I am a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher of science and have followed my heart into a career that is worthwhile and interesting. My view on science is that it by far the most relevant and interesting of topics, and my love of science shines through all that I am. I am interested in astronomy and geology as will as the principle sciences and keep myself fully up to date with the changing face of science in society.
Away from the classroom, I have been a member of St. John Ambulance for more than 30 years and have led groups of young people as far as New Zealand to speak to the World Health Organisation as well as many thousands of hours in public duty and volunteering as a youth leader.
I have been a Science teacher since 2003 when I retrained as a teacher following a career in the chemical industry. I have taught chemistry, physics and biology to GCSE at A* grade level every year since then, as well as some teaching of biology and general science A-levels over the course of the past several years.
My current role is Vice Principal in a local school, which entails ensuring my team all provide the best standards of teaching and learning and that the curriculum we follow is up to date and all exam changes and routes are fully understood.
In every Ofsted inspection I have been graded as Outstanding and the progress my students make exceeds that of similar classes. I have completed the Lead Teacher qualification for Gifted and Talented students and currently hold the Senior Leadership responsibility of driving up A* - A grades across the whole curriculum. These roles, allied to more than a decade of successful classroom teaching mean I have an array of skills and experiences to support my role as a tutor.
Tutoring is best carried out when there is a clear understanding of the desired end result for the learner and an equally clear understanding of any gaps in knowledge or barriers to learning. Science tutoring is about providing the framework that enables all learners to make their own leap of understanding with the many concepts and skills that are required. A good tutor will enable their pupil to develop their own model of learning that best suits the individual needs and allow the knowledge to become securely embedded. After the knowledge base is secure the next phase is practice and repetition of key knowledge. This process allows students to develop their ability to extract the right information or strategies in the pending examinations. Exam preparation and practice is vital to delivering good grades, which is the driving factor behind all tutoring.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
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|Redcar and Cleveland GTP||2003||QTS||QTS|
|University of Central Lancashire||1995||Bachelors||BSc(Hons) Biochemistry|