We are currently looking for able and experienced secondary-level teachers to teach English on Saturdays. Although our students are typically in years 4, 5 or 6 when they come to us, we prefer to work with specialised teachers from secondary schools, rather than primary school teachers whose training has been more general.
The students who come to us are typically ambitious and capable, yet we find that they have rarely been challenged by the English work they are doing at primary school. We try to kindle our students’ enthusiasm for the subject by introducing them to problems and concepts beyond those they are familiar with, and we are looking for teachers who are ready to push interested, motivated children further than is typically expected of them.
Our course is operated along our own internal syllabus using material that we have developed in-house, but we encourage our teachers to exercise their own discretion and approach the material in the way they think best. The work we set is challenging, and our course is classroom-based, avoiding the iterative tasks and computer-based learning often present in other tutoring programs; as such, we depend on our teachers’ skill and judgement to get the best from our students. We try to afford our teachers all the resources they need to teach at their best, with relatively small class sizes and a teaching assistant present to ensure each child gets the attention they need.
We are aware that secondary school teachers will not always have experience in teaching children in the age group we cater to, but we do try to emulate a secondary-level teaching environment, both in the content of our course and in the lessons themselves. For many of our students this will be their first experience of the more serious, focused English teaching that comes in secondary school, and we are hoping for candidates who can put across information to young students in a way they can understand and respond to.
Candidates will teach between four and six one-hour classes each Saturday, and the students in each class will generally remain fixed throughout the course, giving you the chance to build up a rapport. These classes are kept at a maximum of 13 students, and lessons will take place at a local secondary school in either Hounslow (TW7 6JZ) or Wandsworth (SW17 7DF) depending on preference and availability. Please note that applicants who do not have QTS will not be considered.
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