Firstly, I make lessons fun and interesting (for both of your sakes)! I have given lessons to a variety of audiences, from GCSE through to degree level.
I will tailor my approach as much to you as I can, often with going through material as I teach to help you learn for yourself and come up with a comprehensive set of notes so that you can understand the material when you come back to it at a later date. Where possible I like to use questions to help you understand it.
I have been delivering workshops and educating in STEM for 4 years, and tutoring for 1 year.
I'm a 4th year Chemical Engineering student at the University of Sheffield (1st class predicted), and achieved AAA in A level Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
I tutored many students individually and in groups during my time as a teaching intern this summer.
The University of Sheffield, September 2015 – present:
MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Energy, on course for First Class final degree result
First year: 79% Key modules: Maths 86%, Design 82%, Thermodynamics 84%,
Second year: 81% Key modules: Fuel and Energy Utilisation 88%, Practical Chemical Engineering 82%, Mathematics III 92%
Third year: 71% Key modules: Environmental Protection 81%, Nuclear Science and Engineering 77%
Fourth year: Key modules: Low Carbon Energy, Gaseous & Particulate Emissions, Research Project: Design and Manufacture of Prototype NO2 Detectors
Awards and Scholarships
University of Sheffield Engineering Scholarship Awardee, 2015-16 – for academic performance and potential to succeed in Chemical Engineering MEng
Elite Sport Scholarship, 2015-2019 – recognition of competing & studying at the highest level
Toot Hill School and College, Bingham, NG12 8BL, September 2008 – August 2015
Gifted and Talented for Science, Maths, English, Physical Education and Religious Education.
Accelerated student for GCSE English, Maths and Triple Science.
Qualifications: August 2015. A2 AQA Maths A, Chemistry A and Biology A
August 2014. AS AQA Maths A, Chemistry A, Biology A and Philosophy & Ethics A, FSMQ A
August 2013. GCSEs 9 A*, 2 A including English, Maths, Spanish, French & Triple Science
npower Social Energy and Green Policy Intern, July – September 2017
Collaborating on three projects simultaneously - the npower Fuel Bank scheme, preparation for smart meter install and on delegation of tariff funds for renewable energy projects – I gained experience of commercial awareness and working in a large business environment. Networking with employees of different company areas enabled project success. I created content and potential marketing materials as well as preparing theory of change and risk management documents and presented potential budget allocation of a renewable energy fund.
Charnwood Brewery Shadow – August 2018
Witnessing the use of key principles, such as mass transfer and fluid mechanics, when applied to the brewing process, I also gained knowledge of beer production, marketing and regulation.
Sheffield Undergraduate Funded Research Experience, June –July 2017
Optimising organic photovoltaic cell performance by improving the interface between the active polymer layer materials and the metal electrodes. Experience with a range of equipment was developed, as well as resilience in pursuing results for challenging solutions. Detailed analysis and review of the project via report and dissemination were required.
Speedo Aqualab Visit, Nottingham, June 2017
Assisting with idea generation and observation of product design process with a target customer, using AutoCAD to design and develop shortlisted potential products such as goggles. Fluid simulation analysis identified potential stresses on fins during use. Optimising products for a purpose, from aesthetic objectives for film props to designs to aid world-record breaking race performances.
Boots Energy Centre, Nottingham, October 2014
Experience of collaborating between teams and optimising processes whilst minimising emissions. Received an in-depth insight of the running of the energy plant and gained hands on experience of operating components, such as a gate valve.
TASS TAAG Chair, September 2018 – present Chair of an athlete group for a national funding body, to provide feedback to the management of TASS on how to improve the student-athlete scholarship scheme. Ambassador and representative of TASS at national and international events.
IT Skills development, 2016-present I am well versed in Microsoft, trained in AutoCAD and also familiar with ASPEN. Currently, I am covering Aspen, AutoCAD, Matlab and ANSYS.
Hallam Teaching School Alliance Intern, June – July 2018 I assisted and taught in Maths and Science lessons as well as tutoring small groups and mentoring student-athletes.
NUS Green Impact Project Assistant, September 2016 – July 2017 Negotiating with university staff to inspire them to make positive environmental changes in their department.
Global Engineering Challenge, January 2016 Problem solving in interdisciplinary team to design an innovative solution to provide a hypothetical renewable electrical infrastructure for a town in Cameroon, summarised in a report.
Student Ambassador for Department of Chemical Engineering 2016 – present Leading departmental tours to parents and pupils and informing students about engineering, in particular chemical engineering.
Engineering Champion for University of Sheffield, 2016 – present Educating students aged 6-18, through workshops, on science, engineering and university life.
Freeth Cartwright Solicitors, Nottingham, July 2014 Administrative assistance provided to a busy solicitor’s office as work placement. Participation in contract negotiation.
Personal Achievements and Interests
British Summer Championship double finalist and silver medallist, 2017 British Winter Championship double finalist and silver medallist, 2016 European Junior silver medallist at 2013 Championships, Poland
GB representations at Dubai’s 2013 World Junior Championships and in the Japan Open, Tokyo, 2014
Funded and supported by the ASA beacon programme, TASS, British Swimming, 2013-2017
On summer breaks from work and swimming, I can generally be found hurtling down a snowy mountain on skis, or a sunny mountainside on a bike. I love travel and experiencing different cultures, whether international swimming camps and competitions, or spending holidays inter-railing with friends.
Dr Linda Kotta: Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield: (concealed information)
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