My teaching method is to provide assistance to encourage self-learning. I believe that developing as a chemistry student is rooted in having a strong understanding of the core principals that underpin all aspects of chemistry. Through this approach, examinations shift from having a focus on memorisation and regurgitation of a wide variety of specific details to application of a few core principals.
All work will be re-enforced through a variety of assessment techniques which aim to stimulate and interest students. Assessments will also aim to improve exam technique.
A typical lesson will follow this typical layout:
1. Introduction of a given topic through asking the student what do you know? Without reference to notes or textbooks, the student will create mind maps and lists highlighting the areas they know within the topic area.
2. What did you miss? With my help we will discuss key areas that were missed from the work, and use these are a starting point for discussion during the lesson.
3. The next part of the lesson will centre around the discussion of key areas. In this section I will aim to support the student in developing their understanding of key principles and provide them with techniques they can use to further their understanding.
4. The final part of the lesson will focus on testing what the student learnt. Crucially, this part of the lesson should be about letting the student make mistakes in a comfortable and supportive environment. I've found over the course of my education that making mistakes has allowed me to learn more than getting things right the first time round, and that is a key belief carried forward into all lessons.
I'm a final year chemistry student expected to graduate in July with a first class masters degree. I've maintained an grade average of 80% over the course of my degree and have excelled in examinations. I've also experienced study in Canada, allowing me to develop an understanding of a wide variety of teaching methods.
During my studies at the University of Manchester, I've had experience in mentoring first year students in chemistry as a PASS leader. This allowed me to develop key teaching techniques and gave me to opportunity to practice and perfect my skills.
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