academic development

Subjects


English Literature

KS3, KS4, GCSE, A-Level

English as a Foreign Language

11+, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Professional Qualification

Interview Preparation

KS4, KS5

Mathematics

KS2, KS3, KS4, GCSE

Philosophy

GCSE, AS-Level, A-Level

SEN

KS3, KS4, GCSE, AS-Level, A-Level

Education & Relevant Experience


Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Belgium

Academic Pre-Master/Master of Visual Art

2020

Linköping University, Sweden

MA Adult Learning and Global Change

2012 - 2014

University of Brighton, UK

BA Hons Humanities (1st)

2004 - 2007

International Council for Online Educational Standards

TESOL

2018

Bristol School of Art, UK

Foundation Diploma Art & Design (Distinction)

2016

Cotham School, UK

A-Levels: Philosophy (A), English Literature (A), Art (B)

AS-Levels: Maths and Statistics (B)

2003 - 2004

Teaching Experience


Online Teacher - Dada ABC, China
1:1 ESL classes with children aged 4-16.
2017 - Present

Programme Leader - National Citizens Service, London, UK
I managed a staff team of 10 and over 70 teenagers on a residential summer program.
2015 - 2017

Private Educator
Focused GCSE maths, English and philosophy 1:1 teaching, I worked with students in their homes.
2015 - 2017

Teaching Assistant - Colston's Girls School, Bristol, UK
I worked with students (11-18) in the SEN department, specialising in GCSE maths, English as well as speech, language development.
2015

Self-Employed Teacher/Curriculum Planner - Vaughan Systems, Madrid, Spain
Teaching English as a foreign language to small groups of adult learners, planning the curriculum according to students' needs.
2014

English Teacher and Workshop Leader
Young Persons Professional Development Program, Hanoi, Vietnam
2013

Teaching Assistant - Colston's Girls School, Bristol
2012 - 2013

Project Coordinator - The Pottery, Bristol
Organized and led community pottery workshops
2011

Refugee Rights, Bristol, UK
English teacher, curriculum planner and campaigner
2010 - 2011

JET Programme - Kagoshima Board of Education, Japan
Teaching English at two state high schools, and one SEN school. I assisted with teacher training and administration at the Board of Education.
2008 - 2010

Wat Metung Garawat Elementary School, Phrae, Thailand
English teacher
2004

About Alexandra F


I have been working in education ever since I left school and particularly enjoy working with individuals to encourage them to reach their potential. I have worked with children, teenagers and adults and have extensive experience in the English secondary school system. I love to travel and I've worked with students all over the world. I work with cultural sensitivity and make no assumptions about students' knowledge or experience.

My experience in SEN allows me to utilize a variety of techniques to assist students in accessing the curriculum and work toward passing their exams. I can help students who struggle with core subjects to gain confidence in themselves and build strategies with students in order for them to succeed at essays, presentations and exams. In addition to teaching, I have always been an artist and philosopher. Thinking creatively is very important in teaching, as it is sometimes necessary to present ideas in many different ways in order for the students to grasp and remember them. Understanding why ideas and concepts are important in the real world can give students fresh motivation for learning.