I teach English up to A Level in a friendly and inventive fashion, combining modern methods and technology with traditional approaches to language and literature.
There is a concentration on imaginative vocabulary and accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
I have twenty years of experience teaching and tutoring English across all levels of secondary education. As a teacher, I concentrate on the learning environment and needs of the individual student, tailoring the delivery of courses and subject matter to the preferred learning styles of the student.
Highly professional and experienced English teacher with a focus on student learning and engagement. Dedicated teacher and facilitator with 19 years of service in a variety of academic settings. A versatile and personable educator with experience in the UK and overseas, especially strong in building effective relationships with students and colleagues.
Excellent organisational and planning skills to facilitate and teach difficult concepts to students, including breaking down topics, scaffolding, re-teaching, and checking for understanding. A strong personality with effective communication skills when delivering lessons to students and communicating with staff. Very motivated when working independently or as part of a successful team. I have experience of training and monitoring teachers from my role as a Head of Department at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.
1998 – 1999 The Open University PGCE in Secondary English
1977 – 1980 Lancaster University BA (Hons.) Class 2ii in English
PREVIOUS CAREER HISTORY
Sept. 2017 to Jan. 2018: Supply teaching with several agencies.
Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2017: Institute of Applied Technology, Fujairah, UAE.
Sept. 2002 to Aug. 2014: City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Teacher of English
Curriculum Manager for Media Studies and Film Studies
Sept. 2001 to Aug. 2002: Newcastle-under-Lyme School
Sept. 1999 to Aug. 2001: Stoke-on-Trent College
Lecturer in English
Note: Information related to work experience prior to 1999 can be supplied if required.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL WORK
June 2001 to June 2010: AQA Examiner for GCSE English
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