I am a conscientious teacher who has taught in mixed, comprehensive schools in the UK, covering the age range 11-18. I am passionate about Science, and particularly Biology, having a life-long interest in living things around us. My specialism is microscopy, and I am Honorary Secretary of a national society for amateur microscopists. I have extensive examining experience at both GCSE and A level, and this last summer marked the AQA A2 Biology paper including the essay question.
My teaching career started just before the introduction of the National Curriculum, so I have seen great change within that time and the present. I have taught at KS3, GCSE and A level in a large comprehensive school in the West Midlands, and also the same age range at a small rural school, both for nearly fifteen years. I have acted as Head of department, and been responsible for various other aspects such as assessment, ICT within Science and delivery of DNA technology within a cluster of schools. I have extensive experience of exam boards and their way of working, recently fulfilling the role of Exams Officer. I have recent experience of 1:1 tutoring.
Each student has different needs, and an important part of tutoring is quickly analysing strengths and weaknesses whether in subject knowledge or exam technique. Sessions have to be enjoyable too, and not a repetition of classroom experiences. I am experienced and flexible enough to tailor my approach to the students needs.
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|University of Nottingham||1987||PGCE||PGCE (Secondary) Science|
|Trent University||1984||Bachelors||BSc(Hons) Applied Biology|