I try to understand any problems the student is having with aspects of the subject.
The strategy is then to teach technique and methods for understanding and eventually passing examinations and project work. This can be done to suite the students learning style and requirements.
I have been a teacher at University and colleges for over 30 years. In this time I have taught several thousand students in groups, and individually.
At University level I averaged between 4 and 6 firsts every year, and have been successful in achieving improvement of grades privately for personal students so that they gain university entrance etc.
My rates vary dependant on the level required.
QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT UNIVERSITY
MSc Computer Studies Sheffield Hallam
BSc (Hons) Physics Sheffield University
CNAA/PGCE (Cert-Ed) Teacher Training Leeds University
Fellowship Professorial Appointment UGM
Areas of Expertise / Teaching
Scientific and engineering application and systems / program development
Applied mathematics and statistics
Physics and Mathematics
Change and Business Process Management
Project development and Management
Business Analysis / Systems Engineering
Supply Chain analysis
Business Strategy and Policy Direction.
Employment from May 2010 until May 2015
I was an elected Sheffield City Councillor for Broomhill, specific responsibilities on the CYPF scrutiny Committee and the Licensing Committee. Trading Standards.
I was also a member of the Peak Park Authority representing Sheffield City. The Peak Park, is a National Park and has responsibilities over planning, business development, rangers, up keep and visitors.
Responsibilities as a City councillor, Member of a scrutiny committee and sitting as a member of the Sub committee for licensing of taxis, alcohol premises and personal licensing.
I have been evaluating the response to CSE issues as well as budgetary and legal requirements. I am also a school governor for a Special school in Derbyshire. It has recently been awarded a second Outstanding from OFSTED. The school was in special measures, and is now so much improved as to be a flagship school.
BISRA (British Iron & Steel Research Assoc), September 1969 - September 1972
Employed initially as a laboratory assistant / scientist, mainly concerned with the chemical analysis and NDT of steel and allied materials. Some exposure to research practice and method, by helping to examine the properties of gasses dissolved in molten metal. Left at the grade of Senior Research Technician.
Sheffield University, September 1972 - July 1976
Three year course studying Physics (Hons).Followed by a year as a research associate in the Glass Research Dept.
Davy Computing, September 1976 - May 1980
Employed as a Programmer/Analyst mainly concerned with the development and support of Engineering and Scientific systems. Responsible for the support and development of Engineering programs, liaison with the users and initial analysis, eventually leading to customer support and advice on project control systems such as PERT and FCS. These packages were both developed in house, and purchased from other suppliers. The last year in post I was promoted to Senior Analyst in charge of Engineering Systems as well as pre and post sales support and advice regarding software.
Barnsley College of Technology, May 1980 - May 1984
Lecture I. Specialising in the teaching of Programming, Programming Methodologies and Systems Analysis, at a variety of levels up to and including HNC. These courses were partly developed by myself in conjunction with other members of staff. Also responsible for several industrial courses based around engineering applications, specifically FORTRAN for engineers.
Rother Valley College of Further Education, May 1984 - January 1989
Lecturer II, as above, but with additional responsibility for machine maintenance, software purchase and evaluation. I was the course tutor for both BTEC Computer Studies courses, BCS examinations and for an advanced course run in conjunction with Sheffield University, with a view to offering an open access course to the Department of Computer Science where students would study the first year of the degree at the college, and be accredited with the period of study so that they can complete the degree in two years.
During the academic 1988/89 year I developed a college IT policy document, and was on the Borough IT committee, which discusses IT implementation, monitoring and review for the authority's three colleges (at that time), as well as the colleges representative at YHFE.
Albancode Plc, January 1989 - March 1990
(Part Time from 1985)
Computer Manager/ IT director for the group, which consisted of five trading companies in the retail manufacturing and service sector. A typical project was to install a standard accounting and stock control package on a UNIX system, and then transfer this to a new, larger computer at the end of January 1990. I had control of six permanent members of staff and two temporary data input clerks.
I shared general management of group headquarters (250 staff in all). I had direct management of hardware on site, which consisted of a pair of DEC PDP 11/44, which served 48 terminals each. There were also 20 PC's on Ethernet as well as various associated peripherals which were also supported by an IT department in terms of development and advice to users. In addition each of the group companies had supported Hardware and associated software
Despite the small size of the departments the staff undertook considerable development of large computer systems both for the group and external companies.
In addition the role was expanded to include general management responsibilities, such as ensuring profitability, analysis of finance etc.
I acted also a visiting consultant prior to this period, from May 1985 to my full time Employment in January 1989 mainly in a Business consulting capacity specialising in the evaluation and planning of takeover, integration, outsourcing or sale of companies.
The Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Consultants March 1990-Dec 2002
I have acted as the Technical Director for a University led TACIS project aimed at Strengthening Public Administration in Azerbaijan. This involved frequent visits to Baku offering advise, assistance and control of local professionals on the set up and management of a Computer Services Function and training of local/ national government economists and accounting technicians. This was a ‘ground up’ installation of Hardware and Software followed by the instigation of professional methods of supporting the installation, training the users and staff as well as advise, assistance and development of management, training and supervision of staff.
I have also undertaken a similar assignment in Yerevan, (Armenia) for TACIS directly. I have done a one-month tour in Armenia. Undertaking a training needs analysis, Project planning, Training and delivery of short courses, on Information Technology and decision making for accountants and economists.
Consultant for Business Analysis and Decision Making techniques. This is from Strategy to evaluation, via Design, Development and Implementation. I tend to concentrate on Small to Medium size companies, across all sectors of the economy although some of my clients in government may be considered as very large.
Some of these consultancies were undertaken under the direction of the Department of Trade and Industry (UK) and/or the European Union. The type of consultancy varies from simple advice on the purchase, installation and management of computer technology through to general management and planning of the business.
Several of these consultancies involve advice on Strategic Innovation. IT integrated into new products and services or by using IT to facilitates the innovative product or service. Such as Mobile Computing, Electronic Data Interchange links, Marketing database and software development management. As well as E-Commerce and venture start-ups.
At the same time I was lecturing in Computing and Management subjects within the University Business School. Decision Making, Small Business startups, Database Engineering and programming, Soft Systems methodology, Project Management and Software Engineering. In addition I was following my Research into Time Series Analysis.
University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia July 2001-September 2004
Employed as a visiting Professor by UGM in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Taught undergraduate Statistics and basic Physics. Post Graduate, Decision Making and Analysis, Supply Chain Management.
In addition as advisor on internationalization and agent for widening participation of non standard assessments.
Actively undertook research in relation to three areas of interest. Decision Making theory , Time Series analysis, and Stock analysis, cutting and supply. This revolves around Data Analysis using Kalman Filter, Artificial Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithms.
Self Employed Sept 2004 to May 2010
Delivery of seminars training and coaching on the issues bellow.
Mainly concentrating on Mathematics, Physics and Management Strategy, turn around, Change and the use of ICT. From Key stage 3 to Managers and Senior Managers up to board level. Investigation of SEEC (Sheffield Environmental Energy Company).
A variety of clients from individuals, small companies to multinational companies.
Delivery of seminars training and coaching on the issues above.
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