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Hodson - English Teacher - Eye, Suffolk, UK

Mandy Hodson

Eye, Suffolk, UK


I am a resourceful, tenacious, yet flexible individual and I am meticulous in all that I do. I demonstrate total commitment to any task and have always sustained an innovative, enthusiastic and inspirational approach to life. I am self-disciplined and focused with artistic flair, and I always meet or beat deadlines. And I do all that with a smile on my face!


English Teacher


English Language and Literature Key Stages 3 to 5.
Home tuition.
TEFL trained.
I also design and produce Key Stage 3 and GCSE Schemes of Work to order.

Work History

One Tutor

English One-to-One

October 2013 - February 2014

Stradbroke Academy (Suffolk)
• Individual tuition in English Language and English Literature at Key Stages 3 and 4, helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds to become the best they can be.

Proofreader and Copywriter / Private Tutor

Freelance marketplace

From September 2010

• Copywriter and proofreader for Writing Leaders. Exemplar writing and editing undergraduate essays. Proofreading undergraduate/graduate theses. I have worked on a very wide range of subjects, including History, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Finance, Nursing and Media.
• Writing and editing CVs and UCAS applications.
• Private tuition in English Language and English Literature at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Advanced Skills Teacher

Norfolk County Council

From November 2009

Responsibility for improving capacity of English teachers across the county, with a particular focus on Assessment for Learning, Gifted and Talented, raising the achievement of boys.

Acting Head of Department. Redeveloped entire

KS3 and KS4

September 2008 - January 2009

Rewrote KS3 curriculum; trained and led eight non-specialists.
• Graduate Teacher/PGCE mentor.

English Teacher

Norfolk County Council

Results consistently above both County and National averages. Residuals consistently the best in the school. Particular success with otherwise disaffected boys.
• Introduced one-year English and English Literature GCSE: 100% A/A*.
• Introduced and taught fast-track AS/A2 General Studies in Year 11. 100% pass rate to date: 20% A.
• Introduced and taught GCSE General Studies. 100% pass rate to date: 60% A/A*.

English Teacher

Norfolk County Council

September 1997 - July 2001

Supply work became a maternity cover, which in turn became a part time contract, teaching Key Stages 3 and 4 and Literature at Key Stage 5.

English Teacher

Suffolk County Council

January 1996 - April 1996

Taught Key Stages 3 and 4 and Literature at Key Stage 5 in temporary post.

Homemaker / Private Tutor

September 1992 - July 2000

Privately employed

• Whilst raising my first child, I worked as a private A level tutor for those wishing to resit exams. 100% pass rate with improved grades.

Second in English Department

September 1991 - July 1992

Leiston High School (Suffolk County Council)

• Second in English Department.
• Taught Key Stages 3 and 4 and Literature at Key Stage 5.
• Left to have first child.

English Teacher

Farlingaye High School

September 1988 - July 1991

County Council)

• English at Key Stages 3 and 4 and Literature at Key Stage 5.

Responsibility for organising and attending all theatre experiences, inculcating a culture which culminated in 103 pupils going to the Barbican Centre to see 'The Comedy of Errors' the day before I left the school.

Qualifications & Certifications

General Studies

Pembroke College


University of Leicester School of Education


Secondary English

Samuel Ward Upper School

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