Over ten years experience in tutoring and science education. I previously worked for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory as an outreach and communications manager. I lecture, teach and work on education projects throughout England. From working with primary children building rockets to advising government on science education policy - my work is varied and engaging. I work for private education tutoring companies and in referral units - no learning difficulties or problems or specialist gifted abilities are out of my reach to deal with. I have worked with many types of learning disabilities and can utilise my experience to target individual strengths and weaknesses by applying appropriate learning methodologies.
I am an expert tutor at A-level Physics and I am frequently asked to go into schools to help improve results, I have a proven track record of this and have the ability to boost grades massively through targeted revision and teaching with young people.
I am a very friendly and approachable tutor. I currently run an independent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) social enterprise company. This involves extensive communications training of teachers and professional development. I also run the Yorkshire Planetarium. My experience means I can relate and communicate with young people very effectively. I can also explain complicated science ideas in an understandable way.
My last but one teaching position was at Charterhouse one of the UK`s top boarding school, at Charterhouse I taught Pre-U physics and iGSCE Chemistry and Physics.
I have just completed a year as the Head of Physics in Milan, Italy, I am returning to the UK in August. In Italy I have been teaching IB physics and Mathematics and also the iGCSE in Physics and Mathematics.
Business Development Manager
Dates: 2015 - present
The Dutton Group is spearheaded by a Yorkshire family, the company specialises in construction and has done for four generations. The company is passionate about high quality craftsmanship and health and safety.
Aside from its main activities the company is well known in the Yorkshire area and makes a significant contribution to the local and regional community, through its charity and educational work. In 2015, I established a social enterprise arm to this company that focuses on STEAM delivery, which aims to inspire children, young adults and the workforce. The Dutton Academy has a dedicated center in the middle of Wakefield, where it currently has around 70 regional students in attendance. The Academy delivers a variety of subjects, across STEAM; math, physics, astronomy, programming & art classes. The academy is Ofsted registered and has a collaborative team of school teachers and students from local Universities delivering classes and workshops. From September 2017, the academy will begin to deliver UK apprenticeships in Applied Science and Construction.
The Academy works closely with local schools and educational establishments, such as the Barnsley & Wakefield Colleges. Its mission is to deliver STEAM across all ages and levels. It’s engagement program caters for a wide range of participants, from high achieving students aiming to gain places at Russell Group Universities, to less privileged children who are under the jurisdiction of the Wakefield REACH team, who deal with looked after children, the Academy strives to help them gain qualifications, work placements and employment.
The Academy also works closely with the business community and delivers workshops in schools with other social enterprise companies such as the Ahead Partnership, who specalise in giving insight into the world of work. The academy is passionate about connecting business, communities and schools to create increased awareness of STEAM education and create social and economic change in the region.
St. Louis International School, Milan, Italy
Head of Physics
Dates: 2014 - 2015
At St. Louis I worked as the Head of the Physics Department. This role included teaching the IB in Physics HL and Mathematics HL, as well as the management of teaching and technician staff across two school sites. St. Louis is a rapidly expanding school and at the time had just started to deliver the IB, this meant in my role it was crucial that the department was founded with strong leadership, innovative ideas and solid future planning and strategy for growth. Amongst other achievements, I was instrumental in organising extensive CPD across the department and I worked closely with the Head of the Science Department to produce a range of cross-curricula activities. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math teaching staff worked on extensive joint projects and excursions to enrich the curriculum, something that is lacking in other educational establishments. During my time at St. Louis I travelled to Athens to achieve the Category 2 IB training, I also took Italian classes in the school to increase my foreign language skills.
The IB class I taught did exceptionally well with a large majority of the students achieving the highest possible level in the IB. The school overall had the highest average score in continental Europe and I was very proud to work with such a high caliber of teachers who shared their best practices so readily.
At St. Louis I introduced new international initiatives which drew heavily on my knowledge and experiences in the UK space education sector. I created multiple opportunities for the students to have exposure to STEM through space/physics, including planning trips to CERN, submission for ERASMUS funding jointly with the International School Education Trust (ISSET) and forging relationships with SpaceLand Italia and the local Universities for the students to attend the Particle Physics Masterclass and other lectures. Python programming and robotic workshop delivery.
Charterhouse Public School |Master of Physics NQT
Dates: 2013 - 2014
Teaching both Physics and Chemistry at iGCSE and Pre-U, I developed superb laboratory skills both in Chemistry and Physics. I also gained expertise in guiding pupils through the Personal Investigation (PI) practicals for Pre-U. I was able to use sophisticated data equipment and instrumentation, and I gained competency in delivering a wide variety of traditional and modern school physics experiments.
Charitable summer school revision courses for local children were offered free for those who were not students at Charterhouse, and I gave my time to teach on these. Other duties included invigilation of internal exams, marking and assessment of internal exams across Pre-U and IGCSE.
I was fully immersed in boarding school life and pastoral, house and grounds duties, supervision of homework and discipline sessions. Plus coaching experience through running a school cricket team. I tutored students through extended essays. I was required to write detailed student reports and track the progress of students through the ‘schools calling over’ system. I assisted in advising on UCAS reports including those for Oxbridge candidates.
I underwent further CPD training through the Independent Schools Council (ISC) at St. John’s Letherhead and had extensive internal training on SEN, differentiation, AfL, AoL and progress within lesson all received by experienced staff who were superb mentors.
I assisted with teacher training sessions delivered to local state school teachers during the summer. I also helped Charterhouse staff deliver a University Level - Relativity Course to Sixth Form students in collaboration with Surrey University.
