I am a Chemistry A Level examiner and a teacher in a sixth form college. I have a PhD in Biochemistry (Distinction) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction). I offer tuition in person as well as online. My hobbies are varied, but I would mention chess and football.
I have been an A Level Chemistry classroom teacher since 2011. My resources and worksheets range from introduction of topics to activities that challenge students to the A* grade. I am aware of typical problem areas where students struggle as well as common misconceptions, and I tackle them in ways that students feel comfortable with. In addition to A Level Chemistry, my classroom teaching experience also includes GCSE Chemistry and HND in Applied Chemistry Level 4 and 5 (equivalent to first and second year of a chemistry degree).
My experience as an A Level Chemistry examiner enables me to guide students on how to maximise their performance in exams. I work with my students through mark schemes, helping them to interpret them, and revise independently. I emphasise the need for accurate terminology in explanations and clear working out of calculations. Also, I help students understand the structure of standard exam questions as well as approaches to unfamiliar ones.
In the first lesson I show original documentation for identity, proof of qualifications and DBS (previously known as CRB) to my students and their parents.
My approach to teaching students consists of the following steps:
-To establish a good atmosphere between the student and myself.
-To identify the student’s current level and the difficulties they are experiencing in the topic we are going to start working on.
-To define the learning objectives for the session so that students have a clear idea of what they need to learn.
-To keep a continuous interaction with the student during the whole lesson though questioning and different activities in order to keep the student engaged whilst I can check if learning is taking place.
-To evaluate the session in terms of what the student has mastered and what needs further work.
-To set homework so that the student consolidates the acquisition of new concepts and skills.
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|References Available||On File|
|University of Seville, Spain||2011||Doctorate||Cum Laude (Distinction)|
|London Metropolitan University||2011||PGCE||Distinction|
|General Teaching Council for England||2011||QTS||Distinction|
|University of Granada, Spain||2004||Bachelors||2:1|
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