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Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness - in life and in writing

I have been working in the Adult Learning and Career Development sectors for more than 12 years, supporting people to grow and develop both personally and professionally. I have also worked in counselling settings with young people, adults and couples, as well as managing a mentoring project and undertaking academic proof-reading, and all these experiences inform my methods now. I blend a person-centred focus with a practical and structured approach to good effect. I believe that professional development goes hand-in-hand with increased understanding of self and others, also known as emotional intelligence. Understanding and valuing your own strengths and vulnerabilities helps you communicate more strongly and create more honest, productive relationships, both at home and at work, and can impact on your ability to make a convincing argument in written form as well. I am happy to meet you at your home, at my home or at another location convenient to us both, or we can work via webcam. I normally prepare tasks or concepts to consider between meetings, and always tailor the sessions to what you most need or want to get out of them. If you want a simple listening ear, that is fine - if you want someone to create a schedule to help you stick to goals, I can do that. We can decide between us what might best help you get where you want to in your life or career. The availability in the calendar below is just a guide, I can work around your schedule, so please feel free to ask about specific days or times.

Location

At teacher's location: Acupuncture, Kirkwood Place, Edinburgh EH7 5TG, UK
At student's location: Around Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
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Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

I have had a fortunate career path that has taken me in a lot of different directions, all of which have added to the skills and knowledge I use now in supporting people with personal and professional development. I emigrated from the US to the UK in 1995 and have made my home mainly in Edinburgh since then, with two years in Bradford Yorkshire. I currently work across the central belt of Scotland, primarily as an Independent Practice Teacher, Assessor and Supervisor, with a bit of Family Group Decision Making work as well. Self-employment, and the ability to define my job as opportunities arise, suits me well! I have also previously been a family support worker, a mentoring project coordinator and a counsellor, also working for a time as a guard on the trains, which got me around a bit. You can say I am a Jack(ie) of All Trades in some ways, but over the years I have gained a level of expertise in one thing - personal development, and the journey of change. I work creatively, intuitively and sensitively to adapt to the needs of the person or people I am working with, let me know if you have an idea to explore!

Education

BA Anthropology (University of Utah), PGDip Forensic Anthropology (Bradford University), PGCert Counselling (Edinburgh University), Practice Teaching Award (SSSC Learning Network East), SVQ III Children and Young People (Stevenson College), Family Group Decision Making (KALM Solutions)

Experience / Qualifications

Training or research in: evaluation methods, evidence-based practice, presentation skills, group work and group dynanmics, Advocacy - as as you can see from the photo below, I was nominated for Scottish Association of Social Workers Practice Teacher of the Year award! I have been an Assessor to people working towards the Practice Teaching Award, a University Tutor and also undertaken Professional Supervision and Career Mentoring.
I can offer beginner's lessons in piano and keyboard to adults or children, this includes both playing and reading music - happy to work with anyone who is keen to learn to play the keyboard or read musical notation! Normally this will be for one lesson per week, with clear direction for practice at home between lessons given - the more you play the quicker you learn (and the more nimble your fingers become!). I can offer lessons in my home in the Meadowbank area of Edinburgh, or travel to you if you have a piano at home. I can also work around your schedule - the availability below is just an illustration, so please feel free to ask about other times or days.

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  • Instructor since June 2019
  • 1 repeat student
  • Phone number verified
  • Linkedin connected

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from £37At teacher's location
from £37Online via webcam
from £41At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

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