Academic Mentor Science

55.00 - 60.00 GBP Daily + GBP55 - GBP60/day GBP50-65 per day
13 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Science Graduate Academic Mentor - Birmingham Secondary - Starts September

Are you a graduate with a good degree in chemistry or physics?

Do you have a strong academic record at A level and GCSE in science?

Are you looing to train as a science teacher in the future and would like to gain practical school based experience prior to starting?

Can you make the learning of science fun, interesting and interactive so as to engage the pupils you work with?

***Science graduate - Physics, Chemistry (possibly Biology)
***Minimum 2:1 degree
***Good A level grades
***Birmingham Secondary Academy
***5 Days a week during term time
***GBP55-65 per day
***Starts Sep/Oct

My client school, based in south Birmingham, is keen to recruit two, science graduates to work on a full time permanent basis for the academic year, starting in September. The recruited graduates will work solely within the school's science faculty but could be spread between Physics, Chemistry and Biology - dependent on your knowledge and the demands of the school.

The school is a recent academy conversion and is now part of a multi academy trust. There are close to 900 pupils in the school plus another 130 in their sixth form. The school has a very modern feel to it thanks in part to its new buildings and large spacious classrooms.

As an Academic Mentor your role is to provide support to the school's pupils in science. The majority of the work will focus on those pupils in Key Stage 4, preparing for their GCSEs. On occasion this will be with the class as a whole but there will be some demand to take small groups aside, or out of the class, to provide more specialist help, be it to low achieving or gifted and talented pupils. As an Academic Mentor you will be given the chance to learn what it's like to be a teacher and how best you can support pupils in science.

Everyday as an Academic Mentor is different, bringing new challenges and often new situations you won't have dealt with before. To be successful in this role you need to be highly organised, knowledgeable in your science subjects and most importantly ultra flexible. Having patience and the ability to explain the same principle in different ways will also stand you in good stead.

This experience in a school will no doubt provide you with many of the tools and skills necessary as you embark on a career in teaching.

If you're motivated, hard working and flexible with a good science degree, then please email a copy of your CV to Patrick at Edustaff today