I base my classes on the Cambridge supervision techniques, whereby the student is given the chance to attempt questions on their own, while I guide them through their thinking process, instead of simply spoonfeeding them with information. This is a good technique to enhance cognitive skills and train the student to develop a more independent thinking style.
Hi, my name is Neeleema! I have a BA (Honours) course in Natural Sciences, with a focus in Chemistry, from the University of Cambridge. I was top 2 at National level for Science (Girls) in Mauritius for the CIE A-level final exams and was 1st the country for Geography at AS level in the same year.
I believe I am competent to teach Chemistry up to degree level in the areas of organic, physical and biological chemistry well. I volunteered for the STIMULUS programme at the university where I assisted a primary school teacher in teaching Mathematics. At Cambridge, we have small-group teaching classes called supervisions, which are tailored specifically to the students' needs, very similar to private tutoring, and from such observations, I know how to approach a student and what to expect. During my degree, I have, on several occasions, helped out students in the years below me with their problems in Chemistry in a tutorial-like manner.
Furthermore, I am a fluent French-speaker, having learnt the language from the age of three at school until the age of sixteen, and it being one of the main languages of my country, I am very comfortable speaking and teaching it.
The travelling cost may vary in case I have to travel far, i.e. by taxi/bus/train.
MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Queen’s University Belfast, UK ~ 09/2017 – 09/2018
• Emphasis on: Protein Structure & Function, Advanced
Molecular Biology, Foundations for Research in the
Biosciences, Biotechnology, Bio-entrepreneurship & Advanced
• Research Project: A novel Pol I inhibitor as an anti-cancer drug
• Distinction Expected
BA (Hons) Natural Sciences
University of Cambridge, UK ~ 10/2014 - 07/2017
• Year 3: Chemistry
• Year 2: Organic, Inorganic & Biological Chemistry, Physical &
Theoretical Chemistry, Experimental Psychology
• Year 1: Mathematics, Materials Sciences, Biology of Cells,
Higher School Certificate
Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius ~ 01/2007 – 11/2013
• A2 levels: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
• AS levels: Geography, General Paper
Top 2 Laureate Scholar for A/AS level Examinations ~ 2013
Scholarship awarded by the Government of Mauritius for ranking 2nd in
Science (Girls) at National level for the Cambridge International A/AS
Top in Mauritius for AS level Geography
Cambridge International AS level Examinations
4th in Mauritius for the National Physics Olympiad
Awarded by the Association of Physics Educators, Mauritius
Summer Research Student
Cambridge University ~ 07/2016 – 08/2016
• Objective: Design, synthesise and test anti-freeze proteins for
the cryopreservation of blood
• Responsibilities: Data acquisition, SOP writing, growing
bacterial cultures, data analysis, protein purification
• Techniques: Gel Electrophoresis, UV/Vis Spectroscopy,
Column purification, Haemolysis testing, Recombinant DNA
• Supervisors: Dr J. J. Phillips and Dr K. Mahbubani
Ridgefield Primary School ~ 01/2015 – 03/2015
• Assist year 4 pupils with learning Mathematics bi-weekly.
• Inspire children about science
Chemistry Open-Day Volunteer
Department of Chemistry, Cambridge ~ 12/03/2015
• Introduce children to the science of perfume distillation
• Minimise all risks associated
• English (IELTS: 8.5)
• French (CEFR: C2)
• German (CEFR: B2)
• Hindi (fluent)
• Mauritian Creole (native)
• Microsoft Office
• MATLAB basics
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