I currently work as a PE teacher in a well established school in South London. I have a real passion for the theoretical components of sport and PE and currently teach up to the A-Level to individuals with a wide range of ability. This includes working with students who struggle to access the course as well as students who are striving for the higher marks.
I graduated from the University of Southampton with a first class honours degree in Sport Studies. The multi-disciplinary nature of my degree meant that I was lucky enough to cover aspects of sports from a wide range including Sport and the Law, Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology, Sociology and Essential Issues within PE to name a few. I am passionate about Physical Education as a subject, continually following and partaking in debates regarding the academic stance of the subject, as well as actively participating myself. My dissertation (awarded a high first class mark) involved visiting secondary schools and considering the relationship between 'PE' and 'School Sport' with the recent dissolution of school sport funding.
I have always strived for the best, achieving:
GCSE: 7 As and 2 Bs
AS Level: Biology - B
A Level: PE - A
Psychology - A
English Language - A
I began my teaching experience as a cover supervisor at a school in Bristol. Here I specialised in PE and English although covered a wide variety of lessons across all subjects. Although not specific to PE this has allowed me to experiment with different methods of teaching due to the nature of different subjects. I then went on to complete a Graduate Teacher Programme which the school sponsored me to do in PE. Once this was completed I moved to London to start as a PE teacher where I have progressed to now co-ordinate both A-Level PE and BTEC Level 2. I have experience in teaching GCSE PE, BTEC Level 2 First for Sport and A-Level PE as well as tutoring privately for 3 years in PE across different examining boards and key stages.
I am proud of the results I achieve with my students, ensuring that my lessons are tailored to meet the students needs and that they feel stretched and supported throughout.
I am keen to understand and find out what works for you and fully support the notion of individualized learning.
I would begin by using a basic assessment to create a grounding of understanding before building upon this in a manner appropriate to each individual. With many years of both teaching and coaching experience I appreciate that different approaches work for different individuals and would look to co-operate with my tutee to assess which works best.
From my teaching experience I feel I have a firm understanding of specifications of different exam boards and would look to utilise a wide range of resources and materials to make lessons fun and worthwhile. Students must ensure that they are confident with both content and exam writing skills and I firmly believe it is vital to build in structured exam practice into their learning. I have a multitude of resources that I use when I teach to assist with exam practice and would happily pass these to tutees that I am working with.
To finalise, I would look to end each session by discussing what has been learnt. It is in my experience that it is often the manner in which someone says something that can trigger the memory of a key bit of information in an exam situation.
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|University of Southampton||2011||Bachelors||First Class Honours BSc in Sport Studies|
|STA||2010||Other||STA Level 1 Swimming Coach|
|University of Gloucestershire||2012||QTS||Graduate Teacher Programme|
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