I am looking to teaching mathematics to students in secondary school and GCSE level
(I am also open to AS Level and A Level students, depending on my schedule.)
My take on learning maths is that "practise makes perfect" therefore my lessons include a lot of work sheets and problem solving and learning through mistakes.
I used to work as a maths teaching assistant in Holycross Catholic Girls School, New Malden for a year where i worked with students between year 7 - year 13.
I used to also tutor students who were studying in year 9 and those studying for AS Level. The students studying AS Level achieved As and Bs.
Name: Paba Senadheera
Address: 37, Brixham Rd, Reading, RG2 7RA
Email: (concealed information) Tel: 074 5029 2102
2013 – 2017 University of Southampton
Currently studying: MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Aerodynamics (Year 4)
Accounting and Finance for Engineers
Experimental methods of Aerodynamics
Applications of CFD
Examinations taken: MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Aerodynamics (Year 3) – 2:1
MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Aerodynamics (Year 2) – 2:1
MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Aerodynamics (Year 1) – 2:1
2010-2012 Holy Cross School and Richard Challoner Sixth Form Federation, Surrey
2012 A levels: Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A)
2011 AS level: Art and Design (A)
1997-2010 Gateway College, Sri Lanka
2010 IGCSEs: 8 A*s and 3 Bs including A* in English (1st language) & Maths
• Brilliant practical computer skills: all Microsoft programs (Excel), Matlab.
• Ability to effectively cooperate with a team, work under deadlines, solve complex mathematical and engineering problems.
• Skill to hold presentations to large groups and communicate work details with professionals
• Programming languages and design software: Python, Solidworks, Arduino (beginner).
• Penultimate year individual project at University of Southampton titled “Analysis of renewable energy sources and conception of rural electrification technologies: A case study of Sri Lanka.”
2015: Built and improved a 3D printer: worked alongside a team of 5 to improve a basic 3D printer to function 2 times faster than normal while printing complex models in high quality. Budgeted and designed a Gantt chart to optimise cost and time of the project.
2014: Engineering Workshop Practice, University of Southampton & City College
2012-2013: Holy Cross Catholic Girls’ School (Surrey), Part-time Teaching Assistant
Easily adapted to the workplace by learning different skills on the job – exam invigilation, working with students with learning difficulties, handling large student groups at field trips.
Worked together with people from a large age range.
Acquired ability to uphold control and authority medium-sized groups.
2012: 2 week Women in Engineering Project, BAE Systems
Worked together with a group to created and analyse a survey for young girls within a school. Later presented results and conclusions to personnel from BAE Systems.
Gained skills in communication (surveying; talking to clients), presentation and public speaking.
INTERESTS AND POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY
2012: Fund raising for Breast Cancer Research
2009-2010: Gateway College French Society, Event Coordinator
Acquired skills in cooperating with others, working within a budget and communicating with local businesses, through organising cultural events
2009-2010: Gateway College Art Society, Secretary
Detailed planning of annual society events for the society calendar.
REFERENCES – Available on request
Paba is a very patient and kind tutor going over solutions as many times as I wanted her to. She spoke slowly and checked that I understood what she was saying. She let me set the pace and I never felt like she was going too fast that I could not comprehend what she was teaching. Paba is also very encouraging and supportive. During my tuition with Paba, I felt that she believed in me and wanted me to succeed. Paba acted professionally at all times during the duration of our lessons. Paba was very flexible with timing, so I could pick the times that worked best for me.
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