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Lessons offered by Erica
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • At the tutor's house
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Oceanography
Levels
  • All Levels

Full time ecologist available to teach terrestrial ecology, freshwater management, surveying skills, management planning. Educated to PhD . Happy to mentor students from GCSE to degree level.

Methodology

Either out in the field, one to one, in a classroom or by distance learning. Its aimed at what best fits in with the student.I have been asked to explain my methodology but to be honest that is flexible and always led by the needs of the student.

Background

I am a qualified teacher, post 16, and have worked as a part time tutor and full time ecologist for over 20 years. I have worked with a wide variety of students from many backgrounds and age groups.

I am happy to provide what ever support and tuition is needed weather it be an entire curriculum or just snippets that the student does not fully understand.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £10/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £40
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £70
Lessons offered by Erica
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Oceanography
Levels
  • All Levels

Erica's CV

E-mail: (concealed information)

ERICA SPENCER

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

2002-2005
Liverpool University, Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Port Erin IOM

PhD The Ecology of Saltmarshes on the Isle of Man
• MSc Management plans for IOM saltmarshes
• Radiometric Dating of sediment cores
• Habitat assessment of wading birds and wintering passerines
• Habitat management and mapping

1994-1997
Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Dean Road, Bolton

BSc Environmental Studies with Biology 2:1 (Hons)
• The Biosphere
• Biological Statistics
• Conservation and Wildlife Law
• Planning and Ecology
• Freshwater Ecology
• Renewable Energies
• Sustainability and Climate Change

1982-1988
Wigan College of Technology, Library Street, Wigan

• DATEC Diploma in Photography.
• BETEC Higher Certificate in Editorial Design
• City and Guilds 730 Teacher Training Certificate and North West Regional Teaching Certificate in Student Centred Learning.

PROFFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

MIEEM – Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
WORK EXPERIENCE
2015 to present
Inland Fisheries Manager

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, St John’s, IOM
2013 to 2014 (maternity cover)

Position: Biodiversity Officer (Designations)

Responsibilities:

• To lead the implementation of Departmental decisions regarding the designation of wildlife areas especially Areas of Special Scientific Interest.
• To carry out appropriate surveys, apply site selection criteria, liase with landowners and tenants, process ASSI consents and handle casework, prepare management plans.
• To negotiate and monitor Sections 27 and 30 statutory management agreement payments.
• To advise DEFA, other government departments and the public on matters concerning biodiversity and wildlife conservation, including involvement in wildlife emergencies and contingency planning.

2008 to 2012
Manx Wildlife Trust, St John’s, IOM

Position: Countryside Warden

Responsibilities:

To implement and oversee the management of the Ayres National Nature Reserve
• To research the conservation requirements of individual marine and terrestrial species and habitats.
• To promote conservation through education, public events and publicity.
• To present regular reviews to MWT and Government Departments on wildlife issues, visitor feedback and new initiatives.
To generate funding for larger projects such as nature trails, a viewing platform, literature for events etc.


1999-2008
Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Liverpool University, Port Erin IOM

Position: Tutor

Responsibilities:

• To deliver sessions in research techniques and presentation skills

• Teach a number of subjects related to terrestrial ecology to undergraduate students.

• Mentor students who were experiencing difficulties either academically or personally

• Keep up to date records of the progress and achievements of the students

• Keep abreast of curriculum modifications

1997-1998
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Agriculture, Knockaloe, Patrick, IOM
Position: Wildlife and Conservations Officer

Responsibilities:

With the Senior Wildlife and Conservation Officer to set up the newly formed Wildlife Office, plan our objectives, establish the Wildlife Committee and liaise with Department of Agriculture to determine a framework for establishing a Countryside Care grant scheme.

• To administer the Wildlife Licensing system required under the Wildlife Act 1990 and the Endangered Species (import and export) Act 1981.
• To liaise with statutory and non-statutory bodies on the island and in the UK
To assess potential conservation impact of proposed developments and produce reports on the viability of such schemes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Current First Aid Certificate holder

• Full and valid manual driving license

• Competent in I.T. including Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher and Power Point.

Field Studies Courses:-

• National Vegetation Classifications

• Upland Ecology and Management

• Phase 1 and II habitat mapping


PUBLICATIONS

• Isle of Man Biodiversity Strategy (contributed and advised on coastal strategies), IOM Government 2015

• Planning, Good Practice guide for Planners to consider Biodiversity in the process of deciding on planning applications, 2015

• Ecology of the Ayres NNR, Scotsman magazine, 2013

• Manx Marine Environmental Assessment, Coastal Ecology, Saltmarshes and Estuaries, IOM Government 2013

• The Ecology of the Ayres Heathland, 2011

• Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society:-
Saltmarsh Ecology in the I.O.M, 2008

• Environmental impact of Restricting the Flow of the Sulby River for the Construction of the Proposed Ramsey Harbour Marina, Hyder Construction, 2008

• A Mass Stranding of Starfish Asterias rubens on the Isle of Man, Journal of Marine Biology, 1999.

