I am able to give lessons to students up to A-level, as this is the level to which I studied; I have no preference for topics, however poetry is my passion.
Due to the abstract nature of literature, I prefer to begin lessons by encouraging a student to provide me with their own interpretation of a piece of writing (Eg. what do the blue curtains signify here). Such a method allows me to grasp the way of thinking of the student, thus tailoring my lesson in a way that suits their learning type best. Additionally, I am able to give my interpretation of a piece and compare answers; the study of literature is such that any one individual may perceive a piece of writing completely differently to their peers- both points of view can be expressed in an equally effective and intelligent manner. The knowledge that this is the case gives a student the confidence to express a profound, and otherwise disregarded, point of view.
I am a Neurocience student at Leeds University, however my passion is for language and literature. I achieved two A*'s at GCSE level (English Language and English Literature) and an A at A-level (Combined lang/lit).
Previously, I have coached three GCSE level individuals, all of whom improved on their mock performance by at least one grade.
PERSONAL PROFILE: A confident, enthusiastic BSc Hons Neuroscience student with excellent IT, lab and communication skills, as well as an aptitude for literacy.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2015-Present University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
BSc Hons Neuroscience; predicted 2i
Relevant modules: Introduction to Pharmacology, Basic Laboratory and
Scientific Skills 1 & 2 have given me an appreciation of IT and laboratory skills.
2013-2015 Winstanley College, Wigan
A-Levels: Biology (B), Psychology (B), English (A)
AS Levels: Biology (C), Psychology (B), English (A*)
2008-2013 St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Astley
GCSE’s: 4 x A* (Eng lit, Eng lang, Biology, Chemistry), 4 x A, 2 x B, 1 x C
VOLUNTARY WORK EXPERIENCE
Spring 2013 Noah’s Ark Nursery, Tyldesley
In charge of occupying & supervising children whilst they were eating, playing
outside and napping. This developed my leadership skills.
Summer 2013 Westleigh Care Home, Leigh
In charge of preparing meals, cleaning bedrooms and engaging with
residents- this enriched the lives of otherwise lonely people, and meant I
gained further experience of communication skills.
I was a member of the Biological Science Society at Winstanley College- attended debates on current issues such as FGM and genetic engineering, as well as speaking about such topics and raising awareness with audiences of up to 200.
Now a member of the Faculty of Biological Sciences Society at Leeds University- allows me to connect with peers and network with those with common interests.
POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY
2014-2015 Children’s team leader at Clarks Shoe store, Trafford Centre; in charge of
organising and motivating the Children’s Fitting Team.
2014-2015 Writer of the Winstanley College Scientific Newspaper- contributed information
on relevant scientific developments and news. Gained skills in written
communication in regards to a wide audience.
2014-2015 Peer Mentor at Winstanley College- responsible for guidance and motivation of
AS students. Learnt to communicate effectively and build relationships with
peers, influencing them positively.
Interpersonal Skills- have had to work in a team and enjoy building close, cooperative working relationships with team members.
Lab Skills- have a sound knowledge of the laboratory and basic equipment used; gained whilst studying for BSc Hons Neuroscience.
IT skills- can comfortably use Microsoft programs, excel, and origin. Feel confident in learning to use other software.
Research Skills- conducted in depth research while studying for my degree, as well as in my own time; such research includes projects associated with GSK.
Good written skills- have completed many academic written assignments including essays, lab reports, journals, newspaper articles and scripts therefore am able to adapt to different writing styles and appeal to a wide audience.
Customer service and spoken language skills- Part time work provided an opportunity to learn how to communicate with a wide variety of people, while educational presentations developed my confidence and ability to effectively communicate my knowledge.
Teamwork skills- playing for sports teams meant I learnt to appreciate both my strengths and weaknesses, and can accept constructive criticism; I am also happy to observe team members and suggest areas to improve on.
Organisation skills- meeting deadlines and having a part time job means I am good at organising my time effectively.
Leadership skills- Being a team leader at Clarks meant having to motivate and inspire a team to take action and improve productivity.
Appreciate the outdoors: Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award gained , keen horse-rider and walker.
Passionate about the arts: dance, drama and abstract art.
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