Teacher Profile

Dr Sarah Jones

Biology & Human Biology

I have home educated my children for the last 14 years but until 12 years ago also worked as a consultant physician.

I hold a BSc in Medical Sciences with Biochemistry, and an MBBS in Medicine, both from the University of London. I am also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and hold the Royal College of Physicians Teaching Certificate.

As a consultant, I had experience teaching medical students and postgraduate doctors. Over the last three years, I have  worked as a tutor for KS2, KS3, and GCSE Science, and KS2 Maths. I also have experience teaching children who have been diagnosed with dyscalculia and dyslexia. I co-lead a local Christian home education group in which I have taught Biology. I run a KS3 Human Biology group from my home in addition to my online Biology classes.

As a former doctor, I particularly enjoy teaching Human Biology, although plants and fungi are fascinating too! I love teaching Biology as our world is so amazingly designed. Biology is all around us: in our own bodies, in our pet animals, and in the plants in our homes. It is so easy to see how relevant it is to learn Biology.

As an evangelical Christian, I believe in a Creator who designed the universe and made it in six days. I also think that it is important to know something about the theory of evolution and the difference between inter- and intra-species variation.

I offer the following PX Classroom courses:

Upper Key Stage 2 Human Biology

This is a great way to learn Science in a group with a focus on understanding more how the human body works. This course also serves as a useful introduction to Science for children who plan to enter any of the PX KS3 Science Classrooms, not just the PX KS3 Biology Classroom.

Key Stage 3 Biology

I hope to enthuse children as they learn this subject. My hope is that after the online classes, the children will be keen to apply what they have learned, whether that be taking their pulse after exercise, making a cake model of a plant cell, or examining a flower in the park!