The individual student is at the heart of my planning; I identify misconceptions and facilitate the students’ investigations to discover their own solutions, using a variety of stimulating activities to cater for individual learners.
I like to encourage social practice as this produces discussion, increases ownership, cognitive learning and critical thinking. It can also be fun, which cultivates a positive approach. Students may benefit from sharing lessons with a friend or family member, or may make new maths friends!
Some students will prefer the 1 to 1 lessons and they will be very welcome too.
Sessions will be relaxed and tailored to meet the needs of the learner; we will agree objectives and record targets as they are achieved.
Now in my 5th year and enjoying teaching Maths & English at Cornwall College, I have a Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (AKA Cert Ed) and a specialist level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics. This gives me a wide range of strategies to deal specifically with difficulties associated with learning maths. I am a member of the IFL (Institute for Learning) and have a current CRB check.
As part of our continuous professional development, teachers are trained in the latest educational breakthroughs, theories and methods, including training for special educational needs, like dyslexia and autism. Our students have a wide range of needs, both physical and emotional, so it is important that we have a variety of effective strategies to enable individual learners to achieve.
Reference From Cornwall College
To whom it may concern,
Kate Stubbs has been teaching maths and English at Cornwall College for 4 years. Throughout this time Kate has demonstrated a professional, conscientious work ethic, upholding the values of the college.
A fully qualified teacher having achieved a Certificate of Education, Kate additionally holds a Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics. Her specialist numeracy teaching skills have inspired her students, so improved learner confidence and achievement.
At Cornwall College our standards are monitored with regular teaching observations and all our teachers are CRB checked. They participate in continuous professional development, keeping up to date with advances in education for specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.
Kate is a valued member of our team and I wish her every success.
(Line Manager Functional Skills