academic development

Subjects


English

4+, 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate

Education & Relevant Experience


University of Bristol

MSc Educational Leadership
Specialism: Gifted and Talented Students/Reading Instruction

2017 - 2020

University of Bristol

PGCE Teach First, with QTS, Secondary English

2016 - 2017

Cardiff University

BA Hons English Literature
Specialism: Classic Literature, Chaucer, American Literature
Dissertation Topic: Gothic Literature

2013 - 2016

Teaching Experience


I have taught English in a secondary state school for four years. The schools I trained and worked in were situated in low socio-economic areas and the demographic was particularly demanding in terms of teaching expectations. I taught Year 7 up to Year 11, and am confident in delivering lessons on any aspect of English for any age.

I am fiercely passionate about English and deliver lessons with energy and enthusiasm. I share my love of my subject through engaging, quality learning sessions that will enable students to find enjoyment in their studies. I pride myself on my ability to teach all sessions with excitement and positivity to make an enjoyable learning experience for the student every time.

I have taught top sets, lower sets and multiple mixed ability groups of different sizes. I have experience with teaching different group sizes: from sets of 35 students to one-to-one sessions for individual students, both within the school and on a private basis. I have taught informally and formally since I myself was at university. I have taught students with SEN to help them prepare for their Functional Skills exams, and have private EAL students alongside their IGCSE studies. I have provided 'crash course' teaching sessions ahead of GCSE examinations, and am proficient in helping students create engaging, effective revision resources for any examination they are preparing for.

I am efficient with marking and feedback and am driven to provide teaching that specifically targets existing gaps in students' knowledge. My experience in the classroom means that I am confident in meeting the demands of young learners, whatever their ability, and have a stellar understanding of the fundamentals of teaching and learning.

About Jazmin H


I am hardworking and enthusiastic about everything that I do. I enjoy reading, which enables me to teach with a genuine passion for the subject. I maintain a healthy work-life balance by taking regular trips outdoors for running or cycling. I enjoy learning whenever possible and am currently using my spare time to learn to speak French. I have a puppy and enjoy spending time with her in the garden or taking her for long walks in the country with my family. I am an avid traveller and have travelled extensively around the US, Central America and Europe.