Patrick Dawkins16 Courses • 26 Students
Patrick is a confident and enthusiastic computer science tutor. His experience spans over a decade of providing high-quality tuition to his students, enabling them to achieve top grades in examinations. He is an intellectual cornerstone in this academic. Patrick marries eloquent communication skills with an unswerving commitment to educational excellence. His modus operandi in tutoring is characterised by a dynamic, pedagogically sound methodology tailored to enrich the individual learning experience.
Patrick's scholarly pursuits transcend undergraduate limitations, encompassing advanced Computer Science and Mathematics studies. He secured his Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in 2006 and has been a catalyst in the educational sector ever since. His mastery over algorithms isn't merely academic; it's a blend of linguistic finesse and mechanical pragmatism.
Currently wielding the mantle of Head of Computing at an 'Outstanding' secondary school, Patrick oversees the curriculum planning, pedagogic delivery, and evaluative metrics across Key Stages 3, 4, and 5. Specialising in GCSE and A-level syllabi, Patrick also extends his expertise to the International Baccalaureate (IB), thus amassing a comprehensive repository of tutoring acumen.
GCSE Pedagogic Approach
At the GCSE level, Patrick accentuates the primacy of becoming a holistic Computer Scientist. Leveraging his experience as an examiner, he strategically deconstructs the keystones of computational thinking — abstraction, algorithms, decomposition, and pattern recognition. Patrick's sessions are replete with exam-oriented exemplars, through which he elucidates the intricacies of mark allocation.
A-level Tuition Speciality
Patrick relishes the prospect of A-level tuition, a fertile ground for delving into the nitty-gritty of algorithmic constructs and software development. His mentees often transcend academic expectations, matriculating into illustrious Russell Group Universities, Ivy Leagues in the United States, and even Oxbridge.
IB Tutorial Strategy
For IB enthusiasts, Patrick employs a rigorous approach that aims at concept amplification and linguistic precision. His proven track record reveals an upgrade in student performance metrics, with scores catapulting from grades 4/5 to the apex grade of 7. Versatile in his teaching mediums, Patrick is equally proficient in online and face-to-face tutorials.
Patrick's pedagogic philosophy orbits around the centrality of theoretical computer science. He contends that the essence of this foundational knowledge is instrumental in moulding self-assured, competent Computer Scientists.
"Patrick Dawkins is the epitome of an exceptional Computer Science tutor. His meticulous attention to detail is complemented by a congenial disposition. The pedagogic zeal that Patrick brings to the table is nothing short of contagious, significantly enriching the overall learning experience. With his punctuality, organisational prowess, and well-equipped study sanctuary, following his tutelage will unequivocally elevate your academic milestones."
— A, A-level Computer Science Student