Experienced

CV: Kate Halls – Experienced Private Tutor

Date of Birth:            June 1982

Address:                      Lancaster, Lancashire, UK, LA1

Email:                             katehalls@pstuition.com

Marital Status:        Married

Nationality:                British


Personal Profile:

  • Creative, passionate and hard working adult education professional
  • Subject specialist in English, also experienced in teaching Maths and ICT
  • Passionately devoted to lifelong learning and continuing professional and personal development
  • Strong interest and experience in process, curriculum and resource design
  • Experienced remote worker, self reliant, strong administration and organisation skills
  • Team player, keen to collaborate and share best practice to improve delivery and develop skills

Teaching Philosophy:

  • Encourage all learners to take ownership and responsibility for their own progression
  • If a teaching technique doesn’t work for the learner, find another way
  • Making mistakes and corrections are natural and effective parts of learning
  • Contextualise learning wherever possible and highlight links between knowledge and practice
  • Embed learning into the wider world contexts, including employment and home/personal life

ICT and Digital Literacy:

  • GCSE (A) in IT, Functional Skills L2 in ICT
  • Excellent typing speeds and accuracy, experienced proof reader
  • Digitally literate in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Use Skype/Lync and Webex for meetings and teaching sessions
  • Interest in website design, social media and search engine optimisation

Extra Curricular interests:

  • Self employed as a private tutor for children, teens and adults
  • Design teaching resources for sale on the TES website
  • Outdoor pursuits enthusiast – walking, camping, canal boating
  • Interested in home cooking, baking, international cuisine
  • Strong interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature, film and TV shows

Education and Qualifications:

Level/NameSubjectGradeDate
GCSEsFrench
English Language
English Literature
Maths
Double Science
Business Education
IT
Geography
German
A
A
A
A
AA
A
A
A
B
1997
1998
A LevelsEnglish Literature
Mathematics
Theatre Studies
Geography
A
A
A
B
2000
Degree: Lancaster UniversityBA Hons English2:12003
Postgraduate Degree: Lancaster UniversityMA Literary and Cultural StudiesPASS2004
PGCE: St Martin's CollegeSecondary English with Media and DramaQTS awarded2007
NVQ Level 4: Lancaster and Morecambe CollegeAdvice and GuidancePASS2012
Institute for Learning/Society for Education and trainingQualified Teacher: Learning and Skills StatusQTLS2014
Functional SkillsICTLevel 22016
TSST: Teacher Subject Specialism Training, Cheadle Hulme High SchoolMathematics to higher GCSEPass2017

Current research interests:

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Classroom
  • Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck)
  • The Pedagogy of Employability and Lifelong Learning (Professor Bill Lucas)

Recent CPD reading:

  • Dweck, C. (2012). Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential
  • Wells, R. (2016). A Learner’s Paradise: How New Zealand Is Reimagining Education
  • Tennant, M. (1997). Psychology and Adult Learning. (2nd)
  • Field, J. (2006). Lifelong Learning and the New Education Order (2nd)
  • Gershon, M. (2015). How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
  • Child, D. (2007). Psychology and the Teacher (8th)
  • Lucas, B. (2005). Discover Your Hidden Talents: The Essential Guide To Lifelong Learning

Work Experience – Positions and Responsibilities

EmployerTitleBrief DutiesDates
LearndirectRegional Functional Skills TutorTutor/Coach
Subjects: English, Maths & ICT, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2
Exam boards: Pearsons Edexcel, City & Guilds
Resource Design
Delivering Training
Exam preparation and supervision
June 2015 - Present
Randstand Education Cover TeacherCover Supply Teacher for local high schoolsMay 2015
PDM Training and ConsultancySpecialist Functional Skills TutorTutor/Coach
Subjects: English, Maths and ICT, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2
Exam boards: Pearsons Edexcel
Resource Design
Delivering Training
Dec 2014 - April 2014
Housing and Care 21Functional Skills TutorIn House Functional Skills Tutor
Covered the North of English
Subjects: English & Maths, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2
Exam board: City and Guilds
Resource Design
Sept 2012 - Dec 2014
TEST - The Essential Support TeamSkills For Life Tutor/AssessorTutor/Assessor
Covered the North West of England
Subjects: English and Maths, Skills for Life EL3, Level 1, Level 2
Exam Board: OCR
Resource Design
May 2011 - August 2012
Avenir TrainingFunctional Skills Co-ordinatorFunctional Skills Coordinator for English, Maths and ICT
Exams Officer - booking, invigilating, administration, training
Tutor for English Functional Skills, Entry Level 3 and Level 1
Curriculum and Resource Design for English
Administrative Assistant
PA to Company Director
HR Officer - records management, induction, annual leave, sick leave
January 2010 - May 2011
NWUA - North West Universities AssociationSenior AdministratorAdministrative Officer
Reception Cover
Diary Management
Meeting facilitator
Housekeeping
June 2009 - November 2009
Lancashire Schools Effectiveness Service - Lancashire County CouncilProject Support OfficerMeeting Facilitator
Website Manager
Administrative Assistant
Reception/Phone cover
Oct 2008 - June 2009