I am a highly experienced teacher of History with the ability to teach up to and including GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and IB. My style of teaching is very student centred, offering an engaging approach to the teaching of key concepts, processes and skills. As an educator with a substantial number of years teaching in international schools i am very sensitive to the needs of second language learners and can also offer EFL, as appropriate. In recent years i have been recognised for my abilities and have been promoted to leadership positions, latterly as an academic principal in China. This enables me to gain an oversight of the whole curriculum and recognise the qualities of good teaching. Having recently completed an MA in Education i am fully aware of the needs of academic writing and can thus offer a very useful insight into work such as the Extended Essay. As a historian i have a specialist interest in the 20th Century with particular emphasis on the rise and rule of single party states. However, i am able to offer expert tuition across the whole curriculum.
August 2016- August 2019 - Academic Principal in China and teacher of AP World History with EFL support offered.
August 2014- December 2015- Principal of International College in Nigeria.
August 2013- July 2014- Curriculum Coordinator of International School in Kuwait plus Head of History with responsibility for IGCSE classes
August 2010- July 2013 - IB Diploma Programme Coordinator and Head of Humanities in China with responsibility for teaching History IB Diploma Programme and supervision of Extended Essay
August 2009- July 2010- Head of History in Egypt
January 2008- July 2009 - Head of History in Togo with responsibility for teaching of History at IGCSE and IB Diploma level
March 2005- November 2007- Head of Key Stage 4/5 in Kuwait with responsibility for teaching of History at IGCSE level
September 2002- March 2003 (Evacuated) - Teacher of History to IGCSE in Kuwait
September 1998- August 2002 - Teacher of History to GCSE in Kent, UK plus tutor for History to A Level
August 1994- July 1997 - Teacher of History to IGCSE and A Level in Kenya
September 1992- July 1994 - Teacher of History to GCSE in Kent
September 1990 - August 1992 - Teacher of History to GCSE and A Level in college in Kent