I am currently working as a 1:1 Tutor within the SEN department at a secondary school in Leeds. I am qualified as a BTEC Level 3 in Teaching and Learning and also Level 3 in supporting teaching in a Physical Education or School sport environment which is linked to the national education curriculum. My key skills are to make subjects more interesting, inspire young people to achieve and keep them engaged in learning more.
My brief background within teaching / tutorial within a secondary school / further education environment started back in 2012. I have delivered both classroom tutorials / lessons within the football scholarship programme to 16 to 18 year olds as part of the Level 1 to Level 3 Diploma in Sports at Leeds United Foundation. I have also tutored students aged 14 years plus who have been taken out of mainstream education to under both theoretical (classroom based)and practical Sports through Sports Leaders UK as a registered tutor.
In addition in 2013 I have worked within a Pupil Referral Unit assisting with learning with students with behavioral issues and also worked with many students with additional special needs in classrooms. I have taken full lessons on a cover basis in Secondary Schools in a range of subjects including PE, English, Maths, Science, Business Studies, Social Studies, Art and Music.
For the last 4 years I have been responsible for the National Citizen Service project through Leeds United Foundation and as part of the programme I have delivered numerous skills workshops to large groups of up to 80 young people aged 16 to 18 years, some with challenging behaviour.
For 6 years I was a school governor at Boston Spa High School near Wetherby and had many remits including observing teaching methods used , inclusion and exclusion of students.
Derek has a great rapport with my 18 year old, who has has a very rough time at school and consequently is not the easiest to engage in learning. My son found Derek's lessons to be easy to understand and interesting. He is keen to continue learning GCSE Maths and English with Derek, which is a huge relief for me and a great achievement for Derek!
Derek is a lovely tutor he makes the lessons fun and interesting he is very good the way he works I could recommend Derek to any one he is really good
Derek is a lovely tutor I love the way he teacher skye has settled really well I could recommend Derek to any one thank you Derek
Derek is great he has engaged my son in learning which I really through would never happen
Really good and friendly would recommend
Fantastically patient with my maths hating daughter! Would recommend Derek to anyone with low confidence in this subject.