I have experience teaching students of varying abilities and ages: improving literacy and writing skills with primary-aged pupils, preparing GCSE and A-level students (English Literature, English Language, Humanities) for their examinations, and teaching English as a foreign language to adults.
I have the initiative and skill to approach teaching based on individuals needs, depending on ability and experience and learning styles. I like to approach a topic first by introducing with an interactive method which inspires different ways of thinking about difficult concepts, and then work on techniques to give a full detailed understanding.
My goals in teaching children are firstly, to improve my students' knowledge and understanding of, and confidence in, the relevant subject, and second, to teach skills that are transferable across an array of analysis and writing-based subjects. I also encourage reviewing what has been learned in one session at the end to reinforce students with a sense of achievement and help build on confidence which can be half the battle!
I am a warm and relatable individual who is patient and creative in my teaching style. I understand that everyone has a unique learning style and can think outside the box when teaching tricky subjects.
I have a host of experience in teaching roles (mainly in teaching English to non-native speakers but also in professional and creative writing skills). I have a passion for English language and writing as well as Literature, as well as a great broad knowledge of all humanities subjects such as Geography, History, Philosophy, Anthropology and Ethics. I am an Anthropology graduate of the university of Sussex achieving an upper 2:1.
I have taught English as a foreign language in India and I have designed and led English writing workshops during a work placement with a social enterprise based in Tanzania. My passion and interest in literature and high results at GCSE and A level means I am knowledgeable and well-equipped to teach this subject.
University of Sussex ( 2011-2014)
BA (hons) Anthropology (2:1)
“Empowerment through the erotic: empowering indigenous institutions of sex education and transforming HIV prevention programs, examining the Ssenga institute of rural Uganda.” (1st)
“How do ‘the arts’ empower aboriginal Australians in different contexts by enhancing claims to cultural rights and promoting self-representation?” (2:1)
Peter Symonds College
English Literature (A*)
Fine Art (A*)
Victim Support, London Homicide Service Support Coordinator (May 2017-current)
I currently work as service coordinator for a charity which provides frontline support for families of homicide victims suffering with traumatic bereavement. My role involves coordinating logistics such as transport, financial aid, booking accommodation, sourcing interpreters and making urgent referrals to other commissioned service such as therapists and legal teams. I also manage my own caseload providing telephone support to clients, as well as providing advice and advocacy to other organisations.
The Mlambe Project (Balaka, Malawi) Innovation and Charity Development Research Analyst (ongoing/remote volunteer)
I am a research analyst for the innovations team for The Mlambe Project, assisting the enterprise to develop innovations to empower the local community. My role is researching innovations and development strategies to find potential projects and reaching out to other local grassroots organisations, leading to the development of project proposals. This year I successfully designed a proposal for a sexual health and youth confidence programme, enlisting other local charities which tackle ‘period poverty’ in the local area.
WomenCraft Social Enterprise (Ngara, Tanzania) Social Impact and Operations Assistant
October 2016-January 2016
I worked for three months in northern Tanzania with international social enterprise WomenCraft (a charity sponsored by the UNHCR) drafting a project proposal for a community micro-loan training programme for the employees of WomenCraft, as well as conducting research for future project development. I also Implemented HIV workshops in some local schools and conducted training sessions for other staff members, in computer literacy and professional writing skills.
University of Sussex Housing Department: Housing, Support and Student Relations Officer April 2016-October 2016
Working at the housing department for the University of Sussex, I helped coordinate an enquiry response team working in a stressful, fast-paced hub to manage a large volume of calls and emails from students. I provided one to one support to international students requiring advice on housing. I also assisted community engagement activities such as contributing to university run events in Brighton and discussions about our service to both our students and local residents. This includes street clean up events, local public forums, open days and presentations.
The National Alliance of Women’s’ Organisations: Reports and Inquiries Assistant
March 2016-May 2016
I assisted NAWO in researching and compiling data to produce reports on current government inquiries. Gaining knowledge on government policy and learning how to implement change through national and international projects to improve women’s rights. I also contributed to various online campaigns to raise awareness of women and girl’s rights issues in the UK.
RubyMoon: Communications, Marketing and Operations Work Placement
December 2015-April 2016
I was marketing assistant to the founder of RubyMoon, and ethical swimwear designer part of the current movement towards sustainable textiles development and creating ethically-made clothing. I was responsible for researching, assisting design and implementing a strategy for online fundraising- including attending a training course to develop “ethical marketing” skills. I managed our online marketing campaign, reaching out to other like-minded businesses on various platforms and launching a crowdfunding campaign for the launch of a new product. I wrote a press release for the campaign launch and produced creative media for RubyMoon website. I provided logistical support for numerous events to launch a fundraising campaign and to connect the business with other local enterprises including.
Volunteering / Additional Achievements
LHA: English Language Assistant (Dharamsala, India) May-July 2013
I volunteered with indigenous minorities and Tibetan migrants teaching in basic language skills in English conversation classes.
Nadja Now ‘light before darkness’ Nov 2014
Volunteering with Nadja Now to help invigilate and set up art exhibition displaying the work of teenage refugees fleeing Syria.
Black Eyed Susan: Vintage Clothes Stall 2014
I ran a vintage clothes stall in Upper Gardner Street market in Brighton to support myself during university, using visual branding and advertising on social media platforms.
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