Personal Tutoring I have over 20 years teaching experience with different age groups. There is no one-size-fit-all, approach for my students, so my main specialisation is to cater differently to every students’ needs. Part of the training came from working with Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Education Psychologists; and also from my training working with gifted children. I like to see children finding a voice for themselves, gaining confidence in skills that they have, or have developed during my time with them. I believe that the ultimate success for working with young people is cooperation with parents, and providing pointers for parents to help their child succeed. I specialise in preparing young children between 5-11 for school readiness: reading and writing; essay writing, comprehension and listening skills. I work with teenagers who have problems writing and expressing their ideas, struggling with English and getting them to have confidence and ownership in their work as a student.
English as a Second Language I also work with students preparing for their IELTS and English examinations for citizenship applications.
Resource Writing and Project Management My research, writing, conceptualising educational resources and project management include: The Refuge Teacher’s Resource, Aegis Trust (2003); The Holocaust and Genocide: Why did it happen, Hodder (2004), Touring of UK schools with a Rwandan Youth Dance and Theatre Group (2006,2008), The Holocaust Guide for Police Personnel (2008). More recently, I am following the Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Education course at the University of Edinburgh, and my focus is in designing effective eLearning environments.
Website Design My experience in this area involves being coach to two gold award Thinkquest Teams in 1999 and 2000, webmaster of a web publishing start-up (2000-2001), History Speaks (2009), an award-winning learning platform with archives of Holocaust Survivors, and video-conferencing: Digital Educational Content Awards and BESA Teacher’s Choice (2009, 2010). In 2010-11, I have helped two charities put together websites which help surface the content they require. My role is one of an Information Architect where a structure is provided, and the owners of the websites, are guided and trained to furnish their shop front.