Hi there, my name is Thomas and I am a full time Secondary School Teacher of Science in the borough of Barnet and I am also Deputy Head of the Science Department. I have a great passion for teaching all Sciences and have a total of six years teaching experience at Secondary School and Sixth Form level, teaching pupils of all abilities with the skillset of ensuring all learners are able to access the curriculum including EAL, SEN, and higher ability. I am also a professional Science tutor and have been supporting students with their studies from year 7 to 13 for the past 4 years.
I studied Physiotherapy at London Metropolitan University. My Bachelors of Science covered a wide spectrum of Scientific disciplines and principles including, anatomy, rehab therapy, physiology, neuroscience, pathology, biomechanics, and chemical processes with in cells. I then completed my PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) Science (Physics) at the University of East London.
I am available weekday evenings for 1-2 hours and on weekend mornings for up to four hours. If you would like to hire me for extended periods (e.g. half term) I am willing to negotiate a lower price.
I have a total of 6 years teaching experience working in three different comprehensive state schools, one of which was an all girls Catholic School and two mixed gender Schools in inner London. All Schools have been rated Outstanding in their latest Ofsted inspection and I have taught and am familiar with all exam boards ranging from:
I am also an AQA examiner so have plenty of experience in preparing pupils for their End of year and GCSE exams.
I have gained vast experience in engaging pupils, differentiating and delivering varied lessons to suit students of all abilities (KS3-KS5). In addition, I have also been running STEM Club for the past 2 years. This has undoubtedly developed my skills in building strong, professional, relationships which has helped build Science capital amongst the School and had a positive impact back in the classroom.
I find great enjoyment and take pride in bridging the gap in pupil attainment. I enjoy spending one-one time with students to explain and define abstract Scientific concepts with the aim to clear any misconceptions and increase pupil achievement.
During the academic year of 2016/17 my GCSE class results:
• 100% A*- C (98% A*- B) for Y11 Triple Science (27 students)
• 100% A*- C (90% A*- B) for Y11 Additional Science (26 students)
Outstanding results both from my students at school and those who I tutor privately (Data available upon request).
I run my tutoring sessions on a one-one basis and sometimes offer group sessions where necessary. Every lesson has a PowerPoint Presentation, which is sent to the student/parent at the end of the lesson. Every lesson includes a particular focus on practicing exam technique and applying knowledge of practical skills required from the new syllabus.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|London Metropolitan University||2010||Bachelors||Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)|
|University of East London||2011||PGCE||Science|
|University of East London||2012||QTS||Qualified Teacher Status|
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