Information about Andrea
I took my MA in English and American Literature at the University of Kent, exploring Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Art, and Psychoanalysis. Pursing this broad range of academic subjects was the result of my desire to be more practically and socially engaged a desire that is demonstrated in my current training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at The Guild of Psychotherapists, and working with young people in care. I aim to facilitate a nourishing environment in which learners are encouraged to express themselves.
I have been Managing Editor at Canterbury Christchurch University, for a publication for young people, and Children`s Literature and Events Coordinator at the Idler Academy. Having taught English as a Foreign Language, I have secure knowledge of phonetics and the rules that need to be learned in order to have a firm foundation in reading and writing. I make use of a high standard of literary resources in my lessons, as well as responding and tailoring lessons to the individuals interests and strengths. I have knowledge of the curriculum and what needs to be achieved, but ensure that this focus does not obscure the overall aim of encouraging the desire to learn. Most recently, I have been a freelance teacher and storyteller in schools and universities, alongside working for various London Councils, tutoring and mentoring looked after children. A notable achievement this year is co-writing a Philosophy course for adult learners in prison, which I will be co-delivering this term..
"Andrea is creative and enthusiastic and has great capacity to inspire and motivate young people." - April 6, 2013, Manager at Canterbury Christ Church University
Availability: Availability weekdаys аnd weekends, dаytime аnd evening.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Self-employed Teacher
English Literature, English Language, Media Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Drama, Phonics. All ages
various locations, London
The Idler Academy
Notting Hill, London
December 2012September 2013
Childrens Literature and Event Co-ordinator
Heath House Prep School
May 2012December 2012
ESOL Teacher and Assistant, receptionyear six
Grace Publishing and Communications Group
June 2011June 2012
Writer and Facilitator for Express UR Self, a project for young female writers, aged 12-19
Euroway Training Centre
December 2010December 2011
English and Drama Teacher, students aged 218
Canterbury Christ Church University
September 2008March 2010
Editorial Manager for the Aimhigher Young Journalism Project, Zoom.
Journalism and Creative Writing Teacher
The University of Kent
February 2009December 2009
Ambassador and English Teacher