I am a 26 year old Aeronautical Engineering graduate and I have been working as a Systems Engineer since my graduation in 2007.
Previous to my degree I took Maths Physics and History at A Level at Hampton School achieving 3 As. Aeronautical Engineering contains many of the key elements of physics and maths that I studies at GCSE and A Level and that still exist in today's science syllabus.
Recently I have made a career change and started my Initial Teacher Training (PGCE) at King's College in London with a view to becoming a secondary school physics teacher, specialising initially in Physics. My love of science and physics in particular have driven this move into teaching. I am incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about maths and science and even more so about helping young people to understand, appreciate it and perhaps most importantly do well and school and beyond.
As part of the application process for a PGCE I have visited a number of schools to observe and teach parts of lessons. Very shortly I will be starting placements in primary and secondary schools which will last all year. Although I have no direct paid tutoring experience yet (beyond helping my brother, sister and nieces pass their GCSEs and A levels) I feel it it something I could do with a great deal of skill and commitment.
My experience in schools to date and initial studying for my PGCE have taught me the importance of gauging the understanding of the individual pupil and of gradually building on that, remembering to check that a problem has been understood properly before moving on.
With science in particular I try where possible to relate complex ideas to everyday events and experiences. This helps break down the complexity into something the pupil can appreciate as something much simpler that they can relate to.
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|Bristol University||2007||Masters||MEng Aeronatical Engineering|
|Reading University||2010||Other||PGC Business Management|
|Hampton School||2003||School||A Level Maths and Physics|
|Reach Academy Feltham||2013||QTS||QTS|