Dawn King

Residential Childcare and Adult Care, Paragon Skills Personal Tutor

Dawn has recently celebrated her two-year anniversary as a Personal Tutor for Paragon Skills; she is one of our exceptional Personal Tutors, supporting and providing learning to our learners. Dawn is a specialist in Adult Care and Residential Childcare, with experience and qualifications up to Level 5, and currently supports a diverse caseload of learners as a Personal Tutor. Having had a substantial 20-year career in the Adult Care and Residential Childcare sector, Dawn made the decision to professionally develop and learn a new skill and move across to the education sector and share her knowledge and passion with the sector specialists of the future. 

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Dawn’s thoughts on working as a Personal Tutor

I love helping people, seeing them progress and grow in a career they love; nothing is better than meeting someone on their initial induction, supporting them through their journey and seeing their confidence grow, then getting them to have achieved a distinction, especially when I have learners go from their level 2 qualification up to their level 5. Every person deserves this, and I love to see them flying and succeeding because of the support and qualifications they have gained from us. I had heard lots of positive things about Paragon Skills, so I feel like me being here was meant to be. 

I work closely with learners and employers on their chosen qualification, from initial induction onto their learner journey through to their End-Point Assessment (EPA). I deliver 1:1 or group sessions with the learners, using my experience in Care to deliver impactful teaching and learning and support to help them progress, I also build and nurture strong relationships with their employers to assist with the engagement and progression of their learners through their current qualification or for progression onto higher levels. 

I feel that in this role I really help people change their lives, my proudest moment as a Personal Tutor was helping a learner who had a previous conviction and addiction issues turn his life around and begin a homeless initiative to help others who faced a difficult time. I was really proud to have worked with him and played a part in his journey. everyone should have the opportunity to learn new skills and gain new experiences regardless of their background or past experience. Paragon Skills are at the top of our game, the evidence is there with the multiple awards that we win, annually. We have great systems in place, such as Bud, and we have innovative ideas and investment in our colleagues and business. We are lucky to have a very passionate Senior Leadership Team and Executive team who drive us to be the best we can be. 

If you enjoyed learning more about Dawn and her role as a Personal Tutor, take a look at our careers page to view the vacancies we have available. Want to learn more about Paragon Skills and the work that we do? Take a moment to view our case studies and blog posts on our website. 

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