I love my subject - so based on a foundation of excellent subject knowledge my lessons are engaging and look to bring the real world of economics and current affairs into the 'classroom'. This includes drawing upon students experiences and interests and real world issues, from a wide range of media, to illustrate and support economic theory and bring it to life. Having taught extensively from home over the past year my teaching incorporates the best of online resources and delivery methods to enhance student learning.
I have been preparing students for top universities around the the world from Singapore to Shanghai. I pride myself on my subject knowledge and ability to inspire students to achieve their full potential. Having taught in the UK grammar sector (6 years) and international schools (14 years) I have extensive experience of students with high expectations of themselves and a desire to study Economics at a higher level.
Sept 2014 - present EF Academy, Torbay, Head of Business, ICT & Economics
Jan 2014 – July 2014 Westbourne School, Academic Deputy Head
Jan 2010 - Dec 2013 Saint Joseph’s Institution International (SJII), High School: Vice Principal (Academic)
(12-18 Mixed International, IGCSE & IB)
Aug 2008 - Sep 2009 British International School Shanghai, Shanghai: Deputy Head (Secondary)
(3-18 Mixed Inclusive International School, IGCSE & IB)
Sep 2002 - Aug 2008 Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham: Head of Economics & Business
(11-18 Mixed Selective Grammar, A Level)
Sep 2001 - Aug 2002 St Katherine’s School, Bristol; (11-18 Mixed Comprehensive, GCSE & A Level, Teacher of ICT)
Sep 1998 - Aug 2001 Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur
(5-18 Mixed Inclusive International School, IGCSE & A Level also Teacher of Mathematics)
Sep 1995 - Aug 1998 Coombeshead College, Newton Abbot (11-18 Mixed Comprehensive, GCSE & A Level)
May 1993 - Sep 1994 FirstGroup plc, Weston-Super-Mare, Group Financial Accountant
Sep 1989 - Oct 1992 KPMG (Chartered Accountants), Bristol, Financial Accountant/Auditor
Education & Qualifications
2007 – 2008 National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
National College for School Leadership
1994 – 1995 University of West of England
PGCE Secondary, Business Education
1989 – 1992 Chartered Accountant (ACA)
ICAEW Professional Examinations
1986 – 1989 University of Southampton
BSc (Honours) Economics and Accounting – Class 2:1
1984 – 1986 Havant College; A Levels (Mathematics (B), Economics (B), Geography (B))
1982 – 1984 City of Portsmouth Boys’ School; 10 O Levels (including Maths (A), Statistics (A))
Mark is a great economic teacher, it's been a pleasure taking his class. He is kind and humorous. Always make the knowledge easily understood.
Mark is an experienced teacher with great sense of humor, and he is also very responsible and patient at the same time. Generally he is just the type of teacher that you will always remember and appreciate
Mark was my economic teacher and I learned a lot from him. He was always there for me when I needed help and he supported me in everything. I think Mark is the best teacher I ever had
Mark is a very trustworthy tutor. He is passionate and dedicated about his job. I was in his class and I couldn’t have passed economics without him. He made me believe I could do it, he made economics look almost easy. Believe me you could listen to Mark talk about economics all day. Last but not least important he is patient, caring and has a kind personality. PB
Mark has been my economics teacher for two years. I had many difficulties in that subject but he never gave up on me! He has been helping me everyday in lunch break or after school. He had created a special review plan for me in order to cover every economics topic. Thanks to his help I managed to passed and achieve a good grade in my final exams. He has always be by my side and next to all the class.
Mark gave me a lot of good advice on my Business Essay. He set me on the right path and explained everything clearly. I was also present at some of his economics lessons at school, and he was very enthusiastic about what he taught. Not only he is an outstanding teacher but a very nice person. 10/10
Mark was helping me on business competition, he always give clear suggestions, I am an international student so sometimes I could not understand difficult vocabularies. However Mark always could explain to me greatly and help me not struggling in a topic for too long.
Mark is a wonderful teacher who is definitely experienced and an expert in the field of economics. I was his student during college for two years long and he was definitely the teacher who would give up his lunch times to support our studies. Now that I am in uni studying Economics as my profession. Thanks to him that has made Economics interesting and understandable for me that I feel like I've got a better background knowledge than all my uni course mates. Mark has always been super inspirational, patient and caring. He is certainly the tutor you would need if you want to learn economics properly.
Mark was my IB teacher and he is an enthusiastic, dedicated and good teacher. He helped me a lot with my studying in order for me to get the best grade as possible. Additionally, his way of teaching is very easy to understand and interactive.
Mark is a great, very smart and very supportive tutor! It is amazing how he is able to explain complex, difficult concepts to every student, his amazing presentation skills and manner of explaining will help you to easily follow every lesson and his special and individual approach to every student will help to learn and understand even insanely difficult concepts. Mark is very experienced in tutoring and extremely intelligent in every area he is teaching. If you are searching for the high quality tutoring with intelligent, professional and experienced teacher, then congratulation, you have just find a perfect person! I will definitely give Mark 10/10 in all evaluation metrics. I am also very thankful to Mark for all of his help and support during my studying! He is definitely one of the best teachers I have ever know!
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