I was brought up in Wisbech and Peterborough and sent away to a very rough boarding school where the classics were beaten into me. I then went to Africa on VSO and went up to Cambridge as my forebears had done. After ten years of teaching all round the world, I went into the CofE as a clergyman and school Chaplain of a small independent school for challenged boys. In 1989, I left the CofE to become a Catholic and this meant that I soon became a temporary and Supply teacher with a huge variety of schools to experience, along, of course, with a lot of different pupils in both London and Leeds. My wife and I were houseparents in the Purcell School for a couple of years too - a music school for geniuses.
Now I am retired and still teach EFL to adults and also do coaching. Until we were stopped by Mr Jacobs from the DfE I was part of a group of parents hoping to start a free school in Wisbech.
Availability: I prefer evenings and after school, but am available most of the week except for Mondays. I have done week ends, but prefer the weekdays.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: I have been teaching, English, both as a GCSE subject and as a foreign language, History A Level, Latin A Level, Greek, A Level and RE A Level for some time and have watched the changes involved over the years.
I have had the experience of teaching not only geniuses and also challenged pupils. And their mothers! I ought to have retired, but I have always loved teaching and, believe it or not, still do.