About Academy Online Learning
Kim holds a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Science and PGCE (PCET) and specialises in adult learning. She has taught Access on a face-to-face basis in FE and has been involved in online Access delivery for many years as both a tutor and in senior management roles.“Supporting students through to achievement is my main priority. I firmly believe Access to HE is the gateway to unlocking learning potential and AOLL gives adult learners the opportunity to reap the benefits of their chosen career“.
After studying A Level English, Amy developed a passion for studying language in its various forms. This led her to Kingston University and a first class Hons degree as well as the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the subject. Through the Graduate Teaching Programme, Amy went on to teach English at secondary school level and contributed in the school’s success in achieving an Outstanding OFSTED Report. Amy also manages the UCAS support team and tutors in the ever-important study skills area of the course.
Keiron holds a BSc in Psychology and PGCE in Post-16 Education. He has been teaching within the areas of Social Science and Health related courses since 1999. For the last few years Keiron has specialised in Access to HE Diploma tuition. He is also involved in the development of eLearning projects for online and Further Education colleges, and has developed several innovative websites.
Gemma has previously worked in the busy environment of Allied Health Care as a leading recruitment officer. Part of her role included ensuring ISO regulations were adhered to by all professional agency staff. She is fully aware of the mandatory requirements for training courses in the various health professional sector and is responsible in the recruitment of appropriately trained staff.
Caroline developed a keen interest in Psychology whilst completing her A-Levels. She went on to complete a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and then completed a PGCE in order to share her passion for the subject with others. She has taught Psychology from GCSE level up to Degree level and has worked in FE for many years. She is also an experienced tutor of Health and Social Care and an examiner for A-Level Psychology.
Nicola has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a PGCE in Further, Higher and Adult education. After completing her PGCE she worked at a sixth form college for many years where she taught Psychology at different levels from GCSE up to degree level. She also spent many years teaching adults on the Access course.
Alison worked in pharmacy for 11 years, 3 years in retail and 8 years in a hospital prior to coming into the teaching profession. She has lectured in Higher Education for 2 years with subject specialisms in physiology and ecology. Her role in HE has involved delivering lectures and practical work from foundation degree level to final year undergraduates. She has spent 16 years teaching in sixth form colleges and has a lot of experience in teaching Health and Social Care in the FE sector. Alison holds a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, MSc by research and a PGCE in Further and Higher Education. She initially started her degree part-time whilst still working in pharmacy. She, therefore, was working whilst studying as a mature student. She has the necessary empathy to understand the motivation and commitment needed by individuals returning to education.
Robin has been an Online Access tutor for many years. He has a Masters degree in education and a PGCE in computers with a degree in Zoology and further qualifications in Applied Biology and Software engineering. During his time in Access, he has written entire science sections of Access courses and been a subject lead in Biology and Science for a number of those years. With extensive experience in course delivery and in course leadership, he has a firm belief in the power of education and in maintaining high standards across science and related subjects.
Michael has been a biology examiner for 15 years and has worked in post 16 education for 25 years. Initially, Michael was an A-level Biology Tutor before progressing to Head of Maths & Science and finally to STEM and Quality Initiatives Manager. Michael holds a MSc in Biotechnology as well as a PGCE obtained from Manchester Metropolitan University.His Science department was chosen as part of OFSTED’s Good Practice survey: Improving Sciences in Colleges. During this time, his college also reached the finals of the National STEMNET Awards for three consecutive years. Michael also delivers training courses to biology tutors as well as delivering national biology revision conferences.
Fiona has worked for over 10 years as a qualified teacher with QTS, teaching Health and Social Care from Levels 1 to 5 in a variety of education settings. She started her career in secondary education before moving to FE and HE in the last 6 years. Fiona holds a BA (Hons) in Health Studies and a PGCE in Social Sciences - both from Manchester Metropolitan University. Fiona also has many years experience working in the health care sector in hospitals and in nursing homes as a healthcare assistant.
Mark has a first class BSc Hons degree in Psychology from the Open University, a BA Hons degree in Philosophy and a PGCE and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology. He has worked as head of Psychology/Sociology departments in secondary schools teaching to A level, delivered undergraduate modules for the Open University and has a number of years experience teaching Access to HE courses at an FE college.
Jill has a diverse background of teaching health science-related subjects at university and further education institutions. Her roles have included being a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and a Human Biology Tutor on Access to HE Diplomas in a London college. She achieved Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy back in 2007. Jill has experience as a classroom tutor, personal tutor, online tutor and various education-related administrative and student support roles. She also has experience as a researcher both in education and with health-focused volunteer-led support groups. Jill has a strong professional interest in helping to keep further & higher education accessible to everyone.
Jenny has a rich and diverse experience in education, and is passionate about working with individuals to help them reach their full potential. With excellent subject knowledge and a strong understanding of the National Curriculum Jenny works diligently to learn and implement new teaching strategies. She has strong communication skills and is able to build a good rapport with students and staff. Jenny is a highly motivated tutor.
Dr. Sara Jackson has over 15 years teaching experience in a range of settings from secondary to further education delivering science subjects from level 2 to level 5 qualifications. Sara is a very qualified scientist and teacher. After completing her degree in Biochemistry, she obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester. During her years in science research, Sara worked at the Manchester Royal Infirmary as a research associate and has published research on Vitamin D and Lung Cancer. In addition to teaching in schools and colleges, she is a trainer in adult education and works with students and educational professionals across the country to help them develop their scientific knowledge and teaching and learning strategies. Sara is passionate about promoting lifelong learning for all, regardless of background and prior knowledge.