As an individual, I am hardworking and supportive. I have a particular passion for Biology, studying Animal Science at university and take particular delight in teaching digestion, hormones, the nervous system and genetics, all of which I studied in detail as part of my BSc (Hons) degree.
I am a very organized and reliable person who always meets her deadlines and puts maximum effort into everything. I am punctual and approachable, running very well attended revision sessions and a chemistry club after school for a number of year groups.
Outside of teaching, I have a number of interests, I enjoy scrapbooking and photography, film and theatre. I live with my fiancé (who is a fellow Science teacher) and our two cats. I am a red stripe in mixed martial arts and I also used to sing as part of a local choir (although our choir mistress is pregnant so we have temporarily disbanded).
I am currently a secondary Science teacher at a public school in Somerset and have taught there full time since 2017. At present, I teach mixed ability KS3 Science through to KS4, currently with 2 triple Science year 11 groups of higher ability and a combined Science year 10 group of middle ability. I am most familiar with Edexcel as that is the exam board I am currently teaching, although have experience with the new AQA content too.
I passed my PGCE course at Bath Spa university in 2017, with my work having been used as an exemplar for others and me graduating as an outstanding trainee.
Prior to this, I had over 2 years’ experience as an LSA at a different secondary school, which required me to work with some of the more challenging students. This required excellent initiative, gauging the mood of individuals in order to successfully direct their learning. I am familiar with good techniques and strategies to differentiate effectively for these students and apply these to my lessons and tutoring sessions, as appropriate.
It is my sound understanding of my subject and my skills in learning support, that ensure I am competent in my collaborative roles as a teacher.
In addition to my professional teaching experience I have also tutored a number of students throughout the past few years, receiving positive feedback from all when results day came around. It is this that really makes it all worthwhile.
I am a friendly and approachable individual who is patient and flexible. I genuinely believe in students and work to improve their confidence in their own subject knowledge, guiding them with my own passion and teaching them how to apply it to new challenges. I lead with a student-centred approach, to help them have ownership over their own learning and progress, achieving this by encouraging them to reflect on the journey of learning and where to go next.
I have good interpersonal skills, which help me build good working relationships with students and parents alike, taking and offering advice as appropriate, as I believe mutual respect is key in maintaining a positive learning environment for students to achieve their potential.
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|The University of Nottingham||2012||Bachelors||Animal Science|
|Bath Spa University||2017||PGCE||Secondary Science|
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