Meet Ben: Rapid Fire Questions With One Of Our Tutors
Posted on 11th December 2017 at 12:51
For a change we put one of our tutors into the interview hot-seat, as we thought it might be fun to find out a bit more about him and give our learners a break from being interviewed haha! Ben Pedley is a popular tutor at Onside Education, teaching at our academies including Salford Red Devils and MIFA, without further ado let's check out what he had to say when we sat down with him.
Ben trained at the University of Bedfordshire where he played for-and captained the Rugby team (an impressive achievement!). He then worked in a variety of secondary schools in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire before moving to Leeds, where after a year of working at a secondary school for a year in Leeds decided to do something different and applied to work at Onside. Ben started by tutoring at our previous academy in Heywood; Soccer Icon. He enjoyed working there and as such was ‘more than happy’ to extend to working at MIFA and Salford Red Devil’s. Ben has played a variety of different sports throughout his life and some of his biggest achievements include 'hitting a six and taking 3 wickets' at Trent Bridge cricket ground, and cycling from London to Brighton for charity. Ben enjoys teaching as it is something new every day and the chance to help people enjoy sports as much as he does... he also "couldn’t bare to wear a shirt and tie every day" (now the truth emerges Ben haha!).
Role model: Johnny Wilkinson, as he is a good player, honest, trustworthy and hard working and a decent guy (it looks like our very own Ben Pedley has a close connection with Johnny to have such personal knowledge haha!)
Strangest habit: I eat with my knife and fork in the wrong hands
Best place visited on holiday: Vancouver
Guilty pleasure: spaghetti hoops and sausages on toast
Best joke: It's got to be Dad jokes, like...
'what do you call a magic dog?' Answer: Labracadabrador
Favourite food: steak- medium rare
Favourite film: Remember the Titans
If you weren't’t in sports teaching what career would you have pursued: I'd have still worked in sports- either as a physio or a team doctor, either of those would have been good.
Thanks to Ben for agreeing to be our first tutor featured interview, we hope to do a few more of these in the future! In the meantime make sure you're following us on social media to keep updated on all that is happening at Onside Education (exciting things are coming very soon!!)
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