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Darren

Darren

Private Geography and English (Foreign Language) Tuition in Princes Risborough

I have been a teacher for over 17 years and am currently employed as Assistant Headteacher at an Oxfordshire school. I have experience teaching Geography and other Humanities subjects, 5 years as Head of Humanities and 6 years as Head of Geography in schools in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. I have also worked for AQA as an examiner for Geography A-Level, GCSE and NEA. Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my young family, travelling and sports such as rugby, swimming, football and hiking.

Tutoring Experience

I worked for 1 year in Germany teaching English and completed my PGCE on the Isle of Man in 2007. My Initial post as a Geography teacher in Buckinghamshire was for 4 years. As Head of Geography at my second Buckinghamshire school, results and uptake improved dramatically. I was Head of Humanities in my 3rd Buckinghamshire school applied the strategies across all Humanities subjects very successfully, culminating in a dramatic increase in results. Moving to Hertfordshire as Head of Humanities was again a challenge, this time on a multi-school level. Again, the best A-level results in the area came from Humanities (Geography and History mainly). My current challenge is as Assistant Headteacher in an Oxfordshire school.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to teaching is to inspire students to learn by ensuring they enjoy the subject. I use various methods to differentiate and get the best from students and ensure progress by focusing on revision techniques, exam technique and concept understanding. I can only offer weekday evenings. This could either be online or preferably, once lockdown has ended, I would visit your home.

LanguagesEnglish (British), German
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Lancaster University2004BachelorsGeography and German
Edge hill 2007PGCEGeography PGCE

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Subjects taught
GeographyIn-personOnline
Primary£40£36
Secondary£40£36
GCSE£45£40.50
A-Level£50£45
Casual Learner£40£36
GeologyIn-personOnline
Primary£40£36
Secondary£40£36
GCSE£45£40.50
A-Level£50£45
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