I am a final year University student, reading History. I have a passion for and extensive experience teaching humanities subjects at school level, particularly at GCSE and A levels. The key to this is helping students see they can achieve as much as they put their minds to! All of us have ability and all of us need support to be successful.
My lessons are structured in an efficient way. The basic structure is the following: the student is presented with the material/knowledge. They are then taught how to understand and engage with it. Lastly, they are supported in the quest to develop and keep that knowledge to be used in assesments, tests, etc.
As a teacher I work in a dynamic way which allows students to appreciate the material they are presented with and encourages them to find ways to engage positively with it, learning it effectively, with good academic results.
I have taught three students so far. One of them through Year 10 and 11, one of them through a year of primary school and one of them an adult student of English. The school students achieved As and Bs in their examinations. The student of English has learned to speak the language fluently.
I am a hardworking, enthusiastic and creative University undergraduate. I have excellent organisational skills and a proactive outlook on both my professional and personal lives. I take any kind of responsibility given to me very seriously and am able to meet deadlines and goals consistently, having a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed. As an outgoing and respectful person I am very keen to learn from others and I am able to adapt to new surroundings and situations very easily. I am independent with strong communication skills.
Education and Qualifications
2014 to date Reading for a History BA at King’s College, London
2011-2014 Thomas More Catholic School
4 A Levels (A to C) in History, Law, English Literature and Spanish
10 GCSEs Grades A to C
At the end of Year 11 I carried out a two-week long work experience at Pixie Day Nursery, Beckenham Junction. Duties included: to plan and supervise activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking help children to learn numeracy skills through activities like counting games; read stories and provide activities to develop the children’s language skills; work to early years foundation stage standards on child learning; make sure the children are safe and well at all times (safeguarding); report any concerns to your manager.
Since 2013 I work from home as a private tutor, teaching English, Science, Mathematics, History and Spanish, both at primary and secondary levels. This job requires initiative and self-analysis, as I am my own manager.
June- September 2016- Sales Assistant at Zara. Duties: to maintain responsibility for one of several sections of the store keeping a basic image of the area and ensuring excellent housekeeping standards; ensure customers are acknowledged and receive a quality service; maintain excellent standards in the stockroom; be actively involved in the delivery and ensure new stock is available for replenishment before shop opening; continually develop stock knowledge and promotions throughout the store; ensure effective communication with the Management Team at all times;
2012-2014 - I took part in a mentoring programme at my school. This entailed helping younger students with their History lessons. This activity required commitment, reliability and good organisational skills, as well as excellent literacy skills. I was also part of a teaching assistance programme, within my school, for students from abroad in need of support with their English language skills.
Summer 2014- Reading activist at Croydon Central Library for the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC). My role entailed the following duties: To make any necessary preparations for the scheme to operate; to welcome children, parents and carers to the library; to explain in simple terms how the SRC worked and join children to the scheme; to prepare questions to ask children about the books they read and discuss the book with them; to give rewards as required; to be enthusiastic and supportive to children; to keep records of participants and books read; to assist with collecting SRC statistics; to carry out any additional duties as required, including helping with specific events for children such as crafts and author visits.
Summer 2015- Archive Assistant at BT Archives. My role included duties such as archiving records on software system CALM, gathering up lists of things to be archived, assisting archivist in the storage room and with public requests, assisting the archivist in attending researchers.
Fast typing skills
Fluent Spanish: spoken, written and comprehension.
My interest in history and literature is reflected by my humanistic and research-based choice of courses. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends the most, as well as going for walks, horse riding, practicing yoga, listening to music and reading, books and music being my passions. I also take a keen interest in trends and fashion, not only following developments but also enjoying it at the time of creating my own personal style.
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