Learning & Teaching
Under Marking (2017)
PGCE - Science
Upper 2.1 (2013)
Information about Basil
A full-time academic biology teacher at a boys grammar school in Barnes/Hammersmith.
Previous teaching experience at a Oxfordshire boarding school where I achieved school record results with GCSE science and A-level biology classes. While teaching in Oxfordshire, I also completed a PGCE and MSc Learning and Teaching at Oxford University.
In the last two years I have also developed tutoring experience managing a busy tutoring timetable alongside professional and semi-professional rugby before moving back into full-time teaching this current academic year.
I pride myself on an approachable manner and an ability to explain concepts simply and engagingly.
Availability: Good availability throughout holidays. Some remaining weeknight availability.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: MSc Learning and Teaching - Oxford University - 2015-17
PGCE - Oxford University - 2014
BSc Biology - Durham University - 2013
Professional science teaching resource writer with numerous resources published.
Two years experience science tutoring across a variety of age and ability ranges with consistently positive feedback (including homeschooling).
Two years as a full-time teacher with experience teaching all sciences at GCSE and Biology A-level. School record results achieved at both GCSE and A-level.
In my roles as a teacher and tutor, I have worked extensively with SEN students and have developed a range of effective techniques.
Currently maintain experience in schools workings as a professional sports coach in a top London boys school.
As well as strong subject knowledge, having taught the new syllabus means that I have a detailed understanding of the course specification, examination demands, examination structure, & marking criteria.
Feedback For Basil (3)
I highly recommend Basil: he is highly professional, punctual & extremely polite and comes fully prepared. Due to illness our daughter had to miss a lot of school and Basil has been able to supplement the lost classes admirably. His understanding of the subjects (GCSE double science)is excellent as has been his ability to explain/teach those subjects while building a great working relationship with our daughter.
Basil has been great. He is very inventive in the way he teaches, finding fun and interesting ways to approach the subject. My daughter has really enjoyed her lessons with him. He has also been very reliable.
Basil was an excellent tutor and helped my son prepare for his GCSEs in science. He helped him understand all three subjects and built up his confidence, improving his grades dramatically and helping him achieve great results. He was always very dedicated and reliable, but also someone my son enjoyed being taught by. We would definitely highly recommend him.