Information About Abid - Saffron Walden tutor
This is how 2 referees rated Abid:
English (Foreign Language)
I am a research scientist (BSc and PhD in Chemistry) currently enjoying a career break. I am particularly passionate about Chemistry (all levels) as well as Physics and Biology (up to GCSE). I have a broad expertise in Science and Technology accrued in World class Institutions (Universities of London, Cambridge, Copenhagen) both in the UK and abroad. My areas of interest are biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and biomedical engineering.
I play team sports such as doubles badminton, doubles tennis and club cricket. I am married. My wife (who is also a research scientist) and I are currently based in Saffron Walden, just south of Cambridge.
I have supervised Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students at University departments. I am a TEFL qualified Teacher (2007). I taught English in evening classes in Portugal (2010-2011, part time).
I have a contextual approach to teaching. That is, I provide sufficient background and context so that a student is better able to grasp concepts not in isolation but as a function of, or in relation to other topics within the subject. I believe this "seeing the whole picture" approach helps students to connect with the other topics (and other subjects) and avoids developing a weakness or fear for a topic they may not enjoy.
As a result of my own career in Science, I am able to offer a wider perspective on the relevance of pure sciences in Industry as well as academia. This I hope will help students to identify their future careers and to help them better match their core skills with their career ambitions.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of London (1993) - Distinction (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- University of London (1987) - 2.1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- St. Philip's Sixth Form College, West Midlands (1987) - A-levels in Physics, Chemistry & Biology (College) (✘ Not On File)
- St. Andrew's School, Birmingham. (1985) - O Levels in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Computer Studies (School) (✘ Not On File)