An enthusiastic and fully qualified Mathematics and ESOL teacher with 23 years of teaching and tutoring experience who has demonstrated the capacity to learn new skills quickly and is not afraid to take risks with new ideas.
Fully conversant with the:
1. Maths National Curriculum across Key Stages 1, 2, 3,4 and 5 (Edexcel, AQA, Modular, OCR, Linear syllabi), GCSE (9-1)( Edexcel , AQA, OCR Syllabi), IGCSE (9-1) ( Edexcel Syllabus), MEP (Mathematics Enhancement Programme) ,11+ ,12+ and 13+ Entrance Examination in Mathematics (ISEB, Bonds, Reasons, Verbal &Non-Verbal), KS2 SATs , American Syllabus (SSATs, McDougal Littell- Geometry & Algebra 2), A-level (Core Maths-C1,C2) ,FS Maths (Edexcel , NCFE, City & Guild syllabi –E1-,L2; Maths Awards- E1-L2,AQA,Guroo), and experience of exploiting technology in the classroom to make the most of the learning experience.
2. English National Curriculum across Key Stages 1, 2 and 3
3. FS English (Edexcel , AQA, NCFE, City & Guild syllabi –E1,E2,E3,L1 and L2), English Skills Awards ( Ascentis ,all levels from E1 to L2)
4. ESOL -Skills for Life (from E1 to L2), New English File, Cutting Edge, Headway, Streamline, etc.
I enjoy teaching and tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve, both academically and socially. I am fully committed to the success of all of my students through a careful blend of challenge and support which give the students the confidence to do well in Maths and ESOL.
I like using Freeman’s “sports model” approach to identify able students and then offer opportunities in order their experience becomes exclusive. This approach is about how high a person can jump when the bar is progressively increased at heights.
I am very result-driven. Doing a good job and achieving the desired result is my primary motivation.
• A good eye for details and ability to work well both independently and as a part of a team.
• FS Final Exam results – All my students passed their Maths exams at the 1st sitting-11 ss out 24 passed with 100%( March, 2016)
• E3 Final Exam results –from 86% to 100% ( Lewisham College) (There was an Ofsted inspection in March,2012 and the Maths Department received grade 2(good).
• An 11+ student received a full bursary in Hampton Boys’ School
• A 13+ student had the opportunity to choose between the Dulwich College and the American School in St. John’s Wood area
• A student won 4th position in inner UKMT competition (Hampton Boys’ School)
• A student passed his Maths GCSE with A grade while in y10
• A student who had a gap year at University ( he had failed at A-level Maths), passed the exam with 93%.
• Most of my y6 ss passed their SATs in Maths and English with level 6.
My approach is caring , my curriculum is focused on interactive, problem based learning where activities are modeled from potential real world applications. As well as explaining how given concept or technique may be applied to a real world situation, I also emphasise when given technique could, and should be used. In applications ( and often on quiz and exam questions), the students are explicitly told which mathematical device will be most helpful, so in demonstrating why a particular technique is effective, I try to give an overview of other situations in which it may be applied so that the students will recognise them they see them. I also emphasise that many questions may be approached using multiple methods, all of which lead to the same result if done correctly, and while some may be more elegant than others, the choice of which method to use is a matter of personal preference. It is important to me to know that the students are learning the material, and I use a variety of methods to assess how well they understand what is going on. While explaining a concept or demonstrating a sample problem during a lesson, I often seek input from the students on how they think the concept works or how the solution should proceed, and encourage them to ask questions if they do not understand a particular idea.
Help primary school children to achieve successfully National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 English aims in developing their ability to communicate in speech and writing and to listen with understanding. Children are taught to read aloud, listen carefully and respond to what they have heard, speak aloud with clarity and confidence and join in with group discussions. Children are encouraged to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding, sample a wide variety of children’s literature- stories, poetry, plays and picture books, understand and respond to what they have read- say what might happen next, talk about characters and events, retell stories, learn the alphabet and identify initial and final sounds in words, look at word formation- plurals, verb endings, syllables, root words, prefixes. Children learn to write with confidence, fluency and accuracy, organize and present work in different ways, punctuate their work, using capital letters, full stops, question marks and commas, recognize and use simple spelling patterns, develop a legible writing style.
Childcare and Equal Opportunity, Health & Safety: I have found that the key to successful management is maintaining high standards and valuing every student equally. I have high expectations of myself as a teacher and a tutor and my students as independent learners. I treat them with lots of understanding which helps to achieve better exam results. My lessons are always student-centred, being friendly and relaxed.
Parent-Teacher Relationships: My success as a teacher and a tutor reflects my commitment to supporting the pastoral and academic needs of all my pupils and fostering positive parent-teacher relationships. In my role as a tutor I have had to liaise with parents and provide constant feedback; this has provided me with invaluable experience, as I believe that a teacher’s ability to be effectively is in part reliant on the support of the parents.
I have had positive feedback from parents
Languages: English- Fluently; Bulgarian-Mother Tongue, Russian- Very Good, French-Basic
GCSE (9-1) and FS L1 Maths teacher in WAES (Westminster Adult Education Centre) (29/09/18 – 8/06/19) – teaching groups of 24 students from F & H level & FS L1 Maths - Providing a classroom presence and contributing to the positive ethos of the college. Putting students first by demonstrating energy, vision and creativity. NCFE Final FS L1 Exam results (February, 2019) –from 77% to 95% .
