I hold a BSc honours in biomedicine and I am currently an MSc Genomic Medicine student at St. George's University of London.
I provide tutoring in biology up to GCSE level.
Biology, specifically genetics, is my passion and this is something I wish to transfer to my students. Science communication is a big part of my degree and core to my ambition to become a doctor.
I look to give detailed and easy-to-understand explanations of all relevant topics, encouraging students to question the material they are being taught. I believe a true understanding of basic concepts is essential in biology; a science whose constituent elements are all inter-related and logical. For example, a thorough understanding of cellular structure makes most genetic and molecular-based biological sciences fairly straightforward.
I believe teaching with this in mind is a perfect method to helping those who are struggling with the content, and it gives student suitable grounding for any higher level education they wish to pursue.
I am new to tutoring, however, I am significantly well-versed in the field of science communication.
Throughout my undergraduate degree I visited numerous schools, setting up and delivering workshops to those between 9 and 16 years old. My dissertation on this field aimed to improve scientific, specifically biological, understanding and promote enthusiasm and passion for biology.
The techniques I used to achieve these goals are directly translatable to a one-to-one tutoring experience. My depth of knowledge on all topics covered in the year 7 to A level curriculum, supplemented by methods for embedding this knowledge, will help students improve their understanding of all concepts.
BSc, Biomedicine – September 2013 – June 2016
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
• Awarded a Second Class Honours (Second division)
• Modules including Clinical Genetics, Human Physiology, Infection and Immunity, Translational Biomedicine
• Broad range of biological and clinical knowledge applicable to studying a Physician Associate Studies MSc
• Final year project and extended literature review required high level of care and detail throughout
• Written communication skills developed in lab reports, essays, posters and reviews
• Passion for science and its medical application developed greatly in my time at university
‘A’ Levels – September 2011 – August 2013
St. Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, London, UK
• Chemistry – B; Biology – B; Geography – A; AS Psychology – A
WORK AND VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE
St. Mary’s Hospital NHS Imperial Trust – March 2017, ongoing
• Full-time Healthcare Assistant position, providing me with vital clinical experience in the NHS, stationed across the Gastro/Neuro and HIV/Infectious diseases wards
• Contribute to hand-overs, conduct observations and assessments and administration
• Developed my patient communication, organisational and clinical capabilities, as well as my confidence as part of the healthcare team
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – November 2016, ongoing
• Weekly voluntary work in the Pediatric ICU providing administrative support
• Responsibility in a frequently pressurised setting, building on my ability to manage difficult situations and working effectively as part of the healthcare team
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust – November 2016 – January 2017
• Volunteer at the Macmillan Cancer Centre for Teenage and Young Adults
• Provided emotional respite for those waiting or undergoing cancer therapy, developing my patient communication skills and my ability to manage difficult situations
247 Professional Health, October 2016 – March 2017
• First professional role in healthcare – working with those with mental disabilities and learning difficulties, including MS, Down’s Syndrome and Autism
• Responsible for maintaining patient hygiene, organising group activities and promoting patient development
• Exposed to aggressive and challenging environments on a regular basis and so quickly developed confidence and around patients and families
NHS Blood and Transplant - September – October 2016
• 1 month professional placement sampling blood packs for quality control
• Experienced difference aspects of the NHS - different departments performing clinical and non-clinical activities, together they ensure the entire system runs smoothly
Lourdes Hospital Helper – Summer 2016
• A week volunteering in the Acceuil St. Frai, assisting the elderly and disabled achieve a successful pilgrimage to Lourdes, France
• Learnt of the physical and emotional demands of working in healthcare
• This experience encouraged me to dedicate a year around gaining as much experience in healthcare as possible
Gap Medics Tanzania Voluntary experience – Summer, 2012
• Two-weeks shadowing doctors on ward rounds and volunteering in an orphanage
• Insight into the vast differences in healthcare in different countries
BMI The Kings Oak/ Cavell Hospital – Spring, 2012
• Three-day placement shadowing a doctor through the ward rounds
• First insight, pre- ‘A’ levels, into the role of a doctor and patient experience
Parkside Farm, ‘Pick your own’ – Summer 2013 to Summer 2015
Enfield, London, UK
• First year working as a sales assistant. This was my first paid position and developed my teamwork and organisational skills
• Second year promoted to supervisory position. I was fully involved in recruitment process and reported directly to the farm owner. I was responsible for the entire team and so I was involved with rota management and general operational running of the site.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
• Passion for athletics from a young age, representing my borough in numerous county competitions and competing in 5 and 10K races
• Active member of the Athletics, Futsal and Football teams at university, and am involved weekly for my local football team
• I am a keen road cyclist, partaking in several long-distance rides, including a week-long 350km ride across through the Pyrenes
• I have been a passionate guitarist since 2007, playing whenever I have the time
Andrew is a friendly and reliable individual with a passion for science that comes across as in the form of a nurturing teaching style. His thoughtful and logical approach to biology is bound to inspire his students to have the confidence in their own abilities to achieve their potential.
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