I have experience teaching maths in a London primary school, as a voluntary teaching assistant, and also have international experience teaching English in Peru.
Having been rated as best Geography Applicant for Keble College, Oxford in 2009, I have also coached applicants for Oxbridge Geography, focussing on refining personal statements and interview technique.
I am passionate about empowering young people and teaching them skills to develop their ideas. I currently co-run a network called ‘Brightsparks’ that teaches employees entrepreneurial skills, leadership skills, and about sustainable business.
Subjects I teach
Geography Oxbridge Entrance
Personal Statement Advice
Interview Preparation and Technique
University of Oxford, Geography, 2.1
Eltham College Sixth Form (Maths, Geography, Biology and Music- all at A grade)
Bromley High School GDST (10 GCSEs at A* grade- inc. German, History, Religious Studies and Music)
Best Applicant for Oxford Geography, Keble College, 2009
Sixth Form Joint Academic and Music Scholar
Sixth Form House Captain, Sixth Form Geography Prize Winner, Netball captain (university college and sixth form)
Grade 8 Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano
My Passion And How I Inspire
I would describe my teaching style in three words: pragmatic, engaging and empowering. I believe examination success is the result of a clear understanding of what’s needed to achieve the top grades in exams, combined with active learning and practice. I consider each student’s learning style, and will work with them to develop their skills and confidence for exams.
I believe it is important to make lessons engaging and take the time to plan sessions so that they are suitably interactive and challenging.
Finally I believe it is important for students to feel empowered by education. I teach students how to learn for themselves, and pursue their individual interests within and beyond the syllabus.
My video Introduction
I play Jazz Saxophone in a funk and soul band!