MEET ALEX STARR
Self-employed education specialist, with 15 years teaching and leadership experience, offering freelance work in:
pedagogy, education, EdTech and e-learning (partnering with NGOs and private companies)
writing, proof-reading and copy-editing
tuition and training
In 2006, I graduated with a 2.1 in Linguistics and Phonetics. Then, I qualified with a PGCE in Secondary English (Outstanding Teacher Practice and Distinction).
After seven years of teaching lessons rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, in 2016, ambitions shifted to combining professional growth with personal development. I wanted to learn more about teaching and education on a global scale. This led to establishing a self-employed business formed of multiple roles that combine my passion for helping provide education for all with using my linguistic skills.
With freedom over my professional development, I have particularly specialised in pedagogy, SDG4, learning poverty, assessment, digital and writing skills.
Now, I work hard to apply managerial, entrepreneurial skills to my remote self-employed business that works with people all across the world. My career is based on being open-minded to opportunities, especially those that use technology to improve learning outcomes.
I am proud of my fearless nature of accepting, embracing and rising to challenges.
Secondary English PGCE, Distinction/Excellent Teacher Practice
BA Single Honours Linguistics and Phonetics 2.1
Digital Skills: Web Analytics, Digital Skills for Work and Life (FutureLearn)
How to Create Great Online Content, Code for the Web (University of Leeds)
SEO Training Course (HubSpot)
Level 5 Diploma in Training and Development and Level 5 Diploma in Train the Trainer (UK Professional Development Academy
MLDP (Middle Leader Development Programme)
Accessibility of e-Learning, Global Perspectives on Primary Education (Open University)
WordPress; Canva; MS Office and Teams; SharePoint; SIMS; LearnDash; Later; Moodle.
Looking for an experienced and qualified tutor or pedagogy specialist with full DBS check? Experienced English teacher and assessment expert, I also freelance as Deputy Education Lead for the NGO, The Commonwealth Education Trust.
WRITER, PROOF-READER AND EDITOR
Need help ensuring your written products are accurate and consistent? From websites to blogs, newsletters to leaflets, I clearly communicate your company message, whilst adhering to branding.
Alex is one of the most reliable and professional people I have worked with - when she says she is going to do something, it gets done, and to a high standard, which makes working with her a joy! She works well in a team, listening to and suggesting new ideas or a change of direction, and is also highly efficient when working independently. Her years of experience as a teacher and tutor are clear to see when discussing education, yet she is always ready to learn and develop her skillset further. I was lucky to both work with, and learn from, Alex, and hope to do so again!