Some information about me..
Hm - soemeone commented a while back that this page reads very like a
CV - I guess they were right! Sorry about that folks; maybe sometime I
will get round to making it a bit more informal..
I graduated in 1996 from Trinity Hall, a college of Cambridge University with a 2:1 in
Social and Political Sciences. I took six papers in my final year,
four of which were in Psychology (Empirical, Linguistics and Social
Interaction, Developmental and Social), one was in Statistics and the
last one was in Philosophy and Methods within Sociology.
I also have a strong background in Computer
Science having studied it in my first year. I have now just completed
a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Homerton College,
Cambridge. I specialised in the 7-11 age range, and my main subject
was maths. In September I start work at a school in Cambridge,
teaching I.T. and Geography.
Whilst I was at college, I spent two summers working on a camp (Camp Chinqueka) in
Connecticut, America as a computer counseller. I lived in a cabin with
a group of the younger children (6-10 years) as well as taking classes
in my activity area. The camp lasted nine weeks from June to August. I
had the most amazing time and it helped me decide that Primary
teaching is what I want to do.
In the summers of '96 and '97, I spent five weeks working as a
Playworker for the Cambridge City Council. This
involved running various activities for children during
the school summer holidays such as Arts and Crafts,
Science, Chinese Days, African days, Cookery and more.
Last year, I worked at St Faith's School, Cambridge, as a Classrom Assistant. I helped out with classes in all
subjects and discovered that I really enjoy CDT having never
done it before! I also took small groups of children for special needs
work and worked with entire classes when other teachers were absent. It
was a very enjoyable experience which aided me in my PGCE year.
I have trampolined for about seven years now. I
gained my British Trampolining Federation Grade One Coach Award when I
was in the Upper Sixth at school and in 1995 I completed my Advanced
Part One Choach Award. As well as coaching, I am still a keen
performer and have my Elementary Gold Proficieny Badge. These days I
bounce with the Camrbridge University Trampoline Club which I was
President of for the year 1995-1996.
I have attended Ballroom and Latin classes with the Cambridge Dancers'
Club for nearly four years, and have gained my IDTA Silver
medals in both. I am now working for my Gold medals as
well as continuing to attend the intermediate classes. I am also on
the committee for the year 1998 - 1999.
As for computers, well, I am a
member of the
Cambridge University Computer Society, and was membership
secretary for two years. The society holds regular speaker meetings
and Formal Halls, as well as the annual Garden Party.
I still retain a strong interest in computers,
despite not having ended up doing Computer Science. Email is probably
the quickest way to get in touch with me! And I'm probably spending
much longer than I should writing this web page..
I like a wide range of music from classical to
folk to more mainstream pop. My CD collection is
here for those who are interested. On my list of wants are: REM - Out
of Time, Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales and Fairport Convention - The History of Fairport. Oh, and I want the
Disney Collection too, but I'm Not Supposed To Admit That In
Pets and fluffy toys!
I like animals, expecially cats. I have two
goldfish called Beta and Psi and at
home we have two cats called Sonnie
and Bonnie. As well as this I have a large fluffy toy
collection. The oldest member of this is my owl Wol,
who is very cute honest! The most recent addition is a fluffy turtle
Or he could be a tortoise, we're not sure how to tell the difference!
Clare Izard <firstname.lastname@example.org>