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Subjects Taught


Price Guide
Secondary $40.00
NCEA Level 1 $40.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $50.00
University $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00


Price Guide
Secondary $40.00
NCEA Level 1 $40.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $50.00
University $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00

Combined Science

Price Guide
Secondary $40.00
NCEA Level 1 $40.00

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Personal Description:

I recently moved to New Plymouth from Auckland with family and at present looking out for tutoring opportunities. With substantial experience in teaching and administration in the academic field, I am now keen to teach Secondary School students.

I’m an Academic with over 15 years of experience in chemical engineering and food technology subjects. I am happy to start in this career change so that I inspire young minds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. I am very passionate to teach students and share my knowledge and experiences in Mathematics, Chemistry and Food Technology subject areas. I am a self-learner and also willing to get trained in multitude of areas to further enhance my knowledge and career. I am also good in communication, multi-tasking, time management, presentation skills and teamwork abilities.

Having obtained my first degree in both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry gives me a sense of looking at aspects in a holistic manner. This led me to pursue my doctoral studies in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester (UK).

Since January 2014, I served the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland (UoA) as a Research Fellow working for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) sponsored Food Industry Enabling Technology (FIET) project. In addition, I also had the good opportunity of teaching Chemical Engineering and Food Engineering subjects that I did with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. Prior to joining UoA, I was a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering of University of Moratuwa (UoM), Sri Lanka.

Tutoring Experience:

Presently I am attached to Taranaki Adult Literacy Services as a volunteer teacher conducting NCEA Level Mathematics for Adults. Apart from that, I have 15 years of experience in teaching Chemical Engineering related subjects at University level. I teach science and mathematics to my own kids and have experience in the NZ curricula and online resources that are available.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring, would be to build a one-to-one relationship with the student so that I can try a variety of teaching techniques in order to work out the most effective way of helping the student to progress. As an experienced educator, I would always try to keep the learning ‘real’ by giving real life examples. Also, I will encourage them to analyse the subject deeper with critical thinking and questioning what they learn to foster self-confidence. I may use a variety of teaching materials/ tools like simply drawing on paper, showing related video presentation, online exercises and even relating real-life stories. I feel this way, students can be engaged in learning and help them to develop an interest and progress in their learning in a positive manner.

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


  • University of Manchester, UK (2002) - PhD (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (1997) - Chemical Engineering (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • College of Chemical Sciences, Sri Lanka (1995) - Chemistry (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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