NICK TURNER

English Literature

Nick took his undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, reading Modern Languages (French and German), and then later completed an MA and PhD in English Literature at the University of Manchester. He has worked at several universities in the North of England, and is now a part-time lecturer with the Open University as well as being a part-time lecturer at Kirklees College. He has published a range of work, principally on English literature of the mid-twentieth century, and is the co-editor of the Elizabeth Bowen Review and co-chair of the Elizabeth Bowen Society. He is an occasional educator in prisons, and published his novella Gedney in 2018.

YENER ETISOY

Computer Science

Following his high school education, Yener obtained a Diploma in Electronics from Bosuphorus University in Turkey. During his studies, he developed a keen interest in computers and how they worked. After moving to the UK, Yener worked in the IT support departments of colleges and universities whilst he studying for a degree in IT and Computing with the Open University. Yener studied a post graduate certificate in Education at Lancaster University and worked as a subject specialist in number of secondary schools. Yener currently holds senior posts examining Computer Science with the OCR exam board. Yener works as a secondary school teacher delivering Computer Science at GCSE and A level in the classroom in addition to teaching online lessons with Pembrokeshire College.

SIAN MAY

Geology

Sian studied Geology at Jesus college Oxford and then completed her PhD on the tectonics of South Brazil, at the Open University in Milton Keynes. She then went on to teach Science (physics) in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion for 20 years and then Geology at Tasker Milward in Haverfordwest for the last 7 years. Her current interests are in Hydrogeology, geothermal energy and the nature of springs.

JULIA HADDOCK

Maths | Chemistry

Jules worked for Pfizer for 10 years after completing her degree, then converted via GTP to gain qualified teacher status. Jules has been teaching maths, chemistry and physics at GCSE and maths and chemistry at A level for the past 5 years. She is training to be an Irlens diagnoser and understands a wide range of SEN conditions.

TRUDY CRADDOCK

Biology

Trudy studied Combined Science (Biology & Geology) at the University of Leicester before embarking on a teaching career. Trudy taught in the UK for 12 years, her roles involved KS4 and then KS3 coordinator, Local Authority Science ‘advisor’, Deputy Leader of Science. For the past 9 years Trudy has worked for OCR exam board marking A-level Biology papers, writing GCSE & A-level Biology resources and writing and checking A-level Geology exam papers. Trudy has been working with Pembrokeshire College Online for 7 years.

HELEN COOMER

Maths | Physics

After completing her masters degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Helen worked as a research scientist in the civil service, during which time she undertook her PhD. Helen then spent several years as a scientist and manager for multinational companies before moving into teaching.

MARTIN NEEVE

Maths

Martin taught in a Grammar school for 39 years. His main subject was mathematics, he was head of mathematics for 30 of those years and Assistant Head for 20 with responsibility for Mathematics and Assessment. He taught mathematics throughout the school form Year 7 up to A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics in years 12 and 13. He has taught online for Pembrokeshire College for three years.

JAMES KIRKPATRICK

Computer Science

After a 23-year career in HM Forces, James studied Computing and Information Technology via the Open University before entering the arena of business management training and development. In 2015, he moved his career focus to Computer Science, when he became the Business Development Manager for a technology company providing web-based digital solutions to Small and Medium size enterprises. During this time, he also delivered online A level Computer Science for the College. In 2016, James developed
and started delivering Computer Science for at both A Level and GCSE for Pembrokeshire College Online.