Hi I am new to the forums just looking for some teaching advice. I am currently taking some time out of my PGCE course in order to gain some school experience. My main problems I had during the PGCE was I was very nervous in the classroom in front of the class, poor classroom presence, lack of assertiveness and my behaviour management was terrible. On top of that my mentor was really harsh and quite unsupportive and so that didn't really help me to gain any confidence. I am currently working as a maths intervention tutor in a secondary school and love it, I am great 1 to 1 and in small groups and I'm quite doing well. However I am worried if I'll ever make a good teacher because Ive always been quite shy and I am too soft on the kids as well as the things Ive suggested above. Does anyone have any advice for me? How do you think I can improve on my areas of weakness so I am in a stronger position when I go back to finish my PGSE course next year? Thankyou for your time.