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28th January 2021
I attended Brampton College (then The Tuition Centre) between 2000-2001.
I had dreamed of becoming a Dietitian for several years and started out doing Chemistry and Biology at a different sixth form college. Unfortunately, it was not a positive learning experience and led to my Chemistry teacher advising me to choose a different profession. This was not something I was prepared to consider and told him that I would be back to show him my ‘A’!
I started at Brampton College with the aim of completing my Chemistry and Biology A levels in just one year, which seemed like an enormous feat to me at the time. Then I met Jim Donaldson and John Barron. Suddenly, Chemistry started to make sense. They made learning a completely different experience – I couldn’t believe that I was enjoying (and actually understanding!) Chemistry! I am delighted to hear that Jim is back teaching at Brampton.
My time at the college has made me realise the value of a teacher who is not only knowledgeable in their subject, but also knows how to get their subject across. Their teaching was so excellent that I actually used their notes for my Chemistry module in the first year of university, as it made more sense than what the lecturer was saying!
I have now been working as a Dietitian for more than 15 years. I specialise in Type 2 Diabetes and weight management and have my own practice alongside my NHS work. I truly believe that I could not have done this without Brampton College and am so grateful to them. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
And yes, I did go back to my old college with my ‘A’ in Chemistry!
This morning we made the first drop of items collected to the Colindale Food Bank. The lady at the food...
I attended Brampton College (then The Tuition Centre) between 2000-2001. I had dreamed of becoming a Dietitian for several years...