I have recently moved to N.I following an incredibly successful early-career in education. I have led year groups to positive, progressive attainment as well as supported a range of learners. I have also led students to various sporting & academic successes, whilst developing resilience & confidence in classroom-based practices.
If you are looking for a friendly, experienced tutor to support your child to get their confidence back after the closures & turbulence of 2020. Please do not hesitate to get in touch. For many, transfer tests are a big goal, but confidence in the classroom is key too for long term fulfiness and learning.
After completing a BTEC National Diploma in Sports, Health & Physical Activity in 2011, Rob began his B.Sc in Sports Development & Coaching and the University of Lincoln. He completed his degree with Lower Second Class honours and immediately began using his skills in psychology, sociology & coaching to whilst exploring a passion for teaching. Rob held the role of a Physical Education instructor in a range of schools across Lincolnshire, developing the Physical Education curriculum for both urban and rural schools as well as supporting students to feel more knowledgeable and confident in their sporting abilities.
Following this experience, he decided that he wanted to step into education full-time, therefore embarked on his journey into teacher training through the East of England teacher training centre in association with the University of Hull. Rob excelled within his training & obtained a role at a large junior academy in Lincoln, U.K. Whilst shining in this role, he was soon promoted into the roles of Physical Education lead & Head of Year, overseeing the learning, behaviour & support plans of over ninety students - as well as teaching his own class full-time. In more recent years, Rob has held an associative role within Senior Leadership & governance, supporting the broader decisions for the school he was in. 'Failure is only a stepping stone to success,' is a motto he lives by, identifying the key characteristic of successful learning as determination & resilience.
Rob has recently moved to County Down, N.I. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in the Mountains of Mourne, raising money for charity through endurance events & going on walks with his family & golden retriever
Due to COVID-restrictions, I am currently offering only virtual tuition, however this will hopefully transition to one-to-one over time.
All of my sessions come with feedback, as well as study guidance between sessions.
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. It was introduced in 1991 to replace its predecessors, The Catholic Teachers’ Certificate and the Certificate in Religious Education. Any person who is or wishes to be involved in Catholic education and formation may apply for this course. This includes those involved in Religious Education in schools, Parish Catechesis and other ministries in the Church and anyone who wishes to follow the course for faith development or personal interest. The course seeks to ensure that participants have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of the beliefs of the Catholic Faith. It also provides a basis for further study. I also studied: Religious education in the Primary setting. Religious education in Ireland (not just N.I)
Qualified as a teacher by working 'on the job' through the East of England teacher training centre. Working within a Junior setting as well as a secondary, specialist & infant setting, I obtained an 'Outstanding' practice mention for my teaching before obtaining a role at my placement school.
Lincoln’s BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching degree has been developed to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory, and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally-focused lectures and seminars. Students have access to specialist sport physiology, biomechanics, and psychology laboratories in the University’s Human Performance Centre, as well as a range of sports facilities and fitness equipment in our Sports Centre.