I am a Team Leading examiner for GCSE History and A Level Politics and hold an Associate membership from the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. I hold my Advance Skills teaching from Warwick University (BECTA) and my teaching certificate from the University of Lancaster. I have written research papers on education and history, published under BECTA (2005/6/7) that analysed the way that students learned. I am an experienced middle manager and have been a School Improvement Advisor for BECTA. I have taught for at The Harrodian school and currently teach History and Politics at The City of London School.
I have taught both AQA and Edexcel A-level Politics (examining for the former). I have a real passion for politics in the UK and the USA. I use current events from the week to highlight the course and allow my students to connect to what they are focusing on.
For History I have a passion for US history and have also taught French Revolution, Mao`s China and Germany. For GCSE I examine for AQA - paper 2 Elizabeth, though have taught both AQA, Edexcel and the Cambridge IGCSE. I can cover most areas.
I am an extremely experienced tutor and I have a proven track record of success. My style is lively, engaging and encouraging. I find out what a pupil's needs are and then provide the skills, knowledge and approach to meet those needs.
As an A-level student, balancing continuous volunteering work, in various sectors such as tutoring and mentoring, with education has ensured that I have developed the skills of time management and organisation. Through undertaking a variety of volunteering opportunities; ambition, drive, passion, and perseverance have been amongst a variety of abilities that I have had to develop to ensure success. I hope to use my interpersonal skills to work alongside a team that prioritises the student’s satisfaction and their experience.
As a part of my Silver Duke of Edinburgh volunteering, I tutored students in the lower year of my school with the aim of improving their grades before they began the GCSE process. Many of these students were often easily distracted and prone to misbehaving during tutoring sessions, necessitating a great deal of persistence, perseverance, and patience to get round to the students and ensure that they were focused on their tasks. As I tutored while mentoring these students, I needed to be able to present the role of both an authoritative figure and a peer. The key to success was to maintain a fun and motivating learning environment.
I completed my PGCE in History Secondary teaching at the institute of Education in 2004 and since then have worked in a range of state and private schools, as well as tutoring all ages from primary to A Level. I currently teach History and Politics at at top London school. In addition I am an examiner for GCSE, IGCSE and A Level with Edexcel and www.*** ;As an experienced teacher and tutor, I recognise that all students approach the subject in different ways and have different strengths and areas for improvement. I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement however this must be combined with academic rigour. My work as a GCSE and A Level examiner gives me a valuable insight into what it is that examiners are looking for and I will use this to bring out the best in my students but at the same time help them be as prepared as they can be for public examinations. I am patient and enthusiastic - I love my subjects - and I aim to instil this enthusiasm in my students.
Government and Politics lessons in London, UK.
Humanities, government and politics lessons in Barnet, UK.
I am a fully qualified and experienced teacher in the UK.
I am concerned about certain students missing out on their education in the current Covid-19 situation.
I do not want to be paid, but will be happy to offer my teaching services (where appropriate) to anyone that cannot afford to pay at the moment.
I can offer some A Level tuition (in Politics or Economics). I am also happy to offer English language tuition to learners of English as a foreign language, especially to young people who cannot access this at the moment.