£25 per hour
I am a passionate, enthusiastic and ambitious individual and I feel assured that I have a lot to offer in fresh ideas and skills that I have developed during my 10 years of teaching across key stage 3, 4 and 5. Throughout this time, I have consistently delivered good to outstanding lessons and while my specialism is Biology I have also been teaching Chemistry to A-level equivalent (BTEC Applied Science) and Physics to GCSE level.
In the past couple of years, Science along with other subjects, have been facing the challenge of the change in GCSE’s. Along with the new exam structure there is the extra rigor of higher maths skills and science content. In order to ensure I am confident in these changes I become a marker for AQA. I have undertaken this role for the past 3 years where I have been an AQA GCSE marker for Biology paper 1 and Biology paper 2, working on both the old combined science and new trilogy specifications. This opportunity has proven valuable when it comes to my own teaching as I am able to see common misconceptions GCSE students are making and ensure theses are addressed my in own classes. This has been highly useful with the additional maths requires within the science papers, as markers we have been trained by AQA on how to mark these types of questions and where pupils often miss marks.