I am a qualified Primary School Teacher who has seven years of experience teaching in an outstanding school in the UK. I enjoyed taking on the role of P.E. Co-ordinator also. I have also taught English to primary school children in schools in Tanzania, Peru, Indonesia and Nepal. In addition, I am a trained Yoga Teacher and enjoy teaching adult, children and mums n bubs yoga.
DEVINELY FIT YOGA
From October 2012
I became a qualified yoga teacher in India in Sept. 2012 and began teaching small groups of backpackers and/or locals whilst travelling through Asia. I currently teach at Devinely Fit Yoga studio. Here, I teach beginner and intermediate classes and also Mums and Bubs yoga.
PERSONAL OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT (charity), Cusco, Peru
January 2008 - March 2008
A variety of volunteering positions, including teaching English to local villagers; teaching in a disabled school; caring for children at a disabled orphanage; supervising and providing sports and craft sessions for other able orphans.
Numeracy and Literacy Tutor
January 2007 - September 2012
Planning and teaching fun yet challenging 1:1 lessons for a variety of children aged 5 - 11 years. Incorporating educational games and use of ICT, as well as written work. Also training children for the 11+ Grammar school entry exams.
September 2007 - December 2007
An amazing, yet challenging experience teaching English in a very poor school in a remote village in Tanzania. Finding creative, fun ways of introducing the English language to classes of up to 180 children. Coping with very harsh living and working conditions, working with local staff, sharing ideas and bringing about positive change.
Ardleigh Green Junior School
September 2005 - July 2012
Teaching a full range of subjects to a class of 30 children. Working as part of a team, contributing to the positive ethos of the school. Creating a purposeful learning environment so all children felt valued, produced quality work and achieved to their best ability. Working with a variety of special needs, including children with cerebral palsy, autism, asperges and ADHD. Reporting on pupil's progress - written and verbally. Utilising Teacher Assistants creatively. Producing thorough plans and delivering innovative, fun, interesting lessons (incorporating use of ICT). Sharing good practice with visitors from other schools and guiding student teachers working in my class. Leading extra-curricular activities, including gymnastics, dance, athletics, fitness clubs and also Literacy Booster sessions. As P.E. Co-ordinator, I was responsible for updating the policy document; organising, reviewing and improving P.E and sport provision in the school; writing new schemes of work; providing staff INSET; creating links with other schools, colleges and outside agencies; organising and ordering equipment; organising inter- and intra- school competitions and events and more.
Outdoor Activity Instructor and Holiday Activity Day Co-ordinator
STUBBERS ADVENTURE CENTRE
May 2004 - August 2004
Essex www.stubbers.co.uk and Outdoor Activity Instructor and Holiday Activity Day Co-ordinator (Full Time)
May 2003 - Working mainly with children, instructing them on various activities including quad biking, mountain boarding, tunnelling, Sept. 2003 challenge course, rifle shooting, archery and more. Groups included school children, disadvantaged children, special needs
groups, people with behavioural problems, church groups and others. Promoting teamwork and personal development, whilst ensuring safe practice. Co-ordinating Holiday Activity Days, organising staff and carrying out maintenance duties as well.
Club Services Consultant
October 2003 - March 2004
Communication skills, self-motivation, patience and customer service skills were required in order to provide support to sports centres and health clubs, problem solving and ensuring adult and children's fitness classes were running smoothly and with maximum attendance.
ADOLESCENT RESOURCE TEAM, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
December 2002 - April 2003
A preventative service aimed at building family relationships. Dealing with families on the telephone and on arrival to the centre. Using my proven administrative skills and in-depth knowledge of computer packages to successfully and efficiently manage the office and assist the Manager of the Team
November 2001 - May 2002
(Employment Agency), Sydney, Australia Variety of temporary positions
Mainly administration, reception and PA roles in finance, retail and media companies. Charity work for a children's cancer charity also.
Media Sales Assistant
February 2001 - July 2001
Negotiating with agency buyers to plan and book the airtime for their television advertising campaigns, thereby maximising revenue for Carlton UK Sales. Communication, negotiation skills, numeracy and computer literacy skills were essential to progress in this lively, fast-paced and commercial environment.
EXETER UNIVERSITY, St. Lukes Sports Hall
January 1998 - June 2000
Planning and teaching structured, safe fitness sessions. Using my sports science knowledge to confidently motivate and lead a group of mixed-aged adults in an exercise setting. Incorporating safe use of exercise apparatus and equipment.
Holiday Activity Day Leader, Trampolining Coach and Leisure Attendant
July 1997 - September 1998
Hornchurch, Essex www.everyoneactive.com Holiday Activity Day Leader, Trampolining Coach and Leisure Attendant (Full Time, summer only)
Co-ordinating and leading children's activity days. Coaching and supervising a variety of sports, including badminton, rounders, football, squash, basketball, tennis and trampolining. Team leader of swimming pool games and children's trampolining lessons. Occasional lifeguarding and leading toddler fun sessions.
Water Aerobics Instructor
April 1997 - October 1997
Planning and teaching water aerobics sessions to ladies of all ages. Showing confidence in motivating the class whilst ensuring the health and safety of all members.
HAVERING GYMNASTICS CENTRE
February 1993 - October 1997
Using communication and leadership skills to teach recreational gymnastics to groups of 4-12 year old girls. Patience and safety awareness were necessary in helping the girls to improve skills on a wide range of apparatus, up to Havering Youth Games standard. Using initiative to make the sessions fun, enjoyable and challenging.
Qualifications & Certifications
Graduate Teacher Programme
Anglia Polytechnic University
other junior/infant/primary/special schools
Ardleigh Green Junior School
English, Maths and Science
Havering Sixth Form College
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