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Emily Parry/ 'TreeWyrm'

Profession: Administrator
Research, Operations, Education, Non-profit
I entered data into and maintained the database I set up for the small children's outdoor play charity, PlayBradford, who I worked for part time. I occasionally generated statistics. I have also volunteered as a playworker there in the past.

Volunteering with children and parents
Non-profit, Education, Mental Health, Training and Development
I volunteered for the Gateway Community Centre. I became a parent champion and stakeholder on the board of the Parents As Partners In Learning project, and completed Mental Health First Aid training.

Volunteering with the police
Environment, Law
I ran a local Neighbourhood Watch group, part of a larger national scheme supported by UK police forces. I wrote to local counsellors in two boroughs and contacted landowners and the police to action assistance over anti-social behaviour in our area.

Volunteering with an environmental group
Environment, Non-profit, Writing and Journalism, Consulting
I leant my environmental group to a local environmental group (FLEWG) informing a 'Neighbourhood Plan' for Freshford and Limpley Stoke. This included a little writing for sections of a small environmentalist website set up for the local community.

High School Science Technician
I was a science technician at the Holly Lodge High School College of Science, providing and maintaining the sets of practical equipment teachers needed for their classes. I also created posters and health and safety/maintenance maps for our labs.

Interests: Working from home, there may a chance of 'cat' in our calls (I have two). I became a TEFL teacher after I discovered that decades of my life (and marriage) were based on lies. I wasn't the primary victim (police prosecution of my ex-husband is ongoing), but I was a victim of Domestic Abuse and now I seek to rebuild myself/my life. My multidisciplinary background has made it hard to find jobs in today's specialised job markets, but for TEFL it has become a great advantage!

I have a broadly 'colonial' accent with just an occasional touch of 'Brummy'. Where I grew up, people had a slight Welsh 'lilt' because many Welsh miners came to work there during the UK's Industrial Revolution.

In my spare time I write poetry and improvisationally compose piano music. I also sometimes produce art. My music/art/creative writing pen-name is 'TreeWyrm' and you can search online for my Youtube, Bandcamp or Redbubble accounts if you are curious. 'Wyrm Horizon' is the name I used when I worked with a friend making 'sci-fi music'. I have a passion for science fiction world-building, wisdom in all its forms, and an eclectic taste in music.

I have no particular religious persuasion, and have intention to be mindful and respectful to all people whatever their background or representation.

I am frank about my personal life and struggles, because I believe sometimes transparency about such matters can be useful. They may make me more relatable and approachable, but also it helps students understand where they fit in my life's priorities. I also really, really enjoy helping people. That can be important when choosing a tutor, I think.

Education: Ph.D. Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Research, Environment, Technology, Writing and Journalism
I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Bath. I assisted foreign local students occassionally by proof-reading papers and mentored a foreign masters student while she wrote up her dissertation. I occasionally offered help with elocution.

B.Sc. Environmental Science
Environment, English Language Instruction, Renewable Energy, Agriculture
I completed my B.Sc. at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. I befriended several foreign students and assisted with elocution from time to time. I was a student representative for the first two years, and supported mental health for two students.

A levels/AS level/Food hygeine course
Environment, Medicine, Technology, Research
A level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
AS General Studies.
Food Hygeine Certificate 2a.
I also attempted an AS in Music in my second year, but that was a bit too much work in combination with my A levels at the time!

120h TEFL qualification
English Language Instruction, Education
Training course for Teaching English as a Foreign Language provided by The TEFL Org.

Teaching Assistant L1 qualification
Education, Mental Health
Teaching Assistants usually focus on one-to-one or small group support for students who may have additional needs. This goes well with TEFL in a UK school environment where some children may be struggling because English isn't their first language.

Women In Leadership
Entrepreneurship, Military
A training course designed to encourage understanding of good leadership skills and to encourage women seeking to self-employ, start businesses, or taking on management roles.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

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