Mehtab Ali - Science / Examiner

Fully qualified Science teacher (all 3 Sciences) with QTS and an Examiner


London Southbank University: BSc (Hons) in Physics with Forensic Science

Goldsmith, University of London: PGCE in Chemistry

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With a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Forensic Science and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) specializing in Chemistry, I bring a unique blend of scientific expertise and pedagogical skills to the field of education.

My undergraduate studies in Forensic Science provided me with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of forensic analysis, including crime scene investigation, forensic biology, chemistry, and criminalistics. I gained hands-on experience in laboratory techniques, evidence collection, and analysis, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical considerations within the field of forensic science. This degree equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply scientific principles to the investigation and resolution of criminal cases.

Building upon my background in forensic science, I pursued a PGCE specializing in Chemistry to fulfill my passion for teaching and inspire the next generation of scientists. Through this intensive program, I developed a deep understanding of educational theory, curriculum design, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques specific to the teaching of chemistry at secondary school level. I engaged in practical teaching placements, observed experienced educators, and participated in professional development workshops to enhance my teaching practice and refine my classroom management skills.

Combined, my qualifications in Forensic Science and PGCE Chemistry reflect my commitment to excellence in both scientific inquiry and educational instruction. With this unique academic background, I am well-equipped to deliver high-quality, engaging, and relevant science education to students, while also fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and a passion for scientific discovery. Whether in the laboratory or the classroom, I am dedicated to empowering learners to explore, analyze, and appreciate the wonders of science while preparing them for success in their academic and professional pursuits.

As an experienced science educator, my expertise spans across various levels and disciplines, including KS3 science, GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and BTEC Applied Science. With a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum requirements and a passion for inspiring student learning, I have honed my skills to effectively teach and engage students in these diverse areas of science.

In KS3 science, I have developed dynamic and interactive lessons that lay a solid foundation for students' understanding of scientific principles and processes. Through hands-on experiments, multimedia resources, and collaborative activities, I strive to spark curiosity and instill a lifelong love for science in young learners. I emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, and inquiry-based learning to encourage students to explore and question the world around them.

For GCSE Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, I provide in-depth instruction that covers key topics, concepts, and practical skills required for success in examinations. I employ a variety of teaching strategies, including lectures, demonstrations, simulations, and laboratory experiments, to cater to diverse learning styles and abilities. I focus on developing students' scientific literacy, analytical skills, and exam techniques, empowering them to achieve their academic goals and excel in their assessments.

In the realm of BTEC Applied Science, I bring a practical and vocational approach to teaching, integrating real-world scenarios, industry insights, and hands-on experiences into the curriculum. I guide students through coursework projects, practical investigations, and workplace simulations, preparing them for careers in science-related fields or further education in higher-level courses. I emphasize the development of transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking, equipping students with the tools they need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of science and technology.

Overall, my expertise in KS3 science, GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and BTEC Applied Science is grounded in a deep understanding of subject content, pedagogical best practices, and student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. I am committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students are empowered to explore, inquire, and succeed in their scientific endeavors.


Availability Calendar


  • GCSE/ IGCSE (Years 9,10 & 11)
  • KS3 (Years 7 & 8)
  • National 5 (S4)
  • S1 - S3 (Scottish Secondary)

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