I aim to shape the lessons according to the needs of the student, with the goal of teaching how to think not what to think. I follow the core national curriculum but do not see myself as bound to or limited by the prescribed topics. Often the lesson structure is based upon what the student ask for on that day, even if it changes the precise plan
35 years of practical archaeological field experience on sites covering a wide range of periods and soil geologies mainly in the UK but also in Germany and Lebanon. More recently since 2017 I have been tutoring in a range of subjects including maths, biology, physics, and chemistry up to A or degree level
Fully conversant with archival, clerical and computer aspects of admin and clerical office work
from significant experience of archaeological report writing and data base input
30 years practical on site and post excavation experience in commercial field archaeology.
Computer literate in a range of office spreadsheet and display software packages
Tutoring since 2017 for a range of students in english science and maths for students between the ages of 7 and 17 from KS2 to A level (Currently all online) for an accumulated ongoing total of over 550 hours.
Secondary ‘O’ level Geography, Arithmetic, Art.
Part-time study of Archaeological Sciences. Unfinished four-year course.
Bradford University, 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Archaeological Sciences
Manchester University, MSc in Biomedical and Forensic Egyptology
Certificates in Manual handling/risk assessment; single day first aid and fire awareness
York university environmental archaeology unit. Working on all types of environmental processing and materials, including an analysis of skeletal morphological difference in small mammals .
September 99-April 2000, PGCE Teacher Training, Cheltenham College
20 weeks in-school placement, training in secondary science (biology) teaching
Vocational year of the Bradford University course:
Six months in Ladenburg, Germany. Working on finds, recording and photography with some excavation, draught work & general site tasks; including responsibility for managing small excavations/evaluations/watching briefs. Plus some time at a conservation laboratory.
C & G in employability
Certificate in machine watching
Excavation of Roman Settlement at Sponne School, Towcester, 1997 [inter alia]
The animal Bone In Northamptonshire Archaeology vol 30 2002
The animal bone from the Cambridge to matching green Pipeline excavations 2001
Several lectures on archaeology and related subjects for evening classes and in on-line web sites
Idunn’s Orchard : The musician of the heliopause [A speculative novel] 2015
Additional relevant information
A fair level of ability in German language.
Full current driving licence with own transport.
Extensive experience of teaching archaeology to primary school children.
1 full week of supply teaching of science at Kesteven College Jan 2020
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