Volunteering at Lambeth Academy with Gavin F

Pete Kirby

March 16, 2016

Since the winter term, Gavin F has been volunteering at Lambeth Academy, helping three year 9 students with extra English tuition .  We caught up with Gavin to see how the sessions were going.

Interview with the students:

What have you found the particularly useful about the sessions with Gavin?

Soraya: Probably finding out new words and it’s improving my reading.

What do you think about Gavin?

Leah: He is very interactive and passionate about English

And how do you feel it has helped you outside of class?

Becky: Well we are studying Animal Farm later in the term so I think that what we have learnt about censorship of the press will be useful.

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Interview with Gavin:

How do you feel you have supported their learning?

G: I think by encouraging them to push themselves to realise that learning is  away of life rather than just an exam.

You were also observing lessons earlier this week – what was that like?

G: It was interesting to see behaviour management because I am going to do a PGCE and that is something university cannot really prepare you for.

In terms of teaching style, what did you notice?

G: I noticed that you have to keep them interested as a teacher – once they are bored they will rebel

And what have you taken away from the experience?

G: The most important I've taken away is that even as a Teacher you can keep on learning.Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 13.11.02

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