Hi, I'm Dan and I am a specialist Sociology teacher with huge experience and expertise built up over a 20-year teaching career in sixth form. My teaching philosophy aims to deliver not only high grades and major, measurable improvement in student performance but also an enjoyable experience. Crucially, my students have an excellent record of exam success both as sixth form students and individual tutees. In terms of qualifications, I hold a doctorate, an MA at distinction level, a PGCE teaching qualification and a BA (Hons). My teaching style emphasises the need to be accessible, friendly and supportive and to build a relationship with students which prioritises the learning goals they themselves identify. I also favour an interactive approach which recognises that learning needs to generate enthusiasm and engagement as well as academic progress. Most importantly, I teach to ensure students understand and can meet examination assessment objectives and thereby achieve high grades.
|University of the West of England||Buying into Identity through Consumption Practices||PhD|
|University of Kent||Political Sociology||MA|
|University of Leicester||PGCE||PGCE|
|University of Sussex||Politics with French in European Studies||BA (Hons)|
In addition to teaching Sociology at sixth form level for 20 years, I have also taught 16-18 year old students and older adults on a one-to-one basis, both within a college setting and independently. In each instance, it has been a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience with students routinely achieving higher grades as a result of the help provided.