academic development

Subjects


Economics

GCSE, A-Level, IB

Physics

KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, IB

Biology

KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, IB

Mathematics

KS2, KS3, GCSE

Economics

Mathematics

Science > Biology

Science > Physics

Education & Relevant Experience


CISI

Corporate Finance Certificate

2020 - present

Durham University, UK

BA Economics (2.1)

2017 - 2020

Ricards Lodge High School, USA

International Baccalaureate
HL: Economics, Physics, English, SL: Biology, Mathematics, Spanish Ab Initio (44/45)

2017

Teaching Experience


I have three year's experience teaching students. During this time, I have taught students on a one-to-one basis of varying ability on a regular or ad hoc basis, from KS3 to IB, preparing students for their sixth form experience or university degree. I have had regular sessions supporting struggling Foundation GCSE students who have been let down by their schools, to highly driven and intellectually curious IB HL Economics students. Through this, I have experience in teaching in an international environment with students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and school experiences.

Outside of online lessons, I was a 'Sixth Form Science Ambassador' where I planned and led multiple science extra-curricular classes in topics such as programming, AI and a NASA-led national experiment for Y7-Y11 students over two years. Further, I have been a netball leader for Y7-Y10s for my local London borough and both netball and tennis captains during my time at Durham University.

What unites my academic and sporting teaching experience is my love for realising the potential in others. I appreciate how important both a focused education and a good working relationship is to my students' successes. Ultimately, I aim to foster a positive attitude to learning in every lesson, which I achieve by tailoring learning to meet the needs of every individual using a flexible approach to teaching methods where I am able to quickly identify both strengths and weaknesses of my students as they progress through our content.

I combine my ability to empathise with others, patience and ambition to support my students in challenging topics, knowing when to push my students harder or when we need to recap what we have done. I prioritise the welfare of my students and curate my lessons to create a supportive environment where they feel safe to make mistakes using positive reinforcement and explanations that link to real-life examples or previous content covered. Open communication is key in my lessons. I encourage my students to continue to review our sessions to ensure that we both use our time effectively.

I love seeing the consistent progress my students make and how much they begin to open up, realising their potential both within both our lessons and in the classroom.

About Kimberley C


I am an ambitious and driven graduate with two core mottos; firstly, unleash your potential and secondly, seek to be a well-rounded individual. Throughout my education, I have sought these mottos in a multitude of ways with a tendency to lean towards leadership and teaching roles because I enjoy collaborating with others to succeed. At sixth form, I instigated a successful Science Club Ambassadors role for a nationally award-winning STEM Club at sixth form, and here I realised how much I enjoy helping students explore challenging topic areas.

Once at Durham University, I was involved in college and wider student community both in college finance committees as the sports treasurer, Durham University Business Society and college sport as a Netball Team Captain and Tennis Club Captain. I am seeking a career in sustainable finance while continuing to teach privately.