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Chemistry

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Junior Cycle €40.00
Senior Cycle €40.00

Personal Description:

I finalised my PhD studies in Chemistry in 2013 at Trinity College Dublin. I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2013 to 2016 at Trinity College. I have experience in the research area of synthetic chemistry, hybrid organic-inorganic coordination compounds, self-assembly and physicochemical characterization of cluster compounds, advanced carbon capture technologies, gas storage materials, catalysis and magnetic materials.
My great enthusiasm and passion for chemistry made me a very active student having very good results. I have attended conferences at national and international level with poster and oral presentations. I was awarded with a prize for the best talk at Dublin Chemistry Third Year Talks Programme, University College Dublin. I have a Mass Spectrometry and API 2000 (Sciex) Operator Training; a TIDA/SFI Get Started Technology Venture Programme Certificate awarded by DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs; six publications in high impact journals and two manuscripts waiting for publication.
During my work at Trinity College Dublin I have demonstrated to undergraduate students helping them carry out laboratory experiments and I did tutorials in specific course material, organising problem-solving sessions. I have also supervised final year students and summer students which involved project design, goal setting, problem solving, analysis and evaluation.
I also have three years teaching experience at high school level.

Tutoring Experience:

5 years teaching experience

Approach to Grinds:

My experience as a tutor made me realise that teaching is not just sharing knowledge, but it is also about gaining new skills and developing the ability of students to discover new things by themselves. I encourage my students to think critically and to solve problems using their own initiative so that they can be proud of the final result in the knowledge that it is truly their own. This method allows them to build up confidence in themselves and helps them understand the concepts better.
As a teacher you have the responsibility to help students overcome many varied learning obstacles such as their English ability, cultural backgrounds and fundamental knowledge. Many students are studying abroad and deserve an education tailored to their needs.
A significant aspect of teaching is understanding how people learn and evaluating their level of knowledge. Therefore you can start with what they know and build upon it. I think it is very important to explain why we need to learn about a specific topic and how it will help us to develop a better understanding of the subject. A teacher needs to have the ability to explain complex ideas in simple ways. When teaching chemistry it is very important to give real life every day examples and carry out many experiments. Students can gain new skills in the lab if they are exposed to examples of good practice and are allowed to spend considerable time in the lab. Learning from your own mistakes is another aspect of the learning process. Students who are thinking for themselves will make mistakes, but this can in itself be a positive experience as they will learn from these mistakes. Encourage them to ask questions and start discussions that would lead them to the answer by making them think logically. Challenge them and you will see increasing interest.
In my opinion a good teacher would transmit information and teach skills, but a great teacher would share with his students his passion and enthusiasm for expanding the horizon of knowledge, inspire the students` creativity, develop their critical thinking ability, and prepare them for stepping out in the world.

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Native Language: Romanian
Additional Languages: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • TCD (2013) - Chemistry (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • UOR (2005) - Biophysics (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • UOR (2004) - Science (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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