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Battiss - Teacher, Tutor, Mentor - Bristol, England, UK

Nadia Battiss

Bristol, England, UK


Teacher, Tutor, Mentor


I graduated with a degree in Psychology (specialised in Child Development) in 2003 and that is what mainly motivated me to volunteer in a Youth Centre. I studied full-time for three years, as well as working part-time and full-time as a Youth Worker and a Secondary School. In addition, as a Youth Worker, I attended a training course called “Working with Young People” and this taught me about helping and supporting children and young people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.

I also worked as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School where I had the chance to contribute to the pastoral support and be part of a vibrant learning community.
I enjoyed so much working with children and young people that I moved to England and studied a PGCE Teaching Training Course to become a Teacher. I qualified in 2008 and taught in primary and secondary British schools and also worked as a Supply Teacher.

I have always built up an open, positive and supportive relationship with children and young people so they feel they are listened to and promoted a climate in which they would feel safe and secure. I also encouraged them to contribute to the life and work of the school/Youth Centre and exercise their responsibilities as members of a community. This includes opportunities to participate responsibly in decision making, to contribute as leaders and role models, to offer support and service to others and to play an active part in putting the values of the school/Youth Centre community into practice.

In my work experience I also had the chance to teach to a diverse group of students ranging from mixed ability groups to higher achieving students including students with Special Educational Needs such as dyslexia, learning disabilities, or challenging behaviour.

Work History

Youth Staff, Carnival

Youth Staff, Carnival

July 2013 - October 2013

Was responsible for the safeguarding and entertainment of children and young people in the Youth Department:
• performed any tasks necessary for the implementation of the Youth Programme,
• delivering memorable holiday experiences in secure environments,
• catered for all ages from 5 up to 17 years, throughout every aspect of their days onboard.
• monitored passenger reactions to programmed youth events and report the level of success to the Youth Activities Co-ordinator.


Secondary Schools

From July 2013

Covered for teachers in the short and long term.

Teaching Consultant, Teleperformance

Department for Education

From February 2012

June 2013 Helped and support candidates who have a genuine interest in teaching:
• Handled a variety of different enquiries from schools, teachers as well as different education providers,
• provided information: registration of details, enquiries about funding, arranging placements at schools and general enquiries about the candidate's journey into teaching and becoming a teacher.

Private Tutor/Translator


From February 2012

Feb 2012 As a Personal Tutor:
Helped young people/adult learners with languages (French, German and Spanish)
• provided highly personalised and individualised support
• provided them with methodical approaches to help them understand and study effectively.

As a Translator English-French:
• Translated documents, primarily from English language into French, ensuring the highest standard of accuracy, and maintaining the spirit, context, quality, technical language and nuances of the original version, using precise, clear and proper terminology.


Secondary/Primary Schools

From September 2011


met requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development

From July 2009

July 2009 Taught all areas of the school curriculum and my subject specialism: MFL;
• maintained discipline;
• met requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
• coordinated activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
• stayed up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;


Bristol and the South West

From October 2008

Trainee Teacher

Downend School

Covering all aspects of teaching across the whole secondary curriculum and age range, including National Curriculum requirements and cross-curricular themes and issues.
• participated in parents' evening meeting
• helped form tutor with Year 8 group

Trainee Teacher

Hartridge High School

Taught French up to Key Stage 4:
• helped form tutor with Year 8 group
• helped with a Year 7 group with special educational needs
• participated in cultural events with Year 8 group
• participated in meetings with the Head of Department and the Health and Welfare Officer.

Teaching Assistant

Ecole Primaire

Supported individually and in groups (6-11 year old pupils) and shadowed the teacher in the classroom:
• Planned, taught, evaluated teaching and learning activities (literacy/numeracy)
• helped pupils who need extra support to complete tasks, individually and in groups
• set up ICT resources and supported teaching and learning through it
• encouraged pupils to read and read with them
• helped with extra-scholar activities and sports events

Personal Tutor

July 2004 - January 2007

Acadomia, Besancon, France Helped students develop their learning through various activities in addition to reviewing and acting on assessment feedback and helping them with their homework.


Community Centre, Youth and Education Department, France

September 2000 - June 2004

Was in charge of a group of 10-15 year old students with special educational needs:
• Supported/helped the students in groups and individually develop their learning through various activities in addition to reviewing and acting on assessment feedback and helping them with their homework.
• closely worked in cooperation with the Secondary School attended by the students and their parents.
• planned, organised and advertised a programme of events and activities for them and other members of the Centre

Qualifications & Certifications

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages


University of the West of England


"Académie de BESANCON"

Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Secondary subjects

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