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Shirin

Shirin

I am a qualified Structural Engineer, educated to a PhD level. I am very passionate about teaching, and based on all of the feedback that I have received, I am successful as an educator. I find teaching to be invigorating and get a great deal of satisfaction both from being innovative with teaching and from seeing my students succeed.

Tutoring Experience

As I have always enjoyed interacting with students and following my career motto which is “to inspire and be inspired”, I have been working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant throughout the time span of my PhD study. This position involved tutoring postgraduates and undergraduates of different levels in Nonlinear Structural Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Structural Mechanics and Engineering Mathematics. I have also supported students with their design projects and assessed/marked their assignments and projects in the relevant courses. Throughout my teaching experience, I have consistently been complimented on the quality and caliber of my work.
I have also volunteered as a teaching assistant at Primary schools (i.e. CSV Shine project in 2008) and have mentored at Secondary schools (i.e. Student Associates Scheme project in 2008).

Tutoring Approach

First I ask the student if he/she has any specific problematic areas; I will then assess him/her with a few basic questions to see if he/she has understood the subject well, if not we will go through the lessons/lecture notes thoroughly. Then I will again assess the student based on what was taught. When I have made sure that everything makes good sense to them we will move to the next topic.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Dutch, French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (daytime)
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Qualifications

Imperial College London2015DoctoratePhD in Computational Structural Engineering
Imperial College London2010MastersMSc in Structural Engineering
Greenwich University 2009BachelorsBEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

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