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I`m 27 years old and graduated from the University of Cambridge, where I studied Natural Sciences and specialised in Astrophysics, in 2011. I then worked for a leading investment bank before retraining to become a teacher on the Teach First scheme. Until recently I taught GCSE and A Level Physics at an academy in East London, where I was Deputy Head of Sixth Form and responsible for overseeing applications to Oxford and Cambridge. I am now taking a break from teaching to study a Masters degree at UCL.
I taught for three and a half years at a school which is consistently in the top 10 in the country. In 2016, 5/8 of my A2 students achieved A/A* and 7/8 went on to Russell Group universities, while my Year 11 students made more than a grade of progress on average. Consequently, the Physics department has been rated as the best in the school at A Level according to ALPS. In my role as Deputy Head of Sixth Form, I planned and delivered the school`s University Support Programme as well as overseeing Oxbridge applications in Y13, including preparation for admissions tests like the MAT, PAT and STEP.
In summary, I can offer a range of support to tutees beyond what`s covered in the Physics specification, including development of higher order problem solving and critical skills, advice on choosing courses at university and practice interviews for Oxbridge and Russell Group applicants.
As part of my role in leading the sixth form at my school, I did a lot of research across a number of departments to try and identify the barriers to achievement at A Level and develop strategies to address them. What's required in all subjects, but especially Physics, which involves a high degree of difficult problem solving, is a mix of core knowledge and methods alongside the confidence and resilience to use that knowledge in new and unusual contexts.
I tutored four A2 Physics students last year, all of whom found the sessions both helpful and enjoyable. One student had all of the knowledge but was not managing to apply it correctly in exam questions. Through regular discussion and encouragement, his confidence grew during the six months I was tutoring him and he ended up going from a C in his December mocks to an A in his final A2 exams. He's now studying Physics at a Russell Group university, where he'll be using these skills to an even greater depth.
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