I currently work for a Biotechnology company, but prior to this I had a successful career in academic research. I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge. My undergraduate studies were in Biochemistry, and as such I have a strong grounding in most biological disciplines. As I work in Cambridge, I am also available to tutor in this area as well as closer to home.
I have participated in several schools liason projects, which have involved co-ordinating with teachers to deliver stimulating lessons that supplement the curriculum. I also helped run an after school homework club, where students could complete their studies and ask for help/further explanation. In addition, I have provided tuition to a small group of students throughout their A-Level and into university, on a fairly informal basis, in Biochemistry and Cell Biology disciplines.
I think the most important thing I have drawn from my experience in working with schools is to try and dispell the negative associations many students have with subjects that they find difficult or boring. Whilst school teachers are contrained by both the sylabus and time, I believe tutoring should offer both reinforcement of key principles and the inclusion of additional material to inspire and excite young learners. I also feel many of the skills and techniques required to be a successful student are not taught sufficiently within schools, and therefore aim to provide my tutees with a method of tackling homework and exams that works for them.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Cambridge||2009||Doctorate||PhD in Cell Biology/Biochemistry|
|University of Warwick||2005||Bachelors||First class BSc in Biochemistry with Intercalated Year|
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