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Updated CV x 3.2015 x 19

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Updated CV x 3.2015 x 19

  1. 1. John Tobisch, 16 Eastcote Lane Northolt, Middlesex UB5 5RF Mobile: 07943309449 - Email: johntobisch42@gmail.com Personal Profile An extremely patient, personable, assertive, knowledgeable worker with very strong ICT skills and a firm knowledge of child protection issues in schools along with an awareness of the latest trends in education. With a degree in law (approved by UK Naric) and a degree in the arts (also approved by UK Naric), I have a solid background from which to engage in multidisciplinary teaching. With over 20 years of teaching experience in law and making a difference to all types of students, I can adapt to different environments and working cultures as well as work with children and adults of varying abilities and tackle other subjects such as Key Stage 3 and 4 History as well as Key Stage 3 R.E and GCSE English. My skills allow me to handle situations with parents and challenging children.I have also done cover supervisor work and learning mentor work with challenging students, EBD, ASD,ADHD and other learning disability situations. Skills Interpersonal Skills With over ten years of experience in English schools and a law firm, I have developed and honed interpersonal skills which are appropriate in a multiethnic, multi cultural and multi religious organisations. Such inter personal skills include an awareness of different religious world views, tolerance for diverse views on education and the ability to support those colleagues who may need moral and other types of support. Planning Skills Having been exposed to the procedures and the requirements of several schools and institutions, I have developed skills in short term, medium term and long term planning such as Sir John Cass Sixth Form where I revamped resources, designed detailed lesson plans and updated the reading material. My training as a lawyer helps me to plan schedules and documents along with coping with medium and long term issues. Each school has it’s own planning regimen and I have had to adapt. Teaching Skills I have been teaching law since 1996 and I have developed the skills needed to be an effective teacher which include planning, monitoring progress, designing schemes of work, writing assessments, marking and doing administrative tasks.
  2. 2. In addition I have had to liaise with parents and involve parents in the learning process. These skills have made a difference to students with SEN issues, high attainers and middle attainers. Verbal and Written Communication Skills I have written articles on chess online, drafted legal documents and letters and I have over 16 years of experience in using various types of software. My ability at public speaking was honed as a lecturer at the University of the West Indies where I lectured on Business Law and Constitutional Law between 1999 and 2003. I also have had to write reports for Claire’s Court School and used Bloom’s Taxonomy. I have a lot of experience with power points and emails to students about important topics. Management Skills Having run a law department at Barnhill Community High and Cecil Jones College as well as Claire’s Court School ,Windsor Girl’s School,Sir John Cass Redcoat Sixth Form College and Acland Burghley School I am aware of the administrative demands that are inherent in managing the daily operations of a department. My legal training encompassed management training and I have been exposed to the needs for resource development, student engagement, creation of VLEs and additionally an assessment cycle. Work Experience June to Present Covered Math and RE as well as Science in Harrow High school and Brentside High. Covered English and PSHE as well as technology at Dormer’s Wells High School January –June 2016 Taught A Level law and GCSE English at Acland Burghley School in addition to doing comprehensive cover of Math,Geography,Art,Dance,Music, Science,Technology and Design. November Teaching GCSE English –World War One poetry, helping with a controlled assessment, teaching English to Year10, teaching English to Year 9. Covering math with Year 10.
  3. 3. October 1- Present Cover at Dormer’s Wells High School –Covered Science and Business Studies. Covered Media, Art and ICT as well. Cover at the Haydon school. Covered computing classes. Cover supervisor work at the Ealing Study Centre. Mentored youngsters in Poetry. Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor at Ealing Alternative Provision until half term.Taught English, Art, Math, and mentored students. September 1-Present Exam Invigilator at Greenwich School of Management Cover Supervisor at Dormer’s Wells High School-covered English,Graphics Media, ICT, Drama. Worked with autistic children at The Rise School Feltham Worked with profoundly disabled learners at Kingsley High Cover Supervisor Brentford High for Girls-covered French classes all day. August 1 –Present Chess coach and private law tutor. July 17 –July 31 Promoter/adviser for Carib City Restaurant on a voluntary basis. July 17- Present Legal researcher and assistant for Leon G Hines & Co. Worked on a civil matter and assisted with research and planning. Attended important meeting in Chambers. Done on a voluntary basis. April 2015-July 16 Law Teacher at Sir John Cass Redcoat Sixth Form College, Tower Hamlets Teaching WJEC Law at AS and A2 levels, organizing the department, preparing it for an Ofsted inspection, arranging for resources, making up lesson plans. Ensuring that students are supported during revision for the examinations.Creating new updated resources.Prepared the Law Department for an inspection. I made a difference by introducing new revision material and also by using various assessment methods such as quizzes and tests. March 2015 Cover supervisor work at Brentside High. Covered Art, History, English, Math, Science. Also worked at Waldegrove Girl’s School and St. Buonaventuras School doing geography cover. Did cover work at Westgate School in Slough and at Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley.I made a difference by uplifting the morale of the students and by giving more individual attention to students. February– March 2015
