July 2011 CELTA Strasbourg (Cambridge University)
Sept 2009 – Oct 2010 Keele University (Staffordshire)
Distinction: American Literature M-Res
2005 - 2008 Keele University (Staffordshire)
1st Class Honours: English and American Literature BA/Charles Swann Literature Award UK/Scholarship won for Postgraduate Study.
1997-2004 Heysham High Sports College: (Lancashire) 11 GCSE’s and 4 A-levels gained.
Assistant Teacher (English Dept) Heysham High School: January 2010 – July 2010
I specifically worked with GCSE and A-Level groups assisting in literature and language classes. I ran an extra-curricular language class for the new European students to assist them adapting to English in the classroom, as well as an extra curricular American Literature class, independently for 6 months (both involved lesson planning and homework scheduling).
President of KEAL (Keele English and American Language/Literature) Society: Sept 2007 – October 2010
I guided the committee and direction of the society for three years in that time we brought the KEAL members new services such as an online academic support network and ‘buddying’ system for International Students struggling with English language in relation to their course. We then won awards for Best Academic Society (2008/2009)
Clearlinks: September 2009 – June 2010
I supported disabled/dyslexic students where necessary around campus with their academic pursuits. This largely this meant note-taking in lectures, but also included grammar and error correction for the students who struggled with reading and writing and selecting appropriate learning materials from the library and online resources.
Keele International Students Committee: September 2008 – October 2010
I was an active member of this committee; ensuring students flying in from America, Canada, China and Europe were successfully met at the airport and were welcomed and settled in to the Keele Community. I was personal buddy to several students, meaning that I was their first port of call if they experienced any difficulty on campus and was also consulted, in relation to KEAL, to assist students with any language barrier they might face.