I began my career in education as a Teaching Assistant back in 2002, supporting pupils in primary schools with special educational needs. I ran specialist intervention groups and supported pupils to overcome their individual barriers to learning in the classroom.
I then moved into a secondary setting and began my role as a Literacy Support Assistant. Whilst continuing to work in this role, I completed a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and trained to become a teacher. I graduated to become a secondary school Teacher of English and attained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status. I taught Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 classes, as well as having my own Tutor Group where I provided pastoral care.
In addition, I hold a 120 hour TEFL Certificate, which enables me to teach English as a Foreign Language, and I have worked with over 50 learners of different nationalities to improve their English skills online.
During my career, I have attended countless training courses, ultimately empowering students to maintain a successful educational experience as they work towards their end of school exams. More formally, I hold a Level 2 qualification in Understanding the Autistic Spectrum and a Certificate in Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching.
I hold an enhanced DBS disclosure and am registered with the DBS Online Update Service. This means that my DBS disclosure is reviewed every twelve months to ensure it remains valid and up to date.
Every student I teach is different, and I really enjoy finding that unique learning style for each one that will allow them to build self-confidence and make progress. I love to watch the pride that they feel when they realise they can do it!