GCSE ( 9-1 ) After school PT Maths teacher in Westminster Academy (05/12/18 – 04/06/19) -Booster Classes, via Winchmore Tutors ltd
GCSE(9-1) Maths teacher in West Thames College (02/10/18 – 24/06/19) -1-1 & small Booster groups of students from F level, FS L1 Maths & English, via Protocol Nation Ltd; GCSE and FS Maths teacher in West Thames College (19/02/18 – 06/07/18), via Protocol Nation Ltd.
GCSE (9-1) and FS Maths teacher in WLC ( West London College – maternity cover) (26/09/18 – 29/11/18).
Numeracy, GCSE Maths and ESOL Lecturer (E1- L1), FS Maths (E1-L1) at Harrow College (16/09/2013- 09/02/18) via Protocol Nation Ltd
IGCSE Maths preparation in Whitmore High School(23/01/16-05/03/16, on Sat, groups of 11students);
Maths and English KS2-KS4 - Bengali Women’s Charity Group (19/03/2012-after school 25/02/2015);
KS3 -Y8 & KS4 –Y10 Maths Tuition in Walthamstow Academy (14/06/14 –19/07/14 on Sat)
IGCSE Maths preparation in Whitmore High School(01/03/14-17/05/14,on Sat, groups of 5,6 students in a group)
GCSE Maths preparation in Walthamstow Academy (18/01/14 -15/02/14, on Sat)
y6 SATS preparation in West Drayton Primary School(21/01/14 -07/05/14, Tue &Wed)
Walthamstow Academy , GCSE Maths Preparation-(21/09/13-26/09/13 on Sat)- working with groups of 3-4 students
Maths Supply Teacher (Secondary –KS 3/4 ,GCSE), a regular daily based in variety of schools ( mainstream, grammar, private, faith, colleges) - December 2010 to Present ( St. Martins-In-the-Field High School for Girls, Harris Girls’ Academy; Slough Grammar School ; Slough and Eaton High School, Wexham High School; Hillingdon Manor High School ;Hatch End High School; Dormers Well High School, St. Crispin’s in Wokingham, etc):
Walthamstow Academy , GCSE Maths Preparation (27/04/13- 18/05/13) (01/13 - 23/03/13) (In 03/10 there was an OFSTED Inspector who observed me and gave an excellent report to me and the school )
Y6 Booster Classes in Grange Primary School (08/04-12/04/13)
Functional Skills Maths Lecturer (E3-L1/2 and GCSE) in Lewisham College, (01/11/11 - 11/06/12 part time)
Secondary KS3/4 , GCSE Maths Tutor KS2 Maths & English Tutor- SATs Preparation, (from 2010-to present) on the Government Program “Every Child Matters”:.
Frequently required to provide Tuition in: KS2 ,y5, y6 Maths SATs Preparation , Barn Croft Primary School, KS3/4, GCSE Maths Tutor Capital City Academy , Grey Court School, Richmand (y8 Maths Tutor),Walthamstow Academy , GCSE Maths Preparation (1:1and groups of 6 students) (In March,2010 there was an OFSTED Inspector who checked my papers and gave an excellent report to me and the school ),Raines Foundation Lower School, Bethnal Green, KS3 Maths Tutor, Bacon’s College, KS3 Maths Tutor, Bexleyheath School, KS4 (y11, GCSE Maths Exam preparation) ,St Paul’s Community School, KS3(y8) .
Supply Teacher (Primary Supply-KS1/2 )on a regular daily based in variety of schools ( mainstream, independent , faith) - December 2010 to Present: ( Harris Primary Academy, Hillingdon Manor Primary School, Willow Brook Primary School, Marish Primary School; Iqra Islamic Primary School; Moriah Jewish Day School; Khalsa Primary School; Braintcroft Primary school, Krishna Avanti Primary School Lyon Park Infant School; Cubitt Town Junior School; Cippenham Primary School, etc.)
11+ Maths Tutor for groups of 4 , Vassos Vassilius Learning Centre, London
TEFL Teacher (29/09/2009-22/02/2010), London SAM –college
TEFL Teacher 12/01/2009 –01/05/2009 , Katherine & King’s College in London
KS2 Senior Teaching assistant (04/09/2009 18/09/2009) , John Keble CE Primary School , London
QTS - Teacher Reference Number: 0732770 (20/09/2007)
BEd, Bachelor Degree - Mechanical Engineer-Teacher (Mathematics), Awarded in April 1993 by the Higher Institute of Pedagogy “Neophyte Rilski” of Blagoevgrad in Bulgaria
BEd, Bachelor Degree- Teacher of English in Comprehensive Schools, Awarded in July 1999 by the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky” of Sofia in Bulgaria
M.Eng. , Master Degree - Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering, Awarded in October 1991 by the Technical University of Sofia in Bulgaria
TEFL -Teaching English as a Foreign Language , awarded on 12th July, 2004 by OTS - Oxford Tutorial Services- Teacher Training Department,
|Last Updated: 21/08/2019|
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