching method is to focus on one certain topic per session, ensuring that a deep level of understanding is gained by the tutee. I base my teaching focusing on what the tutee feels they could improve their understanding on and especially focusing on essay technique.
HOLLY ELIZABETH EDWARDS
Date of Birth: 05/3/98 – age 20
A conscientious and outgoing applicant currently studying for a degree in English at the University of Sheffield. I have experience in food and beverage industry involving administration, front of house communicating with customers and services directly. My role interfaces with the public within the pressurised service sector . I have maintained a waitressing/bar staff position within a busy and often fast paced pub and restaurant for 3 years. This has involved weddings/christenings and corporate events. I am Level 2 Food Handling & hygiene trained and First Aid Trained.
, Key Skills
• Proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office/Excell
• Food Handling & Hygiene Certificate Level 2 Qualified
• Bar and beverage trained
• Experience in retail
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Three years experience of working in a busy pub and restaurant
• Own transport and clean driving license
• DBS checked
Sutton Arms, Scawby, Brigg
(2014 – Present)
Achievements and responsibilities:
• Trained Bar staff.
• Update and advertise product changes
• Product awareness and communicating to customer.
• Managing incoming phone calls and enquiries
• Serving customers and dealing with any issues
• Operating electronic till/product control system
• Events and banquet trained
• Diary management for appointments and events
• Customer interaction
• Commercial awareness- witnessed what characterises a profitable business.
• Time management and prioritising tasks appropriately
• Cultural awareness- working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds as the company stresses a need for diversity.
• Remaining calm in a fast-paced environment
• Experience handling cash, debit and credit card transactions.
University of Sheffield
(September 2016 – present)
BA in English Literature
Caistor Grammar School, Caistor Lincolnshire
(September 2014 – June 2016)
A Levels – History( A*), Government & Politics( A), English (B)
English Lang A
English Lit A
Tech Studies B
Hobbies & Interests
Brigg Netball club – ( 2010 – Present) - taking part in a competitive sport taught me about the importance of teamwork as our team was highly successful, placing 12th at Nationals for our age group in 2014, regionally and in Lincolnshire County.
Lincolnshire Martial Arts- (2010 – present) Karate Black Belt –I have trained in karate from 2010 , achieving a black belt in May 2014. I’ve also taken part in coaching younger students in this sport.
CSLA Leadership 2015- Receiving an award in sports coaching required me to be an effective leader for younger children organising an event and motivating younger participants.
Sports Volunteering - Scawby Academy Primary School- I coached Key Stage 2 pupils in netball for 6 months as part of the Pass on your Passion scheme. Again this enhanced my organisational skills and improved my ability to lead a younger group of pupils.
Sports Ambassador- Representing my school as a Sports Ambassador, helping to transform PE in my school and increase participation.
Word Club- A volunteer within the University’s literacy club, putting my passion for teaching English into practice. It involved planning sessions to teach year two pupils literary concepts and leading a group of young people with confidence and enthusiasm.
Leanne Tierling – Manager Mr Mc Ternan
Sutton Arms Caistor Grammar School
West Street LN7 6QJ
Scawby (01472) 851280
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