An experienced and hardworking literacy and numeracy tutor. Takes a learner centred approach to teaching. Motivates as well as inspires each student to reach their full potential and take charge of their own learning. Possesses excellent subject knowledge and has taught in other areas, including Sociology, ICT, Confidence Building, Meeting Skills and Communication Skills.
English Tutor, English by Skype, September 2010 – present.
Teaches conversational English to Russian students via Skype and a web camera.
Plans an individual program of learning designed to suit each learner’s needs, using computer technology.
Volunteer Coordinator, Foresight Grimsby, September 2009 – July 2010.
Recruited volunteers to the organisation, supporting and mentoring them.
Ensured that activities within the centre and other outside activities were adequately supported with volunteers.
Organised training sessions for the volunteers.
Forged links with local businesses and other training organisations.
Line managed over sixty people.
Self –Employed Basic Skills / ICT Tutor, Foresight, October 2008 – September 2009.
Taught literacy, numeracy and ICT to a variety of learners from different backgrounds.
Ensured the smooth running and administration of each course taught.
Provided differentiated resources to underpin each student’s learning.
Ensured that each student achieved the learning goals agreed on their individual learning plan.
Tutor, Workers’ Educational Association, August 2008 – April 2010.
Taught literacy, numeracy and employment related skills to learners at different academic levels.
Assessed learners to gauge their skills and produced lesson plans, ILP’s and differentiated resources to support their learning.
Where appropriate, entered and prepared learners to take accreditation.
Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor, North East Lincolnshire Adult Education, December 2007 – July 2008.
Assessed learners to gauge their academic level and prepared an individual learning program for each of them.
Sessions were on a rolling basis – learners would be prepared to take accreditation if they wished.
Sessional Tutor, Bank Staff, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, June 2007 – present.
Tutored mature learners on an Access to Access Course, preparing them to take accreditation in literacy and numeracy.
Still on the bank staff, though not teaching there currently.
PGCE Student, Institute of Further and Higher Education, September 2006 – June 2007.
Taught literacy and numeracy to learners in the 16 + sector and mature students in the areas of Social Work, Caring and Hairdressing.
Support Assistant / Tutor, Skills for Life Department, Linkage Community Trust, March 2005 – June 2006.
Helped to deliver literacy and numeracy to young adults with learning difficulties.
Factory Operative, Country Style Foods, December 2004 – March 2005.
Packed the produce correctly and worked in quality control.
Customer Service Assistant, Odeon Cinemas, July 1995 – December 2004.
Sold tickets, confectionery and assisted customers.
University of Huddersfield. Pre-Service PGCE Course - pass 2007.
Grimsby Institute. Mathematics Intermediate GCSE - grade B, 2003.
Grimsby Institute. Sheffield Hallam / OCN Counselling Certificate – pass, 1999.
Grimsby Institute. B.A. (Hons) 2:1 in Sociology and Psychology, 1998.
Grimsby Institute. Social Sciences Access Course – pass, 1995.
Grimsby Institute. RSA Counselling Certificate – pass, 1994.
Grimsby College. YTS Certificate in Office Administration – pass 1987.
Havelock Comprehensive. English Literature ‘O’ Level – grade C, 1986.
Havelock Comprehensive. English Language, CSE – grade 1, 1985.
Havelock Comprehensive. General Science CSE - grade 2, 1985.
I enjoy reading, writing, poetry, gardening, the internet and socialising with friends.