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James Woolsey - Professional Teacher in Central London
I am qualified Geography teacher and have experience teaching in four different schools. I am a geography specialist and have over 5 years experience helping KS3, GCSE and A Level students.
After an initial spell in financial services, I was clear that my passion was for teaching and education more broadly. I have taught Geography and English at Collingham Sixth Form College and was Head of Geography at Campbell Harris Independent College. In 2018 I completed my Geography PGCE at Oxford University and from September 2018 I will be teaching geography part time at a top-performing secondary school in Central London.
I graduated top of my year at Bristol University and was awarded a national prize by the Royal Geographical Society for my undergraduate dissertation. I achieved a distinction at Cambridge University for my MPhil in Development Economics and am an honorary fellow at the Royal Geographical Society. In 2017 I was awarded an RGS scholarship to study for a Geography PGCE at Oxford University.
Subjects I Teach
- Geography GCSE and A Level
- Oxbridge Applications
My Education & Qualifications
University of Oxford, 2017 – 2018
Geography (PGCE): Pass
University of Cambridge, 2014 – 2015
Development Economics (MPhil): Distinction
University of Bristol, 2011 – 2014
Geography (BSc): 1st (top of year)
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I have over 200 hours tutoring experience and have taught all major exam boards at GCSE and A level (OCR, Edexcel, AQA). I have taught geography at secondary level at Bartholomew School, Lord Williams's School, Collingham Sixth Form College, Campbell Harris College, and Central Foundation Boys School.
My Approach to Tutoring
I work incredibly hard to get the very best out of each student and make sure they are pushed to reach their full potential. I’m good at identifying a student’s strengths and working with these to keep them motivated. My sessions tend to be full of energy and enjoyable! With all students I set a clear set of objectives and make sure these are met over a specified time period.
Fun Facts About Me
I enjoy travelling and last summer I taught Indian curriculum geography at a rural secondary school in Dehradun, India. I'm a keen sportsman and enjoy playing cricket, tennis, squash, snooker and golf. I was awarded a full blue in golf for both Cambridge (2015, Royal Liverpool, Hoylake) and Oxford (2018, Royal Porthcawl).
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