After completing her A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Philosophy in 2007, Charlotte began her BSc in Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She completed her degree with an Upper Second Class Honours and immediately began a PGCE course at Kingston University; this allowed Charlotte to pass on her passion for science to younger generations. Demonstrating fantastic practice in the classroom, Charlotte was given the highest grade possible (outstanding in all areas) for her teacher training.
Charlotte then began her first teaching post the following year within a large secondary school in Surrey. This involved her teaching the science curriculum to a wide range of abilities and age ranges. In this setting Charlotte was promoted to Head of Biology and is therefore responsible for developing the science curriculum at Key Stage 3, and the biology curriculum at Key Stages 4 and 5. She has a wealth of experience with the intervention of students, to help raise attainment, and prides herself in her supportive approach to helping students progress.
Charlotte uses many strategies to develop student understanding, including the use of exam questions and mark schemes, visual aids, analogies and model answers, to name a few. Her knowledge of exam style and technique has been of great help to her students, particularly at A-level. She is a patient and knowledgeable individual, with a passion for teaching, within both 1-1 and group situations.
Alongside teaching, Charlotte has a passion for nature, and enjoys attending nature tours and lectures, dog walking and watching nature documentaries. She is also a keen baker and cook in her spare time.