I will give lessons to GCSE and A-Level students, as well as Key Stage 3 students who are preparing for their GCSEs.
I will use a variety of resources during my teaching, from worksheets to textbooks which would be the books used by pupils in school as to make everything cohesive.
I am a recent graduate from Teesside University. The degree I hold is in Forensic Science, which I enjoyed studying very much. I have worked in a secondary school science department from 2017 to 2018. I have taught classes between 20 and 30 pupils with the help of the main classroom teacher. During my time working at the school I have been able to see different teaching methods and develop my own.
Education and Qualifications
September 2017-July 2018- Bishop Auckland College - CASHE Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Grade TBC
2013-2017: Teesside University - BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (Accredited by the Forensic Science Society) Grade - Second class, First Division (2i)
Year 3 Modules: Drugs & Toxicology, Employment Skills for Forensic Science, Evidence to Court, Forensic Biology & DNA Analysis, Science Research Project, Trace Evidence
Year 2 Modules: Analytical Science, Current Issues in Forensic Science, Expert Witness & the Law, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Investigations in Forensic Chemistry, Quality Management, Research Methods for Science, Science Research Proposal
Year 1 Modules: Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Microbiology, Forensic Skills, Introduction to Analytical Science, Introduction to Forensic Science, Professional Skills in Forensic Science, Scientific Methods & Quantitative Principles
Year 0 Modules: Experimental Methods for Science, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Fundamentals of Biology, Fundamentals of Mathematics for Science, Fundamentals of Physics, Learning Skills for Science.
2006-2013: St John’s Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre a Catholic Academy
A-Levels July 2013: Biology (Grade D), Law (Grade D) and Information Technology (Grade Merit)
AS-Levels July 2012: Biology (Grade D), Law (Grade E), English Literature (Grade C) and Information Technology (Grade Merit)
GCSEs July 2011: Biology (Grade B), Chemistry (Grade A), Physics (Grade A), Mathematics (Grade C), Statistics (Grade D), English Language (Grade B), English Literature (Grade B), Information Technology (Grade Distinction), Religious Education (Grade A), Design & Technology: Textiles (Grade A) and Art & Design: Fine Art (Grade E)
September 2017-August 2018 One Year apprenticeship placement at Bishop Barrington School, Bishop Auckland, as a Teaching Assistant in the Science Department
March 2010: 1-week work experience placement as a Sales Assistant at Windrow Sports, Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
University: Completed a Science Research Project on how the height from which blood as fallen and the surface upon which it has impacted affects the size, shape and amount of satellite spatter of the resulting blood stain. I have also worked in laboratories which are accredited under ISO 17025. And I have experience from University of presenting information as an Expert Witness in the Universities mock court room, and of using laboratory equipment such as a HPLC, GC etc.
ICT Skills: I have several years of experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note, Internet and Email. I also have a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in ICT. During my apprenticeship I was required to undertake administrative duties such as creating documents from notes, printing, photocopying, downloading resources from the internet and making work sheets for students to use.
Personal: I enjoy reading both for pleasure and as additional research on topics which interest me such as Astronomy and Science. I go to the gym and swimming to keep fit. I enjoy learning new languages to expand my knowledge.
Other: I have Passed grade 1 Music Practical (Cornet) and Grades 1, 2 and 3 Music Theory I also speak a small amount of German. I am a holder of a full clean UK Driving License. I have also been trained to use a defibrillator and CPR, and I have training to comply with the new GDPR legislation
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