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Lessons offered by Tori
  • Individual
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Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • All Levels

Microbiology Master of research graduate teaching in the Plymstock and Plymouth area


My teaching method is mainly demonstrating and going over any topic that you don't understand. I feel like the best way to learn something is to first learn the most simplified version of it and then add details and knowledge as you go on.


Very reliable and flexible in hours. Worked as a lab demonstrator for the year whilst also studying the masters, this was for first, second and third years at university, helping students with practical work and processes they didn't understand


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £14/h
Lessons offered by Tori
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • All Levels

Tori's CV

I am a responsible and extremely determined individual who is flexible in her approach to work and can adapt to any given working environment and take on new tasks.

MRes in Microbiology
University of Portsmouth


Project title - The antifouling properties of the S. canicula egg case and potential use for them in biomimetic antifouling mechanisms

Skills gained:
• Following protocols for practicals such as DNA extraction, purification and gel electrophoresis. As well as becoming competent in using equipment such as autoclaves, Scanning electron microscopes and PCR machines.
• An understanding of marine microbial ecology and impacts of organisms due to their surrounding environment.
• Both laboratory and field techniques from aseptic microbiology laboratories to boat work.
• Communicating to people both with and without an understanding of the research I am undertaking through posters, presentations and attending conferences

Bsc Marine Biology
University of Portsmouth

2014 - 2017 First year- units including:
• Marine and terrestrial ecology,
• biodiversity and evolution,
• Biochemistry, Microbiology,
• Graduate skills,
• Experimental biology,

Second year- units including:
• Marine organisms and ecosystems,
• Marine research skills,
• Animal science, Community ecology,
• Microbiology,
• Plant science

Third year – Units including:
• Third year project titled “The effects of nocturnal light levels on the emergence of nesting loggerheads (Caretta caretta)”,
• Marine ecophysiology,
• Environmental microbiology,
• Coastal ecosystems,
• Applied marine biology
Plymstock sixth form 2011 - 2013 A level Biology – grade B
A level Chemistry- grade C
A level Maths – grade C
As level English – grade C

Plymstock secondary school 2007 - 2011 9 GCSE’s including ICT, maths and English

Relevant Work Experience

Lab demonstrator at The University of Portsmouth – UK Sep 2017 – Present

• Assisting students in various types of experiments ranging broadly across biochemistry, biology and marine biology
• Ensuring students follow safety regulations for the laboratory and are taking correct precautions for each experiment
• Ensuring materials and apparatus used by students is correctly disposed of at the end of each practical session
• Aiding and guiding students should they need help understanding protocols or procedures

Field assistant at Wildlife sense – Greece May – August 2016

• Leading a team to restrain and tag (PIT and metal) loggerhead turtles during the night as quickly but efficiently as possible in order not to stress the animal
• Measuring and performing health checks on turtles
• Teaching volunteers to correctly measure light pollution on beaches
• Leading a team of volunteers to track turtles and turtle nests in the sand

Shark conservation volunteer work – Fiji May – June 2014

• Shark and Fish Indicator Species count surveys
• Data collection and analysis
• Implementing a local shark awareness education programme at local nurseries
• Shark nursery habitat protection by mangrove reforestation work
• Liaising with local fisherman to broaden awareness of shark vulnerability

Jungle conservation volunteer work – Peru September – October 2013

• Working as a team to relocate and maintain turtle nests to reduce the risk of hunting and predation
• Assisting in an animal release program including feeding injured/ill animals and building and maintaining cages
• Taking part in biodiversity studies and wildlife observations
• Briefing tour groups about the work occurring within the sanctuary
Other Work experience

Bar staff at festivals including - Bestival, Isle of Wight 2015-2017 festival and MTV crashes Plymouth

• Working under pressure in a busy environment
• Handling difficult customers
• Enforcing the challenge 25 rule

Shop assistant at Republic Apr- Jun 2011

• Arrangement of display items
• Tidying and cleaning the shop floor
• Labelling of stock and sale items

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