PhD in Physics from Imperial College London
I earned my PhD in Physics from Imperial College London and have been teaching science, mainly Physics, for 28 years. Most of my teaching has been for the GCSE curriculum. Over the years, I've taught in different schools and met many students. I always try to make Physics easier to understand by using real-life examples. I've seen many of my students grow in confidence and skill. Some of them have even gone on to study science in top universities. I believe in making science lessons clear, engaging, and relevant for everyone.
My teaching philosophy is rooted in connecting classroom science with real-world phenomena. I believe that students retain information best when they can relate it to something they've experienced. So, I frequently incorporate current events or familiar examples into our discussions. Quizzes are more than just tests; I use them as learning tools to identify areas for further exploration. By focusing on practical applications of scientific principles, I aim to help students see the broader implications of what they're learning and to develop a genuine interest in the world of science.
Mr. Williams really knows his stuff, and I admire his dedication. However, occasionally I wish we could have more group discussions rather than just lectures. It helps with understanding the topic from different perspectives.
James is very knowledgeable, and I've learned a lot from him. Sometimes, though, the lessons can become a bit monotonous. I believe a few interactive activities here and there could liven things up.
MSc in Chemistry from University of Oxford
I received my MSc in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. For the past 10 years, I've been teaching Chemistry to GCSE students. Throughout my teaching career, I've worked with a wide range of students, helping them grasp complex chemical concepts. My lessons focus on linking chemical theories to everyday life to make them more relatable. Over the years, I've adapted my teaching methods to cater to the needs of each student, ensuring they understand the fundamentals of Chemistry. My main goal is always to make science engaging and understandable for all my students.
Chemistry is everywhere – in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the clothes we wear. In my classes, I always stress this interconnection between daily life and chemical reactions. Through interactive experiments, discussions, and relatable examples, I aim to break down complex topics into easy ones. My classes are a mix of theory, practical applications, and sparking curiosity. By understanding the 'why' behind every reaction, students not only remember the concepts but also develop an appreciation for the beauty of Chemistry in daily life.
Emily's class is engaging. I just wish we had more hands-on experiments.
I've learned so much in Emily’s classes. The way she breaks down complex ideas into simpler parts is truly commendable. Also, the extra resources she provides for further reading have been very useful for my assignments.
BSc in Biochemistry from King's College London
After completing my BSc in Biochemistry from King's College London, I began my teaching journey in the Science department. Over the last 10 years, I've worked primarily with students studying biochemistry. I've had the opportunity to guide them through foundational topics to advanced biochemical processes. The classroom experiences have allowed me to adapt to diverse student needs and requirements. My years in the field have also involved coordinating with fellow educators, staying updated with the latest in biochemistry, and continuously refining my curriculum to provide the best educational experience.
I focus on the reason behind every scientific fact. For me, understanding the reason a concept exists is as crucial as knowing the concept itself. In my classes, we don't just cover the curriculum; we dive deep into the stories and histories behind each topic. I often integrate multimedia, from animations to documentaries, to visualize complex ideas. By connecting lessons to their historical roots or groundbreaking discoveries, I strive to turn every session into a storytelling adventure, making science both informative and captivating.
Ashley has transformed my daughter's view of science. It's no longer a tedious subject for her, but she enjoys it now
Ms. Wilson's lessons are engaging and interactive. However, a bit more test preparation would be beneficial.
MSc in Physics from University of Cambridge
I began teaching science after completing my MSc in Physics at the University of Cambridge. In these 8 years, I've primarily focused on physics, introducing students to topics ranging from the basic laws of motion to the complexities of quantum physics. I've made it a point to adjust my teaching methods based on each student's learning style. Over the years, I've also guided several students in national science contests, ensuring they are well-prepared and confident. Continuous learning through educator workshops and collaborations has helped me in this journey.
I believe science is best learned through exploration. In my classes, students engage in hands-on experiments, simulating real-world scenarios. We take a problem-solving approach, starting with questions and hypotheses before diving into experiments. This method not only teaches the curriculum but also builds critical thinking skills. We often discuss current scientific breakthroughs, ensuring students see the real-world relevance of what they're learning. My aim is to cultivate a classroom of budding scientists, eager to discover and learn.
Mr. Jones has a way of making Science interesting and relatable. My son looks forward to his classes every week
I appreciate David's enthusiasm for the subject. Some more focus on exam techniques would be perfect.