Stuff I can teach:
Mathematics |Physics |Chemistry |Astronomy |Biology
Minsthorpe Academy and Kings School Wakefield |GTP
Dates: 2012 - 2013
Here I experienced the implementation of the ALPS target setting and tracking software for post 16 students. I coached A-level students and set aspirational targets. I made judgments about students attainment, keyed into national standards and guided students through the AQA, ISAS and EMPA’s and organised the examined practical assessments.
Using appropriate methods to assess pupil progress, tracking, monitoring and providing intervention I contributed to securing three levels of progress for pupils. I became proficient in gathering diagnostic information about the strengths and needed areas of development of individual students and groups of students. I gained insight into planning teaching that matched well to students needs.
I facilitated and reported meaningful curricular targets that were shared with pupils and parents.
I developed a new scheme of work for Key Stage 3 in Physics & Chemistry, which introduced modern applications and inspirational examples such as the Curiosity Mission to Mars and the current research and use of Graphene and Bucky Balls. I incorporated ICT and interactive resources into lesson planning, including the use of iPads. Plus I introduced a STEM club and ran this outside of school lessons.
In addition, I arranged a trip for the pupils to a local Observatory, and brought in inspirational guest speakers. I secured funding to buy a telescope for the science department and implemented the teaching of GCSE Astronomy. Using novel ways to teach particle physics including making quarks out of Lego and building a Cosmic Ray Detector in association with the Science Learning Centre and researchers at the Birmingham University. I created extended projects and encouraged national participation in competitions such as the British Olympiad, UK Rocket Challenge and the Google Lunar Moon Challenge. Students exchanged letters with NASA scientists, who then gave the pupils a chance to Skype a member of the Mars Curiosity Team at the JPL, where they exchanged questions and answers.
Space Inspired – Love space be inspiredTM |Creative Director
Dates: 2009 - present
This company specialises in educational consultancy, including delivering workshops, lectures and mobile planetarium shows in schools across the UK on a weekly basis. It involves liaision with senior management within schools to organize and deliver intervention programmes for students falling behind national levels in Physics. Also, it provids in-house training for teachers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to teach qualifications such as the A-Level Physics & BTEC Astronomy course.
Space Inspired has established and coordinated the implementation of GCSE Astronomy in several schools across Yorkshire. Also, I have worked on projects teaching adults on the Physics access course and Foundation Course at Leeds University and Leeds City College.
Space Inspired has created and delivered CPD for teachers and wrote curriculum resources in conjunction with organisations such as the SpaceLink Foundation.
I have worked with NASA astronauts frequently and specifically worked with Major Tim Peak an ESA Astronaut on public engagement projects. For example, the NASA ‘Train like an Astronaut’, health eating and fitness programme. I have delivered talks at the National Space Conference run by the UK Space Agency. I was also the Dark Skies regional project manager and the Bradford University Robotic Telescope Manager for the Centre of Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University.
I am a committee member of a local astronomical society, and I volunteer to help out with outreach to the public, scouts and brownies. For many years I have held a consultancy role with Justin Craig Education, managing ther revision courses, they are a leading UK revision expert in many subjects.
I worked closely with Space Connections for five years on projects, this company was presented with the Arthur C Clarke Award for excellence in public outreach and engagement in science.
Sheffield Hallam University – Finance Directorate | Communications and Training Manager
Dates: 2008 - 2009
In this role I was in charge of communications to internal and external stakeholders. I organisied the provision of professional accountancy qualifications for internal staff and provided training and development support. I also gained line management experience.
STFC | Education and Public Liaison Officer
Dates: 2007 - 2008
In this role I was in charge of the public lecture series and outreach activities for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. I coordinated events and projects such as the Big Bang Blogs online mentoring scheme with major educational organisations like the IOP (Institute of Physics). I worked with JIVE (UKRC) on the SET for Women returnee campaign and provided measurable results towards their outreach work.
I networked with key players within the UK, who coordinate the public understanding of science and contributed by providing events for the National Science Week and the BA Festival. I worked closely with STEMNET nationally and regionally and contributed to the provision of its enhancement and enrichment programs in STEM.
In addition I oraganised RAL’s lecture series and worked with leading science communicators such as Brian Cox, Sir Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock. I also worked with and supported Buzz Aldrin’s press conference at the Farnborough Air Show. An amazing inspirational character.
I worked with teachers nationally to enhance their curriculum content by exposing them to the laboratories facilities and scientists. I ran the Particle Physics Master classes, and was a committee member for the Southampton Science Learning Centre Steering Group. In this role I was in charge of over 150 Science and Engineering Ambassadors at the laboratory and coordinated their outreach efforts. I ran the CREST Awards and worked closely with Engineering Development Trust’s to run its Headstart, Engineering Education Scheme and Go4SET.
I was innovative in this role and introduced a Science in Society (SiS) monthly internal newsletter. I successfully managed large budgets stringently and searched and sourced willing financial partners to create joint projects and host events. I contributed to the development and implementation of a new SiS strategy for the laboratory. I also, provided in-depth evaluation of educational events to guide future decision-making. I gained experience in line management.
I actively promoted and marketed the laboratories scientific achievements and its program of schools and public engagement activities through direct mail, website content, brochures, media advertising and press releases.
I became instrumental in contributing to shaping government policy on secondary education including contribution to the formulation and launch of the new Space in Schools Specialist Academics Trust status
I created and implemented teaching GCSE Astronomy in the laboratory to local secondary school children.
I worked closely with the new Space Academy project at the Nations Space Centre in Leicestershire liaising with (Advanced Skills Teachers) AST.
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