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About

What do you need to know about me? Well, I love learning and I love teaching. 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. I am DBS-checked and have referees that you are welcome to ask for. For more information about my services, please see my terms and conditions, FAQs, 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 and have coached and mentored numerous people to achieve their goals.
  • 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 life 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.

 

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

  • The Workers’ Educational Association – Film Studies and History Lecturer (2013-2014 and 2017 – present)
  • 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)