Qualified and experienced Secondary Science / Biology teacher with 10 years tutoring experience available for homework and assignment help, assistance with exam preparation and general lessons on clarification and revision of biology / medicine concepts
2016 &nb sp; &nb sp; &nb sp; Certificate to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), UniTEFL, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Masters of Teaching (Secondary) from Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Victoria, Australia
Subject areas - Science (Year 7-10)
- Biology (Year 11 and 12)
2004 - 2008   ; Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Bachelor of . Economics from Monash University, Clayton Campus, Victoria, Australia
Experience: 10 years
I am a qualified Science teacher from Australia who has over three
years of teaching experience in Ausralia, UK and Thailand. I have been tutoring biology and chemistry-based subjects to high school
university students (in both groups and individually) within Australia and online since April 2005. I have also been a volunteer tutor for Year 11 and 12 chemistry and biology students at The University of Melbourne and
have been the subject coordinator for Biology there in 2007.
My teaching style is personalised, hands-on, student-centered, uses a lot of inquiry-based and collaboration and a lot of positive reinforcement and encouragement in my interactions with students. I structure my lessons by first interacting with students to build a rapport with them and find out what areas they are struggling in. I then use quizzes, worksheets and simple tasks as pre-assessment tools to find out their strengths and weaknesses as well as their learning style. Based on the results, I use a variety existing teaching and learning resources and develop new ones to cater to their learning needs and styles, including role plays, debates, dialogues and other communication-based activities, worksheets, power points, animations, videos, audio clips and more hands-on activities. I ensure that my students get enough practice and gain confidence in the skills they need to improve upon at all times. Providing and receiving constructive feedback to and from my students is a critical component in my teaching and I ensure this is done on a regular basis during lessons and after correcting students' work.
I have assisted in the preparation of annual tutoring curriculum for my students, a subject booklet summarising the topics to be covered in the year, brief notes specific to each topic, assessment tasks and hints and tips for preparing for examinations; preparation of my own notes for students in each topic, giving them individual assistance on any topics they are struggling with, helping them with assignments and other assessment tasks, giving them weekly revision tasks as homework and correcting them and also assisting students with exam preparation.
Through working closely with me over the years, my students have managed to accelerate their academic results, have developed a clearer understanding and appreciation of the nuances and concepts of biology-based subjects and have been able to apply them in an articulate, coherent and confident manner. I have received very positive feedback from my students, their peers and parents through my services and have formed lifelong constructive professional relationships with them in the process.
I would now like to reach out to a more global audience and offer my service to students in various countries of the world, add more value in their learning of biology / medicine, assist them with their understanding and application of the concepts of the subject, boost their confidence and make an impact on their lives.