A Selection of Our Teachers

Stephanie M

BA (Hons) University of Sunderland (2002), CELTA Teesside University (2016). PGCE Teesside University (2018). MA TESOL, University of Sunderland (2020).

Member since 2020 Ms Stephanie M

Qualified and experienced ESOL, EFL, ESL, Functional English and literacy teacher. Currently teaching at Darlington College. Offers English as a second or foreign language tuition for adults (pre-entry to Level 2) and preparation for Functional English exams (E1 to L2). Specialises in teaching and supporting adults with low-level literacy skills who wish to improve their reading and writing.

Subjects: English, EFL or ESL

Joanne E

PGCE English Education with QTS, University of Sunderland (2015). MA (with Distinction) Northumbria University (2014). BA (Hons) English Literature (First Class), Northumbria University (2012).

Member since 2018 Mrs Joanne E

I am a qualified English Language and Literature Teacher, with experience of teaching Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5, and adults. I also work as a GCSE and IGCSE examiner for English Language and Literature. My focus is on building up and developing students' confidence in the subject and helping them to become successful communicators.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, EFL or ESL, English Literature, Homeschool, School Entrance Exams, 13+, Study Skills, English Language

Alan D

PGCE Secondary English, St Martin's College (2001). BA (Hons) English Literature, Open University (1999).

Member since 2016 Mr Alan D

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, with experience as Head of Department and Assistant Head Teacher. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level, across all major Exam Boards. Also teaches Drama and Media Studies through to A level. Provides preparation for Scholarship and School Entrance Examinations. A published novelist.

Subjects: English, EFL or ESL, English Language, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills

Sergio S

QTLS, Institue for Learning (2009). CertEd Teaching In The Lifelong Learning Sector For Numeracy (2009). BA (Hons) Life Long Learning In Post Conpulsory Education, Leeds Metropolitan University (2006). CertEd, The Open University (2003).

Member since 2018 Mr Sergio S

In the previous twenty years working in Newcastle and Gateshead Council’s Adults Education, at Newcastle College Group, at Sunderland College and several secondary schools across the North East of England I have developed a deep knowledge of the GCSE Mathematics syllabus, and the ability to deliver targeted outcomes when working with challenging young people and Adult learners as shown in quality report graded one. I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic teacher of Mathematics and I believe the secret of outstanding teaching is care. Taking pride and care in your work, caring about the student, caring about how they feel, about what interests them, about how best to support them in their present efforts, and their future ambitions. Caring for students and helping them to achieve their best must be the greatest good a teacher can do. I am qualified at Honors Degree level and hold the relevant teaching qualifications with QTLS status .

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, French, Spanish, Italian, Further Maths

Patricia A

BA (Hons) Professional Education, Leeds Metropolitan University (2001). Certificate in Education, Huddersfield University (1998). Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Huddersfield University (1996). Foundation Degree in Theology and Ministry, York St John University (2010).

Member since 2016 Mrs Patricia A

Qualified and experienced Teacher, currently offering home tuition. Teaches the core subjects, English and Maths across the Primary Age range, Key Stages 1 and 2 and also at secondary levels Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Can support preparations for SATs, GCSEs, 11+ and School Entrance Exams. SEN experience.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, Maths, English, 11+, English Language, SATs, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams

Rhian T

PGCE ICT, University of Swansea (2003). BA (Hons) Classical Studies (2001).

Member since 2019 Mrs Rhian T

Qualified and experienced Computer Science and ICT Teacher, currently Computing Coordinator at Wellfield Middle School. Has taught Computing from Key Stage 2 and 3, through to GCSE, BTEC and A Level across all the major Exam Boards. Can also offer Computing support for adult learners and support in English Literature and Classical Civilisation to GCSE standard.

Subjects: English, Computer Science, Homeschool, IT Skills, English Literature, Classical Civilisation, English Language

Tracey S

Qualified Teacher Status.

Member since 2020 Miss Tracey S

I have over 25 years experience as a qualified teacher, working mostly at primary level, although in the last few years I have been working as a supply teacher and have worked in secondary schools also. I have also worked as an exam invigilator for GCSE exams. I have experience of teaching year 6 and being involved in assisting children to work towards SATS, both at KS1 and KS2. Additionally, I have knowledge of various phonics programmes, including letters and sounds and Read, Write Inc. and have incorporated both when teaching homeschooled children. I have helped young people who are working towards their GCSE's, in Maths, English and the Sciences and have added qualifications in Functional Skills, which allows me to teach adults Maths and English also. I have supported preparations for entrance exams at 11+ and 13+.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, Homeschool, 11+, 13+

Fiona Q

PGCE Secondary English, Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, University of Hull (2002).

Member since 2016 Mrs Fiona Q

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, currently teaching in Haskel School, Gateshead. Teaches English from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level, across all the major exam boards. Also teaches Science to Key Stage 3. Extensive SEN experience.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, Science, EFL or ESL, English Language, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams

Becky L

National Award for SENCo/PGCE Vulnerable Learners, Bath Spa University (2012). PGCE Teaching and Education, Bradford University (2000). BA (Hons) Modern Foreign Languages, Manchester Metropolitan University (1998).

Member since 2020 Ms Becky L

Qualified Primary Teacher who has been teaching Primary Schools for over twenty years. Worked both in the UK and abroad. My current role is as Safeguarding Lead Teacher in a very large primary school. Qualified SENDCo and worked as SENDCo in different schools for thirteen years. I have the National Award for SEND Co-ordination and a PGCE in Vulnerable Learners. I lead Computing in my current school also. I have experience of teaching all ages in Primary School (3-11.) Teaches Spanish up to GCSE level and English through to A level.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, Spanish, EFL or ESL, English Language, SATs, English Literature

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