A qualified and experienced teacher, specialising in GCSE all Sciences and Chemistry A-Level. Teaching in a top selective school in the UK.
I am a qualified and experienced Science teacher, teaching GCSE and A-Levels in a top selective Secondary School. I have graduated with a BSc degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London, which included an in-depth study of topics such as: Organic Chemistry, Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry. These are topics which are all included in the new A-Level Chemistry syllabus.
Having done Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and Mathematics at A-Level and holding a BSc degree, gives me sound knowledge of the subject and I am an ambassador of the Teach First Graduate Leadership Programme. I have qualified and gained my PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) degree from Canterbury Christ Church University (Kent) in the first year of the programme - August 2017, and had worked as a NQT (newly qualified teacher) in the second year of the programme.
I am told to be an approachable person which allows me to build a very good working relationship with my students. They are never afraid of asking questions and this gives me the opportunity to identify problems and rectify them quickly. Alongside this, I am familiar with the requirements of all exam board specifications including the new AQA GCSE Trilogy (9-1) specification.
I organise my tutor sessions according to the needs and potential of my students and measure their progress regularly.
Having taught Biology (GCSE), Chemistry (GCSE and A-Level) and Physics (GCSE) to students of varying different backgrounds and from challenging backgrounds (including SEN students to students of very high ability in top sets), I have the ability to cater to all students` needs in order to push them to the next level. All students are different and they all have varying needs. I try building a relationship of trust and listen to what their needs are. Science is a challenging subject and most students can do very well, provided they have self-belief and are willing to work hard.
Although I currently teach all three Sciences in a secondary school, my specialism lies in Chemistry due to my BSc degree. I am also confident with the new content of the AQA Trilogy Combined Science, OCR A/B and Edexcel GCSE and AQA and Edexcel A level specifications. I have been tutoring since the age of 16 and my initial experience stems from a language school, in which I taught in, alongside private tutoring.
Due to the changes in the new GCSE and A-Level specifications, I ensure that my students are fully equipped to be able to tackle challenging questions. I incorporate exam-style questions into my teaching to boost pupils` confidence and assess their applied knowledge. There is a huge jump from GCSE to A-Levels however my unique teaching style bridges this gap between GCSE and AS-level. I also ensure that homework is set regularly and assessed. I firmly belief that feedback is the most vital aspect to promote student progress therefore, I provided as much feedback as possible based on questions, homework and work set.
Additionally, I have a proven record of helping students make huge progress academically by boosting their attainment grades dramatically and really motivating them to develop a pure passion for Science.
Further experience below:
• Teaching Science to groups of students across years 7 – 13, accounting for the differing ability of students and differentiating work accordingly.
• Ensuring student understanding through consistent and engaging Assessment for Learning
• Developing KS3/4 schemes or work, ensuring that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives, in line with departmental schemes of work
• Promoting intellectual curiosity among students through challenges, and encouraging all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets
I have wide range of experience in online tutoring, whereby 1:1 guidance, modelling of questions, explanations and a range of teaching techniques are delivered dependent on the need of the student.