I began my journey into education in 2013 when I began an early childhood education and psychology degree. Whilst completing my undergraduate degree I worked in a Montessori Pre School. In 2016 I began working at a private pre school and was the lead teacher to the children who were five-years old. In this role I was focusing heavily on the teaching of phonics. I qualified in Read Write inc; this is a phonics system that teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. In 2017 I travelled to America and taught English at UCLA university to EAL students who were aged 6-18 years old. It was also in this year that I began my PGCE, where I qualified as outstanding in all areas. Since then I have worked in two very different schools within London. One school was in north London with very academic students. My current role is at a school in south London where I am working with children who are very disadvantaged. Both schools have given Holly fantastic opportunities to grow and develop my own pedagogy.
I believe that the best approach to tuition is to try to engage with the children and to find out what really motivates them to learn. Using this throughout my lessons is the best way to keep the children motivated in their learning.
I enjoy going to the gym and I am a regular at spin classes. With my boyfriend, I have recently started ballroom dancing lessons. I also enjoy being back in the country at home, walking through the forests and visiting the beaches.