John

John

Leamington Spa Tutor

An enthusiastic Geographer who has a passion for science and the natural world. I'm an avid reader and enthusiastic sportsman who enjoys mountaineering and wild camping. Recent trips to the Dolomites, Patagonia and Mont Blanc.

Tutoring Experience

I am currently the Head of Geography at a large secondary comprehensive school (1800 students) in Warwickshire. I have grown the department to one of the largest in the UK, with currently over 560 stduents who have selected to study Geography at GCSE. I am a keen physical geographer even though my degree was focussed on human geography and development. Having previously taught across all the main exam board specifications (OCR, Edexcel & AQA), Geography is in a fluid and changing stage. Currently I have chosen to deliver the new Edexcel and OCR specifications to GCSE and A-Level respectively.

Tutoring Approach

I am well aware of the challenges to the KS4 and KS5 Geography courses, and therefore a lot of my tutoring would be focussed on the complex language of the course, the numerical/graphical skills element of Geography and of course exam technique.

Tutoring at 1-2-1 is a very effective approach to learning as long as there is structure involved. I do like 2 hour sessions as they tend to be very productive and can achieve a finer balance between exam technique and content review. However change my appraoch to all learners needs.

I can talk specifications all day, but hopefully my best attribute as a successful tutor is my personable approach and good humour. I rarely take on more than one or two contracts each year, making sure I have the time needed to deliver an effective programme.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Birmingham2012MastersEducation (MERIT)
University of Birmingham2009PGCEGeography PGCE
Coventry University2008BachelorsGeography 2:1 (HONS)

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Geography
Secondary£40
GCSE£45
A-Level£45