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Staff Profile: Joseph Westwood

Joseph Westwood

Head of Data and Tracking

Joseph studied for five years at the University of Birmingham. His first degree in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics enabled him to develop as a mathematician whilst allowing him to understand more about our existence within the universe. He continued to enhance his understanding of the modern world by completing an MSc. in The Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors. His final year was spent on a PGCE course where he began to learn how to teach mathematics.

 

Joseph arrived in Shanghai via Oman where he and his wife taught for a year before deciding to be a little more adventurous by moving to China. Through learning from colleagues and students he has developed the confidence to teach in a relaxed way that allows him to create a safe and secure atmosphere but at the same time leaving students in no doubt as to what is expected of them.

When back in the UK Joseph flies gliders in the increasingly busy skies. He competes in competitions and when he has the time he also teaches people how to fly. Due to the lack of a gliding club in Shanghai he has recently started flying model helicopters and has often been the centre of attention at his compound when local children stop to watch and he tries desperately not to crash.

What the students say about me...

"Mr Westwood is hilarious. He has a good English accent that makes him even funnier when he tells jokes".

"Mr Westwood is a good teacher because his is good at teaching maths and kind to his students (except to someone who doesn’t do his homework or is late to class)".

"Mr Westwood is very passionate about his subject and his passes this onto students".

"Mr Westwood actually makes maths fun for our class".

"Mr Westwood challenges his students and sets a high standard".

"Mr Westwood is a very organised and strict teacher. This is why I do maths homework as soon as I go home".

 

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