I am a friendly and organised sociology teacher who has been teaching A Level Sociology for the last 5 years. Before that I was studying Sociology and Criminology at Lancaster University where I received a first class honours degree. As a result I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to Sociology which means I always have some strange or quirky example to add into my lessons to make the content more exciting and memorable (or so my students tell me).
I am dyslexic so proof reading isn't my strength, however I am a speedy marker which will be important when we are coming up to exam season. I would consider myself to be a calm and kind teacher who doesn't take myself too seriously. If you are willing to work with me then we will get on fine to get you some great results.
Whilst at university I began tutoring students and running taster sessions on sociology and criminology which gave me experience in working with large classes as well as smaller focus groups.
After completing my undergraduate degree I then began my PGCE in social sciences. This included teaching Sociology, Psychology and Health and Social Care from KS4 to KS5 alongside Citizenship and PSHE at KS3. I completed my PGCE in Manchester which gave me experience of working with students from the age of 11 to 19.
Since my PGCE I have completed my NQT and continued to work at a school in Warwickshire where I have continued to teach A Level Sociology and BTEC Health and Social Care. I have had experience teaching the new A Level in Sociology through the year 1 and year 2 specification and I have taught the following units: Education and research methods, Families and Households, Theory and Methods, Beliefs in Society and Crime and Deviance. This has allowed me to create a range of resources both for teaching and revising each of these units for a range of different students needs. In 2017 my cohort of students all passed the A Level Sociology course and 76% received A*-B.
When it comes to tutoring I think it works best to start by finding out what the strengths and weaknesses are of my tutees so that we can look to target gaps in knowledge or target revision strategies rather than just starting from the beginning. People learn in different ways and therefore it is important to find out how best to help you achieve the best possible grade. I am happy to cover content with any of my tutees but then I think that it is important that we look at past paper questions and examples questions that we can work through together. The new A Levels focus on application rather than knowledge recall so it is really important that skills are built on to ensure that students are happy with how they can deconstruct examination questions and select relevant content to be used for the specific question in front of them.
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|Lancaster University||2014||Bachelors||Sociology and Criminology|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||2015||PGCE||Secondary education in the social sciences|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||2015||QTS||Qualified Teacher Status|
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