Misty Smith

Volunteer Receptionist

Misty is other of the two people you will meet on reception, she has excellent computer skills and if anyone needs anything or needs any information she will either know what you are on about or knows how to get the information you require.

She also volunteers in a charity shop at the weekend, which means she has plenty of experience in dealing with a variety of people within the community and surrounding areas. This also means she has the patience to deal with pretty much anything that is thrown her way.

She always has music on and, outside of volunteering, she reads too much and spends most of her time on her laptop.

Julie Martin

Volunteer 'Talk English' Tutor

Julie is a volunteer tutor for the Talk English course. The course is for speakers of other languages to learn and improve their English. Through the course, the learners are able to build important life skills. Julie plans embedded individual and blended learning for groups and individuals and regularly assess the learners work.

Lessons are planned prior to learners attending the course. Julie ensures that ELSH's policies and procedures on Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are implemented and adhered to at all times, creating a stimulating and safe learning environment.

Julie can emphasis, engage and motivate learners in their learning. Julie has a commitment to equal opportunities and uses a variety of strategies and practices to promote the diverse cultural and equality issues in the classroom. Julie communicates to a range of audiences (verbal, written, ICT or other media teaching methods to encourage learners to develop self-esteem and respect for others.

Pooja Ramchadani

Student Teacher

Pooja is on a teaching placement from Northern College, focusing on English. She has a Master's degree in Finance and Commerce. She is currently pursuing a PGCE in Adult and Community Education.

Teaching at ELSH helps her to assist adult learners from a varied set of backgrounds and circumstances. In Pooja's English lessons, she makes it a point to embed the necessary Maths and ICT skills to help them gain the most out of her lessons. This is so that they increase their chances of gaining skills to assist them in their next steps, whatever their next steps may be.

Hazel Green

Teacher

Hazel is currently retired from Adult Learning after a number of years working within the department as an Adult Learning Tutor in Literacy and Numeracy. At the present she is Teaching Esol to students within our Learning Support Hub.

Jacob Hunter

Volunteer Receptionist

Jacob is one of the two people you will meet on reception. Warm and friendly, that radiant smile will greet you the minute you walk through the door of ELSH.
He has excellent computer skills and if anyone needs anything or needs any information he will either know what you are on about or knows how to get the information you require.

He also has an amazing ability to cheer you up whenever you're down.  He is our secret weapon and a perfect receptionist for ELSH.