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 Masters degree.
I gained my BA 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.
I have a special interest in global commons as the atmosphere is one of the shared resources of our planet. Part of this feeds into Global Perspectives too – which focuses on our place in the world and how others around us exist and interact.
Away from teaching, I have travelled widely. I have visited five of the world’s continents, including Antarctica and I have visited over 38 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, and I am working on my 7th degree level qualification! I also have three adult step-children to keep me busy!
I am looking forward to enthusing about Geography, Global Perspectives 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.