• Various articles for the Manx Wildlife Trust and DEFA publications.








E-mail: (concealed information)

ERICA SPENCER

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

2002-2005
Liverpool University, Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Port Erin IOM

PhD The Ecology of Saltmarshes on the Isle of Man
• MSc Management plans for IOM saltmarshes
• Radiometric Dating of sediment cores
• Habitat assessment of wading birds and wintering passerines
• Habitat management and mapping

1994-1997
Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Dean Road, Bolton

BSc Environmental Studies with Biology 2:1 (Hons)
• The Biosphere
• Biological Statistics
• Conservation and Wildlife Law
• Planning and Ecology
• Freshwater Ecology
• Renewable Energies
• Sustainability and Climate Change

1982-1988
Wigan College of Technology, Library Street, Wigan

• DATEC Diploma in Photography.
• BETEC Higher Certificate in Editorial Design
• City and Guilds 730 Teacher Training Certificate and North West Regional Teaching Certificate in Student Centred Learning.

PROFFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

MIEEM – Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
WORK EXPERIENCE
2015 to present
Inland Fisheries Manager

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, St John’s, IOM
2013 to 2014 (maternity cover)

Position: Biodiversity Officer (Designations)

Responsibilities:

• To lead the implementation of Departmental decisions regarding the designation of wildlife areas especially Areas of Special Scientific Interest.
• To carry out appropriate surveys, apply site selection criteria, liase with landowners and tenants, process ASSI consents and handle casework, prepare management plans.
• To negotiate and monitor Sections 27 and 30 statutory management agreement payments.
• To advise DEFA, other government departments and the public on matters concerning biodiversity and wildlife conservation, including involvement in wildlife emergencies and contingency planning.

2008 to 2012
Manx Wildlife Trust, St John’s, IOM

Position: Countryside Warden

Responsibilities:

To implement and oversee the management of the Ayres National Nature Reserve
• To research the conservation requirements of individual marine and terrestrial species and habitats.
• To promote conservation through education, public events and publicity.
• To present regular reviews to MWT and Government Departments on wildlife issues, visitor feedback and new initiatives.
To generate funding for larger projects such as nature trails, a viewing platform, literature for events etc.


1999-2008
Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Liverpool University, Port Erin IOM

Position: Tutor

Responsibilities:

• To deliver sessions in research techniques and presentation skills

• Teach a number of subjects related to terrestrial ecology to undergraduate students.

• Mentor students who were experiencing difficulties either academically or personally

• Keep up to date records of the progress and achievements of the students

• Keep abreast of curriculum modifications

1997-1998
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Agriculture, Knockaloe, Patrick, IOM
Position: Wildlife and Conservations Officer

Responsibilities:

With the Senior Wildlife and Conservation Officer to set up the newly formed Wildlife Office, plan our objectives, establish the Wildlife Committee and liaise with Department of Agriculture to determine a framework for establishing a Countryside Care grant scheme.

• To administer the Wildlife Licensing system required under the Wildlife Act 1990 and the Endangered Species (import and export) Act 1981.
• To liaise with statutory and non-statutory bodies on the island and in the UK
To assess potential conservation impact of proposed developments and produce reports on the viability of such schemes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Current First Aid Certificate holder

• Full and valid manual driving license

• Competent in I.T. including Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher and Power Point.

Field Studies Courses:-

• National Vegetation Classifications

• Upland Ecology and Management

• Phase 1 and II habitat mapping


PUBLICATIONS

• Isle of Man Biodiversity Strategy (contributed and advised on coastal strategies), IOM Government 2015

• Planning, Good Practice guide for Planners to consider Biodiversity in the process of deciding on planning applications, 2015

• Ecology of the Ayres NNR, Scotsman magazine, 2013

• Manx Marine Environmental Assessment, Coastal Ecology, Saltmarshes and Estuaries, IOM Government 2013

• The Ecology of the Ayres Heathland, 2011

• Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society:-
Saltmarsh Ecology in the I.O.M, 2008

• Environmental impact of Restricting the Flow of the Sulby River for the Construction of the Proposed Ramsey Harbour Marina, Hyder Construction, 2008

• A Mass Stranding of Starfish Asterias rubens on the Isle of Man, Journal of Marine Biology, 1999.

• Various articles for the Manx Wildlife Trust and DEFA publications.














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