My early career was in the banking industry undertaking a range of roles within the Lloyds Banking Group. During this time, I gained qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Bankers and additionally a Higher National Certificate in Business. This time spent working in the industry allows me to contextualise my teaching with a range of real examples. Whilst working in banking, I found myself working in training and it was this experience that inspired me to retrain as a teacher of Business. Whilst still working for the bank, I also attended university gaining a BA in Business Education with QTS allowing me to move into teaching in 2000.
I worked for twelve years in the state sector teaching Business and some ICT as well as quickly being promoted to Assistant Director of Sixth Form Studies. During this time, I was rated as outstanding by Ofsted on two occasions, once for my teaching and once for my management. Over the last six years, I have worked predominantly in the independent sector, most recently at the prestigious Durham School.
I have many years’ experience as an A Level examiner and I am currently both an A Level Business examiner and a Level 3 BTEC National examiner.
I also have a wealth of experience as a private tutor, therefore, I am skilled at working with students on a one to one basis.
My main hobby is following my favourite football team. Both my six-year-old daughter and I have season tickets at the Stadium of Light.
I’m looking forward very much to working as your Tutor for this fascinating subject.