I achieved a first class honours in Microbiology in 1998 and went on to complete a Ph.D in bacterial genetics and microbiology. I realised that laboratory research was not for me whilst working as a research assistant at a University, and so became a project manager for several years. My project management roles involved preparation and delivery of staff training, but no biology. I missed my subject, but enjoyed the training aspect of my job, so decided to become a teacher. I have been teaching since completing my PGCE in 2006 and have found it to be the most rewarding of the roles I have held. In addition to teaching I run a lot and complete the odd triathlon, which I fit in around collecting my son from school and taking him to Tae Kwan do classes.
Teaching (now part time) A-level Biology at BHASVIC since September 2006. Completed my PGCE at City and Islington 6th form College in London, during which I taught GCSE science. No experience of teaching younger children.
I strongly believe that students need to learn the skills required to become effective independent learners if they are going to succeed at A- level and beyond. My approach (as in the classroom), is to help the, develop the skills and confidence to push the independent learning (effective not taking and revision), understanding and problem solving that they will need to be successful at A level and beyond
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (daytime)|
|References Available||On File|
|U.E.L||1998||Bachelors||1st class honours|
|Institute of Education (U.C.L)||2006||PGCE||Awarded|
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