For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by Science. My interest in Chemistry began when I received a Chemistry experiment set as a present. I can still remember my enjoyment of mixing the chemicals and finding out why things reacted in the way they did.
My interest in Science at school led me to read Chemistry at Swansea University, which I completed in 1989. Following this, I stayed on at University to study for a PhD in Mass Spectrometry and Translational Energy Spectroscopy. While studying for my PhD, I taught undergraduates and found that I really enjoyed teaching and inspiring students and have been a teacher ever since!
My main specialism is in Chemistry, although I am passionate about all of the Sciences and Mathematics. In my teaching career, I have been Head of Department, Director of Studies, Deputy Head and Head of a large online school.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being a teacher as it has provided me with so many opportunities to work with passionate and inspiring young people. Many of my students have gone on to study Chemistry at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities, and I have helped my students prepare for the British Chemistry Olympiad national competition in the UK.
I am married with two grown-up children. When I’m not teaching or tutoring, I can be found working on my latest project in my workshop. I enjoy cycling, reading and spending time reading about the history of Science and Chemistry in particular.
I very much look forward to working with you on your chosen Wolsey Hall course and sharing my enthusiasm for Chemistry and learning.