It was my son’s comments on my ability as a teacher when I was tutoring him for his GCSE Mathematics that first turned my mind to the possibility of changing my career direction. I have a great love of my subject and delight in the elegance, economy and logicality of Mathematics, and I also very much enjoy explaining things to other people and inspiring them to share my pleasure in numbers. I believe I have a natural ability as a mentor of the young, and my work experience as a weekend tutor to a range of children from 6 years old upwards has confirmed my belief that I could make a real success of a teaching career. This marks a radical change of direction for me. My first degree was completed in 1987, and for much of the last ten years I have been working as a security officer, but I am in the process of qualifying as a Teaching Assistant through NCFE, and feel that now is the time to make the career move that really draws on my natural talents, my academic interests and the enjoyment I find in working with children and opening their minds. A training course would allow me to gain an understanding of current thinking in educational theory and practice and to explore methods of effective learning. I should like to understand the demands of the present curriculum, and explore how children’s minds develop and deal with complex information, such as constitutes much of the Mathematics syllabus. I am interested in the practical questions of classroom management, working with parents, preparing realistic teaching plans for different age groups, and recording and assessing, which form a large part of present-day school practice. Above all I am eager to ensure equality of opportunity for all my pupils and to include everyone who is in my charge. My aim is to persuade every child that Mathematics is enjoyable, useful, approachable and important, and in achieving this I would win for myself the utmost in professional and personal satisfaction. Earlier in my career I spent over a decade working in IT, both in this country and in India, which was a natural expression of my commitment to Mathematics. I specialized in hardware and software support, advising clients on systems as well as installing operation programs and setting up machines. Later I became a contractor dealing with systems test analysis. In 2005 I began working as a security officer, and from 2006 to 2010 I was with the UK Immigration Service at Terminal 2, Heathrow, after which I spent two years as a Detention Custody Officer for Serco Ltd, Harmondsworth. I had many…
Why Richard Rodriguez? Why does his work catch my eye? What makes his work more prominent than other authors? I can’t persuade one to change his/her opinion on the interest of his/her author. I can however provide details on how mine is a work of art. Richard Rodriguez, a man with no shame, splendid powers of deduction, and innovative writing. My reasoning shall be revealed in due time. Rodriguez has really enthused my writing. He has given me a more creative, and more, in-depth…
their perception, influence mood for the better, and use for relaxation purposes. However, many people have a delusional assumption regarding this drug. This is because they are under the impression that marijuana is harmless; this is not the case. A research conducted by Boothroyd found that the use of the drug impinges on the brain that is responsible for memory consequently causing memory loss (Boothroyd, 127). The drug also affects learning capabilities of the victim as well as the attention span…
How does an imposed requirement of regularly identifying exposure to operational risk benefit an insurance company?
The topic of this research paper is how an imposed requirement of regularly identifying exposure to operational risk benefits an insurance company. Risks occur naturally in all business, but if risk is not controlled, there are plenty of consequences that can arise. Insurance companies deal with risk everyday, ranging from fraud, car theft, health…
Business Research Application Paper
September 24, 2010
Business Research Application
Research is an essential part of the decision-making process. Cooper defines research as, “the process of planning, acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating relevant data, information, and insights to decision makers in ways that mobilize the organization to take appropriate actions that, in turn, maximize performance” (2011, p. 4). In a school setting, the school board, administration…
PROF. JULIA KRUMMEN
Nov. 10, 2013
Identifying Improved Methodology to Procure HIT Software Benefits Users
Researchers conducted a study conducted at The University of Utah
Healthcare system (comprising of 3 major hospitals) on the usability of their health
information technology (HIT) software. Evaluators found 60 usability problems and
233 heuristic violations (Guo et al., 2011). Heuristic is defined by Oxford Dictionaries…
8th writing workshop
Nanotechnology: How far can it go and how long
will it take?
Imagine being able to swallow a vial of liquid and have it cure cancer. That
sounds like a pretty strong, expensive medicine, but in fact it is not a medicine at all.
They are tiny little robots that are programmed to pick unhealthy cells and destroy
them but also to use the matter from the destroyed cells to create more tiny robots.
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A look into the Memory Retention: Can stimulants increase a person’s memory? A quantitative research proposal.
For this research proposal, memory will be looked into to see whether a person’s memory can be increased via the intake of stimulants. This quantitative research will then look into whether there are any future benefits in consuming stimulants if memory is found to be increased. There is already research similar in nature…
Research Paper 1
How safe are the government facilities?
Empire State University
Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery
April 01, 2015
Research Paper 2
On March 9th 2015 an email was sent out to every Army…
Research papers are a common type of paper for students to write, especially when they are attending college. These papers require students to perform research, such as utilizing primary and secondary sources to draw new conclusions. For students who have not written this type of paper before, it may seem daunting. There are many free sample research papers online for those who want to see how to structure their paper and other details.Diane Hacker, an author who writes manuals for students writing…
Billions of dollars are spent every year on psychologist, psychiatrist, and counselors only to discover that one of the key elements missing in their child is resiliency. Resiliency for the purpose of this study is defined as the appropriate personality such as strength and positive adaptation that help a person or family cope with stress or life difficulties, increasing the likelihood…