Politics, Philosophy and Economics MA (Oxon)
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I am 38 and I live in Barcelona. I have been a teacher since I left university. I also am a qualified solicitor. I love to cook and I love football (I support Arsenal :-)). I enjoy reading books about Political Economy and History and I enjoy listening to jazz piano and music from the 70s and 80s and complaining that most TV shows not being as good as The Wire. I love to travel. I am married and my wife and I have a galgo (Spanish greyhound) called Aizu. Our old galgo was called Mozart.
Thank you for reading my profile. I have taught A Level and IB Economics, A Level Politics and A Level Business Studies for 16 years and my teaching focuses very much on improving the exam technique of my students. I have been tutoring online for over 6 years. I graduated from Oxford University in 2003 where I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics and I have been a Head of Economics at top independent schools for 8 years. I have also been a Head of Politics. I am a Qualified Teacher.
Teaching is my passion and I love helping my students to gain confidence in their subjects and to develop their independent thinking skills. My lessons are interactive and I demand a lot from my students because I believe in them. Nothing in my subjects is beyond you, if you are willing to break questions and topics down to their small component parts. I will show you exactly how to do this.
My approach to teaching varies from subject to subject and from pupil to pupil, but I can give you an overview of my general approach now. One of my first goals in classes is to teach my pupils how to understand what an exam question is asking. We do this by breaking questions down, word by word. Next, I provide my pupils with a checklist for how to structure answers so that they can access all of marks available. Then I teach my students how to develop their arguments by asking the questions "why?", "so?" and "how?” in relation to their points, which ensures they provide developed chains of reasoning. Lastly, in every class we revise key concepts and I explain concepts in simple terms using easy to understand examples and I make my students do the same.
Economics - A Level and IB
Politics - A Level
Business Studies - A Level
UCAS statements and UCAS advice - I am able to provide advice on what to include in a UCAS statement for almost all degree courses
2012–2013 Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel
· Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) training year completed – described as a “exemplary” trainee by supervisor in end of course report
2010–2015 The Open University
· History (BA) – self study undergraduate degree
· Graduate Training Programme (GTP) providing Qualified Teaching Status
2005–2006 The College of Law, London
· Legal Practice Course (LPC)
· Commendation attained
2003–2005 BPP Law School, London
· Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL/CPE)
2000–2003 University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College
· MA (Oxon) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2.1 obtained)
· Firsts in Labour Economics, International Economics and Macroeconomics Final Examinations, and overall high 2:1 in Economics Finals