I am passionate about my subject and about helping my pupils to achieve their highest grades. As an experienced examiner, I understand the exam process and can provide pupils with excellent support in both preparation and technique. In my spare time, I enjoy family time, cooking, dogs and the great outdoors. I enjoy lots of strange geeky projects and usually have several on the go!
I currently teach Computer Science and ICT full-time at a leading international school and I regularly provide additional support to pupils who need it in the form of help sessions after lesson
I am happy to chat about individual requirements and strategies for achieving success.
I have been teaching my subject for 24 years. I was also a marker for national exams (A'Level and Scottish Standard Grade) for 20 years. I have extensive experience of teaching pupils for whom English is not their primary language.
I can provide expertise and assistance with the following:-
A Level Computer Science
GCSE Computer Science
Entry Level Computer Science
Advanced Higher Computing
National 4 & 5 Computing
Exam Boards - AQA, OCR and SQA
Having extensive experience as an official marker, exam preparation is a speciality.
Control programming with Raspberry Pi.
Mastery of technical vocabulary.
NEA guidance and support - approach to software development, structuring of report, testing strategies. I can also provide draft marking and feedback on projects.
BSC (Hons) Computing Science and Education
MLitt (Writing Practice)
Diploma of Education