I have 18 years experience of teaching, tutoring and exam marking and work part time as an examiner for AQA. I can help you to improve your grades by working on specific topics, developing your exam technique and improving your revision skills.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach A level Biology and Human Biology and also GCSE Science/Biology and GCSE Maths. I can offer regular progress checking throughout the year with feedback and mock examinations so that students and parents have a good idea of the progress being made.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BSc.( Hons) 2.1 degree in Biological Sciences. I also have an M.Sc in Clinical Audiology and worked in the NHS for 13 years before deciding to change to a career in teaching. I have a PGCE Secondary Science( Biology) post graduate teaching qualification and have taught for 18 years. I have passed British Sign Language level 2.
- How much do you charge?
A level £31/hour.
- Where do you teach?
My home is a detached thatched house on the main A382 between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampsted (TQ139SN) with ample parking and a large 2 acre garden. I have a dedicated teaching room with picture window views of our garden. I can travel to Exeter, Newton Abbot and Torquay areas and make a supplementary charge for this.
- When are you available?
I am available in the day and evenings during the week in school/college term time and in the holidays by arrangement.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all ages, mainly AS /A2 and GCSE level.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE and AS/A2.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have18 years experience of teaching A level Biology/Human Biology and GCSE Science and Maths to mixed ability students. As an A level and GCSE EXAMINER for the OCR and AQA exam boards, I have a very good insight into how students need to focus and orientate their learning so as to maximise their exam marks in each area of the syllabus. I am enthusiastic about Biology/Science/Maths, which I am told comes across in my teaching. I have always enjoyed the personal tutor role that comes with sixth form teaching and can offer expertise on exam techniques, revision skills and unpicking the more challenging parts of the course syllabus. I am patient, a good communicator and can organise a focused programme to address students' particular learning needs. I am available to tutor in the day and evening. I have BSL level 2 and have experience of teaching deaf/ hearing impaired students.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have an up to date DBS/CRB Certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
BSc. Biological Sciences ( 2.1 ), Birmingham University
MSc. Clinical Audiology, Manchester University
PGCE Secondary Science ( Biology), Exeter University
• BSc. (Hons) Biological Sciences, M.Sc in Clinical Audiology
• PGCE Secondary Science (Biology)
• Up to date DBS/CRB certificate
Sally provided an excellent learning platform for my son. Not only was she able to bring clarity to the subject but learning was always valued and seen as being fun.
Biology A level
My daughter found Sally very approachable and helpful. She was
struggling with her A2 Biology and Sally was able to help her with her exam technique and general understanding of the subject. She went into her exam a much more confident student and managed to achieve a grade that exceeded her expectations.
AQA Exam Board Summer 2013 Performance Record
Classification A Examiner. Consistently Excellent .
Sally is able to apply the mark scheme consistently. There is excellent agreement between her marking and that of the senior examiner.
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