Skills for Life Tutor
February 2007-date
Bracknell Forest Council Adult Learning Service
I provide a mobile outreach and in-centre service, delivering Adult Skills for Life (Language, Literacy, Numeracy and ICT) to ‘hard to reach’ or Entry learners in local communities and at learning centres. I developed the mobile outreach service from scratch. I deliver the teaching, and manage the following: learner recruitment; initial, diagnostic and Edexcel assessment; the onboard ICT.

I have experience of working in partnership, e.g., providing ESOL in the context of ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ to Nepalese women (Skilled for Health), in partnership with the Health Service.


Adult Tutor

January 2004-December 2006

East Riding Adult Education Service

I have been teaching Skills for Life (Adult Numeracy/Literacy/a little ESOL), a little Family learning (Multimedia) and Adult IT classes (Browsing and Email, Web Design and ECDL) for the East Riding of Yorkshire Adult Education Service.
The last contract has been a 10 week course on WWW and Email for beginners, many of whom are older learners.


Learndirect Tutor

September 2003 -December 2006

Goole and Selby

I looked after a caseload of Learndirect adult learners engaged in literacy and Numeracy courses to level 2 and ICT from beginners to level 2/3. I supported up to about 70 learners at any one time in a training workshop, in small groups and online.
I have taken particular responsibility for Skills for Life, e.g., ensuring test passes meet targets and in 2004 acting as a Skills for Life Advocate, e.g., visiting centres and preparing materials, on initial assessment, good practice and the Learndirect offer.


Adult IT Tutor

June 2002-July 2003

Lynx Workshops
Casual work initially from Jan 2001 and from 2002-3 full-time.
I taught and developed the IT training at the main centre and at an outreach project. Lynx provides supported training for adults living with or recovering from mental health problems.


Research Assistant

Sept 2001-June 2002

Coleg Sir Gar
Fixed term contract researching into online teaching methods/pedagogies. This was part of an innovative collaborative project involving colleges in South West Wales. My work provided a good basis for the subsequent development of online training materials, which were then trialed and tested, thus increasing and sharing good practice in this new training field.
I left near end of contract because I wanted a teaching post.


Other Teaching and other employment



Prior to 2001 I taught for 2 years in secondary schools (Mid Glamorgan) and was a home tutor for 3 years (West Glamorgan).
I have a wide experience outside of education which includes library and laboratory work, driving and catering.