Barbara T. - Howard
BSc Hort, MI Hort. Trinity Cert TESOL
An accomplished, highly experienced tutor with outstanding lesson management skills and a genuine passion for helping children and adults of all abilities reach their full potential.
Having successfully worked within the horticulture sector since 1997, in 2011 I retrained to teach English and ever since I have taught at a wide range of schools across the UK as well as in Spain and more recently online. I have undertaken numerous positions within my self-employed career which has enabled me to build an extensive skill set that allows me to deliver engaging lessons, rigorous management and impressive results.
Throughout my career I have always looked to excel in everything that I do. I am self-motivated, creative with a strong work ethic. I am an all round professional with a proven record of success. Diligent, organized, reliable and proactive, able to establish and sustain strong relationships with clients and fellow team members, and dedicated to ensuring my work is carried out to the highest of standards.
BSc University of Plymouth, May 2011
BSc Hones Horticulture
Truro and Penwith College
Trinity Certificate Level 5 TESOL Dec 2011
Truro and Penwith College
PTLLS Level 4 Dec 2011
Literacy Level 2 March 2012
Numeracy Level 2 Aug 2012
Honors and Awards
Institute of Horticulture Mentoring Oct 2011
Pilot mentoring scheme for the industry
Guild of Agricultural Journalists Runner Up Oct 2011
John Deere National Award for agricultural journalism
As mentioned previously, I started as an English tutor back in 2011 and the majority of my experience has been on a self-employed basis. I have undertaken numerous roles under numerous contract lengths, seasonal, short term and long term, from working within the classroom environment to working online.
ONLINE TUTORING: 2020
iTutor - (Shanghai) Oxford University Press Syllabus. Chinese school children, college students, and adults. One to one, and group lessons. Ages 5 - 16 years and above.
CPD iTutor Online English Tutoring 2020 –
· Oxford University Press (OUP)Online ESOL Training Levels 1-11
· Junior Phonics Online Interactive classroom materials OUP Training
· Junior Phonics OUP Video trainings
· Cambridge Assessments- Online English Teaching 4 week Course
· Lancaster University- Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching 4 week course
· Southampton University & British Council- Understanding Language 4 week course
· The Optimized Curriculum for Adults I TutorGroup
ONLINE TUTORING: 2019
Waypal (Beijing) Chinese schoolchildren. One to one lessons. Ages 5 - 12 years old. April 2018 –
Until close of company Dec 2019
Private ESOL student.
German Architect 5 week residential in Cornwall. Daily private lessons. Intermediate/Upper
Proofreading and editing; Diploma application - Austrian student.
Dissertation (Undergraduate). Tanzanian student. Cardiff University
Dissertation. Turkish Student Bristol University
Private Literacy Pupils: 2018
KS2/Advancing to KS3 student - Girl Proceeding to pre GCSE English in 2019
94 year old visually challenged WW11 veteran. (Commission from Blind Veterans Association)
UKUni,com - Proof Reading and editing University applications for non native English speakers.
Private ESOL tutoring - Professional Lithuanian IT teacher Advanced English
KS3 student -Dyslexic boy Referral from Home School Tutoring Agency, Cornwall
Falmouth University - Adult dyslexic -Undergraduate Music Degree proofread, writing assistance
and academic support.
Exeter University - Adult Foreign Student - proofread, writing assistance, and academic support
PhD Teacher Leadership amongst Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia
Balance of face to face work & distance support.
Birmingham University – Adult Foreign Student – Undergraduate Political History – proofread,
writing assistance and academic support and distance support.
Private lessons - Adult Dyslexic - Reading & writing
Private English lessons - Children, German - Balance of face to face work & distance support
Private Clients 2013/2014
Architect. Malaga - Cambridge B1 preparation, including Face to Face Cambridge materials
Brain Surgeon. Malaga – Conversation; Co-ordinator, Medicin Sans Frontiers.
Alhambra Institute, Malaga - Editing website. Proof reading & correcting English
Cornwall County Council – Tutor - Family Learning January 2015 - May 2016
Delivering literacy & numeracy through creative activities - Sessions in pre-school nurseries, for
adults and children. Gardening, Storysacks, Art & Crafts, Music & Rhyme, & Puppets in Garden
settings, creating story gardens. Also Food awareness sessions – cooking and food contents
Childrens Centres: (Cornwall)
Troon, Treloweth, Helston, Camborne, Perranporth, Penzance
EFL tutor - www.*** ; June - Aug 2014
Residential - Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire
Anglia Examinations (Cambridge ESOL)
Elementary, Intermediate (B1) & Advanced (B2) Levels
Preparation Mocks - Invigilating exam sessions - Managing related administration
Grading and assessing Entry exams
Students age 10 - 17
Spanish German French Chinese Libyan Russian Portuguese Mexican Italian Serbian
SPAIN September 2013 - June 2014
Escuela de la Playa La Cala del Moral. Malaga
Cambridge B1 Exam Preparation Teenagers
Tutor support 10-11 year olds
Individual tuition- Brain Surge
Training received- Cambridge B1.
