B.Sc. Education and Training, Second Class Honours. Dublin City University 2011-2016
Modules included: Blended learning, lesson planning, classroom management, sociology in education, teaching practice, and project management.
Access, Integration and Supports: International Students at Dublin City University
Completed book review of research topic
Designing a questionnaire consent forms
Conducting individual and group interviews, calculating findings
Most prominent finding was the lack of accommodation available to international students
Diversity in Social Culture 2010
Carried out primary and secondary research, individual and group interviews with relevant questions for both categories
Behavioural observation, comparison of cultural differences, including dress, celebrations and religious traditions
Bridge to Higher Education Programme. Dublin City University in the Community 2010
Community and Health Care Services. FETAC 2006
FET Further Education and Training Awards 2005
Women in Business Programme. Dublin City Enterprise Board 2000
Social Studies, Whitehall College of Further Education 1998
Microsoft Certified Professional Whitehall College of Further Education 1996
Relevant Work History
EPG EY and Primary School Kuwait (British Private School) 2018-present
Compiling exciting and engaging lesson plans which incorporated the use if ICT
Setting up table centres that catered for diversity but were still challenging
Tracking development and progress using Classroom Monitor and the WALT system
Comprise monthly learning journals as proof of learning for parents
Setting achievable learning goals for children, helping them see where all subjects merge and complement each other
Travelling and voluntary work with children 2016-2018
DCU in the Community, Teaching Practice 2012-2013
Teaching adults wishing to progress to third level education
Subject areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Diet and Nutrition, Computer applications, Communication skills, personal and professional development.
Providing assessment and feedback to students. Developing interesting and engaging lesson plans.
Supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their Level 5 FETAC Qualification in the ‘Boxing Clever’ project.
SUAS Ballymun Boys School, Literacy Support Worker 2011-12
Supporting children aged 7-9 in developing reading and writing skills
Discussing the pictures before and after reading the page helping assist their understanding of the story, making their experience more pleasurable
Assessing their progress
Developing reasoning skills
Encouraging the children to discuss why they chose a particular book to read.
Monitoring and assessing the children when writing their own stories.
Special Olympics World Summer Games, Administration 2003
Co-ordinating the schedules and events for athletes and their families.
Providing practical assistance and advice to visiting athletes.
Delegating tasks to other volunteers to insure the smooth running of the event.
Managing behavioural difficulties to maintain the athlete’s concentration.
Ballymun Boys School, SOLAS Programme, Computer Literacy Support 1997
Teaching basic computer skills to disadvantaged children in a local school.
Playing games on the computer to allow them become familiar with the use of a mouse
Using applications to assist them with their typing.
Emphasising the benefits of being computer literate when seeking employment
Other Work History
Elite Events, Owner/Manager 2001
Ran successful event management company including corporate events, parties, weddings.
Liaising with hotels, corporate facilities and other stakeholders.
Maintaining a current portfolio to inform current available in all aspects of their event.
Designing logo for business cards and website page.
Managing dates times and appointments.
Interests and Hobbies: Travelling, dancing, walking, reading, keeping abreast with current affairs, tailoring, knitting, academic writing, attending theatre performances and gardening.