After completing his A levels in Geography, Business Studies and English Language in 2007, Lewis began his BSc in Geography at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. After successfully completing his degree, Lewis decided his passion lay in teaching Geography and so he began his teacher training at St Mary’s University in September 2007.
Lewis’s first PGCE teaching placement was at Epsom and Ewell High School, a mixed 11-18 state school in Surrey, part of the Bourne Education Trust. Here he taught and inspired students in KS3 and at GCSE and A level. Lewis’s calm but focussed style of teaching enabled him to work effectively with both high achievers and students in need of additional support. During this placement, Lewis was offered a full-time job as a member of the Geography department where he now Head of Department.
After 4 years at Epsom and Ewell High School, Lewis was asked to become Head of Department at the Matthew Arnold School in Staines – another school in the Bourne Education Trust. Lewis was asked to join the Matthew Arnold School on a 2-year secondment as the school was in Special Measures and needed a strong, capable teacher and middle leader to develop the Geography department. This was a challenging role as the aspirations of students were generally low, but Lewis thrived on turning this department around. Lewis is a passionate Geography teacher and endeavours to inspire students through a range of activities and ways of learning to cater for individual needs, something he has learnt working in schools that have a wide variety of abilities and backgrounds.
Lewis is an experienced tutor who enjoys working with students in a 1:1 situation, enabling him to identify the needs of the student and help them to understand the often-trickier aspects of the Geography curriculum. Lewis has a proven track record of helping students reach, and often exceed, their target grades and highest potential.
Lewis enjoys a range of sports and plays rugby most weeks for a South London club. He is also a keen traveler and uses the school holidays to venture out to new destinations around the world.