My lessons are dynamic, well-resourced and well-prepared in which an attitude of 'let's try' and 'can do' is encouraged and nurtured. Obstacles, challenges and difficulties are considered as opportunities to grow and extend skills and are thus turned into positive experiences.
The atmosphere during my lessons tends to be relaxed and flexible allowing for constant re-adjustment to the student’s particular needs. We would use different resources to assist us during the lesson.
My planning would be founded on what the student knows already and then carefully building on this knowledge through identifying gaps, setting individual targets and developing steps to success in order to achieve the desired learning goals.
At the heart of my teaching lie open communication, honesty and respect flowing both ways. I believe every student can learn successfully if they are provided with the correct resources, circumstances and support. I always aim to build each student's self-esteem and confidence through setting individual learning targets that match their individual strengths and weaknesses, through celebrating their individual achievements, through praise and encouragement and through adequate support and guidance and by allowing each student to learn at their own pace.
I have been working in the education sector since 10 years now as class teacher and private tutor for literacy, mathematics as well as languages including German, English and Spanish. I have worked with children of all ages as well as adults alike. I also have experience with designing lessons that are tailor-made for students with special educational needs.
I also accept bookings for 30 min at a rate of £10 and for 45 min at a rate of 12. I am also happy to do group lessons online. The rate for a group would be £20 per 1 hour online lesson and the maximum number of participants would depend on the subject of the lesson.
EMPLOYMENT IN A TEACHING/CHILDCARE CONTEXT
01/15 – 02/20 Reception Class Teacher at the (Bilingual) German St Martini Pre-School Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa
01/17 – 02/20 (Acting) Centre Manager at St. Martini Pre-School Wynberg, SA: 7 months maternity cover for the Centre Manager between Jan 2017 and July 2017 alongside my teaching role; between Aug 2017 and January 2020 I was Acting Centre Manager during her absence and assisted her with her work as and when needed; during the entire month of February 2020 I assumed full management of the branch again (managing a team of 9 members of staff) before I left for the UK.
01/15 – 02/20 Private Language & Maths Tutor, Cape Town, SA (English/German/Spanish/Maths)
06/11 – 07/14 Supply Teacher (Timeplan and Surrey Supply Desk), Surrey, UK (Reason for Leaving/RFL: immigration to SA)
05/12 - 07/14 Home-based Childcare Provider (children aged 1 to 11), Chessington, UK (RFL: immigration to SA)
09/09 – 07/14 Private Tutoring (Primary English and Maths), Surrey, UK (RFL: immigration to SA)
09/10 – 08/11 Year 3 Teaching Assistant & Group Tutor for Intervention Work at Southfield Park Primary, Epsom,
UK (RFL: Temporary Contract)
11/09 – 04/10 Spanish Club Teacher for Foundation Phase at RKCoE School, Oxshott, UK (RFL: Temporary Contract)
05/08 – 08/10 Sole-charge part-time nanny for families in the UK (RFL: Professional Development)
2019 Internationally recognised Combined Level 5 TEFL Certificate, The TEFL ACADEMY, South Africa;
20 hours classroom and 148 hours online, Accreditation: QUALIFI, DEAC, AQC
2010-2019 Professional Development Courses in Education and Childcare (available upon request)
2007-2009 PGCE Primary Education at the Institute of Education at the University of London (UK) and University of Oviedo (Spain) with Specialism in Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish, English)
2007-2007 Diploma in Child Development Psychology at Open College (Birmingham, UK)
2003-2005 Diploma in Advanced Nutrition at The School of Natural Health Sciences (London, UK)
1997-2003 Degree in European Business Management
University of Applied Sciences (Osnabrück, Germany); Buckinghamshire College
(Chalfont St. Giles, UK); Haarlem Business School (Overveen, The Netherlands)
1993-1996 A-Levels at Walburgisgymnasium (Menden, Germany)
Between 1992 and 2008 I have had employments in the complimentary health sector, customer service and event management industry and as Personal Assistant to Senior Management teams in the banking and complimentary health sector. I have also worked as translator and published writer. Details available upon request.
Personal Interests: Wildlife Photography, Voluntary Work in Animal Shelters, Nature Conversation, Pilates, Yoga, NIA, Reading
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