  4. 4. TaughtA-Level Law(AQA) AS and A2 law and covered Sociologyand Psychology at Bishopsaltschool.Did administrative duties, prepared classes,added to the resources,gave tips on revision. Did quizzes and definition tests as well as marked attempts at pastpapers. January – February 2015 Taught A-Level and BTEC Law Level 3 at Leytonstone Sixth Form College Covered Non Fatal offences, Intoxication and guided assignments for BTEC. Ran law quizzes and arranged Revision sessions. September 2014-December 2014 Taught a-level law, ethics, history and travel and tourism BTEC at Windsor Girls School .I made a significant difference to the law department where I donated books and I also got a donation of a Teacher Resource Pack. June 2014 –July 2014 Supply teaching mostly at Brentside High School. I covered Science, Math and Art and made a tremendous difference to the work ethic of the students. February 25 2013 to June 23 2014 Curriculum Support Officer at Stockley Academy. Covering and teaching PE, English,French,Drama,Math,Science,Geography, Design and technology, Construction, ICT,Businessstudies,Music,Art,Foodtechnology,Sixth Form Enrichment and worked with individuals in music assignment completion. I also helped the school band by writing songs and sharing knowledge about stagecraft.I made a difference by lifting morale and developing the keen interests of the students. Taught English and Drama at Hounslow Manor School. January 2013 Taught R.E. at Saint John Bosco College at Key Stages 3-5. Taught Math and Art at Brentside High at Key Stages 3-4 Taught literacy and numeracy as well as P.E. at Special School Samuel Rhodes School in Highbury. December 2012  Worked with AS and A2 law students at BishopshaltSchool,on a supply basis.  Assisted with revision for January exams.Worked with Autistic Post 16 students at Arbor Vale Special School .  Assisted with activities for independent living skills and gave sensory support along with overseeing play.Worked with Year 8s, Year 10s and
  5. 5. Year 11s at Salvatorian’s College where I Taught Art, Mathematics and P.E. on a supply basis.  Exam invigilator at the Jewish Free School in Kingsbury. Taught Spanish cover at Our Lady’s Convent School in Stamford Hill. June 2011 –August 31, 2012  Law, religious studies and chess teacher at Claire's Court Schools, Maidenhead. Teaching OCR Law-AS and A2 modules. I made a difference by helping a SEN student to pass law, English and Psychology A-Levels  Teaching Religious studies to Year 7 and chess as an afternoon activity. Received Certificate as an Accredited Coach of the ECF. September 2009-July 2010  Law Lecturer at Lambeth College  Lecturing on the Access to Law Course Level 3.Responsibilities include registration, designing the scheme of work and preparing, teaching and marking.I made a significant difference to the students because they went on to university to study law. April-June 2009  Law Lecturer at HenleyCollegeLectured A-Level A2 law (OCR) and got great results. Responsibilities included registration, marking and teaching.  I made a significant difference as I gave the students new resources and also made them do quizzes. March-April 2009 Did research on chess and math programmes and proposals for schools. January –March 2009 Taught chess to at risk children in Birmingham with the Young Disciples. October 2008-December 2008 Law Lecturer at Hammersmith, Ealing and WestLondonCollege. Lectured A Level law at the AS and A2 level along with BTEC National Diploma for Business and Contract Law. August 2008-Sept2008 Law Lecturer at Sir George MonouxCollege.Lectured on ALevelLawAS and A2 (AQA) August 31 2007-August 31 2008 Law, history and R.E teacher at CecilJonesCollege. Taught A-Level Law, Key stage 3 and 4 history, Key stage 3 R.E. and ran the chess club.
  6. 6. August 15 2005-August 31 2007 Law, R.E. and History teacher at Barnhill Community High. Taught Law, R.E. and History. July 2005- Helped to run a summer chess camp at Adam Grammar School along with National Master Ryan Palmer. This was done three years in succession. February 2005 –July 2005 Cover instructor for Connex Education. Worked in 14 schools in Birmingham as a cover instructor. Worked in special schools as well with dyslexic students, students having mild and sever SEN situations. Taught various subjects from German to Geography to Math and Chemistry and English as well. January-August 2005 Part time Legal Clerk in the Firm Atkinson &Solicitors Hockley Birmingham. July-October 2004 –Worked as a Project Coordinator for Project Planning and Training Centre, Birmingham. April-July 2004 Worked as a law teacher with Minster College, Minster –on-Sea, Kent. June 1999-December 2003-Law Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica. Lectured on Contract Law. Chess coach of National Master Malaku Lorne during the Jamaica National Championships 2002 and 2003. April –October 2003 Worked as an Attorney-at-Law for Gentles &Willis Law Firm. 1999-2002 Chess Coach at Vaz Preparatory School 1993 Coach of the Jamaica National Junior Team to Trinidad for the Caribbean Youth Chess Festival 1992 Coach of the Jamaica National Junior Team to Germany for the World Youth Chess Festival Qualifications Certificate of Achievement Neuro-Linguistic Programming 2008 South East Essex College Awarded 19th January
  7. 7. Legal Education Certificate Norman Manley Law School Awarded in September 1998 Bachelor of Laws Degree Lower Second Class Honours University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados Awarded July 1 1995 –Approved by UK Naric Bachelor of Arts Degree Upper Second Class Honours University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica Awarded August 1 1992 Training Courses Attended Certificate of Professional Development at Cecil Jones College 2008 “How do we use personal leadership to engage our students.” 15th March 2007 – Strategies for tackling low-level disruption in the class room. Lighthouse Professional Development. September 2007 – Induction training at Cecil Jones College for teachers. January 19- Certificate of Achievement in Neuro-Linguistic Programming 2008 – One day course in Leadership at Cecil Jones College Accomplishments Severely Dyslexic lawstudent at Claire’s Court School graduated to the University of Aberswyth All of my Law class at Lambeth College went on to do law at University. Best student at Cecil Jones College got all As in Law and went on to Cambridge Started Law Department at Barnhill Community High. Became an accredited coach of the English Chess Federation Won my first trial as a Lawyer in 2003 Drew with England’s number 3 player in 2012 at the Harrow chess club
  8. 8. Hobbies: Songwriting and playing chess.

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