I have a lot of life experience (exploration, travel, a variety of work), 4 confident and accomplished grown-up daughters, and live in a country cottage renovated by myself and partner.
In recent years I have carried out voluntary work assisting a remote tribal group in the Upper Amazon
Personable and at ease with people of all ages i enjoy helping students gain knowledge with a sound level of understanding.
Teacher of Geography in a West London comprehensive school (Villiers High) from 1976-81, gaining promotion to 2nd in department with enthusiastic and successful teaching to University entrance. Also taught games and special needs.
1981-3 head of Geography then 1984-5 head of Humanities faculty at Markham College a top bi-lingual 'Public school', (British Council recommended) in Lima, Peru.
1986-7 Supply teaching (all subjects) in Ealing, London.
1988-9 Teacher of Maths, Geography and English in Tregynon school for students with emotional and social issues in Powys, Wales.
1990-93 Short term contracts teaching a variety of subjects (RE, Rural science , A-level Geography in South Shropshire Schools).
1993-4 Head of Geography at Guru Nanak Sikh School in Hayes, West London.
1994 -1999 Teacher of Geography at Ounsdale High School, Wombourne, Staffs.
2000-02 Supply teaching in South Shropshire Schools.
2003-08 regular short-term contracts at Bridgnorth Endowed teaching Geography and Maths as well as supply in other subjects.
2009-10 short-term classroom tutor for pupils on the autistic and aspergers spectrum.
Tutoring of English as a foreign Language in London (1993) and in Peru (2015)
I tutor by focussing upon the specific needs of the student. Many students have 'blocks' to learning and i use my considerable experience and gentle manner to help them gain confidence in their own ability. Due to my wide variety of interests i aim to make learning enjoyable and interesting. I consider that students often learn more quickly when examples from their own experience or locality can be related to the topic studied. In Maths i focus on making it as relevant as possible to the learner and where some syllabus material may not seem useful give a good idea of how it might have practical application. It is my aim to help the student make noticeable progress in their studies and encourage their own interest in learning.
|Languages||English (British), Spanish|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|SOAS, Univ of London||1973||Bachelors||BA 2.2 Georaphy|
|Kings College, Univ of London||1976||PGCE||Geography Teacher of ages 9-18|
|International teaching and training Institute||1989||Other||Teacher of English as a Foreign language|