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English Teacher - 5+ years KS3 & GCSE experience

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A bit about Kristina

I specialise in the following: GCSE Literature (Gothic, Victorian, Modern, Poetry), GCSE Language AQA Papers, EAL resources, SEND resources, Specific Learning Difficulty resources, Grammar Spelling Punctuation support, Writing Frame resources, Creative Writing techniques, Revision/Intervention (creating and organising notes) My lessons are conducted in the following way: 1. 'Do Now' to recall previous knowledge 2. Pre-reading activity to teach contextual knowledge 3. During reading activity involving reading of text and comprehension 4. Post reading activity to annotate and analyse text 5. Extended writing activity using a writing frame I began tutoring in 2017 and then completed my PGDE at IoE UCL. Now I teach within the classroom and continuing to tutor remotely. My teaching style is dynamic. I enjoy working with a student to develop not only understanding but confidence in their skills through discussion, note-taking and a gradual release of responsibility. We begin each lesson working as a team to read a text and annotate in order to gain a full understanding of a story. Then, with my guidance, students will discuss and plan an answer followed by independent writing. Feedback is provided and students will have an opportunity to redraft work. I love the variety, depth and creativity that English can provide. There is room to allow analytical and creative ideas to grow and flourish. There is no right answer is English - there is only confidence in your perception of a text! My favourite thing about being a tutor is having the time and space to learn about a student's needs and ability. This allows me to carefully curate resources that provide accurate support to develop their skills. Additionally, a 1:1 tutoring space allows a student to ask questions and narrow down their misconceptions in a safe and quiet environment. My teaching philosophy is that a student needs to be supported in an environment in which they feel heard and seen in order to be able to develop their skills and understanding. Each student has their own unique learning journey that requires support and resources curated to fit their learning needs and ability. English BA Hons - King's College London // PGDE English - Institute of Education, University College London AQA Exam Board // KS3 - Years 7, 8, 9 // GCSE - Years 10, 11 // GCSE Re-take - Years 12, 13 My interests outside of teaching include the following: - Fitness - Reading - Dance - Painting - Meditation - Swimming - Travelling - Photography I am a vibrant and dynamic person. I grew up in Bulgaria but moved to London as a young child. I was an EAL student in school and was provided excellent support which now inspires me to do the same for my students. I have always had an incredibly creative side to myself and I began my career in Children's Publishing after university. As I had the opportunity to visit schools for various author events, the excitement and enthusiasm of students inspired me to step into the classroom and have a direct impact on their education through the world of books and language, as well as inspiring a sense of creativity through the subject.

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Subject Level
English Primary
English KS3
English GCSE
English Literature KS3
English Literature GCSE

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