Invention Education (Dec 2014 – Ongoing)
A new educational programme for Year 7 to 9 Students in rural India that teaches children how to invent solutions to the problems they see around them using observation skills, scientific concepts, creativity and model making. My role included: coaching the facilitators and students on scientific principals and model making; developing the syllabus and creating lesson plans that use active learning techniques and modern pedagogy.
Solar Technology Education (Jan-March 2015)
Facilitating workshops for Year 7 to 9 Students in 5 government schools in rural India and guest lecturing in two universities in south India
Student Associate Scheme (June 2010)
Teaching science to Year 7 to 9 classes in a secondary school in London
Subjects I teach
Maths GCSE and A-Level
Physics GCSE and A-Level
Chemistry GCSE and A-Level
Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from Imperial College
4 years of work experience in technology development using applied sciences in various Engineering Industries
Physics Awards -Stokes Memorial Prize for contribution to science; Advanced Extension Award; National Olympiad
A-Levels – Physics A, Chemistry A, Mathematics A (Full marks in several exam papers, exams taken before A* grade was introduced, marks are well within the A* range)
AS-Levels – Economics A
My Passion And How I Inspire
STEP 1: Getting to know the tutee to understand their motivations and thinking style.
STEP 2: Ensuring full coverage of the exam board syllabus by assessing gaps in the tutee’s knowledge and making a structured plan to close these gaps in the time available. Setting goals to focus efforts on maximising exam scores and to feel good about the progress being made as the exam dates draw closer.
STEP 3: Tackling each topic by relating abstract concepts to a real world context and creating strong links to knowledge that the tutee already possesses. This will make the topics more interesting, easier to understand and store in long-term memory.
STEP 4: Utilising fun and creative note-taking techniques that are aligned with how the human memory system works to make revision more effective and engaging.
STEP 5: Practising past exam papers and providing plenty of personal feedback on answering different types of questions with an aim to internalise answering procedures for each topic. Developing procedural knowledge to compliment the conceptual knowledge will build up answering speed and confidence that is necessary to be successful in exam conditions.
My video Introduction
I worked for an NGO in rural India for 7 months and that is where I discovered my passion for being an educator!