I am both a teacher and a tutor. My areas of expertise are the Humanities: particularly History (ancient and modern), Philosophy & Religious Studies, and Geography.
I attend lectures and courses within the Humanities field, and also engage in professional development as a teacher.
Moving into the teaching profession in September 2006 I became the Religious Studies Coordinator at Sherfield School in Hampshire (independent), for three years. In the 2009/10 academic year I worked at the Abbey School (an independent girls school in Reading, England) as a contracted Philosophy of Religion teacher and as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Lecturer in the Theory of Knowledge subject (Years 12-13). For the 2010/11 academic year I was engaged in a contract position at the Denefield School (Reading) as an English and History Teacher (Years 7-9 & GCSE); within the state sector. From Sep 2011 to July 2014 I worked for Monarch Education, offering my Humanities teaching expertise to schools (contracted) in the Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire regions. In the 2014/15 academic year I accepted a contract position in the independent sector, teaching History at Gordonstoun School (Scotland). Upon returning to Oxford in 2015 I focused on tutoring GCSE & A Level students through a combination of tutorial college work and private tutoring. This has included work at Oxford Science Studies and Carfax Tutorial College, which continues. This is combined with a Philosophy teaching post at Aldenham School, Hertfordshire, again in the independent sector.
I have worked with secondary students on a range of topics, including world religions, ancient, medieval and modern history, philosophy of religion, epistemology and broader social issues related to ethics and societal studies.
This academic and professional path has fortified an array of skill sets in research and planning capabilities within the social sciences and humanities. These are skill-sets that I aim to pass on to and help inculcate in students that I tutor.
As a teacher and lecturer I have learnt much about the way students see teachers, the types of explanations they need, and methods that I as a teacher can use to engender respect and co-operation from my students. In my time in the profession of teaching I have been able to gain valuable experience from a variety of class settings and types of students.
My foremost approach with tutees is to understand and learn from their style and approach to learning. I seek to work with the students skills and build - step by step - deeper analytical skills and critical faculties through the use of subject material and activities. Questions, ideas, pulling apart issues and thinking about steps taken help students to grow in their abilities. Above all, dialogue and discussion and help with exam practice is at the heart of my methodology.
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|References Available||On File|
|University of Queensland, Australia.||2006||Bachelors||Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry)|
|University of Queensland, Australia.||2004||Bachelors||Honours Thesis (B.A.)|
|University of Queensland, Australia.||2003||Bachelors||Bachelor of Arts (Classics/History & Religion)|
|Moore Theological College, Australia||2002||College||Certificate of Theology|
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