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Daniel

Daniel

Dr Daniel Beech (Ph.D. M.A. BSc) - Tutor and Examiner

Tutoring areas:
Dudley, East Shropshire, North Worcestershire, South Staffordshire, Telford, Wolverhampton.

Online tuition: All locations.

First/Introductory session - Free.

I am committed to tutoring and teaching Geography (Human and Physical) at numerous levels of academic development, and are also an examiner for both GCSE and A-Level. Having been awarded a Ph.D. (2017), and successfully completing both an M.A. (2012) and BSc (2011), I have the skill and experience to teach/tutor across the discipline. Furthermore, I am capable of teaching research methods and exam preparation/revision.

My specialist area is hazard and risk management (seismic, urban and climatic hazards), but I also have the ability to teach social, regional and cultural geography, as well as Physical Geography. Alongside tutoring, I am an associate of natural hazards.

Academic grades:
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy
M.A. - Merit
BSc - First (Hons)

A-Level:
Geography - A
Business and Economics - B
Psychology - B

GCSE:
Geography - A
History - A
English Literature - A
English Language - A
Religious Education - A

Two B's and One C

Grants and Distinctions:
Royal Geographical Club Award 2014
Doctoral Career Development Scholarship 2012
Entrance Scholarship (Aberystwyth University) 2008

Tutoring Experience

Alongside my postgraduate studies, I have taken on numerous teaching responsibilities at Aberystwyth University. I have experience of teaching both Human and Physical Geography, and have also been an academic tutor for first-year university students. Modules have included 'Geohazards', 'Volcanic Activity', and 'Global Security'.

My academic commitments and responsibilities have enabled me to gain experience of teaching both large and small class sizes. The students enrolled on my modules have exceeded their academic expectations, with consistently high grades and the acquisition of transferable skills.

Furthermore, I have taught college students on the Aberystwyth Summer University, having been an academic tutor and lecturer. The scheme is part of the 'Widening Participation in Higher Education' initiative, and has allowed me to successfully prepare students for university.

As well as my teaching experiences, I have marked coursework and undergraduate examinations in multiple modules, and are an examiner for GCSE and A-Level. I have also been an assistant lecturer, prepared module materials, and introduced students to field training and research methods.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to tutoring is flexible, and dependant on the level of the student, but I intend for lessons to be as interactive as possible. I can bring analytical and critical skills, and plan ahead depending on the student's needs and intentions. Furthermore, I encourage discussion, and will mark assessments and homework free of charge. As an examiner, I fully understand mark schemes and expectations, and can assess in a precise, accurate and synoptic manner.

I am reliable, committed, proactive, with good time management, and can form a strong bond with students. My experience as a lecturer and a tutor ensures I can adapt to different teaching styles and personalities.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (daytime)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Aberystwyth University2017DoctorateGeography (Philosophy) - Managing Volcanic Hazards: An Actor-Network of Technology and Communication
Aberystwyth University2012MastersRegional and Environmental Policy
Aberystwyth University2011BachelorsGeography (Hons)
Bishop Milner Roman Catholic School2008CollegeGeography

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