I currently teach Chemistry, Biology and Physics up to GCSE level in a large secondary academy in South London. I also teach Chemistry up to A-level. I use clear explanations and practical examples to break down difficult concepts to my pupils, which helps them to understand and enjoy science.
I am a patient tutor and I build good relationships with all my pupils, which is essential for an effective learning environment; my pupils feel safe with me, which encourages them to challenge themselves, to make mistakes and learn.
I enjoy a healthy work-life balance and encourage the young people I work with to do the same; I train and compete as a senior athlete for Surrey and South London Harriers.
I currently work in a large secondary academy in Croydon where I teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 3 (years 7-8) and Key Stage 4 (years 9-11). I also teach A-level Chemistry. I teach pupils aged 11-18 with a wide range of needs and abilities, from those with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) to those identified as most able/gifted and talented by their school. This enables me to adapt my teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of my learners. I also teach Chemistry to Triple Science classes.
Through working in a well-supported academy I have access to a plethora of resources, such as textbooks, worksheets and past-exam papers, which I use to support all my pupils with the new science curriculum.
Every lesson will start with an initial assessment, which will enable me to identify the pupil's strengths, weaknesses, misconceptions, their approach to exam questions and their exam technique. I will then tailor an individual programme based on the national curriculum (Key Stage 3) or the exam specification (Key Stage 4), along with information provided by your child's class teacher. This is important as it is rare for a school to follow the curriculum content in a linear fashion.
For some, it may be a case of re-teaching large amounts of content where sickness or supply teachers have led to numerous gaps in the pupil's knowledge; again, this will be determined after the initial assessment.
I use a variety of methods to help pupils recall key words and key concepts. These include: quick-fire questions, exam questions and rap. This also makes my lessons fun and engaging.
To meet the demands of the new science curriculum, pupils need as much exam practice as possible. This is a key feature of all my lessons: decoding exam questions and learning how to answer them.
|Languages||English (British), French|
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|Kingston University||2013||Bachelors||BSc (Hons) Human Biology|
|Goldsmith University||2016||PGCE||Postgraduate Cerificate in Education (Science)|
|Harris City Academy Crystal Palace||2016||QTS||Qualified Teachers Status|
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