Face to Face. PET.
Academia Atlantico Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga
Cambridge B1 exam preparation, whilst teaching at B2 level
Cambridge First Certificate
10-12 years old Trinity A2
Spanish students Age 10 – 18
EFL Tutor bank
UK Summer 2014
Sprach und Aktiv www.*** ; June 2014
Private residential tutor for German tour party. Adults in North Cornwall
Kent School of English (British Council Accredited) July & August 2013
Commissioned as tutor for Summer Schools - Teenage Italian and German pupils in
Private ESOL tutoring for Austrian family April 2013
Adults and teenagers in St Ives Cornwall. Online follow-up support
English as a Second language
S. U. L Residential Autumn School September 2012
Teaching hours plus admin/lesson planning etc. Excursions/Activities in Taunton, Somerset
SUL Language School July 2012
13 day Non-Residential tutoring plus admin/lesson planning etc.
French teenager in Falmouth, Cornwall
Teaching Personnel February 2013
Initial placements Teaching Assistant SEN schoolchildren
Link into Learning (Cornwall Council. Adult Education) January 2013
Literacy support tutor specialising with Dyslexia
Private Tutoring November 2012
Literacy tutoring 6 year old girl
From 2012 Teaching and Academic Support Career
Penwith Community Development Trust October 2012
Mentoring long term unemployed with mental health issues.
Cornwall Council/Eden Project - Commissioned tutor September 2012
‘Seeds, Soups and Sarnies’, Grow, Cook, Eat and Share, food in community.
Developed by Eden Project and Family Learning.
At various locations in Cornwall Inc Malabar Nursery Truro-with WILD mothers under 25 group;
Children’s Centre St Ives; Perranporth Childrens Centre, Pendeen Childrens www.*** ;
Running several sessions in each place.
Tutor and Learning Support Bank Cornwall - Teaching Personnel August 2012
S. E. N School Children
Literacy, Numeracy, English as a Second Language, and Horticulture
www.*** www.*** Horticultural Distance tutoring www.*** ; March 2012
Teach over 83 courses ranging from Aquaponics to Viticulture.
Student base increasing continuously. Currently also working alongside for sister
CPD 2012 – 2016 Classroom and Workplace Teaching
Family and Adult Learning - Cornwall Council
Personal Learning Plans 2015
Effective feedback 2015
Moodle usage 2015
Workshop: Moodle usage. For tutors and clients 2013
Workshop: Equality and Diversity in your Professional www.*** ; 2013
Safeguarding Tier 1 (Cornwall County Council) 2013
Workshop: Dyslexia. How to identify it and enable www.*** ; 2013
Workshop: Smartboard use 2013
Workshop: Dyslexia, and it’s effects on memory and behaviour 2013
Workshop: Food Fit – Healthy eating Lifestyle change 2012
Webinar TOEFL Resources Speaking and www.*** ; 2016
Prevent. Cornwall Council 2015
Safeguarding Children. (Suffolk Police) 2014
Learning Spanish: Language intensive. Private lessons. Inter-Cambio.
Directorship – Outdoor education – www.***
Voluntary work with recovering addicts leaving rehab.
English: Native Language
Spanish: Intermediate Listener, Lower intermediate Speaker,Intermediate Reading and Writing
Daily computer user proficient in all Office 365 applications also adept at document storage and retrieval and image adjustments. I am also a frequent user of applications such as WhatsApp, Messenger and LinkedIn.
I regularly participate in meetings via Zoom, Go to Meet, Blue Jean and Skype. As well as being fully competent with the company specific tutoring platform that iTutorABC have created, and the Moodle system utilised by www.*** and CourseStream Distance Learning Courses.
I enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, most consist of being outside! Archery, Yoga, Gig rowing, Kayaking, Walking, Cycling, Swimming, Photography, Reading Cooking and the Cinema. I like to keep active and enjoy the great outdoors, which enables me to stay relaxed so I have a wonderful work/life balance.