An avid reader and writer with a love of music and travel, I believe arts and culture are vital in society. I am versatile and a fast learner with skills in writing, design, computing, teaching, marketing, and public speaking. I am creative and committed, known to my friends, colleagues, and students as a fountain of energy. I set high standards for myself and others, using my enthusiasm to drive others forwards to do their best. After taking a career break to travel, I am looking to change my career, channeling my appetite for learning with a determined and resilient attitude in order to reach my full potential in my new role. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheripaigebernstein/
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English Teacher and RAG CoordinatorHavering Sixth Form College
London, United KingdomFull Time
-Design engaging lessons, resources, and curriculum materials across 3 subjects. -Inspire confidence in hard to reach GCSE resit students to support them to improve and move on to further education or work. -Maintain good rapport with students whilst ensuring they are reaching their potential. - Monitor and asses individuals’ progress. - Lead and manage the RAG Society volunteers in creating and implementing activities designed to help others. Key Achievements: - 46% pass rate in recent GCSE English Language resit. - Supported the RAG group to rescue 35.3kg of textiles from going to landfill. - Coached and supported the newly formed RAG group to raise £299 for Children in Need. - Achieved Outstanding in a recent A Level Literature and Language graded lesson observation.
Sessional Community Outreach TutorCityLit
- London, United KingdomFreelance
Sessional community outreach tutor for community learning across London. Responsible for: planning, delivering, and managing scheme of work and individual sessions; managing and leading a small group of adult learners; coaching individuals to improved performance; adapting style fro ESOL learners; and monitoring and evaluating sessions and students' work.
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- Academic Writing
- Creative Writing
- Creative Campaigns
PGCE English, 11-18Canterbury Christchurch University
- Canterbury, United Kingdom
While I took this qualification to become a qualified English teacher, it taught me a range of skills including people and project management, long term planning, community engagement, audience engagement, and public relations. During this course, I travelled to India to study the differences between education in the UK and in India, and my critical reflection was published in an international book on intercultural learning.
BA(Hons) English Literature with English LanguageDe Montfort University
- Leicester, United Kingdom
In this degree I studied the complexities of literature and linguistics in a range of spoken and written texts from the middle ages to now. I had the opportunity to study key elements of English including classic and contemporary fiction, post war British drama (during which time I interviewed an author for the British Library archives), sociolinguistics, power in language, and feminist literature among others. My dissertation was based around children's literature and adult readers, exploring texts from the Victorian period to modern children's texts.
Published AuthorJournal of United Progressive Initiatives in Teacher Education Research (JUPITER)Article on behaviour management in an international education journal. 'Reflecting on Managing Behaviour to Support Learning in a Single-Sex Selective School in South East England’. Journal of United Progressive Initiatives in Teacher Education Research (JUPITER), 2(1), pp.8-18, 2015.
Published AuthorCanterbury Christchurch UniversityChapter on fiction and representation published in a book on intercultural learning. ‘Fiction and Representation: Learning Interculturally’. In: S. Hoult, ed., Bridging the Gaps: Critical Reflections on Intercultural Learning. Kerala: Bodhi Tree Books, pp.62-70, 2015.