I am currently Head of Geography and have been a Geography teacher for 14 years and have been successfully tutoring for the last four years. I really enjoy working with students 1:1 in order for them to achieve their goals and have had many successes with seeing students gain their university places as a result of the personalised teaching and confidence boosting that they need to pass their examinations with flying colours. I am also a lead examiner and this is highly beneficial for assisting students apply their knowledge to the exam questions and access the questions.
I am currently Head of Geography and have been a Geography teacher for 14 years. I have worked in four different schools all with different needs in order for students to reach their potential. I am currently Head of Humanities at a secondary school in the North East of England and prior to this I was a Head of Geography and Sociology. I have a real passion for Geography as a subject and I am a current for Geography GCSE an AS/A2. Being an examiner as well as a teacher allows me to teach examination technique as well as time management in addition to content for students to maximise their time in the examination to gain the highest grade possible.
I always think that a telephone conversation or visit to ascertain the needs of the student is paramount to plan for the first session. Often students feel that they can learn what is needed but have little skills to actually retain the information and apply it to the examination. I always aim to make students feel comfortable and able to ask questions that they may not have the confidence to do in a class situation.
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|Durham University||2003||PGCE||PGCE Secondary Geography|
|Northumbria University||2002||Bachelors||Geography BS (hons)|
|Walbottle Campus sixth form||1999||School||A-levels (Geography, Psychology, English)|
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