I teach iGCSE, GCSE, A Level and Degree: Design Technology, Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering and Digital Media.
I can also…
…provide face-to-face Design Technology tuition or online Design Technology tution worldwide.
…guide students through both the academic and the technical sides of design problems.
…prepаre them fоr their written exаms by imprоving their exаm technique аnd their maths skills. I will also help them reаch the tоp grаdes by guiding them through their coursework and their NEA.
…ensure that students become confident designers and makers in any material they choose.
…inspire a curiosity for designing, making and evaluating the objects, new and old, that make up the students’ world.
…encourage confident problem solving and bold design.
…explain students’ decision making and validate their thought processes throughout.
I аm а quаlified and experienced Design and Technology Teacher. At university I specialised in Graphic Design and then completed a conversion degree in Design & Technology, Engineering and STEM before completing my Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
I have taught, and supported, high performing students from grammar, independent and state schools; and have supported students from as far away as Dubai, Qatar, Malaysia, Cyprus and Romania for over 10 years.
As well as design skills I teach: Project Management, Computer Aided Design (Fusion 360 and Catia), Computer Aided Manufacturing (FDM and Stereolithography) and introductory Robotics.
Are you or is your child:
• Doing retakes
• Has Special Educational Needs
• Or just looking for extra structure and support?
If they are then I can definitely help them. As well as prep’ing for exams and jump-starting coursework I can help prepare your son or daughter for 13+ or 16+ scholarships at independent colleges or schools. I also teach students Fusion 360 CAD software and how to use a 3D printer (I have an Ender 3 v2) which can print up to 220x220x250mm.
I was Second in Charge of a high performing Design Technology Department at an outstanding boys Grammar School in Sutton and I also developed and ran our DT department’s STEM clubs. Basically I love to teach students how to design and make cool stuff whether that’s with traditional tools & materials or with modern CAD/CAM software and 3D printers.
I have over 10 years experience of teaching GCSE, A Level and IB Product Design, Graphic Design and STEM at various schools and many years of commercial design industry experience, gained in both the UK and Africa, as a Graphic Designer, Advertising Typographer, Photographer and as a Web/New Media Designer.
The FabLab is a (virtual) place where students can come design, create, build, experiment and learn at their own pace (students can also use it to catch up on coursework etc!). I teach, in the old-fashioned sense of the word, in the FabLab: I also facilitate, open doors and point students in the right direction. I like students to be enthusiastic, engaged and independent enough to see opportunities and to grab them and, as a “starter for 10”, I’ve run 3 projects via the FabLab: VEX IQ Robotics, F1 in Schools and Antweight Robots – please take a look around this site, or, if you have a project of your own you want to pursue, please contact me and let me teach you how!