I believe in working through problems to gauge the area most in need of support, then addressing that topic. Strong foundations in the sciences is key to understanding more complex problems, whilst stimulating different learning styles to ensure the information sticks!
I am a graduate of Durham University with a first class honours integrated masters degree in Natural Sciences - having studied Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
I have experience tutoring fellow academics and both primary and secondary school children, especially having grown up as the oldest of two other siblings. I am currently in the midst of tutoring my younger sister for her mathematics and science GCSES.
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Samuel James Evans
An award winning master of physics and chemistry passionate about applying analytical skills and creative thinking to develop innovative ideas that will make a difference.
Education, Qualifications and Awards
Durham University 2013 - 2017 Natural Sciences MSci - Majoring physics and chemistry Results: Year one = 1st Year two = 1st Year three = 1st Year four = 1st [Final result = 1st Class with honours]
King James’s School, Knaresborough
A Levels, 2013 Chemistry A* Mathematics A* Physics A Biology A*
GCSEs, 2009 - 2011 8A* including English and Mathematics, 2A, 1B - 4 completed early
The Governors prize for Outstanding Achievement at Advanced A levels.
The Brewin Prize for top grade in Mathematics (A2); Chemistry (AS and A2).
The top grade in Physics, Physical Education and Mathematics (GCSE level).
As a result of my high attainment (100%) across the sciences at GCSE I was invited to partake in an Easter School at Cambridge University, Gonville and Caius, in 2012 for the top 100 science students in the country in my age group.
ICT and PHSCE short course, level 2 merit award.
Holder of a full UK driving license
Data Analyst 07/09/17 - 29/12/17 Redmayne Bentley
Oversaw and implemented a new anti-money laundering process.
Liaised with the London stock exchange in satisfying new regulations.
Successfully registered multiple legal entities such that they met new regulations to trade.
Worked on databases planning and managing the company within the data management department.
Asset Management Consultancy Intern 18/07/16 - 30/09/16 WYG Engineering Ltd
Asked to return to complete a second placement following my successful first placement.
Focused on an ongoing project with a major UK retail company’s refits and acquisition of food stores due to my experience; having been there when the project kicked off.
Contributed to hitting targets in the contract by assisting in improving the efficiency of the process. This involved both improving communication between sectors of the company and formulating master templates in excel for report write-up.
This resulted in a substantial reconciliation of outstanding fees and thereby improved cashflow for the business.
Helped expand the contract with the major retailer to include compliance of recently fitted branches from the main brand.
Asset Management Consultancy Intern 13/07/15 - 25/09/15 WYG Engineering Ltd
Responsible for project managing contracts with high-profile clients across the UK.
Coordinating meetings and providing information to clients on the phone.
Analysed data and quality assured Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme reports for a leading worldwide fast food chain across the UK.
Participated in conference calls with business associates, even attaining a qualification for continuing professional development in Building Management Services.
Programmed in excel, producing models used whilst delivering the contract.
Managed my time, completing a weekly timesheet detailing every 15 minutes spent on various projects.
General Assistant 27/08/11 - 17/11/13 J Sainsbury Plc
Undertook a variety of roles from working on the till, customer service, rotating produce of the store on the shelves and display.
Worked as part of a team to design the new layout of the stock on the shop floor, which occurred bi-monthly. This allowed me to acquire a wider appreciation of the commercial environment from a retail perspective.
Teaching Assistant 13/09/10 - 24/09/10 Ripley Primary School
Responsible for assisting with the care of children aged 4-10.
Communicated, in simple terms, my knowledge in subject areas such as mathematics to the children in a way in which they could understand.
Completed a solo 7-month trip around the world in 2018, an ambition of mine since a young age, requiring extensive planning, stringent budgeting, determination and above all passion to experience many cultures and environments over a relatively short period.
Extensively well-travelled with numerous trips to Europe, though most notably are my 2 months interrailing around Europe as part of a group, requiring good time management skills and planning.
Rowing – Having rowed for 4 years whilst at university. Originally as a novice, I worked my way up into the senior first VIII boat, winning at numerous competitions across the country and competing for the university at BUCS, HORR and internationally at the Heineken Roeivierkamp. This required grit and high punctuality to train as early as 5am every day, whilst teamwork was imperative to a successful boat.
Athletics – I have been involved at club, county and university level necessitating the discipline to train regularly and compete at numerous events. During this time, I also coached, resulting in me being granted the Junior Sports Leadership Award.
Football - A passion of mine, I have played at all levels from socially to county level competing at national tournaments. My team was successful, winning multiple trophies.
Pool - Captain of the college pool team, I was responsible for organising fixtures and assembling the team. Whilst in this role I oversaw 2 consecutive promotions.
A volunteer having enjoyed taking part in conservation and sustainability programs in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand whilst travelling the world in 2018. I have also taken part in numerous runs for charity in the UK such as ‘The Great Knaresborough Bed Race’ amongst others.
Languages and Literature
Studied Spanish during my final year of university as an extra module to basic proficiency, continuing with the aim to be able to speak fluently in the future.
Remain avidly interested in the sciences; spending my free time reading literature, particularly subjects concerning astrophysics and sustainability.
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