I have a passion for science and teaching, in particular health science. If you want to understand a discipline of science out of interest, or need to push through a science course and you're struggling to understand it, I can help you get there. My approach largely depends on what is requested by the student.
My preferred approach involves enabling you as the student to discover the skills and passion required to continue your journey independently while I teach you the relevant material, and ensure that you understand it well. I can help give you ideas to manage your time and study using the correct sources, and work through problems from a solid foundation. My emphasis is therefore creating a toolbox of skills and strategies that can be used to learn a variety of information. Not every strategy will work 100% of the time. Having a toolbox is important.
NCEA Level 2 & 3 in Chemistry, Physics and Biology
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences in Functional Human Biology with Honours
Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (In progress)
Teaching Fellow at the University of Otago
I have plenty of teaching experience from casual tutoring in high school to teaching at the University of Otago. As an honours research student, I was a demonstrator in Biochemistry labs. As a full-time hired Teaching Fellow at the University of Otago for the last three years, I have taught Physiology at 100-300 level. I have also been hired to tutor Chemistry, Biology and Physics for the Disability Department at the University and the Foundation School. I have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the foundations of science that ultimately lead to health science, but am not limited in application of science subjects.
My passion is health science. I am entirely intrigued by how the body works and helping students succeed in their dreams for the future. During the year I teach Physiology at the University of Otago, and in my spare time love to get outdoors and explore nature during the beautiful days and stay indoors to get crafty on the rainy ones.