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Subjects I teach

Biology at undergraduate level
Biomedicine
Programming languages Matlab and R to beginners
Maths and chemistry to A-level students
Physics to GCSE students
Personal statement writing
Dissertation writing

My Experience

I taught advanced first aid to over 600 students at Karanga Secondary School (Moshi Area, Tanzania) as part of a two-month volunteering period with the charity First Aid Africa. I also gave one-to-one lessons in Biology to a 1st year undergraduate at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), as well as a GCSE student at Leipzig International School (Germany).

My Qualifications

Education

2016-2020

University College London (UCL)
BBSRC-funded interdisciplinary PhD programme

2012-2016

University of Glasgow
MRC-funded Biomedical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian/Systems Biology) MRes with Distinction, 2015-16
Physiology BSc Hons of the Upper Second Class (direct entry level 2), 2012-15
Awards

BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (LIDo), value: 16,057£ p/a, 2016-20.
University of Glasgow, Medical Research Council (MRC) MRes Studentship, value: £20,857, 2015-16.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), I secured travel scholarships for a team of 4 MRes students including myself, value: ~£1400, 2015.
Barcelona Cognition Brain and Technology Summer School (BCBT) Convergent Science Network (CSN II) Fellowship, value: ~£1537, 2015.
The Undergraduate Awards (Dublin), in the world’s top 10% to be Highly Commended in the field of Life Sciences, 2014.
Medical Research Scotland, Vacation Scholarship Award, value: £1926, 2014.
University of Glasgow, International Exchange Award at the University of Melbourne, value: 18 830 £ (fee waiver), 2013-14.
University of Glasgow, GU Merit Award (based on academic merit), value: £500, 2013.

My Approach to Private Tuition

I have three approaches to learning. First, I want to make learning fun. Why? It not only makes your life so much easier, but it also allows your brain to store information more efficiently… fun fact! Second, I tend to simplify concepts by breaking them down. Especially in the sciences, it helps you to break down large seemingly complex processes into small chunks that can be easily solved. After all, everything is only as difficult or easy as you make it! And third, I structure and tailor all my lessons according to what works best for you. Whether you need a crash course in neuroanatomy or want to build a simulation in Matlab, I will prepare my lessons so that they specifically match your needs.

My video Introduction


Fun fact

I sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger when I say “I need you clothes, your boots and your motorcycle”!