Teacher Profile- Susanna
Teaching is the heart and soul of what we do at Hendersons. We have conducted interviews with several of our dedicated teachers to provide an opportunity for you get to know them better.
Susanna has been a teacher with Hendersons since 2015. She takes workshops, does Interview preparation, and one on one tuition. Here are a few questions we asked her:
What did you do/what did you teach before joining the team at Hendersons?
For many years, I’ve taught as a Primary teacher. In more recent years, I’ve also had the opportunity to contribute to Literacy projects through Oxford University Press.
Why did you become a teacher?
Teaching was what I’d always wanted to do since I was a young girl. It was the only goal or focus I had growing up and I was able to fulfil that dream as an adult.
What is the best thing about teaching?
Being an important part of the learning process and watching the progress made by students as they develop self-confidence, understanding and independence across different areas of the Curriculum. I’ve also enjoyed creating activities that have helped to motivate and engage students in their learning.
What is something interesting we don’t already know about you?
I enjoy travelling, watching documentaries and spending time with my family.
From your years of experience, what advice would you give students who are looking to get into a select entry high school or scholarship program?
Focus on achieving the best results you can and challenging yourself to do better. Find ways to improve in areas that are not necessarily your strengths and become self-motivated to develop those skills further. Try to do more practise in the weeks leading up to the actual exam.
What are your top three exam preparation tips?
- Try to stay calm and feel good about your preparation
- Sleep well
- Practise time management/completing tasks within an allocated time
If you could give one final piece of advice to students, what would it be?
Hopefully, you’ll be successful at reaching the next stage in the process following your scholarship exam. But if not, don’t be too discouraged. Other opportunities will come your way. Keep trying your best and persevering!