Each learner is considered on an individual basis to develop the most beneficial learning strategy.
I create a relaxed and confidence building experience - realising learning potential is incredibly empowering!
Current CRB Checks, Safeguarding Children & First Aid certificates & the Teaching Register for Wales.
As an experienced GCSE English Literature teacher and current GCSE English Literature examiner I can really hone in on specific skills needed to raise confidence and ability as a learner moves through their learning up to A level. I can help to develop confidence with coursework writing as well as developing a deeper understanding of a range of texts and approaching texts from a range of perspectives. (Current texts being worked with at present include: The Woman in Black, An Inspector Calls, A Streetcar Named Desire, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, A Handmaids Tale, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Atonement).
As head of a thriving Drama Department in a comprehensive school, my responsibilities included successful delivery of exams to include WJEC Drama and BTEC Performing Arts. I enable students through devising strategies and working with a range of practitioners (Brecht, Stanislavski, Berkoff et al) to Greek, Roman, Medieval, Elizabethan and Jacobean as well as the theatre in the the 20th Century. Coursework is approached from an explorative and creative angle, where student confidence and engagement is paramount. I also prepare learners for LAMDA exams up to Grade Eight.
Having first graduated from Huddersfield in Drama with English and Philosophy, I entered education in 1996 as an NQT, before graduating with PGCE English from UWE. With over twenty years as a teacher (ten as Head of Department) I am passionate about my subjects and teaching. Continual personal development is crucial for myself and the students I tutor - ongoing studies currently include an MA in Creative Writing, which inspires new learning techniques as both a practitioner & as a writer.