I am a thirty five year old female Geography and Physical Education (P.E.) teacher who has over eight years teaching experience. Academically, I have a first class BSc. Honours Degree, a Masters (MA.) and a Secondary PGCE (MA.). I am passionate about Geography and PE and this shows in my approach to teaching. I have a proven track record of 100% pass rate at A-Level and G.C.S.E. for both P.E. and Geography - this also applies to the most recent A-Level and G.C.S.E. Summer results. I am positive, highly motivated by success and I thrive on challenges that involve helping others.
I have over eight years teaching experience and will be in my ninth year of teaching from September 2019 onwards. Previously, two years of which were as Head of Department (HoD) for both A-Level PE and Geography and one year as an ESL teacher at Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. More recently I was employed as an A-Level Geography and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) teacher at a Sixth Form College in Hull and most recently at a Sixth Form School in Hertfordshire.
I was also previously a mentor whilst studying as an undergraduate at a high school in Cardiff. Mentoring sessions were held for those students at risk of disengagement and who were borderline. Upon completion of the mentoring programme, the students grades were significantly higher than expected; following weekly mentor meetings with me and upon completion of Individual Action Plans (IAPs) with SMART goals in place. My lessons are fun, engaging and stimulating and will keep you thinking long after the lesson has finished.
Subject knowledge is very important and plays a large part in passing exams. I can help you to obtain this by providing additional reading material that is not necessarily in your textbook but in journal and magazine articles. This will give you "the edge" when answering your extended answers (especially at AS and A-Level)... But what if I told you that knowledge is only one part?
The key factor is having the tools to utilise that knowledge to the best advantage and answer the question as accurately as possible. Understanding command words for example like "Evaluate" and "Analyse" are crucial in obtaining the best results (especially in extended essay answers). Exam and revision techniques are therefore also significant. I aim to show students how to work 'smarter' and not necessarily 'harder'. I combine a teaching and mentoring approach when tutoring students so that clear goals are realistic, achievable and are individual to each student's needs. We agree on an action plan using SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and within a designated Time scale) goals so the student should never feel overwhelmed or feel that the goals are unrealistic.
Just to provide an idea of previous tuition success stories:
An A-Level OCR PE Student in Cardiff who previously attained a 'U' Grade (prior to tuition) for her AS PE exam. Her mum contacted me for extra help via online lessons from September 2016 to June 2017. I was overjoyed to find out that she had attained a 'B' Grade for her A Level PE Summer 2017 exams. She has now secured her chosen university place studying a BSc. Hons. Degree in Sport Science.
Another example is an Edexcel A Level PE student who previously attained a 'U' grade (prior to tuition) in his mock exams in January 2017. His father contacted me wanting extra help via online lessons from January 2017 to June 2017. He has since achieved a 'C' grade and following this success will continue his tuition with me into his second year of linear exams.
A more recent success story was where I tutored a GCSE Geography student in Hull. She travelled to my home address and also received online Skype lessons. She successfully achieved an A* in GCSE Geography in August 2017 and has now secured a place at college to study all of her A-Level choices that she wanted to pursue. (Please see reference below for more details)
Finally, I also tutored a student online for GCSE PE where she was predicted a B Grade by her teachers. However, following lessons with me for around five months, she achieved a Grade 9 - which is equivalent to an A*! (Please see reference below for more details).
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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|Cardiff Metropolitan University||2011||PGCE||Secondary PGCE|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||2008||Masters||MA. Sport, Culture and Society - Merit|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||2006||Bachelors||BSc. Hons.- Sport and PE - First Class Degree (1:1)|
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