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Ferndown, Dorset
Home Town: Ferndown
Member Since: 18/04/2020
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 19 hours

My Qualifications

University of Surrey
Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors
MSc  (1989)

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I tutor based on GCSE and A level specifications to help you learn and develop skills to put you back on track. 85% of my tutees achieve two grades above school`s prediction, 1700+ lessons taught (17-20) and 25 years experience in the classroom and will be happy to offer references.

Availability: Sunday 2:30, 3:30

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: 2019- Advanced teaching and learning skills local Dorset school
2018-19 1 grade above school`s prediction for 85% tutees ( 521 lessons taught)
2017-18 2 grades above school`s prediction for 65% of GCSE tutees (325 lessons taught)
1999-2016 Science Teacher at a comprehensive School 13-18. 89% A* to C pass rate in Physics.
2019- TES Science Author
1999-current Independent Science and Mathematics GCSE and A level tutor

I like to use current affairs and scientific innovation to motivate students, but I also know that practise makes perfect, hence I focus on examination technique and understanding ideas in the context of exam questions. I believe that confidence is 80% of the formula for success ,but thtat most effort is required by the 20% knowledge and skills demands of each course.

2002-2004 KS3 National Strategy lead Physics teacher, Dorset
2002-2006 Head of Physics, Initial teacher training Subject lead tutor.
2006-2012 Teaching and learning leader and STEM coordinator/Ofsted rated excellent.
2010-2016 Science Deputy Director of Learning and STEM coordinator/ A level Mechanics teacher.
2016-2019 Local grammar school physics specialist teacher.

PGCE Secondary Science, MBA and MSc Radiation and environmental Protection ( University of Surrey, 1988),, BSc ( Hon) Physics University of Birmingham ( Edgbaston, Birmingham , UK 1987)

Online communities; TES, edWeb, Tutors Association(UK)
Memberships; IOP, ASE,MTA

Professional subscri ptions : Physics world , the engineer, New Scientist, Economist, TES, edWed

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