Emma is currently undertaking a Secondary PGCE at the Institute of Education, and holds a BA in history of art (2:1) from the University of Manchester. Emma’s tuition experience is primarily within Art Education and Outreach – she enjoys working with children of all ages and has experience within a number of learning environments, from galleries and workshops to schools. Her main area of interest is how creativity/art/visual stimuli can be used to facilitate and support learning. Her role as a Learning Support Assistant at an all boys’ secondary school allowed her to work closely with KS3/4 SEN pupils, providing one-on-one academic support for core subjects, specifically English Literature and Language.
Academically, her personal strengths lie in essay writing and planning, poetry/prose analysis, exam preparation and revision strategies. Emma describes herself as enthusiastic, patient, supportive and adaptable. Her approach to tutoring is all about breaking concepts down, making them relatable and memorable, in addition to employing creative/visual strategies. She is a great believer in the importance of creating a relaxed and positive learning atmosphere – building rapport is key.
Emma is a creative person with an enormous passion for art and literature – she makes sure to visit galleries and museums as much as possible. In her spare time, she likes to practice yoga and meditation. Emma also loves running, and is currently training for a half marathon.