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Paul

Paul

In person or online. I have been teaching for over 14 years. I am a middle manager, and have 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 a number of years. I have been a senior examiner for AQA Geography and continue to mark 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 Association and has been cited in Geomorphology textbooks set at degree level reading. Each year I run field trips to Iceland, Sicily, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District to give students a comprehensive experience for the study of Geography/Geology within the field.

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

Tutoring Experience

I have taught for over 14 years in a mixed comprehensive in Essex, and a high flying single sex school in Hertfordshire which was ranked in the top 100 states school in 2015. I am QTS, qualified to Master of Education level and currently hold a middle management position, alongside a number of senior school duties. For A number of years I have held positive residual scores for both my A-Level and GCSE classes in both Geography and Geology, with results considerably higher than the national average in both subjects. I have sound knowledge of Geography fieldwork projects both for GCSE paper 3 exams and A-level non examinable assessment.

In Geology, I have good knowledge and understanding of fieldwork projects and the application of required field skills and laboratory work.

Tutoring Approach

It will vary depending on students, but will include a mixture of exam skills, and case studies linked to the development of more detailed subject knowledge and ability to formate evaluative arguments around key theory. I have a wide range of experience to draw from, and first class resources and Examiner knowledge that I am able to share. I have also been a fellow of the Geological Society for 13 years, and keep on top of current developments in Earth Science.
I have a good track record of supporting students to improve considerably through a tailored intervention of exam practise and theoretical knowledge.

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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GeographyIn-personOnline
Primary£25£23.75
Secondary£30£28.50
GCSE£35£33.25
A-Level£40£38
GeologyIn-personOnline
Primary£25£23.75
Secondary£30£28.50
GCSE£35£33.25
A-Level£40£38
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