Hi, I’m Rachel Rosser the Skills Coach for Science, Engineering and Services to People based in Cowbridge Road campus.
I joined the College a year ago and my new role has already brought great rewards and personal satisfaction of helping students achieve their best. From beauty therapy and hairdressing students to forensic science and engineering students, there has been plenty for me to get on with!
I have supported students with assignment writing/proof reading and exam preparation, as well as offering general literacy and numeracy support on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. Every student has been unique having different learning needs, however I have noticed one common theme – their confidence has grown and I have enjoyed watching their smiles as they have passed their courses!
I was particularly proud of a student who was home schooled and did not have any experience of being in a classroom. He ended up achieving the Faculty’s Student of the Year Award, successfully passed the level 1 course and has enrolled onto a level 2 course.
I am also pleased to have played a part in another student’s success. I provided literacy support for a student who was enrolled on the alternative GCSE programme. He said:
“I saw the Skills Coach once a week for two terms. We looked at sentence structure and practised for my GCSE English exams. I went from an F grade to a D. This benefitted me so much!”