John Micallef - An Experienced Educator based in Beeston, Nottingham
I'm a highly qualified and experienced teacher of GCSE and A Level English Literature. English Language and Creative Writing. I have over 19 years experience in a sixth form college in Nottingham, where I was also the Senior Curriculum Leader. I am an Examiner and am one of the few teachers in the whole East Midlands who has taught Creative Writing A Level. I have also been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby where I trained teachers on their Post-14 PGCE Teacher Training qualification. I have acted as a Mentor to trainee teachers. I'm an expert at linguistic and literary critical analysis with a proven track record of success. I have full DBS checks.
Approach to Teaching
I'm an exciting and passionate teacher of all things English. My friendly and easy-going style builds effective working relationships. I'm a family man who cares deeply about everyone getting the right education. I believe in providing the best education possible for my students. I'm fun & feisty with a lively approach to linguistic and textual analysis. I try to ensure that my students feel relaxed and comfortable in their learning environment. I try to motivate by creating a positive work ethic and remain focussed on achieving students' personal targets. I get the best out of my students by understanding their needs well and shaping their learning accordingly. My frequent successes show this. I can definitely help students to improve their grades or pass their course. I'm also a musician and a published poet who has had many years of performance and creative writing experience.
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"As soon as we met him and he had met our son, we knew we had made the right choice of tutor. He engaged our son in a way school had not and the results were remarkable"