The University of Nottingham
PGCE Secondary (Physics)
The University of Hertfordshire
Information about Matthew
Astrophysicist with experience in lecturing in a University setting, as well as holding a PGCE in Science with speciality in Physics Education.
As a Teacher of Physics and outdoors-man, I emphasise and exemplify the idea of intuitive and ingenious practices both in my own life, (both professional and private), as well as in the working practices of the pupils. I strive to approach topics from multiple viewpoints employing multiple intelligence strategies in order that all pupils might connect with the work. I endeavour to use peer assessment as a continual process for monitoring and to allow the pupils to hone their own analytical skills. I am particularly interested in the pedagogical use of ICT both in the classroom and as part of the whole-school philosophy and have been an active part of STEM in previous roles. I encourage a sense of community among students, to promote cooperation both in the classroom and in the wider school community, especially focusing on the role of Science in a wider Environmental context.
As an educator and Teacher of IB Diploma Physics, I have had the opportunity to create a revision course and write an accompanying course book, centred around exam preparation techniques. This was delivered in Geneva, Switzerland through a educational agency, who approached me to create this course, based upon my previous IB Physics credentials. A link to an article written about the creation of the coursebook can be found at the following link:
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Availability: Weekdays Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Weekends 9am - 7pm
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have 14 years experience teaching students from ages 11-18, in both UK and international settings, having worked in the UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Italy.
My students have gone on to attend Red Brick and Ivy League Universities to study Physics and Physics related Degrees. They have also won scholarships and Internships to institutions such as CERN and EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland).