Information About Amber - Wimborne tutor - (22 reviews)
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I graduated in 1994 from Reading University with a first class degree in Biology. I then went on to obtain a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Southampton University in 2000. I undertook teacher training at Bath University, obtaining my PGCE in 2001. I also have an FAETC qualification which specifically covers post 16 education.
I am very enthusiastic about anything to do with Science. I adore being a teacher and have never wanted to do anything else. I love working with children.
I have three children aged 23, 13 and 12.
I have been a teacher for 20 years. I began my career working in adult education moving into School in 2001. In recent years I have been running A level Biology evening classes for adults as well as providing home tuition. As a home tutor I have taught A Level Biology courses from all the main examining boards as well as teaching GCSE Science, the Access to Higher Education Diploma and entry level 1,2 and 3 Maths.
Until recently I also worked for AQA Examining board as an A level examiner. My examiner performance, over five years, was rated grade A. Being an examiner is valuable experience as it informs a teacher of common misconceptions and the pitfalls that students can fall into. I understand the importance of good exam technique and requesting exam papers back to check this. I know that my past students have appreciated and benefited from my experience as an examiner.
My track record is good. 100% of my evening class students last year obtained or exceeded the grade they needed to take up their University place. Most of my A level tutees achieve top grades, with occasional students obtaining 100% on certain papers.
I adore science and constantly endeavour to update my knowledge. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to enthuse others about science. I am especially enthusiastic about teaching Biology A level. The reward of helping a student achieve a needed qualification or igniting an interest is immense and far outweighs financial reward.
I also appreciate the importance of believing in a student and building their confidence. So many students arrive with their confidence deflated by a poor examination grade not realising that this can happen to any student, even A* students. Attention to exam technique or a change in teaching style can produce dramatic changes. I have a large stock of past papers for all examination boards as question practice is an essential part of exam preparation. I will always set homework. I have an A level Biology **Contact Detail Removed** page where I post links to on-line resources.
I used to be a committee member of the Dorset Dyslexia Association and have an interest in utilising alternative teaching methods to teach dyslexic students. Many of my teaching resources are visual or activity based. I am mindful of the fact that every student has their own unique learning style and that a teacher must be adaptable and inventive. Working with home educated children and their parents has given me the opportunity to step outside the confines of the national curriculum and develop some interesting project work.
Please do contact me if you think I may be able to help you or your child with their education.
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- Bath University (2001) - Teacher Training- Secondary (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Southampton University (2000) - Environmental Studies (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Poole and Bournemouth College (1999) - Further and Adult Ed Teaching Certificate (Other) (✔ On File)
- Reading University (1994) - Biology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Hannah is able to take in the information, and is able to talk in greater detail about the subject matter.
Amber was quick to identify his areas for development with explanation and a clear forward plan.
Amber has been incredibly flexible with us even at short notice.
We are lucky to have found her.