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Akinlolu
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Akinlolu
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£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Mihaela
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Thermodynamics
Levels
  • All Levels

College instructor offering maths and physics lessons up to university level in London

Methodology

I design my class from the student perspective, reminding myself of what was difficult to grasp when first I learned a physics concept. I ask myself what students can do after taking my class? Are they able to master the vocabulary for new topics to describe physical phenomena from everyday life? Can they understand the physical world in terms of numbers? Can they relate the experimental data to testing a theory? Moreover, I aim to convey to students that they can succeed in understanding physics by thoughtfully applying themselves to the task. I compliment their efforts, regardless of the immediate results, as each student learns at his/her own pace. My goal is to promote the development of reasoning ability within and beyond physics.

Background

-Enthusiastic and self-motivated college faculty with 6 years of experience in teaching physics and math courses, resulting in the development of lecture and lab course formats for student activities in individual and team settings.
-Demonstrated efficiency and initiative in providing private individual tutoring sessions to secondary school students, resulting in student critical thinking and independent working.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Mihaela
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Thermodynamics
Levels
  • All Levels

Mihaela's CV

Mihaela Drenscko, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Career Profile

-Enthusiastic and self-motivated college faculty with 6 years of experience in teaching physics, chemistry and math courses, and strong analytical problem-solving skills, resulting in the development of lecture and lab course formats for student activities in individual and team settings.
-Excellent time management skills, effectively combining lecture teaching with lab instruction while working on research.
-Demonstrated ability to function in a culturally diverse college setting, having worked with students from various ethnic and educational backgrounds. Effectively trained students, acting as a resource for providing scientific expertise and for encouraging learning, improvement and transitioning to future goals.

Education
Ph.D., Physics (Computational Physics). CUNY Graduate Center and College of Staten Island (2011 - 2017)
M.Phil., Physics (Computational Physics). CUNY Graduate Center and College of Staten Island (2011 - 2016)
BA, Physics Professional Studies, magna cum laude. Hunter College of CUNY (2006 - 2009)

Teaching Experience

CUNY Hunter College (New York, NY): Department of Physics and Astronomy, Adjunct Lecturer (2018)
-Taught lab courses focusing on the basic experimental physics concepts for undergraduate students, with 20 students in each class, engaging students in team-work.
-Trained students in using lab software and equipment for data collection and observation.
-Provided academic support to students with lab data processing, interpretation and writing reports.
-Managed online course records and students’ scores for student’s self-assessment.
-Established a progressive working rapport with students, evidenced in students’ lab skills achievements and evaluation for graduate studies.

CUNY LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY): Department of Natural Sciences, Adjunct Lecturer (2017 - 2018)
-Synthesized and presented lectures focusing on the basic conceptual physics for undergraduate students, with 20 students in each class, engaging students in interactive tasks, such as think-pair-share.
-Provided academic support to students to ensure course materials were fully accessible to them.
-Managed online course environment and materials, keeping up-to-date on students’ progress, categorized scores and academic statistics.
-Established a progressive working rapport with students, evidenced in students’ high scores in assignments and quizzes.
-Provided guidelines for independent research on science topics such as climate change and clean energy, resulting in analysis and writings on experimental data, evidence, and opposing views.
-Participated in adjunct workshops, focusing on utilizing teaching technologies and strategies for student engagement and academic success.

CUNY College of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY): Department of Physics and Engineering, Adjunct Lecturer (2012 - 2017)
-Synthesized and presented introductory physics lectures for undergraduate students, according to class size as 2-4 sections (up to 50 students), engaging students in independent or interactive tasks.
-Taught lab courses focusing on the basic mechanics, electromagnetism and chemistry concepts for undergraduate students, with 18 students in each class, engaging students in team-work.
-Trained students in using lab software and equipment for data collection and analysis.
-Provided individual and classroom support to students, encouraging self-reliance and punctuality in
assignment submission.
-Managed online course environment and materials, keeping up-to-date on students’ progress and scores.
-Established a progressive working rapport with students, evidenced in students’ lab skills achievements,
report writing, and high scores and successful applications to professional programs.
-Participated in adjunct workshops, focusing on laboratory course teaching and safe handling of utensils and chemicals.

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (New York, NY): Department of Mathematics (2005/2011)
-Taught Summer II Project Advance elementary mathematics courses at BMCC.

Professional Development Workshops
CUNY Graduate Center (New York, NY): GK-12 Professional Development in Teaching (Summer 2012)
-Science education research and how students learn; conceptual frameworks for learning and instruction.
-Curriculum alignment & assessment, strategies for labs, Prezi presentations.

LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY): Department of Natural Sciences (January 2018/June 2018)
-Using educational platforms for quizzes and gradebooks.
-Teaching strategies for student engagement.
-Departmental initiatives: research in classroom, programmatic integration, etc.
-College initiatives: core competencies, advising, etc.
-Teaching strategies and assignments, including activities, by discussing and evaluating diverse lesson
designs.
-Active learning activities, demonstrations or discussions in the classroom, traditional way of teaching.

Related Teaching Experience
Libra Tutors (London, UK): Mathematics and English Tutor (2019)
-Demonstrated efficiency and initiative in providing private individual tutoring sessions to secondary school students, resulting in student critical thinking and independent working.

Wyzant.com (New York, NY): Mathematics and Physics Tutor (2010 - 2013)
-Effectively assisted secondary, high school and college students with mathematics and physics homework
and test reviews, as reflected in web shared enthusiastic feedbacks.
-Demonstrated time and travel management skills in one-to-one meeting with students, resulting in timely deliveries of students’ assignments and high grades achievements.
-Used online resources for marketing and communications with students, increasing student membership
and boosting revenues.

Research Foundation of CUNY (New York, NY): Technical Aide – Tutor (2006 - 2012)
-Communicated effectively with students on a one-to-one basis, in teams and online, providing
physics/mathematics/chemistry expertise for test reviews, homework and lab reports, resulting in better
understanding of theoretical and experimental concepts and score improvement.
-Demonstrated ability to organize tutoring expo, raising awareness among students about science tutoring and resources in the college.
-Attended professional staff development workshops.

Mathematics and Science Partnership of New York City (New York, NY): Peer Tutor (2006 - 2009)
-Assisted high school students with math/physics concepts, test reviews, projects and homework during
class and after school.
-Wrote weekly essays on various educational topics related to students’ learning challenges and successes.
-Assisted with data entry during students’ examinations.
-Attended tutor training workshops.

Technical Skills

Computational and Design Software: NAMD, VMD, LAMMPS, CHARMM, PERL, TCL, MATHEMATICA, MATLAB, Accelrys Discovery Studio Visualizer

Applications: MS Word/Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop CS, GIMP, RefWorks, Write-N-Cite, Grammarly, STATS

Operating Systems: Windows Professional, Linux, Mac

Educational Platforms: Blackboard, WebAssign

Languages: Spanish, Romanian

Awards and Affiliations &/ Interests
-CUNY Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship.
-CUNY Science Scholarship.
-Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.
-Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society.
-American Physical Society.
-Cheeky Scientist Association.
-International Ph.D. Community.
-Healthy ecological lifestyle, nature exploration, meditation.

Reviews on Mihaela
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Akinlolu

Perfect! Mihaela was very helpful and went the extra mile to help me with my coursework.

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