Benjamin Spillane - Professional Teacher in Clapham

 Benjamin Spillane Professional Teacher in Clapham

I have taught at four different tertiary institutions for four years across two countries. I graduated from The University of Western Australia through a special program combining a BA and a BSc studied at the same time. I studied Shakespeare, Linguistics, Anatomy and Physiology. I was accepted to do an extra research year of honours in muscular biochemistry. I moved to London in 2015 and was accepted to demonstrate at King’s College London teaching medical & dental student’s anatomy, I was invited to lecture in radiology during my time at King’s. I am also enrolled in a Masters of Clinical Education and am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Anatomical Society and Alcock’s society. I now teach at St George’s University in problem based learning and case based learning in clinical studies for graduate and undergraduate medicine. I am also a guest lecturer at Kingston University.

My Education & Qualifications

  • The University of Western Australia, 20092012
    Science (BSc): 2:1
  • The University of Western Australia, 20092012
    Arts (BA): 2:1
  • The University of Western Australia, 20132013
    Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons)):
  • Kings College London, 20152016
    Clinical Education (PGCE):

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

I have taught over four different institutions covering a period of four years. I have taught at; The University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology, Kings College London, St George's University of London. I have taught all major health sciences and am currently teaching medical students at St George's University and Kings College London. I have lectured to medical students on anatomy and radiology and I am currently a guest lecturer at Kingston University. I am currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Education where I am learning about the fundamental pedagogy in education.

My Approach to Tutoring

I have a holistic approach to education, I believe that motivation and inspiration are the best ways to get students to achieve their potential. Instilling a strong sense of self belief is incredibly important to me, and teaching students the lessons I learned about education along my journey into academia. I am someone that will look to a students happiness to improve their results, by making learning something to look forward to rather than a chore. I always set goals and benchmarks for students individually so that they can see the fruit of their labour, and I achieve this by developing my pupils ability and desire to learn.

Fun Facts About Me

I am a morning person who gets up early to do yoga and I do not drink alcohol. I believe that a healthy body and mind work synergistically, to this end I work to maintain a healthy balance in my life. I am a qualified surf life saver in Australia and have four years history of volunteering and helping sick children. I curate my own website for scientific fun facts and I enjoy cooking. I strongly encourage achievement in all aspects of life, whether it is musical, physical, academic or personal I am constantly challenging my pupils to stretch themselves in what they believe they can achieve.

My Client Testimonials

  • Human Biology
    "Ben makes labs extremely enjoyable. He is charismatic and knowledgeable, and a true credit to UWA."
  • Human Biology
    "He has made the labs entertaining and enjoyable while still maintain a focus on the course content. He has made completing relatively dry, yet important questions both enjoyable and informative."
  • Dissection
    "Completed 368 hours of teaching for Kings College with an average satisfaction score of 8.8/10"