Masters in English Literature, currently teaching second level students from the ages of 12 to 20 years.
The ideal I strive for is educational success for every student; whether they are high achievers or the students for whom completing homework assignments is a real achievement. It is an ambitious ideal, but I hope my teaching is one that creates enthusiasm in language, and shows pupils that they bring a perspective and understanding to each text as important as my own!
When I started working in an inner city school, I realised that my views on second-level education as a stepping stone toward college, in which success could only be determined by a final grade, were so misguided. Following this, I have tried to adopt the teaching style above!
BA, MA, PGDE.
An enthusiastic teacher of English that believes a student should be able to approach a text and analyse it using their knowledge of language to form an independent opinion, and develop from within.