I am a very experienced teacher with an absolute passion for my subject. Indeed, I became a teacher because I did not want to stop learning about my subject which is so expansive! It seems that this desire to build on my knowledge and investigate new areas of my subject has never gone away.
I have over 30 years' teaching experience and am still in the profession and still thoroughly love what I do. I have taught (& teach) in some of the leading independent schools in the area and have had a lot of success. I have taught GCSE and A level as well as examining at both levels. As Head of Department, I have had responsibility for overseeing the many changes in the examinations over the years. I am probably one of the few teachers at school who has actually taught a linear A level before. I have also tutored before.
I like to put the onus on the student and then I can see where the weaknesses lie. For example, I would set an essay and ask the student how to approach it. Then work through their ideas - showing the pitfalls and positives of the approach. Then discuss how to proceed from that point so they see how to approach it themselves and what can work and what may not. Again, I would ask about which areas of the course they are uncertain about but get them to investigate further with clear directives from me and then go through it together. I love all the little 'stories' and ideas which go beyond the specification so I would enjoy bringing those in so that the topics become alive for the tutee. Enjoyment is half the battle!!
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|West London Institute of Higher Education||1981||PGCE||Pass|
|Sheffield University||1979||Bachelors||2.1 History & Political Theory & Institutions|