Cheryl is a qualified Science teacher who has experience in both the classroom and a 1:1 setting. Cheryl teaches Physics up to GCSE and Chemistry all the way up to A Level. She enjoys helping students breakdown difficult concepts by using real life examples in her lessons.
Primarily Teaches: GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics, AS/A Level Chemistry
Also teaches: 13+ Science, AS/A Level Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- 13+ Science
- GCSE Chemistry
- GCSE Physics
- A Level Chemistry
- Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
I have 15 years teaching experience, 7 of which were teaching GCSE and A-Level Chemistry and co-ordinating the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at one of the top grammar schools in the country. During my time there, I gained an excellent knowledge of the AQA A-Level specification and exam requirements and helped several of my students gain top grades to study medicine and veterinary science at university. I am currently Head of Science at an alternative provision school in Birmingham, teaching GCSE Chemistry and Physics, A-Level Chemistry and mentoring university science teacher trainees. We are a very small school and as the only Chemistry and Physics teacher, I have sole responsibility for the development of schemes of work, planning and delivery of lessons in these subjects. I have also provided tutoring at weekends for several years to students covering a range of exam boards. I have a lot of experience in teaching online, having delivered online lessons during the January 2021 lockdown.
I was born in Wolverhampton and currently live in Walsall in the West Midlands. I gained 4 A-Levels in Chemistry, Music, Mathematics and History; grades A, A, B, B respectively. After sixth form, I went on to complete a dual honours degree in Chemistry and Music at the University of Keele where I achieved a first class degree. After university, I completed a PGCE in Secondary school Science at the University of Wolverhampton. Following qualification, I taught GCSE and A-Level Chemistry for seven years at Bishop Vesey's grammar school which is one of the top 50 grammar schools in the country. I am now working part time as Head of Science, teaching GCSE Chemistry and Physics and A-Level Chemistry at an alternative provision school in Birmingham.
Having numerous years’ experience of teaching and tutoring and understanding that each student learns differently, I always strive to adapt my teaching style to that of the student and how they learn best. Something I pride myself on is being able to explain difficult concepts in a simple, manageable way by breaking it down into smaller parts, drawing on analogies and using real life examples to ensure that the student gains a good understanding. I also like to incorporate past exam questions into every lesson so that students can apply their knowledge and gain an understanding of how to score maximum marks in the exam.
I am currently working three days a week as Head of Science at an alternative provision school in Birmingham, teaching GCSE Chemistry and Physics and A-Level Chemistry. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending quality time with my family by exploring the outdoors and helping my children with craft projects. My passion is science and I love keeping up with recent science news and expanding my knowledge by listening to several science podcasts.
I was really pleased with the first lesson as Cheryl went over everything that I was a bit confused about. I loved how she’d go over an area first then give me some exam questions to work through which made everything much clearer: A-level student