Cathryn Parkes Reference
I have known Miss Cathryn Parkes in a professional and personal capacity since November 2014. She was one of my colleagues at Fairview International school teaching English Literature and Language. Cathryn is a teacher with a great passion for her subject, and this is demonstrated by the enthusiasm and dedication she puts into each and every one of her students.
Whilst working at Fairview International School Cathryn was a mature and professional person to work alongside. I can personally say that I would not have been able to cope with the pressure of moving to a new country and starting a new career without her supportive, motivating and caring attitude. I believe these qualities are the framework that encompasses Cathryn’s positive and enthusiastic approach to teaching.
Working in another country in an ever-growing International school was no easy achievement. Cathryn’s professionalism and mentality to provide top quality teaching to allow her students to receive the best care and attention really shone through. This is demonstrated not only by the personal help she was able to offer me, but also the top quality unit plans she was able to create that not only sparked an interest in the subject for a lot of students but also demonstrated her passion for her subject area.
Cathryn is a bright, confident and charming individual who is passionate about teaching and achieving the best for her students. Articulate and able to think on her feet, she is equally at home in front of a large or small audience and can adjust her delivery style to suit the occasion, and really build a great rapport with students. Cathryn has a natural presence and is not afraid to assert her authority when required, which I believe makes her an incredible teacher.
I whole heartedly support Cathryn’s decision to further her career into the teaching industry through gaining teacher training as she possesses both the personal and intellectual qualities to inspire and create a healthy and successful career. I feel that Cathryn will undoubtedly become an exceptional teacher.
I'm writing to recommend Cathryn Parkes. I have known Cathryn since August 2013 where we both worked as teachers at the International School of Choueifat, Bahrain.
Cathryn was a pleasure to work with, she was always very enthusiastic about her teaching. She is a teacher that is constantly looking to develop her skills and raise her teaching standards, as well as others around her. When other teachers needed support, including myself Cathryn was always willing to help out in any way that she could. She always remained positive and cheerful in the face of work deadlines.
Cathryn's commitment to teaching and raising standards is evident in the way she talks about her job and in her ability to build a strong rapport with students. Whilst working with her, it was clear to see that students loved having her as their teacher. She made learning fun, created a safe learning environment and was able to motivate students to achieve their potential both extrinsically and intrinsically.
Cathryn was involved in more than academic side of work. She helped organise school plays and musicals. These extra curricular activities offered students the opportunity to explore their interests. Cathryn was not only interested in a students grades or marks she wanted to see them become successful and ready for the future ahead of them. In my opinion, this an essential quality for any teacher to have.
I whole heartedly recommend Cathryn for the position she has applied for and believe that she will build on her past experience to become an outstanding teaching. She possesses the qualities that would make her an asset to any organisation.