Hannah’s desire to teach first began as an English with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduate, where she taught English to all ages and abilities. Using her degree, she then went on to become an English language teacher in Hong Kong. During this time she planned, created and conducted engaging lessons for over eighty children in twenty classes, of different ages and abilities. She provided learners with opportunities and experiences by helping them to achieve high academic standards in the four key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
She is now a qualified primary school teacher in a Year 5 class. She feels passionate about teaching lessons, which are taught in a hands-on, engaging and motivating manner with the focus of progression and success for all learners. This requires differentiation in four ways to meet the needs of all pupils, including children with special educational needs. She has lots of experience planning and teaching for children who have Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Aspergers and many other support needs within the classroom environment. She has worked on a 1:1 basis with each child, providing extra support in many areas to help learners progress and achieve success, to the best of their ability.
Nearly all of her pupils speak English as an additional language and so she is highly motivated in providing them with lessons that enhance their learning to give them the best opportunities to succeed, in a fun and inclusive manner. She repeatedly gives immediate and constructive feedback and marks work using next step questions, to further pupils’ learning. In addition, she encourages children to reflect upon their own performance, with the use of various self and peer assessment strategies.
Hannah’s passion is teaching and she is extremely dedicated in her role to be the best educator, for young people of all ages and abilities.