I have been teaching Mathematics as secondary, A-level and IB for 11 years. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2005 with a Secondary Education degree majoring in Mathematics. In 2008, after moving and working in London for two years, I additionally gained my British Teaching Qualification (QTS), and continued to teach mathematics and was the Assistant Head of year 10, in a comprehensive school just north of Camden. From 2009, I moved with my wife to Kuala Lumpur where I worked in one of the top British International School in South East Asia, Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, A large school of over 2100 students. During this time I was appointed to the role of Assistant Head of year 7.
I joined the British School of Warsaw in August 2012 as a mathematics teacher, but quickly took on the role as Head of Secondary Mathematics until 2016. I have just recently been promoted to Head of Year 10 and 11, and look forward to working once again more directly with the students. The decision to move to TBS Warsaw was a planned decision. I wanted to continue my profession as an inspiring Teacher and work at a school where students were reflective, resilient and determined learners. I have a real passion for being a mathematics teacher and being in the classroom. I relish the fact that students enjoy my lessons and want to learn mathematics.
TBS Warsaw is a school with a good sense of community as I have had the pleasure of being involved in quite a few community projects over the years with students, parents and outside non-for profit foundations. We have worked together to help bring some happiness into other people’s lives.
I have always been into fast sports. Growing up and living on a large cattle farm in central Queensland, Australia I loved to come home from school and go dirt biking. Whilst living in Malaysia for 3 year I got into wake boarding and when I was not exploring Asia I loved to go surfing in Bali. Now that I am father I love spending time with my kids.
What do students say:
Key Stage 3 Students:
“A Teacher who pushes us a lot and has cheerful and interesting lessons“
“Teachers us in a way that makes difficult problems seem easy, he makes us connect ideas”
“Mr Mitchell is a funny teacher, and looks better with a bread than without”
“ Boss Teacher “
Key stage 4 students:
“Mr Mitchell is interesting and teaches us well. His lessons are varied and he differentiates people in the class according to their abilities so everyone can work to their maximum. Mr Mitchell is a WINNER!“
“Mr Mitchell has a good way of teaching that helps me learn”