I’m an experienced science teacher who has worked in education for 25 years. I currently teach chemistry, biology and combined science GCSEs and I have the enviable reputation amongst students of being ‘the nutty one’!
I’m not really mad – I just enjoy making my lessons fun and creative – I use props such as ping pong balls and Barbie dolls – whatever it takes to make learning visual and enjoyable, whilst ensuring that learning happens.
My notable reputation stems from my ability to assist and empower students with diverse learning needs. I’m particularly well known for working with students who need that little bit of extra support; I have a patient and empathetic approach – I understand that not everyone finds science easy. I use a lot of verbal repetition and call-and-response techniques, and I have an abundance of original scaffolded learning materials to foster confidence and understanding.
That said, I have also taught top sets, inspiring high-achieving students to reach their fullest potential. I am passionate about nurturing their drive and providing the motivation they need to soar.
With a specialism in SEN within mainstream education, most particularly with ADHD, I have tutored one-to-one for many years as part of my teaching role.
I’ve taught the AQA and Edexcel IGCSE exam boards for both chemistry and biology. Being a current teacher means I’m up-to-date with the syllabus requirements.
I hold an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate, and additional certificates in Safeguarding and Duty of Care training, including the SEND Code of Practice (11-18 years). Further, I have additional certification in GDPR, Online Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire Safety. I am also a qualified first aider.