Denise M

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    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 I teach

    Chemistry up to undergraduate level
    Biology up to undergraduate level
    Science up to GCSE
    Spanish up to A- level
    Portuguese up to GCSE
    Sustainability up to undergraduate
    Qualitative research up to postgraduate
    Education up to undergraduate

    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

    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 Passion And 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.

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    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!

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