27 December 2014
Please find below a selection of learners’ comments, feedback from learner reviews, surveys and course evaluations I have carried out and received during 2013-2014.
“The course has been extremely informative and fun and I have had a mass of valuable help throughout. As always everything has been explained to me clearly and I’m in no doubt of what to do next and know I’ll receive all of the help and support that I need.”
“Constant friendly support on areas where I occasionally got confused with questions. Helped explain questions when wording was confusing.”
“My tutor has helped me, the feedback I received was very helpful and pointed me in the right direction if I was stuck on something. I have also found the support very helpful.”
“I had very good support and feedback from my tutor, I’ve enjoyed the training I had been given.”
“Tutor has helped explain queries on how to look at things to make problems easier to work out and used feedback from tutor to enable me to understand some of the questions.”
“I was helped when needed and given clear instructions to enable me to progress through my course.”
“I have found my tutor very helpful and understanding.”
“Very good support and assistance when required.”
“My tutor has been really good and has helped me when I have been stuck.”
“I have had positive feedback on my course and help with things I was unsure about to help me progress.”
For further testimonials and references please visit www.dpm.me.uk/cv
3 January 2012
Unfortunately, for the second time within two years I find myself in the unfortunate position of looking for work during these difficult economic times, due to being once again made redundant due to centre closure where I previously worked. I am a qualified post-16 Tutor / Trainer, learning practitioner, educator and IT specialist based in Plymouth, UK. If any prospective employers are interested in utilising my skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications in the areas of delivering, managing and supporting e-learning, learning and development, training, project based roles, IT and Internet or any other relevant vacancies then please view the following work related activities and content available on my website, blog and other social media that maybe of interest.
I thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you regarding any possible job opportunities.
UPDATE: Since this blog post was published I have successfully secured employment.
28 December 2011
Please find below a selection of learners’ comments, feedback from learner reviews, surveys and course evaluations I have carried out and received during 2011.
“David was always available during my sessions and I found him to be very knowledgeable and approachable.”
“Willing to give time to any questions raised by me.”
“David explains everything whenever asked…was very helpful, very polite and very encouraging, nothing was too much bother, he was great. David’s support with additional help was outstanding, I struggled with some modules, but everything was explained whenever asked, excellent tutor.”
“Cheerful and helpful.”
“Great course – teacher very helpful and easy to talk to.”
“Knowledgeable and friendly.”
“Assessor always helped identify any additional help…a well run and supervised course…excellent tuition.”
“David was really helpful, friendly and made me feel at ease.”
For further testimonials and references please visit www.dpm.me.uk/cv
8 August 2011
I recently received the following testimonial of my work from Pipex Limited, who I have been working with since November 2010:
“David Massey has been working closely with the staff involved from Pipex since November of 2010 in his role as tutor and advisor on the training involved in the E.C.D.L computer literacy courses. David has made a great impression on all members of staff with his dedication and attention to detail he is always available when help or advice is required and has been invaluable to the students involved, it has been a pleasure to work alongside David and in no small measure his endeavours have resulted in many of the students achieving their targets. We have found David’s flexibility and problem solving to have been a great help during our time working together and would have no problem recommending him for any future or similar positions.” Quality Control Inspector, Works Director and Operations Manager
I have been working with this employer on site at their Head Office based in Plymouth to advise about the best solutions for their training and learning needs, deliver, support IT courses and qualifications as well as carry out testing. Training and learning opportunities delivered include the BCS ECDL Essentials, ECDL Extra, OCR ICT Skills For Life: Entry Level Certificate and Adult Numeracy: Level 1 and 2 Certificates utilising a flexible approach to suit the workload of staff.
Pipex Ltd is a successful award winning innovative company who design, manufacture, supply and install a variety of products from warship piping to wastewater products. They recently published a news article on their website regarding the first members of staff to complete the qualifications I’ve been delivering and supporting, as shown below.
I still continue to work with staff at Pipex and the positive relationship continues. I wish them continued success with their course and working towards the qualifications.
To view further testimonials and references please visit www.dpm.me.uk/cv
22 July 2011
Having completed the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector course which I have attended at Cornwall College St Austell, I have now been awarded this qualification as a qualified numeracy subject specialist tutor / teacher. This is awarded by University of Plymouth.
29 April 2011
This blog post article discusses planning and introducing a raised vegetable bed to the garden. I have been planning to add a raised vegetable bed to the garden for sometime now, but never had time to get around to doing this garden project as yet.
After considering the many possibilities, including making my own and visiting a selection of garden centres for possible raised bed products I stumbled upon the VegTrug. Although raised bed products and kits aren’t a new idea, the VegTrug seems to have become a popular product in a short amount of time. The VegTrug is an attractive wooden raised vegetable bed in a range of sizes. Due to it being raised above the ground, it keeps produce away from slugs and snails. The British firm behind the VegTrug has also introduced a few innovative ideas, such as an iPhone app, website offering growing ideas, pictures, videos and other relevant content as well as a Twitter feed which I feel adds value to the product and their brand in order to ensure you make full use of the VegTrug and to provide and share new fresh ideas through users contributing their comments. I decided to use the VegTrug for the basis of my raised vegetable bed, however due to popularity the size I wanted was out of stock. Therefore, I reserved one and now waiting for new stock to be delivered to the garden centre in the next few weeks. Due to waiting for the VegTrug to arrive, I have been able to plan my vegetable bed. The plan so far for the raised vegetable bed is as follows:
A selection of vegetables, salad, herbs and fruit will be grown, initially as listed below.
- Strawberries in one or two corners, due to cascading over the side
- A row of carrots in the middle due to more depth
- Curly kale
- Mint in another corner
- Lettuce or other salad leaves
- Spring onions
- Other possible additions: beetroot, cabbage and potatoes
It will be situated on a paved area and produce will be planted using a mix of seeds and from plants. Previously I have grown vegetables, herbs such as mint and fruit separately in pots and containers. However, the VegTrug will allow me to have a dedicated self-contained raised vegetable bed in the garden for growing a selection of homegrown produce. Other benefits include easy maintenance and weeding as well as watering of the produce due to it being raised and a self-contained area. It is also versatile as the produce grown can change depending on the seasons and if not required during a particular period could be used for planting flowers and plants as a decorative planter. I’m excited about the new addition to the garden and can’t wait to install the VegTrug, plant the produce and for the first harvest. I will post further blog updates and articles, including pictures in order to follow how the raised vegetable bed grows and develops as well as changes through the seasons.