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Keele University Neuroscientist providing tutoring in: Biology, Business, Professional Development (not necessarily together!)

The best way to teach any topic is to find relatable examples which symbolise larger processes or units, and create a story that combines the concepts of what you are trying to learn with the realisms of everyday life. In my case, this often means teaching Biology in a more abstract way, such as explaining poisons from their points of origins (e.g. fish, frogs etc.) and explaining this gradually on more meaningful levels to create a more accessible format for bigger picture thinking. The same process works for teaching someone to understand science, often including latin language, and for me teaching someone how to present to members of the public, network at a formal event, or so on.

I teach professional coaching, career coaching, leadership, pitching. For the level(s)primary, secondary, GCSE, as level, a level, BTEC, adult education, undergraduate, masters, diploma, doctorate, beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional, kids.
I give lessons in person, at my home.
I give lessons by Webcam.

Ryan's Experience

Experienced in Business (Retail, Networking Coach), Academic Research (U.K., Malaysia; Neuroscience, Psychology), Publication and Review (Oxford University Press, British Neuroscience Association).

Undergraduate Degree: BSc. Neuroscience and Psychology (Hons) - Keele University (2015-2018)
Postgraduate Degree: MSc. Neuroimaging - King's College London (2018-2019)

See CV below for further details!

Ryan's CV

RESEARCH
United Kingdom
School of Psychology, Keele University
March 2017 - Current
Collaboration with Professor Nicola Edelstyn and Gianvito Laera to produce research “Re-examining the dual processing theory of memory with respect to impairments in familiarity and recognition”

School of Psychology, Keele University
September 2017 – Current
Attempting to publish Undergraduate Thesis, titled “An Investigation into the Emotive Mind: Relationships with Resilience, Risk-Taking, Self Esteem and Self-Efficacy”

School of Life Sciences, Keele University
September 2017 – Current
Attempting to publish Undergraduate Thesis, titled “Assessing the Utility of Hydrogels for Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy”

Malaysia
Centre for Drug Research (CDR),
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
June 2017 – September 2017
Three-month summer research-placement and independent student project (ISP) using SDS-PAGE, Lowry Assays, Western Blots, BBB Culture (non-project associated optional training) and Image Analysis. Project entitled “Exploring the 2VO Model of Vascular Dementia: Differential protein expression as a contributor?”

Centre for Drug Research (CDR),
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
June 2017 – September 2017
Research collaboration with Dr Zurina Hassan et al., on the role of the cholinergic nervous system on memory. Paper submitted and in review. Paper entitled “Cholinergic neurotransmission mediates hippocampal long-term potentiation in the rat model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion” (Azam, Stanyard, Mat & Hassan, 2018).


EMPLOYMENT
Student Ambassador Specialist Keele University
November 2016 – Current
Themes: Higher Education.

Responsibilities: Providing a professional informative experience for various education providers. Ambassadors also host open days, and other university experience programmes.

Specialisms: Student Life Talk Host (provide bespoke University experience talk based on personal experience), Heritage Tour guide for various stakeholders (including investors and VIP’s)
Research Intern Ignition February 2017 – May 2017
Themes: Education, Self-Development

Responsibilities: Research of career industries to comprise data for a database linked to a profile matrix for matching individuals to appropriate roles. This data will form part of the basis for European funding, which will enable the system to be rolled out in over 100 countries.
Retail Sales Assistant Argos August 2012 – January 2016
Themes: Retail, Customer Service

Responsibilities: Product advisement, Stock Control, Damage/Return Stock Handling, Conflict Management, Mentoring, Inter-store liaising, Performance Achievement (via KPI’s), Delivery Allocation, Product Care, After-Sales Service.


OTHER EXPERIENCE
Senior Keele Mentor Keele University
September 2016 – Ongoing
Themes: Mentoring, Higher Education, Internationalisation

Responsibilities: Guiding incoming students, Arrival Events, Support and Advisement, Sign-posting.

Student Academic/Voice Representative
(StAR) / (SVR)
Keele University
October 2015 – Ongoing
Themes: Higher Education, Student Representation, Student Issues, Student-Staff Liaison Committees, Teaching and Learning Committees (TLC’s)

Responsibilities: Relaying feedback, Mediating student-staff interaction, Problem-solving, Module and Programme Evaluation. Representation > 11,000 Keele students at national conferences, sharing best practice and training.

Positions: Mandarin (2015-2016), Neuroscience, Psychology (Lead Representative, 2015-2018), School Lead (Life Sciences), Faculty (Natural Sciences), SSLC Chair (2016/17), NUS Representative at Conferences (Leeds Beckett, 2016; Birmingham, 2017)
Neurology Placement Student
University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM)
April 2017
Themes: Medicine, Neurology, Patient-Care, Ethics.

Involvement: Neurophysiology (EEG; Epilepsy), Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG; Carpel Tunnel), Shadowing, Clinics (Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Specialist Headache), Neurosurgery (Meningioma Extraction, Foramen Magnum Decussation).

Student Panellist (Psychology Division)
Oxford University Press
May 2017 – Current

Themes: Publication, Editing, Peer Review

Responsibilities: Book and content review, Feedback and Improvement Provision, Quality Control.

Student Reviewer (Bright Brains)
British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
March 2018 – Current

Themes: Publication, Review, Networking

Responsibilities: Review online content for Bright Brains, which feeds into the News Bulletin released tri-annually.

Vulnerable Adult and Child Support Worker
HMP Stafford
August 2016 – January 2017

Themes: Prison Service, Support Work, Mental Health

Responsibilities: Visiting Order Allocation, I.D. Checks, Support, Conflict Management.


AWARDS
Queens Award for Voluntary Service – (HM / Cabinet Office, 2016) awarded for providing high quality voluntary support at HMP Stafford.
Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, Crystal and Diamond Volunteering Awards – (Keele University, 2016), acknowledging 25, 50, 100, 200, 350, 500 and 1000 hours respectively of volunteering contributing to local and national levels.
StAR of the Year Award - (Keele University, 2016; 2017) sole recipient and nominee for every single award category from the Students Union Awards.

Student’s Student Ambassador of the Year (Finalist, 2016) voted in the Top 3 of 800+ ambassadors for quality service and representation.

Student Ambassador of the Month (November 2017)
Oscar (A-Level Biology) - (GWHSS, 2015) awarded for achievement, effort and commitment as a leading student tutoring peers and pioneering the subject

EDUCATION
MSc. Neuroimaging
King’s College London (KCL)
September 2018- June 2019


BSc. Neuroscience and Psychology
Keele University
September 2015 – June 2018
Classification: Pending
Mandarin electives: S1 (69%) | S2 (71%)
University Challenge Team Member (2017/2018)

SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND LANGUAGES
Languages: Mandarin (Simplified), German, Spanish (Basic competencies)
Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do – Blue Belt, 2 years.

Networker: Conference Presenter (United Kingdom, Malaysia) on Scientific Networking and Education.

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