Hard working motivated, inspiring enthusiastic Lecturer of English; I generate the best results from all students.
• Post Graduate Certificate in Education HE/FE - University of Huddersfield
• BA Hons English - (University of Huddersfield- 1998-2001)
• City & Guilds Certificate in Teaching- ESOL/ Literacy/ Numeracy
• ASDAN Teaching PSD-Centre Co-Ordinator Qualification (2011)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES:-
• Dyslexia Awareness course
• Three Day Core Curriculum Training
• Inclusively Training
• ASDAN Training
• Awareness in Child Protection course
• GTC Registration Number:- 0217238
• IFL Registration Number:- AF002801
I teach all levels and abilities of English & Employability Skills to Secondary, Further Education & HE.
I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of colleges & schools, and have experienced a wide variety of student/pupil ability. I ensure students achieve and invariably, exceed their expectations, whilst motivating, encouraging and supporting their learning.
Consequently, with careful planning of lessons, a vast range of resources, together with a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of inspiration, I ensure achievement in even the most reticent of learners.
My priorities are unfailingly, to ensure differentiation and inclusivity. I develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and sustaining effective teaching through assessment of each learner’s needs. After identifying the particular needs of each student, an ILP- Individual Learning Plan is devised, tailored to match the ability of the learner. The ILP, is a working document, reviewed each week, with targets for achievement. By monitoring and continually seeking learning opportunities for each pupil, progression is ensured. I would also ensure collaboration with managers/team leaders, to ensure that each learner is given equal priority, to support and progress effectively, with resources used for maximum effect.
I believe a holistic approach successfully delivered, whilst supporting the educational needs of students from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds works best. This way I find that the teaching and learning process is easier for all, as it ensures each student has an equal opportunity to develop and flourish, whilst reaching their full potential.
English teaching is both a demanding and a fascinating area to be involved in, as language and its developments are central to our culture and identity.
Subsequently, to be in a position to influence and inspire all learners to extend their language powers and knowledge in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing is a great achievement and a privilege to play a part in.