I am a chemistry bye-fellow at a Cambridge college, having gained my PhD at the University. having gained had 7 years of experience working as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. I am an experienced supervisor having supervised over 100 undergraduate students for a variety of undergraduate chemistry courses.
I have >400 hours' experience in A-level Chemistry and Biology and >500 hours in delivering supervisions (2-3 people ) in undergraduate chemistry courses in the past 4 years. It really was a pleasure for me to see their grades improve, some dramatically. I have received a prestigious teaching award from Fitzwilliam College (University of Cambridge) in 2014 and 2015, as a recognition for my contribution to undergraduate teaching in the university.
I am grateful that I have managed to play a small part in helping them achieve what they are capable of.
I am enthusiastic and passionate about chemistry (and biology) and believe tuition should be tailored to the individual's ability and interests. In particular I try to help build students' confidence in approaching areas that they are struggling with from basic principles and applying them. I can relate to students' difficulties in grasping certain concepts because I have been through the same before and have often developed different methods in explaining difficult concepts. I will ask questions along the way to engage students to problem solve. I love to teach my students from the very basics and work out their problems step by step.
My first lesson will typically involve assessing the student's needs and level of understanding, and then drawing up a concise and realistic tuition plan.
|Languages||English (British), Chinese|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Cambridge||2015||Doctorate||Chemistry|
|University of Leeds||2004||Masters||Medicinal Chemistry|
|Kirkham Grammar School||2000||College||4 A-Levels (Chemistry, Biology, Maths, PE)|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|