Welcome to LESSONing the Load’s website.
My name’s Alli, and I’m an education and well-being consultant based in the North East of England. I'm an experienced teacher and personal tutor with a valid DBS certificate, but I’ve also been a subject leader for A-level Psychology, a UCAS and EPQ supervisor, and an examiner, too. I strongly believe that true education is a holistic process, and my aim is to help students reach their potential on many different levels as they move forward in life.
During my teaching career, I worked in sixth form and FE colleges, but I have also been employed by an academy chain as a one-to-one tutor in a secondary school. I now largely work privately as an online tutor, teaching one-to-one and running small group sessions and webinars for psychology, maths and English, but I also run in-person sessions for Reiki (L1, L2 and L3) and interactive well-being webinars.
I started tutoring GCSE Maths whilst at university in the 1990s and before I began my teaching career as a lecturer of psychology. My passion for teaching quickly led me into the sixth form sector. Here, I completed my PGCE (PCET) and, after a few years, took the opportunity to become an examiner. In 2015, after almost seventeen years as a classroom teacher, I made the decision to set up LESSONing the Load and have never looked back. In its early days, the business offered tuition sessions in maths, English and psychology to students in their own homes. However, LESSONing the Load has grown at a rate I could never have predicted and, keen to meet demands, has now evolved into an online service provider for psychology, maths and English, where students can have one-to-one, small group tuition or take part in webinars with an experienced teacher no matter where they live.
I believe that in order to grow and reach our full potential, we need to work holistically with our body, mind and soul to address our physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs. This belief led me to the study of Reiki, and in particular Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho, a traditional form of Reiki that can be used to help manage or reduce stress and to clear the mind. I'm a Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho Master Teacher, an Angelic Reiki practitioner, a member of the UK Reiki Federation, and I have completed training in Mindfulness (MBSR), suicide prevention and also counselling skills.