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Lessons offered by Maria
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Applied Science
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Biotechnology Engineer with a Master in Chemistry offering Chemistry, Life Sciences and Spanish lessons in Leicester

Methodology

My classes are based on the explanation of the theory with real examples, teach scientific ways of thinking and activities to involve students in their own learning pace.
Also, helping students according to their experience in varied, interesting, and enjoyable ways.

Experience

I am a Biotechnology Engineer with experience as a Researcher and Technical Analyst. I got my Master in Chemistry and have the opportunity of being Mentor and Demonstrator at the teaching labs. Have been tutoring A-level subjects Chemistry, Biology and Physics and Spanish-English lessons, especially for taking the IELTS test and

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £8/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £50
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £90
Lessons offered by Maria
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Applied Science
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Maria's CV

MARIA SANDOVAL


PROFILE

Enthusiastic and passionate lover of Science with more than a two years of teaching experience. Proven record of engaging students in lively classroom and laboratory practices. Drawing on my multidisciplinary experience, possess excellent administrative, verbal communication and written skills along with constructive and effective teaching methods that promote a stimulating learning environment. Able to work in a managerial role or as part of team and having the ability to successfully work to tight schedules and deadlines. Currently looking for suitable academic opportunities in universities or colleges of further education.

EDUCATION

Master of Philosophy, Chemistry 2015 – 2017
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, UK

‘Solid phase extraction of Phorbol Esters (PEs) from Jatropha curcas biomass based on computationally-designed polymers’

Bachelor of Science, Major in Biotechnology Engineering, 2:1 2005 – 2011
ARMY POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL ESPE, ECUADOR

Advanced Level Matriculate (Honours) Marista School, Ecuador 2002 – 2004
Secondary Level Matriculate Marista School, Ecuador 1998 – 2002

TRAINING
 Higher Teaching Assistant Level 4 Course
 Computational Modelling using SYBYL 7.3 & Molecular Chemistry.
 Laboratory Quality Management: requirements for testing and calibration. Uncertainty Traceability and Reliability (INEN ISO/IEC 17025) SAE, Ecuador, 2015

CORE SKILLS
 Providing mentoring, advice and support to students on a personal level.
 Conceptual Chemistry and Biotechnology engineering major.
 Practical teaching skills, monitoring of equipment at laboratory and instructional material development.
 Project management, business planning and financial forecast, as evidenced in the current “Kiandes” eco-innovative and sustainable business cluster, a member of RED Regional Business Engagement sponsored by the Leicester Innovation Hub.
 Planning in a cross-functional team the research proposals for the new strategies towards clean energy projects; as shown in the executed projects for the Energy and Productive Matrix change at the governmental Ecuadorian Institute INER.
 Publishing concise scientific data in journals and presenting key findings to non-academic stakeholders and academics, such as I delivered in 2016 at the Salter’s University festival and conferences.

OTHER SKILLS

Languages: Spanish (native) English (proficient C1) German (basic A1-2)

 Network competence, juggling administration and multitasking activities effectively without supervision.
 Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools.
 On-line and face-to-face tutoring experience.


CAREER & EXPERIENCE

Sustainability Bioengineering Consultant & Tutor JAN 2017- PRESENT
FREELANCE UK & ECUADOR

 Tutoring A-level students in Sciences mainly Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics subjects and Spanish-English.
 Hourly based School support worker.
 Evaluated student’s progress and adjust instructions based on feedback.
 Provided appropriate techniques for maximum understanding.
 Preparing Spanish speakers students for the IELTS test required to Universities abroad.
 Designing free workshops about agro-industry residues as by-products, bio-pesticides and biological control for local farmers.
 Consulting as a Sustainable Supply Chain Manager for SME’s tacking unfriendly practices in the Ecuadorian coffee trade.
 Promoting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), food quality and safety standards in the Ecuadorian goods market.

Founder & R&D Manager JAN 2018 - AUG 2018
ECUAPORT UK- KIANDES LEICESTER, UK

 Planned transference of technology projects along with Universities across the UK to research, develop and implementation of a pilot plant for bioproducts manufacturing as an initiative for the circular economic global strategy.

Postgraduate Demonstrator & Ambassador JAN 2016 – JAN 2017
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER LEICESTE R, UK

 Mentored MChem students through laboratory practices. Participated in the induction of the new students of the Biotechnology group towards the proficient use of the Blackboard for submitting assignments online, oriented them how to find and use self-help materials.
 Carried out academic duties like marking and tutorial support required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching;
 Served as Ambassador for the Royal Society of Chemistry within delivering lab demonstrations across natural sciences, electrochemistry and green chemistry to GCSE, A-Level and undergraduate audiences.

Researcher ⦁ Technical Analyst MAR 2013 – MAY 2015
ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY (INER) QUITO, ECUADOR

 Trained the apprentices under the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) considering the quality assurance of the research essays.

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