I went to school in Croydon and took O and A levels before studying Physics at City of London Polytechnic. I did my teaching qualification (PGCE) at the Institute of Education in London.
I really feel suited to teaching post 16 students and started teaching at CTC in September 2002 having previously spent over a decade in a state Sixth form college. I get a lot of satisfaction from helping students to improve or to maintain a very good standard. I have been an examiner for over 20 years and am a team leader for one of the Cambridge IGCSE papers that students take at CTC. The examining work gives me insight into my teaching and helps me to prepare my students better.
I am one of the staff representatives on the student committee who organise social events. We have organised annual Leavers’ Balls at local hotels and (when possible) hold termly informal concerts. I have been known to play at these events.