I have enjoyed an extensive career teaching secondary school students Chemistry, which has allowed me to gain substantial knowledge and expertise in educating young adolescents. Not only am I highly educated in the Sciences, my years of teaching have vastly improved my teaching abilities. I also believe that my friendly personality and calm temperament are very harmonious with the requirements of a good teacher. My communication skills are excellent; as are my interpersonal skills—which are useful during interactions with students, parents and school administrators alike. Given my teaching track-record and my consistently competent performances; I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to any educational institution.
Graduated with a 1:1 Honours Degree from Cambridge University
A longstanding member of the Royal Society of Chemistry which promotes and supports the education of Sciences in the UK
MSc Further Chemistry
Inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
Theory and Practice of Chemotherapy
Bioactive Natural Products
Modern Methods in Drug Discovery
Chemical Process Technology and Design
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
Grade achieved: [1:1]
2008 – Present
Chemistry Teacher Edgehill Grammar School 11-18
Main duties performed:
Teaching students from 11-16 years old the Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)
Assisting pupils in meeting grade targets
Working alongside my colleagues to provide consistent education for all students
Regularly performing experiments and teaching students how to replicate the experiments under safe conditions
Writing and marking examination papers
Marking homework, quizzes and tests weekly
Educating students on the health and safety regulations in a lab
Responsible for creating and designing PowerPoint presentations weekly for each individual class on varying subjects
Reporting back to school administrators on the progresses and behaviours of all the staff in my department
Responsible for creating booklets and worksheets for my students to work on
Liaising with school administrators on matters of concern
Contributing to extra-curricular activities in the department
Assisting in the running of the Science Club
Responsible for the expenditure of laboratory equipment
Organising and delivering training sessions
Reporting to superiors and the Head of Sciences on any concerns I have about students
Jun 2006 – Dec 2008
Assistant Teacher Forrest Academy 11-16
Main duties performed:
Organising the lab inventory regularly, and ensuring nothing was lost or stolen
Keeping the laboratory tidy
Washing and cleaning all the lab equipment which was used during lessons
Helping students with any queries they have during classes
Assisting the Chemistry teacher with any tutorials and experiments in front of the class
Marking students’ homework
Printing out any worksheets and booklets which are needed for class
Working with students on both an individual and group basis on activities and workbooks
Monitoring students’ work performance
Undergone Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
Passed Skills Tests for Numeracy, Literacy and Science annually
Achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Attended and emerged successful in the annual workshops run by the school
My interpersonal and communication skills have improved immensely during the course of my long-running career, such that I can confidently interact with students, parents, fellow colleagues and my superiors alike.
I am highly methodical and have steadfast standards of organization—these strict guidelines I set myself ensure that my teaching plans and marking schedules are often meticulous.
My punctuality and attendance rates are ideal for a professional
I am a caring and compassionate person who always goes beyond the call of duty to ensure my students are successful and thriving academically.
I am capable of dealing with troublesome students in a calm, professional way without losing my temper
Hobbies and interests
Outside of class, I like to spend quality time with my family on days out, especially visiting museums and art galleries. I’m also a member of the “Crazy about Science” club, which holds competitions and exhibitions regularly on a national scale.
Mr Leo Parry Head Teacher, Edgehill Grammar School Address: 95 Oak Road, Scarborough, YO25 7DE Tel: 0223 322 2412 Email:[email protected]
Mr Robert Vaughan Head of Science, Forrest Academy Address: 9 Fore St, Trench, FY5 2FQ Tel: 0280 2354 3423 Email:[email protected]
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