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About

What do you need to know about me? Well, I love learning and I love teaching. I love helping people reach their potential through the power of success coaching.

I have a Ph.D and a PGCE, along with 10 years of experience teaching in the Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education (university) sectors, and I have tutored both adults and children aged 4+.  I’m friendly, approachable, and always willing to answer any questions you might have or provide references that you are welcome to ask for. For more information about my services, please see my terms and conditions, GDPR policyFAQs, and take a look at my availability and client testimonals. I have provided you with all the details you need about me, as a person, here:

 

 

I have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE.
  • an interdisciplinary Ph.D from the University of Nottingham.
  • an MA (by Research) German and a BA (hons) German and Portuguese.
  • a Certificate in Personal Coaching (awarded by The Coaching Academy) and have coached and mentored numerous people to achieve their goals.
  • an International Coach Federation certified Certificate in Group Coaching (awarded by Animas School of Coaching) and host group coaching workshops.
  • over 10 years’ experience of tutoring and teaching children and also adults in Higher & Further Education in the UK, Ireland, Austria & Brazil.
  • recently been successfully DBS checked and on the Update Service.
  • excellent 2017 GCSE results: 100% A*-C.
  • been awarded ‘outstanding’ during a recent observation of my WEA teaching.
  • won a HE teaching award and excellent references & student feedback.
  • Associate Member Status of the HEA for Higher Education teaching.
  • published my research and an edited academic book.
  • also got a career as a freelance writer/editor and am a transformational success coach.
  • dyslexia and ADHD and have learned lots of coping strategies to deal with these conditions!
  • designed my own teaching materials and courses.
  • lived in 5 different countries.
  • a love for learning and teaching.
  • a love for singing, playing and recording music, hiking, yoga and dancing.

 

I am teaching at or have taught at the following educational organisations:

  • The Workers’ Educational Association – Film Studies and History Lecturer and ESOL tutor (2013-2014 & 2017 – present) in south Essex
  • DaDaABC – Tutor of English as a Foreign Language (2017 – present) online
  • The Tuition Pod – English, Maths, 11+ and SEND tutor (2017-present) in Thorpe Bay
  • Explore Learning – Tutor of Maths, English and the 11+ (2017 – 2018) in Thorpe Bay
  • 3 high schools (2 grammar schools, 1 comprehensive) in the UK (2015 – 2017) and a junior high school in Vienna, Austria (2007)
  • Maynooth University (Ireland) (2014 – 2015)
  • The University of Nottingham (2010 – 2014)