13 Plus, Other School Entrance and Geography

Like all of our tutors, Timothy has Qualified Teacher status in the UK Like all of our tutors, Timothy has a clean criminal records check in the UK
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School entrance experience

I have helped students with their applications for Oxbridge and two years ago had the two students I was helping gain places for Oxbridge colleges.

I have given support lectures to Packwood Haugh for geography Scholarship and CE, and have provided examination feedback to all schools who apply to Shrewsbury for CE.

I have run Geography days for Prep school teachers to help with their preparation of CE and Scholarship geography candidates.

I have marked CE and 13+ Scholarship papers for Shrewsbury for the past 19 years. I have done the same for 6th form entrance.

Timothy's' biography:

Tim has taught Geography in major Public Schools in the UK since 1986. He studied for his first degree at Loughborough University gaining a 2:1 in Geography and Physical Education. He then continued at Loughborough and was awarded a PhD in Geography (specifically water resources and environmental issues) in 1986.

From here he went on to begin a very successful geography teaching career in Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. Then to Edinburgh Academy where he ran the Geography Department ( a team of 3), and then in 1999 to Shrewsbury School to head up one of the largest Public School Geography Faculties in the Country, where he has been until last July, when he took early retirement, and then went to work in a small German School (Rossleben Klosterschule) for half a term as a tutor.

In the course of this career he has been a geography examiner for the Oxford Examination Board, has marked Common Entrance 13+ for 19 years, has prepared students for Oxbridge entrance ( 2 years ago 2 out of the 2 students he was helping gained places), and has set and marked entrance and scholarship exams at all levels for Shrewsbury School, and has worked as a tutor for Gabitas and Thring.

Tim was a keen sportsman, being British High Jump record holder in 1979, (selected for Olympics in 1980), and representing GB and England in High Jump until 1988. He also was ranked 4th in the UK in the 800m in 1986. He was Loughborough University Athletics club chairman 1984, and has worked with TV on broadcasting athletics. He now has less dynamic hobbies and enjoys hill-walking, ski-ing, guitar and painting. He has coached most sports up to top schoolboy/girl level. This sporting background helps him to recognise the importance of correct preparation, discipline, and how success can lead to success.

Tim is a Christian and likes to support the local community. He was Chairman of the Shropshire Geographical Association from 2015-2018.

He is married with two boys aged 13 and 15.

International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

I am not IB qualified but I am familiar wit the course and content as being Head of Department for about 25 years it is important to know about all geography options for one's students.

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