Over 10 years experience as a class teacher (ages 7 to 13). Over 20 years experience as an IT trainer/consultant in the corporate and Government world. Over 4 years as a Substitute teacher (ages 5 to 13) and Personal Tutor (ages 5 to 16). Having worked outside of the classroom, I bring huge amounts of business proven experience to my classroom practice and lesson designs.
Calm, organized, professional, patient :-) I am comfortable with being flexible and adaptable in my teaching, with the goal of always trying to cater for individual learning styles. I am an extremely calm, balanced, patient, empathetic and imaginative teacher, determined to motivate and enthuse the children. See: My Teaching Style
I have huge experience in the world of education (with both little children and bigger children - adults) together with a lifetime in the world outside of the classroom - a great combination for a teacher. See: My Feedback from parents
BA(hons) Social Psychology with Statistics. Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Higher National Certificate in Advanced Microprocessor Technology. Certified Lotus Professional. Microsoft Certified Specialist. See: My Background
I spent my first few years after graduation working first in adult psychiatric units, and then in SEN units. Having gained this invaluable experience, I realized that teaching was my passion, and then spent nearly a decade as a classroom teacher, confidently teaching the full range of subjects to children aged 7 through to 13. During this period, I had special responsibility for Science, Games, Multi-Cultural studies and ICT, and ran out-of-school clubs for computing, reading for pleasure, creative writing, rugby, soccer and badminton. When an opportunity arose to travel and teach in India and Nepal for a year, I moved on and on my homecoming, decided to combine my passion for teaching with my interest in computers, and embarked on a new career, first as an IT trainer, and then as an IT consultant. I have now returned to teaching, bringing a lifetime of real world experience. See my thoughts on things educational here: My Blog on Education