ASSESOR & BTEC TUTOR: MEGAN MARSHALL
What inspired you to become a tutor?
I have always wanted to help people and to support them however I can, I started off working in schools with those that had SEN and found it really rewarding, so when the opportunity arose for me to be a Tutor here at T3 I jumped at it.
How did you get into teaching at T3?
When I was younger my family did a full extension to the back of our house, from the age of 7 years old I was helping by laying some bricks, picking out building materials and watching my stepdad and his work colleagues build the extension themselves. This gave me a keen interest in construction from a young age, but I was put off studying in that industry due to feeling like it ‘wasn’t a woman’s role’, however as times have changed my opinion has completely flipped!
I then studied at T3 to gain my own Level 3 qualification in Design and Draughting which I really enjoyed. I did this alongside my previous role, working as a Designer at a Truss / Joist manufacturer. This gave me a lot of experience working in the construction industry, as well as working with different clients, architects, and engineers from all over the UK on large scheme projects, providing designs to suit their needs.
What is your typical day like as a tutor?
My typical day as a Tutor is to greet all my students when they come in, get them settled and found out more about them. I then get them started on the topic we will be looking at and ensure that its as engaging as possible so that the information sticks. From there I just try to make my students feel supported and helping them in any way I can.
What do you love most about what you teach?
I love getting into the different types of buildings and their materials, looking at the design aspect in terms of new sustainable ways we can build and how different people come together to create something new and exciting.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy long walks with my two dogs and husband, watching new films (I’m bit of a film buff!) as well as catching up with friends.
Whoever says women can’t, they certainly can. Never give up on what you want to achieve and make the most of what life throws at you.