Gold Medalist Biology/Science Teacher
EDUCATI ONAL QUALIFICATIONS & TEACHING CERTIFICATION
M.SC. (Honours School) BOTANY, 2005, Panjab Unversity, Chandigarh, GOLD MEDALIST (78.7%)
B.SC. (Honours School) BOTANY, 2003, Panjab Unversity, Chandigarh (72.5%)
Senior secondary School Examination, 1999 – S.S.D. Sr. Sec.School, Bathinda, Pb. (72%)
Secondary School Examination, 1997 – St. Mary’s ConventSchool, Kasauli, H.P. (75.2%)
B. Ed., 2006, D.A.V.College of Ed., Hoshiarpur, Pb., PU, Chd. (72.5%)
PROFESS IONAL EXPERIENCE
Vedan tu Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Biology Online Tutor – Present
Currently employed with this company as Biology Online Tutor. Grades 7th – 12th . Experience in teaching Indian Boards –CBSE, ICSE. Experience in teaching AQA GCSE Biology & AP Biology.
Educo mp Solutions Ltd., Gurgaon
Worked with this company as Biology Content Developer writing scripts for e-learning, interactive and simulated modules for 11th & 12th grades for CBSE & ICSE curricula. Developing multiple choice questions and solving problems related to the subject. Review content from subject leads for K-12 projects - QA and review multi-media content e-learning. Research and source content from the web and other media - Use templates and story boards for content design and flow. Responsible for developing and constructing online courseware for both the instructor lead & technology and non technology based learning programs. Engaged in identification of instructional strategies to be included in the module to enhance students' learning experience along with testing and updating of the content.
Book Matrix (www.macawbooks.com), Delhi
Scie nce Content Writer - Home Based Work
Wo rked with this publishing house. Developing content for science textbooks for junior grades (Grade 3-6) for Ghana, Africa in a conversational style so that the subject becomes easier to understand and more enjoyable to study. The activities given in the content explain common science facts by using household items. The course is designed to fully prepare students for higher classes. Each chapter is provided with some curiosity questions to evoke students’ minds, interesting did you knows, illustrations, and evaluation exercises.
www.brainmass.com strong>, Canada
Worked with this online teaching site based in Canada providing homework help in the discipline of life sciences.
NIIT Ltd. - Gurgaon
Wor ked with this organization as Biology Subject Matter Expert designing power-point presentations and story boards as per prescribed CBSE curriculum and various state board curricula. Developing various topics on 11th and 12th grades. Elaborated the fundamental concepts in detail for the students so that they can grasp the subject better. Gathered voluminous information regarding the major inventions in biology and used the same while developing topics to enhance student’s interests in biology. Wrote detailed scripts for animations provided by NIIT Ltd.
Guru Nanak Collegiate School – Buddhlada, Mansa
Biology Teacher, 2006
Wrote and implemented lesson plans for 11th & 12th grade students. Incorporated exciting and engaging activities that reinforced student participation and hands-on learning. Set clear guidelines and high expectations to encourage students to succeed and do their best.
ü Administered practice exams to improve students’ test-taking skills
ü Demonstrated a direct connection between classroom and everyday life; opened students’ eyes to the world around them, encouraging them to take a more in-depth look at their local environment.
Taught Botany to B. Sc. Students. Prepared and developed lesson plans and instructional programs to meet individual and group needs. Utilized a variety of methods to enhance scientific thinking and skills. Incorporated entertaining experiments that captured students’ attention and imagination. Integrated various forms of technology including PowerPoint presentations, educational websites, and Streaming videos.
ü Conducted an after-school Science Club to provide students with extra support.
PROFESS IONAL DEVELOPMENT
Successful Differentiated Teaching
Technology for the Science Class
Classroom Management Techniques
Project Based Inquiry Science
Creating Exciting Experiments
HONOURS AND ACTIVITIES
ü Awarded University Gold Medal for standing Ist in M.Sc. (HonoursSchool) – Botany, PanjabUniversity, Chandigarh, Year 2005.
ü Secured Ist Position in B.Sc. (Honours School)-Botany, 1st & 3rd Yr., PanjabUniversity, Chandigarh, Year 2003.
ü Awarded National Scholarship under Government of India, National Scholarship scheme on the basis of qualifying exam of B.Sc. (Honours school)-III Year, 2003.
ü Awarded State Scholarship from Punjab School Education Board, Year 1999 on the basis of 10+2 examination.
ü&nb sp; Awarded Honorary Membership, Alumni Association, Panjab Unversity, Chandigarh.ü Awarded Ist Prize in SPS memory retention contest conducted by Competition Refresher &nb sp; &nb sp; &nb sp; Magazine, Year 2005.
ü Volunteer during the 91st Indian Science Congress held from Jan 3-7, 2004.
ü Secured positions in activities like Rangoli, & Indoor Games.
ü Remained member of various Organizing Committees of Panjab University Hostel, 2000-2005.
ü  ; Participated in Zonal Youth Festival and Heritage Festival, 2005 in Rangoli, Creative Writing and Drama.
Deep knowledge of general biology and some of its super specialized disciplines
Dexterity in using all the teaching aids intelligently, during the lectures
Highly fluent at spoken and written English
Knowledge of using computers and working with the world wide web
Experience: 9 years
My teaching methodology includes incorporating experiments, technology, and visual representations, and offering extracurricular help to make certain that each student is able to grasp the materials and concepts in whichever manner suits him/her the best. I hope to make the students that I interact with somehow richer from their experience(s) with me. A part of my role as a teacher is to facilitate the learning of factual information and key principles, however my job only begins there. When I think back to the outstanding teachers in my life that helped mold me into the person I am today, I remember those teachers that truly motivated me to reach new heights, those that stimulated my ability to think critically and to understand the subject matter on a deeper level, those that imparted their passion for learning on me, and especially those that gave a certain unquantifiable piece of themselves (can I call it love?) that in many ways transformed my intellect, my attitudes, my goals, and my life. I aspire to be this kind of a teacher.