Walton High, Fyefield Barrow Milton KeynesMarch 2006- August 2006
- Teaching English Language and Literature to students aged 11 –19
- Responsibility for pastoral tutor group
- Liaising and working with students’ parents in order fulfill potential of all students
- Formative and summative assessment of students’ progression, both academic and personal
Careers AdviserMarch 2004 –March 2006
University of Luton, Park Square
- Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to students at university as well as pre-entry advice
- Aim Higher Adviser: liaising with schools, colleges and employers
- Link Career adviser for Diversity: responsible for updating students on Equal Opportunity Issues
- Link Careers adviser for Creative Arts responsible for Curriculum Design and Delivery
Teacher English as a Foreign Language September2002- September 2003
- Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups
- Marking/providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work
- Getting involved in social and cultural activities
- Assessing students' progress
Teacher English as a Foreign LanguageSeptember1996-June1997 Al Eman School, Muscat, Oman
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language to students’ aged 12-16
- Helping to draft and review institutional policies relating to the education of students
- Planning, preparing and delivering lessons and workshops for groups and individuals
- Carrying out diagnosis of students' needs and ability utilising both formative and summative assessment
Manarat Al Riyadh School, Saudi Arabia. September 1994- June 1996
- Assisting English Language skills .
- Supporting classroom management
- Establishing effective relationships with learners.
Learning support assistant September 1991-July 1994
Hatfield Chase School, Hatfield, Doncaster.
- Providing classroom support for children with special needs
- Participating in out-of-school activities, such as trips
- Assisting in pupils' personal care needs
Teaching Experience Summary
My first role as a careers adviser was the university of Luton where I was also responsible for teaching Personal and Professional Development which was compulsory to all undergraduate students in years one and two, within the Creative Arts faculty, consisting of in total 17 different subjects, the largest faculty in the university. I was solely responsible for devising and delivering seminars and lectures to the various subjects in this department, which was a significant part of my caseload. This work also involved substantial interaction with academic staff, which included preparing lessons, discussing and advising on content for the Personal Development Planning (PDP) curriculum alongside training and more informal advisory sessions given by myself to the Creative Arts Faculty on PDP issues. Along side these roles I was also, for the first year, the pre-entry Aim Higher adviser offering guidance in the local community to potential students with qualifications below NVQ 2. I left this role as a wanted to widen my experience working with young people, which I did by gaining work as a secondary school teacher in Milton Keynes.
My work as a secondary school teacher enabled me to gain a firm understanding of issues when working with young people in the UK.As well as being a teacher of English, I was also a pastoral tutor, with responsibility for a form group of students aged from 11-16. This enabled me to work with students focusing on their pastoral needs, which ranged from careers onto more personal matters they were experiencing. Within this role I was in regular contact with parents, social workers and educational psychologists as well as with other specialist teachers and school mentors. Working with young people to achieve both personally and academically was a very rewarding experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed, however I chose to leave because I wanted to concentrate on working in an advisory capacity.