Role at MBS Sixth Form: Subject Lead for Business and Economics & Form Tutor for 12 Darwin
Since: September 2020
What inspired you to go into teaching?
I really enjoyed studying Economics at A Level and degree level, but I decided to go into teaching because I like working with young adults. Every day is different and I find their sense of humour on par with mine.
What attracted you to work at MBS?
My subject tends to be highly popular with boys, so I knew I would get to enjoy full classes of enthusiastic students. I was really inspired when I saw how diverse the school was, not just the student body, but also the staff.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The students - they are funny, thoughtful and intelligent in many different ways.
What achievement are you most proud of?
My children are my greatest achievement.
Why should a student choose your subject at A Level?
Economics is relevant to all of our lives, unfortunately not everyone is economically literate and this often results in poor decision making. Studying Economics helps to understand how the decisions of politicians are not always in the best interest of the economy, but their own political agendas. Similarly, we tend to underestimate the impact of businesses on society. Both subjects are highly regarded by further education and studying these subjects are good pathways to careers in politics, finance and accounting, banking, human resource management and marketing careers.
What book or film inspired you the most in your subject?
The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today by Linda Yueh.
What words of wisdom would you give your 17-year-old self?
Do not lie to yourself - sitting in the library with your friends for a few hours is not real revision.
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