I have a total of 8 years' experience working in schools in the UK and China. Six of those years were as a qualified teacher and the last two as a Head of Science in an international boarding school. I have a degree in Biochemistry from King's College London, my teaching qualification is from the world-leading UCL Institute of Education and I am a native speaker of Greek having lived there as a child and finally achieved an A level in Modern Greek in 2006.
Throughout my time in education I have utilised a friendly demeanour and patience to understand the individual needs of my students. On a one to one basis I am passionate about getting my students to the next step and helping them pave the way to the future they aspire to.
With extensive experience as a UCAS application sponsor, I can proudly boast a 100% success rate when it comes to my applicants securing a place. Furthermore, I have received the official training from UCAS on competitive admissions (Oxford & Cambridge, Medicine and Law applications).
In Biology and Chemistry I believe in stimulating students' imaginations through educational games, problem based learning and flipped walk-throughs which allow the students to explain and unify a concept in their own words whilst experimenting and pushing the idea further with imaginative "what if" discussions.
All of these techniques and many more helped me achieve grade 1 outstanding OFSTED lesson observations twice while I was a teacher in London. Having spent the last two and a half years in China, I am experienced with working with ESL students. In particular I make use of the Cambridge CLIL technique. As a part time graduate student at UCL I have an ongoing interest in academic writing as well as a wealth of experience from past degrees having achieved a published article in a peer-reviewed journal.
- UCL Institute of Education
- King's College London
- BSc Medical Biochemistry
- Greek, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology