Institute of Education
Trinity College London
University of Strathclyde
BA (Hons.) Economics and Commerce
Hutchesons’ Boys’ Grammar School, Beaton Road, Glasgow
Scottish Highers in Geography, Mathematics, English and Science
I have 10 years of teaching experience and have helped many students who previously failed to make the grade improve their pass.
I love teaching economics and relating it to the current political situation. It is a dynamic, ever-changing world and economics can explain what is happening and why. In addition I believe studying economics helps students deal with problems and helps their studies. They also learn to look critically at events and analyse and use (application) information. Students learn to weigh up the value of data, using it to reach a balanced and reasoned conclusion. I have taught many different students from a wide range of backgrounds. Subsequently this ranges from the sons of plenipotentiary ambassadors to poor kids in the East End. Furthermore I always manage to connect with my students and expand their knowledge and understanding. Without exception all my students have achieved the grades they required to get into the university they wanted. I teach Economics at GCSE, AS and A Level.
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