Experience of tutoring:
• Study and Exam Skills
• A Level Biology (All exam boards)
• (i)GCSE Biology (All exam boards)
• (i)GCSE Chemistry (All exam boards)
• (i)GCSE Physics (All exam boards)
• 13+ English, Science, Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• 11+ English, Science, Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
I have taught all three sciences to GCSE (OCR & AQA) as well as A Level Biology (OCR & AQA) at a state comprehensive academy in Oxfordshire with a teacher training specialism that was recently deemed “outstanding” by OFSTED. During my teaching stint I attended numerous training seminars hosted by examiners and boards from which I gained genuine first-hand experience of the exam process. I also held the position of Head of House, in which I led and coordinated school pastoral responsibilities for over 250 students, and as such I am acutely aware of how to support students under exam pressure.
I went to Cheltenham College, followed by St. Andrews University in Scotland. After graduating with a 2:1 in Zoology I embarked on a Secondary Science PGCE at Oxford University. Upon achieving QTS status I taught Science and A Level Biology at a state comprehensive academy in Oxfordshire before moving to Keystone to take up the role of Director of Education at Keystone Tutors.
My blog posts
19/11/2019: Considering UK Universities from Abroad
02/04/2017: Making a Revision Plan
I believe in tailoring my approach to the needs of the individual. It is important in the first instance to identify areas of strength and weakness. From this starting point it is possible to put into place a plan to build confidence as well as ensure academic development. Forging a strong and effective working relationship is integral to this process.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I am not working I try to play as much sport as possible, in particular skiing, rugby, hockey and cricket. I have been lucky enough to gather extensive experience in both playing and coaching sport at a high level and use a lot of coaching theory in my teaching.