Catering for different student needs

In the course of my career, I have worked with a variety of 16 + learners of all ages and from different backgrounds.  I have therefore developed a keen understanding of the problems encountered by students who may be learning a language for the first time, as well as those who may be returning to learning after a long gap, and are therefore not only unused to learning, but may need to somehow fit their studies into the limits imposed by a full time working and family life.

As my regular college classes can sometimes number up to 20 students of differing capacities and learning backgrounds and styles, I am also used to adapting my teaching methods in order to cater for the varying learning and differentiation needs of different students, whether studying alone or within a group, all the while operating within the strictures of syllabus requirements (where relevant), as well as working to keep motivation high and encouraging the attainment of students’ own personal learning goals.