I'm a Qualified Primary Teacher with experience in teaching in different year groups. Being a teacher has made me realise the immense gap that exists between different children in one class and the need for children to have one-to-one attention from a teacher, to make great progress. Therefore I decided to focus on tutoring so I can ensure I can make a great impact on an individual's life.
I still remember my teachers and how they contributed to my thirst for knowledge, which led me to complete my Bachelor's degree in Law and a Master's degree in Public International Law.
My interest in teaching was first sparked when I volunteered at the Shire Foundation in London, a charitable organisation, focused on improving educational standards for deprived communities. At the Foundation, I taught English to adults and tutored young children on a one-to-one basis within the subjects of English and Maths. As a result of this experience, I decided to do the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). This was an intensive course that provided me with the essential teaching pedagogical knowledge and it was a hands-on teaching experience which strengthened my classroom confidence. I have also learned the value of thorough lesson planning which has proven essential in my teaching. Upon completion, I became a qualified teacher of English as a second language (ESL) and also gained the CFE qualification: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. I carried on to study for my PGCE and completed this successfully as I began my teaching into mainstream schools. This is where I found the need for children to get attention and specialised focus from their teachers, which teachers cannot provide in classes with 30 children.
I take great pride in creating original tasks that engage and motivate students to actively participate in lessons. 100% active participation is something that I expect from all my students, all the time. In addition to this, I set high expectations for students, because research has shown, high expectations are a driver of high academic achievement.
I enjoy travelling, learning about different cultures and trying out new experiences. Exercising is another hobby of mine and I think it is important to take care of the body as well as the mind.