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An Interview with… Caitilin Jones

Moving back to focus on our incredible KLU team, we thought we’d take the opportunity to get to know and to introduce you to one of our new team members, Caitilin!

Caitilin’s been running tutoring sessions for us, and to be honest, we in the office are truly jealous of her students! The ideas and discussions that have been coming out of her philosophy group have been incredibly insightful and interesting, and we look forward to hearing about many more like them!

We’d like to officially welcome her to the team, and we’re incredibly grateful to her for taking the time for a short Q&A… Thanks, Caitilin!

 

Q: How did you first hear about Kids Like Us?

Caitilin: Through Alan Wilkes, a maths tutor at KLU and a lovely human being.

Q: What made you decide to join Kids Like Us?

Caitilin: Because I want to do meaningful work and share my love of literacy!

Q: Tell us a little about what you’re going to be doing at Kids Like Us

Caitilin: Facilitating my students’ ability to communicate their knowledge, skills and understanding to others, working with young people to build self-esteem and life skills, and sharing my understanding of diverse abilities and learning styles.

Q: What’s the best thing about what you do?

Caitilin: Discovering people’s capabilities, and making education accessible.

Q: What do you do when you’re not at Kids Like Us?

Caitilin: I do a lot! I cook delicious food for family and friends, tend to my veggie patch, walk by the sea with my loyal dog Barney, play with my kids, go on picnics, and go snorkelling. I also argue politics over a bottle of red with my husband, plan crazy weekends away with my four eccentric girlfriends and look after my Mum.

Q: If you were a fictional character, which character do you think you’d be – and why?

Caitilin: Moon Face from The Magic Faraway Tree, because he is always up for adventure! He is also kind, likes meeting new people, and is always learning. Oh, and I do have quite a big round face!

Q: What was your favourite book when you were at school?

Caitilin: Just one? Oh, that’s way too hard! The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the Flies, 1984, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, The Time Machine, and The Day of the Triffids.

Oh dear, I’ve let the cat out of the bag that I love a bit of Sci-Fi…!