I hold a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from the University of Kingston, London. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I was one of the best students of my cohort, consistnetly being within the top 5%. I am currently doing my PhD with the University of Glasgow pursuing applied molecular biology in malaria drug discovery. I am in my 3rd year of a 4 years funded PhD project. Prior to starting this PhD, I worked as a scientific officer and laboratory manager with the Medical Research Council, the Gambia unit. My responsibilities in this job included designing experiments and managing the logistics of the laboratory. Additionally, I had 4 junior staff under my direct supervision. This gave me great experience in managing difficult situations and people. Originally I am a Gambian, an english speaking west African country. I am married and have a four years old daughter living with me. This also increases my tolerance to children as well as adults by respecting their opinions, yet still take the lead in decision making when needed.
Working as a laboratory personnel exposed me to tutoring laboratory technicians both formerly and informally. My formal teaching duties included tutoring students pursing distance learning courses funded by my previous employer. This has been a great experience. Also, I had been tutoring students of year 7 - 9 in both mathematics and science subjects during my BSc and there after. Been from an extended family back ground, I had always had the passion of helping cousins and relatives get to understand there course materials at all times as the need arise. I see teaching as a way of fulfilling my public responsibility.
Before going to any teaching, I would make a lesson plan for that day based on previous lessons and the student's level of understanding of the subject. Where the student lacks the basics, I endeavour to give them introductory sessions to boast their confidence. I approach teaching by engaging the student through discussions and continuous explanations and demonstrations. Moreover, I give assessments to students after every session to asses the level of student understanding of the subject matter. Where needed, I will go over the session to clarify any ambiguity in the subject area and discussion topic.
|Languages||English (British), Afrikaans|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|Kingston University, London||2012||Bachelors||BSc Biomedical Science|
|University of Leicester||2018||Doctorate||PhD Molecular Parasitology|
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