Kevin (Tutor in Bicester)
University of Cambridge
PGCE secondary Education
University of Bristol
Information about Kevin
I have been a teacher for many years having received my PGCE in 1992. Since that time I have worked in a variety of schools in the state and private sectors both in London and Oxfordshire. Teaching physics is a great privilege and pleasure having taught A Level physics for both OCR and Edexcel boards as well as GCSE and iGCSE physics and chemistry. I am an assistant head of school for an international school with specific responsibility for academic tutoring for all A-level subjects.
Availability: I am free Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday during the day and all evenings and weekends,
I can tutor in Botley Oxford, Abingdon or come to your house.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: See below for my roles in different teaching posts in UK state and private schools:
Assistant Head of School responsible for A-level and Academic tutoring.
Head of Physics: Plan, create and teach a new programme of study for the new A level OCR physics course. Management of A -Level practical assessment and teach :A-level (OCR course)
Physics Teacher: A-Level physics (Edexcel), iGCSE physics teaching (Edexcel) . Organise and supervise rowing outings, ergo and running training for rowing crews.
Physics Teacher: Responsible for co-ordination of IT over the three science departments. A-Level physics, GCSE physics and GCSE chemistry teaching. Design and upkeep of the physics department web site. Organise and supervise ergo and running training for J14 octuple crews as well train crews on the tide way twice a week (including Saturdays). Elected member of the staff committee negotiating the new salary scale commencing September 2001. NUT school representative.
Head of science: Implement changes post OFSTED inspection. Key Stage 4 co-ordination of the examination
schedule with departments and administration of internal and external examinations. Writing of all internal mock examinations. Implemented changes to KS4 course based on EDEXCEL science syllabus changes. Oversaw science course work moderation based on INSET each year concerning moderation techniques and course work marking. INSET training in the managing of a science department. Responsible for the setting of all year 10 and 11 science groups. Created and hosted IT training courses for science staff. Responsible for implementation of IT themes within the science programme of study from year 7 - 11. Class room and form room management.
First teaching post after P.G.C.E. qualification. Responsible for year 7-11 science groups. Worked with the head of department on GCSE practical work. Created new practical work for assessment. Taught top and bottom GCSE science groups with physics as a specialism. Participated in after school clubs including The America Club ( letter writing to pen pals), and The Music Society ( encouraging pupils to play musical instruments ).
Physics Teacher: During the Easter holidays I taught revision courses in A level physics and instructed candidates on good revision techniques. During the summer I worked for the administration department as a clerical officer as well as overseeing their ` social monitoring ` programme for the foreign language students.
Feedback For Kevin (5)
Kevin is engaging, knowledgeable and reliable and a great help. Thank you!
Kevin had an excellent knowledge of the subject and was always really enthusiastic during the lessons. My son really enjoyed the sessions with Kevin
Kevin is an excellent physics tutor and he is punctual and professional - our son really enjoyed and benefited from the lessons before his ALevel mock and achieved an A.
My children are enjoying lessons with Kevin. Hes reliable fun professional and has given them added confidence already in maths.
Tutors Response :
Great to know!
"Kevin has been tutoring my daughter in A-level Physics because she has found the subject more challenging as the first year has continued. It is early days with the extra tuition sessions but my daughter has already found the one-to-one sessions very useful. She finds Kevin`s explanations clear and accessible and has already gained more confidence and understanding about how to approach topics and solve problems. My daughter has found Kevin enthusiastic, approachable, professional, helpful and very encouraging." Madeleine S,
Tutors Response :
Hi Madeline, thanks for the feedback, your daughter was a pleasure to teach. Best wishes for the future A-level year!