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Erin New

BA, PGCE

Subject: Business Studies

Unless we work in the public sector, we will all either work for, or are the owners of a business! This is why Business Studies is such a great subject – it will help you to understand why and how business decisions are made. Many of the students I have taught have loved Business Studies because they can apply it to real life – I hope you will too!

I have always had a desire to help people and have been involved in coaching sport as well as student support from a young age. Exceptional and inspiring teachers have enabled me to achieve my potential and motivated me to become a teacher. After studying A Levels in French, Chemistry and Physical Education, I went on to study French and Management at the University of Leeds. During this time I completed two placements in schools both in the UK and in France. This cemented my desire to become a teacher and help others to achieve their goals too.

After university, I decided to pursue a career in international hotel management and lived in Paris for a year. I learnt so much in a high-paced and dynamic business environment. Although I enjoyed my time immensely, I knew that education was where my true passion lay and made the decision to return home and complete my PGCE.

Once I had qualified, I began working in a local secondary school. In that time I have worked as Head of Year and Subject Leader for Business Studies and Economics. Alongside this, I have also marked for an exam board for three years. This has enabled me to understand, in detail, the requirements of the exams themselves. I feel that this experience has made me a stronger teacher and Tutor.

When I am not teaching or tutoring I love to spend time with my family as well as visiting new places. I recently became a mum for the first time and spend much of my weekend out walking with my husband, son and our Labrador, Nala. We love the sea, mountains and forests and being out and about in general. I also enjoy being involved in fitness activities having been a keen basketball player since the age of five.

You have chosen a fabulous subject to study, and I am looking forward to helping you to fulfil your potential while enjoying your studies!

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