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Girne American University MA English Language Education (APS 3.95/4.00.)
The National College for Teaching and Leadership - Pan London targeted support programme for aspiring head teachers,
National College of School Leadership (NCSL) - Black pupils achievement training programme.
Oxford Brookes University - Gifted and Talented Strand Coordinator training (accredited to Masters)
Middlesex University - BA Honours (Education) QTS, 2:1 Subject specialism - English Literature.


Sept to date - Consultant for London Diocese Board of Schools (LDBS)

Currently working with St Michael at Bowes
Growth Mindset developing challenge in lessons. Coaching and Mentoring whole school.

May - July 2015 Heston Community Secondary School

Teaching years 7,8,9,10 English language and literature

Feb - April 2015 St Marys Cof E school

IGCSE intervention support.

2012- February 2015 Head of English - Girne American College, Cyprus

Teaching IGCSE keystage 3/4 English Language and Literature, A level, IELTS, Keystage 2/3 English National Curriculum.

2007 - 2011 Assistant Head Teacher - St Marys Church of England Secondary School

Teaching English key stage 3 and 4 - Including AQA GCSE.
Assessment for Learning, focus on tracking pupil attainment.
Leading on literacy.
Leading on developing teaching and learning.
Management of one to one tuition within the school.

2002 - 2011 Barnet Local Authority,

Gifted and Talented Consultant:
Implementing and developing national/local gifted and talented programme.
Working with schools, planning, modelling, training, and coaching.
Working with parents and pupils.
Development and management of Advanced Learning Centres -Saturday morning schools.

Why I tutor:

I chose to tutor when I became a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) nearly 20 years ago! Whilst working on research projects it became clear that the children I worked with on one to one basis made accelerated progress. Also whilst working with individual children I was able to greatly enhance my understanding of the learning process, ultimately passing on my gained insight about effective teaching and learning to the classes I taught.

More recently my thoughts and experience of 1 to 1 tuition has been quantified, as research and evidence show that one to one tuition can add at least 5 months of academic progress for individual children.

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