Hi, I'm Christina; I graduated from Oxford University with a 2.1 and then retrained to gain a PGCE (Distinction) in Secondary Science. As an experienced teacher and department leader I have always held consistently high expectations for students across the age and ability range, alongside building excellent relationships to ensure that students succeed.
I recently changed career from Head of Science to a new role as a Senior Policy Advisor in Children's Social Care. Whilst teaching I held a range of posts in science departments largely focused on improving results at Key Stage 4 and managing the recent transition to the new GCSEs and A-Levels, and successfully taught across all sciences at GCSE and Chemistry at A-Level. For several years I worked as a GCSE examiner and continue my involvement as a senior examiner and team leader for a major exam board.
My initial tutoring session focuses on getting to know the student, their needs, and identifying their areas of strength and weakness to ensure that future sessions are bespoke, effective and targeted. This then allows me to ensure that the support provided is personalised to the individual.
My approach concentrates both on securing understanding of key concepts, and exam technique. I can always provide additional work for students between sessions, as regular review of topics will ensure that student knowledge improves. Combining this with marking and feedback on the work means that the benefits of tutoring extend beyond the session itself.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|Canterbury Christ Church University||2012||PGCE||Secondary Science (Distinction)|
|University of Oxford||2011||Bachelors||History (2.1)|
|St Hilda's High School||2008||School||A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, History, German and General Studies|
|St Hilda's High School||2006||School||GCSEs in English, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Award Science, History, German, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education|
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