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Paul

Paul

I have been teaching for 11 years. I currently fulfill a pastoral management position, but I have also held a Head of Department role in Geography and I am currently the Head of Geology. I teach both subjects at GCSE and A-Level and have privately mentored students for seven years. I am a current senior examiner for AQA Geography and will be marking the new spec syllabus from 2018. I have previously acted as an A-level marker for AS Geography and OCR A2 Geology.

Previous to teaching I spent 6 years in a Geology related industry both for the military and for some of the countries leading engineering and construction companies. I studied for my first Research Masters at UCL-Birkbeck Earth science institute, where I gained a Distinction in Geology and Geophysics, at an institute ranked within the top 5 Earth Science departments in the country. My work has also been published in the International Journal - Proceedings of the Geological Assocation. Each year I run field trips to Iceland, Sicily, Cornwall and the Lake District to give students a comprehensive experience for the study of Geography/Geology.

I worked on the development of the Geography GCSE and A level Specs for 2018, and will also continue to mark AQA Geography into the new syllabus.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught for 11 years in a mixed comprehensive and a high flying all boys school in Hertfordshire which was ranked in the top 100 states school. I am QTS, qualified to Master level and currently hold a middle management position. For the past 5 years I have held positive residual scores for both my A-Level and GCSE classes, with my current results including 65% A* to A, 90% A-C for GCSE and 62% A-A* at A2.

Tutoring Approach

A mixture of exam skills, and case studies linked to the development of more detailed subject knowledge. I have a wide range of experience to drawn from, and first class resources that I am able to share. I have also been a fellow of the Geological Society for 13 years.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

UH2003BachelorsGeography and Geology (Hons)
UCL Birkbeck research institute2006MastersGeophysics
DoE2009QTSQualified Teacher Status
Edge hill2012Masterseducation

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