I'm a highly qualified teacher and assessor. I have worked in many subject areas including english (Keystage 1 - A-level) and I've also lectured in a university too. I currently work teaching english to speakers of other languages, as i have an English and Creative writing BA, mA in english studies, pGCE PCET, TEFL, and an Assessor Award. I have also taught creative writing, business, administration, customer service, IT for ESOL, and lean management. i'm a very fun and creative person, and I believe in tailoring my teaching to the needs of the learner. In my spare time i write content, i blog, write articles, essays and fiction. I love to read. I also love to write and edit and actually do this professionally on an adhoc basis. I have an ongoing contract as a ghostwriter for a company in america too.
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Post Graduate Certificate of Education – PCET -The University of Sunderland
Master of Arts in English Studies - Distinction- The University of Sunderland
May 2018 – Ongoing ESL Tutor/Consultant
Working as an English Tutor online, teaching students (children and adults) in China from the age of 3+ online, through a virtual classroom, using various resources, props, and teaching techniques. Specialising in the use of Oxford University Press material specifically produced for the Oxford University Press program.
Dec 2017 – Ongoing Self-EmployedFreelance Writer
Working as a self-employed, Freelance Writer. Currently long-term contracts Ghost Writing young adult fantasy novels, and also content writing for a dog themed website. All writing work is creative and original. Skills include using a CMS system, following instructions and guidelines, researching, editing and proofreading (including spelling, grammar and punctuation).
Jun 2012 – OngoingSelf-EmployedNVQ Assessor/Tutor/Internal Moderator
Working as a self-employed tutor and Internal Moderator of Business and Administration and LEAN since 2012, and more recently I have a contract with Learn Direct, marking English modules (language and
literature), Education modules, and Skills for Study units (which includes guidance on university applications [including personal statements], academic writing, essay/report writing and planning), as part of their access course. I work as an online Assessor/Tutor for Vision 2 Learn and Learn Direct – Supporting 100 students in Business and Administration NCFE Level 2, Access to Humanities/Education, and Lean Organisation Management Techniques level 2, giving advice and constructive feedback to students. I also work in Internal quality assurance too, checking the work of other tutors and providing developmental feedback.
I also offer freelance Private/Personal English Tuition for students from key stage 1, to degree level. Part of my role is to keep my CPD updated, and attending appropriate meetings and training. I also keep informative financial records, invoice customers, and manage the business bank account. I also create training resources to support learners and help them develop.
May 2017 – January 2017Cleveland Fire BrigadeSchools Education Coordinator
Delivering fire education to young people under 18. This includes arranging events including safety and anti-social behaviour events for delivery sessions. Delivery of assemblies, year group lessons from Reception to Key Stage 5, education provided at events and on a one-to-one basis with young people, referred to our fire setter intervention programme. Fire education includes information on home fire safety, hoax calling, seasonal events and anti-social behaviour and arson. All link into fire safety, consequences of fire/fire setting, and the law. Working closely with police, anti-social behaviour/community safety teams, social workers, youth offending services, parents, counsellors, and schools to deliver preventative strategies.