Geography, and in particular our environment, has been my passion since I was at secondary school. Hopefully, in your Wolsey Hall Oxford studies, I will help you feel the same way too!
I have taught Geography since 1997, in class for 17 years and then online when I retired from the classroom in 2014. I have been a subject leader since 1999 and have taught Geography at secondary level throughout my career. My specialism is meteorology, and this was the subject area of my first Master’s degree. I have a special interest in enhanced global warming and am currently training as a UN Climate Change teacher – this will give me access to up-to-date information in this field of knowledge.
I gained my BA is in Geography from the University of Birmingham, and also my MSc and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Geography, Secondary) from there. I have become a senior examiner for several UK exam boards, and I have been fortunate enough to study for a qualification in assessment at the University of Cambridge.
As I also set GCSE and A Level exams, as well as mark and moderate them, I understand examination specifications very well. I also write specifications, so I know the assessment objectives that underpin them. As a Senior Examiner for GCSE Geography and AS / A Level Environmental Technology, I know the approach needed to score well on the papers and so will be able to give invaluable insight to improve your grades.
Away from teaching, I have travelled widely. I have visited five of the world’s continents, including Antarctica and I have visited over 35 countries worldwide. I love learning about our world and seeing it too. My thirst for knowledge is insatiable, so I am learning Spanish as a hobby! I also have three teenagers / adult step-children to keep me busy!
I am looking forward to enthusing about Geography and Environmental Management with you. No matter what question you have, I am looking forward to supporting you – just drop me an email, and I will do all I can to help.