I am a newly qualified teacher with experience teaching children between the ages of 4 and 11 in a whole class, intervention groups and one to one. I have taught across the National Curriculum and have had experience of assessing pupils using progression statements to identify their next steps in learning. Also, I have been observing tutoring sessions online using Zoom. From this, I have learnt about what resources to use and where to get them, pace of lessons and how to boost pupil morale through praise and patience. I want to become a tutor because I enjoy working with children and I find the progression from start to finish very rewarding. I believe that happy children are confident children, which helps them to become keen learners. This links to my teaching philosophy, in that I believe in building good relationships with pupils and inspiring their love of learning, setting positive teaching expectations for their educational journeys.
I have a friendly and patient demeanour. For example, in my schools’ experience if a pupil provided a wrong answer, I always expressed to the child that it is good that they have tried and gave them a second opportunity to answer. I found that this created a motivating environment where pupils were keen to participate as they felt supported and safe.
Furthermore, I have been praised on my effective behaviour management strategies. For example, I use praise to create a positive impact on pupils by celebrating the following of rules and strengths such as resilience when problem solving. I have found pupils are quick to settle down using this strategy. Also, I ensure clear expectations from the beginning of lessons to maintain a positive working environment.
I am organised. I have been praised for my organisational skills as I am always on time and have resources ready to learn. I have been able to face challenges such as managing teacher workload effectively through these skills. I always keep a to-do list and make sure I have a clear idea of what my days involve and plan for all occasions beforehand.
Next, I have an understanding of individual learning needs. In my placements I was able to differentiate to support the children’s varying levels of English. I have a range of teaching strategies to hand so that learning is accessible for all children.
For these reasons, I believe I will be an aspiring role model and confident educator to your pupils.