Four years teaching experience at High School/Secondary level in the UK state education system: teaching Philosophy, Religious Studies and Sociology to 12-18 year-olds. I also have two years experience coordinating 'Pupil Premium' resources on a whole-school level.
Focused on differentiation to meet the needs of a typical state school in lower income areas of Britain; I am keen to foster and encourage healthy debate, critical thinking and encourage students to think outside to box. Mind-expansion is the aim of the game for me, I am passionate about philosophy and spirituality; dedicated to making education a spiritually, socially and morally enriching process for young people.
Psychology & Philosophy (BA) Philosophy (MA) Religious Studies & Philosophy (PGCE) CELTA
I had the good fortune to study at Magdalen College School, Oxford (one of the best independent secondary-schools in Britain), before studying Psychology & Philosophy at University level, eventually getting a Masters in Philosophy and a PGCE for teaching Religious Studies & Philosophy. I originally trained to work in mental health but decided I would do more good working in education.
Areas of expertise: -P4C -Sociology -Specialist in metacognition & metacognitive strategies -Religious Studies -Eastern Philosophical and Religious Traditions (especially Buddhism) -Western Philosophy -Clinical Psychology -Chinese, Japanese and Sufi mystical poetry -Debating societies
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, European History, World History, World Language, French, Spanish, German, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Criminal Justice - Law, Robotics, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Dance, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, School Psychology, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community