Denise M

My Passion & How I Inspire

Communication is an essential aspect of the learning process. To know both students' expectations and their approaches to learning are fundamental to support them for getting their goal. The first thing I do as a tutor is to talk with my students what aspects they want to improve or learn more about. Secondly, it is important to find out her/his approach for studying. Sometimes, students have not found their best approach for learning. Sometimes, they recognise to study a lot for an exam but do not get the grade they expected. So, it is fundamental to support students to discover which approach of learning is the best for them. It is to support them to use studying time efficiently. Finally, I try to develop an interactive lesson, in which the student has an active role, questioning and thinking critically about what she/he is learning.

My Experience

I am a teacher of Chemistry and Biology and MA Science Education. I have many years of experience teaching science, chemistry and biology in both schools and private lessons in Chile. Also, I have worked in universities in Chile. Specifically, teaching both general and organic chemistry in a laboratory context. In the UK I have worked invigilating GCSE exams and also, I worked as a student ambassador in UCL opens days.

January 2015- Nowadays: Student ambassador, UCL-Institute of Education, London, UK

October 2015- February 2016: Exam invigilation, Gladesmore Community School, London, UK

March 2010-July 2014: Teaching Assistant in Lab of Organic Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas

March 2010- July 2014: Teacher of Chemistry and Biology in both primary and secondary schools in Chile Colegio Marambio and Alonso de Ercilla

March 2008- December 2010: Teaching assistant in Lab of General Chemistry, University of Santiago of Chile

Subjects That I Teach

  • Biology
  • Biology - GCSE
  • Biology - Undergraduate
  • Biology - Postgraduate
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry - GCSE
  • Chemistry - Undergraduate
  • Chemistry - Postgraduate
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese - GCSE
  • Portuguese - Undergraduate
  • Portuguese - Postgraduate
  • Science
  • Science - GCSE
  • Science - Undergraduate
  • Science - Postgraduate
  • Spanish
  • Spanish - GCSE
  • Spanish - Undergraduate
  • Spanish - Postgraduate
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability - GCSE
  • Sustainability - Undergraduate
  • Sustainability - Postgraduate

My Qualifications

Bachelor of Education with a major in Chemistry and Biology (1st Class Honours), University of Santiago of Chile

MA Science Education, University College London

PhD candidate, University College London

HONORS AND AWARDS

Becas Chile-Conicyt (Academic merit)- 2015

Government Scholarship to study PhD in Education in London

Becas Chile-Conicyt (Academic Merit)- 2014

Government Scholarship to study a MA Science Education in London

First class in the ranking of the class of 2006- 2010

Bachelor of Education with a major in Chemistry and Biology

Chemistry and Biology teacher

Scholarship from the Zanlungo Foundation- 2009 and 2010

Scholarship given for academic merit

"Chemistry in the service of sustainable development"- 2007

V International Conference for teaching of Chemistry

Participation by academic merit

Scholarship “Aurora Italia”- 2007

Benefit for students of education bachelor, for academic merit

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

When I am with my friends, I try to explain how every phenomenon happen around us. But my friends then remind me that I am not in a classroom!