Ruth - Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Science Ruth – 3291


Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Science

Ruth's biography:

Ruth graduated from the University of Cambridge with a First Class degree in Natural Sciences in 2010. She then remained at the University of Cambridge for a further year to study for a PGCE, specialising in secondary science. Upon qualifying, she took a job as a physics teacher at a leading independent school in Hertfordshire, where she remained for eight years before moving to north London a year ago to become a tutor.

During her time as a teacher, she taught GCSE, A level and IB physics, as well as some year 9 chemistry and year 7 and 8 general science. She was also responsible for preparing Oxbridge candidates hoping to study physics or engineering. In the past year, she has tutored pupils from year 8 upwards, covering all three sciences and maths to GCSE level, as well as A level and IB physics.

Ruth's qualifications:

Ruth qualified to teach Science in 2011, and holds a PGCE from University of Cambridge.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of CambridgeMA2014
University of CambridgeBA Natural Sciences2010

Ruth's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Ruth has seven years' experience teaching Higher Level IB Diploma Physics.


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I have known Ruth since she first arrived at our school six years ago. Ruth is an exceptionally able young lady and her intellectual ability is often on a different plane to many people that she deals with. It is a great pity that she has decided to leave our school but we understand that the changes in her personal circumstances have resulted in a desire to change her location. She was a tutor of a boarding house of around sixty girls, with ages ranging from 13 to 18. This is a very demanding job and requires somebody that is dedicated, caring, tolerant, and unstinting in giving of their time. She is extremely conscientious and this is particularly evident in the boarding house. Her relationships with the pupils are excellent and they can see that she is a dedicated, extremely able and kind person. She is very popular and her dedication and transparent approach has earned her the respect of the pupils, colleagues and parents alike. In a school such as ours, all teachers have to help out with numerous extra-curricular activities, including sports coaching. Ruth was responsible for running the Model United Nations (MUN). The running of the MUN required a great deal of her time and given her dedication, she was totally consumed by her job. Her organisational skills are second to none and she gets on with her tasks without making any fuss. The MUN functions that she organised were some of the largest in the country and are very time consuming. Ruth received no timetable allowance for this work. Around 20% of the students in our school require extra time in public examinations and the ability ranges from those that are successful Oxbridge candidates to a small number that are unlikely to pass IGCSE Physics. Although an independent school, behaviour in the classroom can be challenging. Ruth is always firm but fair and has excellent classroom control. Ruth currently taught a full timetable of Physics which included IGCSE Physics, AS and A Level Physics, as well as Standard and Higher Level International Baccalaureate Physics. She has also been involved in the preparation of Oxbridge candidates. Despite the demands of so many different syllabuses, her lessons were always meticulously planned. Homework was always set, collected, marked and returned with a quick turnaround. She has an excellent knowledge of her subject and is able to convey this knowledge with great enthusiasm. She is a very keen teacher and adapts her teaching to accommodate the age and ability of her pupils with a range of original and intuitive approaches. All of her students benefit from the fact that she is a skilled communicator, making her subject accessible and enjoyable for pupils with a vast range of abilities. Many of her sixth form students arrived from Europe with limited, appropriate knowledge of Physics but the public examination results that her students obtained at the end of the course are some of the best in the school. Her knowledge of the IB programme meant that as well as obtaining excellent examination results, she has been responsible for setting, marking and collating the IB Physics course work. Our school has struggled to find good Physics teachers and it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible to replace Ruth as she has an input into so many facets of the daily life of this school. Her reliability, timekeeping and organisational skills are second to none.

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

Ruth is a really good teacher/tutor. She is highly professional, trustworthy and she has full integrity. Her subject knowledge is excellent and the public examination results of her pupils are strong. She is personable, engaging and highly competent. I recommend her to you without reservation.

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

Ruth is an excellent teacher of Physics and Science. She is an excellent problem solver and can explain concepts articulately and precisely; she is reliable and possesses the highest of morals. Overall, she is a credit to the teaching profession.

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

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