- 13+ ISEB: Science
- KS3: National Curriculum and ISEB
- GCSE/IGCSE: Biology AQA, Edexcel and OCR
- GCSE/IGCSE: Physics AQA, Edexcel and OCR
- GCSE/IGCSE: Chemistry AQA, Edexcel and OCR
- GCSE/IGCSE: Mixed science/Additional Science/Core science AQA, Edexcel and OCR
- A-level: Physics
- A-level: Psychology
- IB: Physics
- IB: Psychology
Having graduated from the University of Oxford, Jesus College, in 2014 with a degree in Experimental Psychology I immediately began the Teach First programme. Since then I have been teaching at a secondary school Church of England academy in North London. I have experience with students from 11-19. I am familiar with working with students with special educational needs and English as an additional language. I have now been tutoring for 4 years as a qualified teacher with a PGCE and Outstanding rating in my Qualified Teacher Status.
I spent my school years at South Hampstead High School in London where I received 4 A* grade A-levels in Physics, Chemistry, Art & Design and Product Design. I studied Experimental Psychology for 3 years at the University of Oxford, graduating with a 2:1. I completed further modules in Colour Vision, Working Memory and my central interest Learning Theory. I began the Teach First programme in 2014 and I have since been teaching full time as a secondary school teacher in North London. I am now a qualified secondary school science teacher, with an 'outstanding' grade at QTS and a PGCE. I have also finished my Newly Qualified Teacher year specialising in teaching Physics. In September of 2016 I begun beginning a 2 year masters at the Anna Freud Centre at University College London in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice for which I received a Distinction. In September 2018 I begun my PhD at UCL in Psychoanalytic Studies examining the relationship between Foster Carer ability to imagine thoughts and feelings and the outcomes of children in their care.
Having a background in Experimental Psychology means that I tend to favour an evidence based approach when it comes to teaching my students. This entails ensuring that I properly assess the level that students are at when I first meet them to tailor my tuition to their specific needs. I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest studies in educational research and I keep a critical eye on what approaches are best evidenced. I find different approaches often suit different students with some needing a focus on exam technique and style, others requiring confidence building but most needing to develop a fluency in whichever subject they are studying through total immersion. In Physics this might include ensuring they are up to date with the latest developments in Physics and linking this to the syllabus that they are studying. I am used to working with pupils with atypical learning styles such as those with ASD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, language and cognition delays and ADHD. I have also worked for extended periods with children who follow a home-school curriculum out of choice or due to physical disability.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently in the first year of my PhD at the Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL. In August 2018 I finished my Masters at UCL at the Anna Freud Centre in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. As part of this I work three days a week in a specialist Child Adolescent Mental Health Service for children who are in care or adopted.
Outside of my work I like to stay active and enjoy rock-climbing, hiking, cycling, yoga and contemporary dance. I also try to keep up creative hobbies such as drawing and a little painting and keep a casual website of my work http://evaasprecher.tumblr.com/. One big focus for me at present is working on developing a new model for the care and education of children within the care system. I read a book every 1 or 2 weeks; recent favourites have included Remains of The Day - Kazuo Ishiguro and Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut.
''I used to feel very small about what I knew in Physics but since I started having Ms. Sprecher I now feel much more confident in what I know'' (IB Physics student)
''I heard back that I got a first in my dissertation and 67 overall so I am very happy with my high 2.1 in the end. Thank you again'' (Psychology University Student)
''My son received a special mention of how well he did in his Maths 13+ entrance exam, if we could write a review of you we would!'' (Parent of 13+ entrance exam student)