- Secondary (Key Stage 3) - Geography, History, RS and Citizenship
- GCSE/ IGCSE - Geography (EDEXCEL, AQA)
- A-level - Sociology (AQA), taught and worked as an examiner
- A-level - Government and Politics (EDEXCEL, AQA) taught and worked as an examiner
I took my A-levels at The Abbey School, Reading, in Economics (A), Geography (B) and English Literature (B). Having completed my undergraduate degree in International Relations at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2:1), I undertook an MA in International Development at The University of Manchester, where I graduated with a Merit grade.
I then started teaching in South East London with the prestigious Teach First programme. I was quickly promoted to Head of Year 12 where I supported sixth formers with their university preparations and studies. After this I took on the Head of the Humanities role, overseeing History, Geography, Citizenship and RS from year 7 to 13 and Sociology, Psychology and Government and Politics at A-Level.
I oversaw a rapid increase in the outcomes for students in my classes and the other subjects in the faculty while in charge. During this time I completed my second masters degree in Educational Leadership (Merit) with Warwick University. I have also undertaken examiner work with Edexcel for their Government and Politics A2, and with AQA for Sociology A-level.
I believe learning should be varied and interesting while focusing on content and skills. I am a big advocate for developing skills for learning to enable students to be more successful with their long term learning and their learning outside of tutor sessions.
My aim is to enable students to be confident and independent learners, while ensuring that they are achieving their short term goals. One great advantage of tutoring is that I can tailor learning to the individual child to ensure that their unique needs, interests and strengths are developed. . Above all though I believe in combining hard work and challenge with fun and enjoyment in learning.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When not working I enjoy reading and swimming to keep fit. I try to make the most of being in London going to museums and exhibitions and, when the weather allows, parks and the river for walks. I am also using my spare time to start research for a PhD proposal, which will hopefully lead to a part time PhD on comparative education policy.