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Athena Brumhead

BSc, PGCE

Subject: Geography, Environmental Management

Having an in-depth knowledge of both human and physical geography allows me to understand both my immediate environment and the wider world. Geography is a broad subject including a wide range of topics from the processes of coastal erosion to the worldwide phenomenon of globalisation. I believe that through my passion for all of Geography, I can support you through all the topics included in your studies.

I have always been fascinated by the world’s infinite complexity and learning about the constantly changing human interactions with the natural environment. I embraced the amazing natural environment of Devon that I grew up in, walking on Dartmoor and along the ever-changing coastline. Throughout my time at school, Geography and Geology were my favourite subjects due to their ability to transport you to fantastic places around the world. When the opportunity arose to return to studying, it was an easy decision to choose Geography. I undertook my BSc in Geography remotely through the Open University, which gave me a unique perspective on the challenges of studying remotely. I can draw on this experience to assist you throughout your studies.

I gained my BSc in Geography and completed my PGCE the following year. While studying, I also worked as a Learning Support Assistant. This gave me invaluable experience of working with small groups and individuals to meet their specific needs. I have over ten years of experience teaching Geography in Kingston-Upon-Hull, including experience as Head of Geography. I also have several years of experience as a GCSE examiner. I have been able to draw on having a better understanding of the exam process to help my students exceed expectations in exams.

In my holidays, I love travelling throughout the UK and Europe in my motorhome with my bicycle, they together give me the freedom to explore all corners of the UK and Europe. Travelling gives me the inspiration to share a passion for the world with my students, including through organising field trips for them both within the UK and abroad. My favourite was taking the A Level geographers to Iceland; the country never ceases to amaze me.

I look forward to being able to share my passion for Geography and supporting you through your course to ensure you achieve your full potential. As your Tutor, I will be readily available to answer your questions – I’m only a Skype call or an email away.

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