London, United Kingdom, SE116DQ
Joined on September, 2012
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EducationIn October 2012 I'll submit my PhD in Geography at King's College London.
I'm also enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice at King's, a teaching qualification for higher education which I will complete in 2013.
I gained a distinction in my MSc Environment and Development from King's.
I got a 1st in My BSc in Environmental Science form University of East Anglia.
ExperienceI'm currently a geography tutor at King's, where I am finishing off my PhD. I use the experiential, reflective methods I am learning about in my higher education teaching course to help my tutees pass their exams.
I've taught A-level Biology methods in schools in South London, using my PhD fieldwork as a case study through which A-level students practice the data analysis skills they need in their practical exams.
I regularly go into schools across the South East through a charity called CREATE to teach environmental education linked to the Geography and Science curricula. I work with teachers to develop fun, often outdoor, ways to teach exam content in a practical way that will help students remember and enjoy.
I've found that working one-to-one or in small groups I can use the experiential techniques I've learnt about in my teacher training to help student not only succeed but also enjoy learning, and that's why I want to be a tutor.
I work with you to develop a plan for your learning, whether it is to pass a specific exam or generally enhance what you are doing in class. It's important to relate everything to your syllabus, so we will make a workplan deciding what we are going to tackle when. This means I can prepare extra learning materials for each session. As far as possible, I make these materials interactive and fun: through my experience and teacher training I know that each student has a different learning style. You might respond to learning tools that use technology, venture outdoors, or just need a patient, careful explanation from me.
HobbiesI'm a geography researcher because I love travel and care about the environment. I did my PhD and MSc fieldwork on sustainable agriculture in Northern Ghana, and if I'm not gardening in my own allotment I love swapping travel stories and experiences with my pupils.
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