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Meet the Tutors – Ivy Scott

Meet the Tutors – Ivy Scott

Thinking of signing up to one of our courses but want to know a bit more about who will be teaching you?

Welcome to Meet the Tutors! Our third tutor that we are introducing is Ivy, who currently teaches ESOL English.

I began teaching in 1983 in an infant’s school in London and remained a class teacher for the next five years. I then began my journey in consultancy in London Boroughs/Schools as an Equalities Adviser; Ethnic Minority Consultant teaching Black History and English as an additional language before returning to school as an Assistant Head teacher. I loved seeing pupils succeeding against the odds. I want everyone to achieve their potential and enjoy learning.

Realise Futures:
I have worked at Realise Futures for 4 years. I teach ESOL English but have taught ESOL Maths. I have also worked as part of the Family Learning Team teaching Step Ahead in Maths; KS1 Maths and English, Story Sacks etc. Learners all are new to English, and keen to develop their proficiency. The course helps learners develop new skills and gain confidence in speaking, writing, and reading. Learning is adapted to the needs of learners, and many go on to take their City and Guilds qualification. We teach grammar, speaking and listening, things like writing a formal and informal letter. 

I enjoy writing and reading. I had my first stories published in an anthology and am about to publish my first book. I like reading History, and my favourite authors are Anita Shreve, Bell Hook, Maya Angelo and Dorothy Koomson I also enjoy gardening and walking for relaxation. 

Advice for learners:
You bring a lot of skills with you from your previous jobs and experiences in other countries. If you want to learn English quickly and successfully do your homework, attend classes, practice as much as you can, but most of all self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough. Becoming fluent in English can take time, so be patient.

Favourite course to teach:
I enjoy teaching people from all over the world, from Turkey, Iran,Iraq, Portugal, Nigeria, Ghana and other countries. My students are very interesting, and friendly and bring a wealth of knowledge with them. They are all keen to learn. I am enjoying teaching everything, especially skills to help students learn English quickly.