12+ Spanish and Health Sciences adviser (Peraj Mexico volunteering program -Julio Cortzar Primary School-)
It was during the last year of my undergraduate degree as a Biologist when I started gaining experience as an adviser and tutor. I was involved in a one-year support program that gave personal guidance and support to children aged between 10-12 from a low-income family who need private lessons to improve their grades in school.
A-level: Biology supply teacher and Laboratory technician of 16 to 18-year-old students (Serrano Montalbn Educative Centre High School).
One-to-one tutoring College applicants in Life sciences field.
I had the opportunity to be a teacher to high school-level students. I received an invaluable experience presenting and sharing my knowledge by giving lectures and one-on-one sessions. I taught these courses: General Biology and Biology for Life and Medical Sciences. Apart from teaching, during this time I assisted students in their to College/University application as well. They asked my advice due to their interest in pursuing a degree in Life Sciences; I provided face-face sessions to talk about their interest in the field, how prepared in the subject they were or what they could do to increase their chances of getting a place in a good university. My experience as a graduate student helped younger applicants to make decisions, overcome insecurities and acquire a clearer idea of the benefits of studying a degree in Life Sciences.
Undergraduate level: Biology of Reproduction and Neuroendocrinology laboratory demonstrator.
One-to-one sessions with Biology students (theory and practical laboratory skills) National Autonomous University of Mexico -UNAM-.
I was a demonstrator from my laboratory before and after obtaining my Master`s degree. I received small groups of first year Biology students and I showed them the type of experiment I was doing then. I used to explain a brief background understandable to their level and then I performed my experiment to them. After this experience, I was a tutor to several 2nd year Biology students who were interested in knowing more about Reproduction, Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology. I was responsible for students who came during the summer and taught them the basic laboratory techniques necessary for their project and future studies.
I am currently a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant registered in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at University College London.
Subjects I teach
A-level to Undergraduate/Early Postgraduate:
PhD Student in Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology. University College London: Alzheimer`s Disease project.
Master in Science in Animal Biosciences (University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute) -Merit.
Modules included: Foundations of Animal Science; Comparative Animal Studies; Laboratory Tools for the Biosciences; One Health, Zoonosis and Emerging Infectious Diseases; Avian Biology; Advanced Analytical Methods in Animal Biosciences
Biology degree (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) 9th place Class Ranking -1st Honours.
Serrano Montalbn Educative Centre High School. Overall grade 9/10.
Communications Officer in the Mexican Society Committee UCL 2017-18.
Overseas postgraduate (PhD) studies CONACyT scholarship.
Overseas postgraduate (MSc) studies CONACyT scholarship.
The Roslin Institute Fee Grant for MSc in Animal Biosciences 2014-2015. The University of Edinburgh.
My Passion And How I Inspire
Every student has different abilities and ways to learn. My tutoring service will be totally personalised and very supportive. My experience in teaching plus my experience as a research student have provided me with a variety of skills to help you get through difficult Biology or Physiology subjects that seemed to be impossible. I have learned to understand how empathy and enthusiasm can motivate others. I can help students to empower their knowledge and develop the necessary potential by using examples and visual resources. Let`s start this tutoring journey together!
My video Introduction
I love karaoke but I am not a good singer! My spirit animal: the giraffe.