Geography is a fascinating subject that explains so much about the world around us. It is contemporary and relevant; consider the current issues of climate change, resource consumption and population growth. My favourite topics are weather, hydrology and development.
At school I also loved Mathematics, I enjoy logic and problem solving and liked the fact that it was possible to get full marks. I was also one of the first group of pupils to sit a public examination in Computer Science. At the time the school had three computers!
At university I opted for a joint degree in Geography and Computer Science. Having gained a first class BA (Joint Honours), I remained at Keele University and completed a PGCE in Geography and Mathematics.
For the last 26 years, I have taught Secondary (Key Stage 3), GCSE, and A level Geography. During this time, I have also taught Secondary Level Mathematics, Information Technology and Computing.
My first teaching job was in a private boarding school in Cheltenham, I then moved to an international boarding school in Suffolk, and most recently have been teaching in a state boarding school in Dover. I have experience of tutoring a wide range of students.
During my spare time, I am passionate about horse riding. I own two horses and compete regularly. I am proud to have competed in British Show Jumping’s National Amateur Finals on two occasions and to have competed at Hickstead. I also enjoy trampolining, skiing, shooting, fell walking and rock climbing.
I am an approachable person and always willing to advise those who are keen to learn. I am happy to keep explaining things until you understand. Learning is challenging, but I am sure that with hard work, tenacity and resilience you will succeed in achieving your goals.