I have only tutored young students (under 9) before but the same methods apply; what is it that you're stuck on? Can we approach this from a different angle that would make it clearer? Often, I find that a lack of understanding is not due to the student's cleverness, just their interpretation of a question.
I am about to graduate with a MEng degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sheffield. I studied maths, further maths, geography, and physics at A Level, and also similar subjects at GCSE, including the compulsory subjects. I have also worked with young people through being a scout volunteer.
If you cancel more less than 2 hours for the lesson, you still have to pay as it is likely that I would have already left to go to the lesson or made plans around it.
Civil Engineering MEng, University of Sheffield (September 2015 – present)
• Focus on integration as part of multidisciplinary design projects
• Specialism in infrastructure and drainage system design
• Research project; ‘How well do current models of innovation fit to the UK construction industry?’
• On track to achieve a high 2:1 or 1st class degree
Channing School, London (2008 – 2015)
• A Levels: Mathematics A, Geography A, Physics B, Further Maths E, Chemistry (AS) C
• 11 GCSE’s (10 A*s and 1 A) including Mathematics and Triple Science
Skanska UK, Intern, Maple Cross (July – August 2018)
• Working as part of the Strategy team within Work Winning – researching and working on an analysis of the industry, focusing on road and rail sectors
• Curating a report for the Senior Management team, predicting the future of the industry and suggesting ways in which companies must realign accordingly to meet the needs of clients
Skanska UK, Waterloo Station, Site Engineer (July - August 2017)
• Heavy focus on maintenance of daily records through site supervision
• Use of new technology for setting out and surveying
• Responsible for working with subcontractors in recording an accurate diary of works on site, helping to record progress in the run up to handover of platforms to the client
• Work with the BIM team, looking at the use of BIM on a complex and multi-site project
Skanska UK, Paddington Crossrail Station, Site Engineer (July - August 2016)
• Worked as part of a multi-level engineering team during the fit-out of Paddington Crossrail Station, as part of a joint-venture between Skanska and Costain
• Introduced to a variety of new engineering principles and construction methods such as corbels and diaphragm walls – required a lot of problem solving and critical thinking
• Became practised in looking at site documents such as Temporary Works Design Briefs, Risk Assessment and Method Statements, Lifting Plans etc.
• Given on-site responsibility in the form of a sub-package
• Introduced to the procurement process through working with the QS team
Costain, London Bridge Station (Summer 2014, work experience)
• Two week summer work experience between AS and A2 as an introduction to construction
• Looking at the integrated teams working on the redevelopment of London Bridge Station
• First exposure to site working, including health and safety, site protocol, and surveying
BDP, Farringdon Office (Summer 2013, work experience)
• Gained first-hand experience of the interface between engineers and architects
• Looked at the redevelopment of existing structures (Heritage department) including regulations regarding listed buildings
Scout Association, 2013 - 2018 – Held various positions as a young leader (as an under 18) and assistant Beaver Scout Leader both in London and Sheffield. This role has included planning sessions for the children, working with other leaders and parents, planning trips and being responsible for young people.
University of Sheffield Civil Engineering Society, 2016-2017 – Held the position of ‘Challenge Secretary’, responsible for organising the ‘Spaghetti Bridge Challenge’; an event hosted by students and for students from various universities. My role here included contacting a variety of companies to get sponsorship for the event, catering the event and advertising through social media.
University of Sheffield Squash Club, 2018 – present – Hold the position of ‘Fundraising Secretary’. This is a newly received role, but will include the organising of charity events throughout the coming academic year in order to raise a target of £1600 for the Children’s Hospital Charity in Sheffield.
• Confident in leading a team of engineers and non-engineers, as well as individual working
• Highly developed communication and motivational skills
• Computer literate with MS Office Suite
• Some experience using AutoCAD for basic level drawing, and MatLab for modelling
• Keen to learn new skills and branch out to areas less explored
• Leadership – previous experience tutoring
Squash – Member of the University of Sheffield Squash Team, competing across Northern England (mainly Yorkshire) in the BUCS (British University and College Sports) league
Travel – Very keen world travel, having greatly enjoyed exploring a significant number of European countries, and others around the globe such as Jordan, USA, Canada, India, Japan, and China. Aspirations to combine work and travel opportunities to further improve engineering skills and knowledge
• Student member of the ICE, and ICE QUEST Scholar with Skanska UK
• Full, clean driving licence
• Holder of a trainee level CSCS card
• Achieved Gold Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen’s Scout Award (Scout equivalent of D of E)
References available upon request
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