My specialist subjects are Maths and Geology and I also teach Chemistry, Physics and French.
I have 6 years of experience teaching first year undergraduate students and have always been very involved with outreach activities in schools, discussing studying STEM subjects and giving school pupils mock interviews and CV/interview preparation sessions.
I was awarded the teaching assistant of the year award in 2010 by the students from the department of Earth Sciences and Engineering at Imperial College London, for my overall contribution to teaching across the physical sciences and my one-on-one tuition and feedback.
I love bringing confidence to my pupils. I am very patient and attentive and my teaching belief is that there is nothing one cannot understand. Teaching is about finding the right way to explain concepts to each individual pupil and bringing them confidence in themselves.
2007-2011 - PhD, Geochemistry and environmental science, Imperial College London. Awarded Janet Watson Centenary Prize.
2003-2007 - MSci, Geophysics, Imperial College London. First Class Honours. Awarded Governors Prize.
2003 - Scientific Baccalaureate, International Option, Ecole Active Bilingue (France). Maths (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Biology and Geology (A), English Literature (A).
2000 - Brevet des Colleges (equivalent to GCSE) - A grade overall.
Mathematics (A-level): I tutored a first year undergraduate Geology student who had not studied Mathematics at A-level but needed to reach A-level standards to pursue his Geology degree at university. We met between 2 and 4 hours every week for an entire term and the student was very pleased with the results, saying the classes had given him much more confidence and a better understanding of mathematics.
Interview skills, cover letters and CV writing: I held regular one-on-one sessions with university and school students who wished to practice their interview skills and improve their application documents. All the students I tutored found these sessions incredibly useful and went on to successfully find internships and/or apply to university.
I have run university courses and tutorials to groups of 4-40 students in physical sciences, chemistry, geology and geophysics.
Hobbies and Interests
I am training to become a science journalist and love writing stories about science discoveries. I love art and literature and was a member of the Imperial College Latin American dance team for 4 years, dancing competitively across the UK. I was also the winner of the very first Imperial College Strictly Come Dancing competition with my celebrity partner, a professor in the department of Physics!