I am a freelance multi-disciplined creative teacher with nearly 14 years of experience teaching in secondary schools. I have taught Art Textiles, Photography, Design & Technology Textiles and Resistant Materials to GCSE and A Levels.
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I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher of Textiles, Design and Technology, Art and Photography, with nearly 14 years of experience.
Private tutoring: Sept 2022 - Present
Subject Lead of Textiles at Pittville School Sept 2015 - July 2022
-Subject taught: Design & Technology Textiles, Design and Technology Resistant Materials, Art Textiles and Photography all at GCSE and KS3 level.
Textiles Teacher at Cheltenham College Sept 2011 - July 2015
-Subject taught: GCSE and A-Level Design & Technology Textiles, KS3/2 Design & Technology
Design & Technology Textiles:
I have many years of experience in teaching the theory of textiles - how the fabric is made, where it comes from, what properties a fabric has and why you would choose it for a particular garment. I can teach about the fashion industry (the good and the bad) and fashion history. (To GCSE and A Level). Textiles Theory content is huge and there is a lot to learn I can teach this theory in a fun, interactive hands-on way so that students can really get to grips with the content enabling them to improve performance in their theory exam.
I am also able to give guidance to students with their coursework projects whether this is designing, sampling, garment construction help, presentation, or evaluation.
Design & Technology Theory:
I am also able to teach the theory for GCSE resistant materials - Properties of wood/plastic/metal, where they come from and why they would be used. All the theory I teach will be taught from high-quality educational resources.
I can teach students how to do a huge range of decorative textiles techniques than can then be incorporated into garments, home decor pieces or artwork.
Those techniques include -Applique, reverse applique, free machine embroidery, quilting, smocking, slashing, crashing, and weaving. I can also teach about dyeing and printing, silk painting, batik, and the creation of repeat patterns. I am always learning new techniques, so this list expands often.
I can give guidance in making creative sketchbooks and portfolios, I can help instruct how to research artists/designers and take inspiration from their work to create your own samples and present those in eye-catching ways. I can show you how to draw fashion illustrations and design clothing to be made as final pieces. I can work with you on new and exciting ways to present work in your sketchbook by creating backgrounds and interesting layouts, this can really help elevate your work.
My degree is in fashion photography so I can teach film and digital camera manual use, lighting and studio photography skills, photograph composition and many other creative photography skills.
I can teach you how to use your camera or phone to take professional-looking photographs, how to look at photographers' work and respond to it with your own creations, and how to produce a creative mixed media sketchbook that shows your artistic skills.
I can offer instruction in making clothing using a sewing pattern- You choose the sewing pattern, and we can work through making the garment step by step together.
I can teach students how to use their sewing machine and make sure it is set up correctly and troubleshoot any sewing issues.
Using my knowledge in creative subjects, I can help students who have not taken the traditional root of GCSE and A Levels to produce exciting, creative and engaging portfolios of work to further their career/educational aspirations.
PGCE - Pass
BaHons Fashion Photography - 2:1
Art & Design HND - Pass
Design & Technology: Textiles A level -A
Art & Design A Level -A
Photography A Level -A