UK Virtual School Podcast - UKVS

S01E13 Teacher by Day, Astronomer by Night - Summer Hobby of a Physics Teacher

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UK Virtual School isn’t just any online school – We dare to be different! We offer a flexible online British Education adapted for the modern world, catering for Year 1 to iGCSEs for Home Educating families, Expats, and World Schoolers.

#13 Teacher by Day, Astronomer by Night

Summer Hobby of a Physics Teacher

Aaron is a Maths and Physics teacher at UKVS and has a passion for all things Astronomy.  During this chat, you'll hear about his Astrogazing evenings, the importance of being an authentic person as a teacher, and how the teachers of UK Virtual School learn from one another's teaching styles. 

During his chat with Syd, you'll hear that:  

  • Previously when Aaron worked in a traditional environment, he'd teach Physics to kids who didn't want to do the subject, but HAD TO in order to pass the exams and move on to the next level.  The private model proves more fulfilling for the student and teacher, because they're both because of their shared interest in the subject.
  • Aaron finds that interaction with kids is actually better when teaching online, over than face to face.  He was initially pleasantly surprised by this.  Because the kids are at home, and happy with their surroundings they tend to be more communicative. 
  • Aaron continues to be excited about teaching because his material is constantly evolving and growing, whether it's to kids at UKVS, or to a crowd of people at his Astrogazing evenings.  He also loves working with UK Virtual School because his style of teaching is celebrated and he's not told to teach in a particular way.

More about Syd (Our Founder)

Syd is the founder and visionary behind UK Virtual School, which was set up in the peak of the pandemic, when the need for an alternative online education system became far more clearer. Syd has worked extensively with home educating families over the last 11 years and has spent her life in the education sector as a qualified teacher in state, grammar and private schools before settling to work full time on her educational projects, namely Femtinos.

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