Thomas Lee - Support Officer
[Trainers and Assessors]
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I took a teaching assistance placement during my degree and found that I really enjoyed education. I received an offer to teach in China, and shortly after a 6 month contract with Baltic for the gap until the next academic year. During my time with Baltic I supported with exam invigilation and worked on some curriculum materials and then subsequently received a full time contract to work within the curriculum team, which I happily accepted!
I have a CertHE in Business Economics and a BSc in Computer Science.
I had work experience in a secondary school as an IT technician, teaching assistant as part of my degree, worked in the department of work and pensions as a finance administrator and used to help out at my parent's takeaway.
During my college years, I attended summer schools at LSE and CUHK, where I studied Economics and Mandarin language.
I've been with Baltic for over a year and 5 months now, starting at the end of January 2018.
My responsibilities include invigilating exams, working on the curriculum material, handling pre-qualificiation eligibility queries for potential apprentices and delivering exam support sessions to learners who are struggling to pass exams and require additional support.
Moving into a relatively new role of delivering, the best part is talking with the learners and then watching them on their journey to success.
Every day at Baltic feels like a great memory as I feel really valued and enjoy the company of everyone, but one that stands out was during The Baltics party. I was nominated and won the value of Curiosity within months of joining which really improved my confidence.
My role has changed drastically from my initial 6 month contract. I had begun transitioning into the trainer side of the business where I helped create and update curriculum material, and support learners on struggling exams.
To purchase a motion racing simulator... would probably have to buy a bigger house if I want space in my living room though!
I used to play video games at a professional level.
When I used to skateboard, (prepare for all these skateboarding terms!) I pulled off a varial flip into a primo accidentally, then fell but recovered into a casper and out with a shoveit infront of a skate crowd... they went mental and it was the most hyped I've ever been.
I like to play a lot of video games, from sim racing to strategy to first person shooters. It's also one of the ways to keep in touch with my best friend who moved to New York. I used to play a wide variety of sport but due to time I'm just limited to Badminton in the weekends. During my gaming breaks, I like to play poker/chess while watching TV series or movies at the same time.