I engage my students by determining the needs of the individual I'm working with and differentiating my lessons accordingly. My strong academic background helps in knowing exactly what it is that teachers want to hear. I believe strongly in a "do-to-learn" methodology, and where gaps in knowledge arise, I'm able to break down the task at hand into simple and easy-to-follow steps.
My 1:1 lessons often involve fun starting activities/games, 5-10 minutes of taught lesson, where key principals are focused on and guided activities, such as questions or past papers for the rest of the lesson. I think it's important to show students that they often see as difficult or scary, is far easier then previous teachers have led them to believe.
I have been working as an LSA at London Nautical School since September 2020. In this role, I plan and deliver small group/one-to-one interventions with children who have autistic spectrum disorder and special educational needs. This includes personalised lessons in numeracy, literacy, and social skills. I also support key students in mainstream lessons, breaking down tasks given by the teacher into easy-to-follow instructions, and look out for the pupils' best interests in day-to-day life.
Previous experience includes giving numerous talks during my academic career, most recently as an MSc Student Ambassador for Christophe Eizaguirre, giving a ten-minute talk on the Masters, and my project to new MSc students.
In 2019 I helped manage a stall at the "Festival of Communities", an educational event for the local families in Stepney Green, where I designed and ran a game explaining the importance of the translocation of turtle nests.
In Cape Verde, I conducted a beach clean-up with the local children, and ran colouring workshop with some of the younger kids, putting a positive focus on the environment.
While completing my degrees, I volunteered over 50 hours of mentoring for the charity ReachOut, where I would spend two hours a week working with underprivileged children on their academic and personal skills. In 2018, we won the best project in London, as voted for by the students.
65 Longridge House, London, SE1 6QN
I am an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant, skilled in effectively supporting SEND and ASC students, and prior academic knowledge in marine ecology, evolutionary genetics, and biodiversity. Motivated by the pressing concern of anthropogenic impact on the natural world and an inherent interest in biology, I achieved a BSc in Zoology, and subsequently an MSc in Freshwater and Marine Ecology. Recently, I've been focusing more on how education and community outreach will help see my academic knowledge and passion for our planet passed to the next generation.
M.Sc.: Freshwater and Marine Ecology | Distinction
Queen Mary University of London - London
• Research project: First | "CYP19A1: A exploration into the Evolution, Genetic Structure and Protein Function of Aromatase in Caretta caretta" with Dr. Christophe Eizaguirre.
• Conducted fieldwork in Cape Verde, Windermere & Dorset.
• Six months leading self-motivated lab work, focused on molecular genetics, cell harvest & protein purification.
• Engaged in a weekly lab meeting with peers and associates.
Bachelor of Science: Zoology | First
Queen Mary University of London - London
• Research project: First | "Predicting the Effects of Spatial Separation, Sexual Selection and Harvest on Overall Population Dynamics" with Dr. Rob Knell.
• Conducted fieldwork in South Africa, Canada, Croatia, & Scotland. Received 100% for my SA field notebook.
• Gained transferable skills in modelling and R programming.
International Baccalaureate | 32 points
St. Brendan's 6th Form College - Bristol
• Extended essay (4,000 words) | B : "Studying the innate behaviours of a common terrestrial crustacean (Oniscus asellus)".
• One-to-one work with ASD and SEND children, developing and conducting specialised lessons.
• Biological and chemical lab skills, including PCR, electrophoresis, cell transformation, agar plating, and Western-Blot analysis.
• Extensive field experience, including work with BRUVS, cetacean surveys, sediment sampling, invertebrate identification, ecological consultancy, observational studies on both impala & gorillas, fossil extraction and identification, snorkeling, and quadrat surveys.
• R coding with experience in 'ggplot2', 'dyplr', 'vegan', and more.
• An understanding of regular expressions, individual-based modeling, and statistical analysis, using linear models and R functions.
• Hands-on experience with animals, working professionally in farm and veterinary environments.
• Scientific writing & research.
• Public speaking in presentation and lab meeting environments.
• High standards in professional and volunteer positions - Providing fun and engaging academic help to mentees in one-on-one sessions.
• Compassionate and enthusiastic in my work and personal life - Upholding academic, professional and volunteer positions simultaneously for 2+ years.
Learning Support Assistant: 09/2020 - Current
London Nautical School | ASQ London - London
• Planning and delivering small group/one-to-one interventions with children who have autistic spectrum disorder and special educational needs. This includes personalised lessons in numeracy, literacy, and social skills.
• Supporting key students in mainstream lessons, breaking down tasks given by the teacher into easy-to-follow instructions, and looking out for the pupils' best interests in day-to-day life.
• Developed open yet professional relationships with the children, giving them a comfortable place to express their concerns about school or home life.
Bar Supervisor: 08/2018 - 09/2020
The Roebuck | Parched Ltd. - London
• Responsible for management of a substantial team, monetary takings, stock deliveries, maintaining health and safety standards, handling deposits, and dealing with customer interactions in a friendly and personable manner.
• Completed both food safety and fire safety courses.
• Implemented a new social media series on Instagram, and helped manage Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Taxonomy Assistant: 07/2017 - 07/2017
QMUL - London
• Spent approximately 4 days in the summer, sorting, photographing and cataloguing specimens for Dr. Dave Hone.
• Helped curate multiple collections at QMUL, and wrote the exhibition panel for the cetacean collection.
Dessert Chef & Server Assistant | Waiter: 09/2013 - 09/2018
T.G.I. Friday's - Bristol | London
• Showed commitment and reliability while performing consistently within a team.
• MSc Student Ambassador for Christophe Eizaguirre, giving a ten-minute talk on the Masters, and my project to new MSc students.
• Helped manage a stall at the "Festival of Communities", an educational event for the local families in Stepney Green, where I designed and ran a game explaining the importance of the translocation of turtle nests.
• Conducted a beach clean-up with the local children in Cape Verde and ran colouring workshop with some of the younger kids, putting a positive focus on the environment.
• Engaged in over 50 hours of mentoring for the charity ReachOut, where I spent two hours a week working with underprivileged children on their academic and personal skills.
Mental Health First Aid Level 2 (2021): Passed
Biology Olympiad (2015): Silver certificate
GCSEs (completed in 2012): 4 A*s, 5 As, 2 Bs
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Professional Twitter | @jordanpinsker
• Ms N O'Gorman: Assistant SENDCO, Manager of Autism Resource Base, London Nautical School, 61 Stamford St., London, +(concealed information)81, (concealed information)
• Dr C Eizaguirre: Academic advisor, Fogg building, 6.04, QMUL. London, +44 (0) (concealed information), (concealed information)
• Mr M Robinson: GM | Company Director, Parched Ltd., The Roebuck, London, +(concealed information)68, (concealed information)
Jordan is passionate and dedicated with an extraordinary amount of patience. Having worked closely with Jordan for 8 months now I’ve seen how he responds to different students’ needs with conscientiousness and genuine care for each student, explaining topics clearly and with enthusiasm. He will make an excellent tutor.
Jordan is a hard working, intelligent enigmatic person. As a colleague he is dependable and supportive. As a character he is personable, empathetic and studious.
He knows his subjects well and teaches in an easy calm manner creating an environment that is conducive for success.
I highly recommend Jordan as a private tutor. I had the pleasure of working with him as a Learning Support Assistant at a secondary school in London for the past academic year and I can vouch for his commitment, organisation and passion in teaching our students who require special support. Jordan is extremely patient and knowledgeable and able to deliver one to one lessons or in small groups with clarity and inspiration forming a positive relations with all his students. Jordan has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially our younger students. His ability to connect with his students and his talent at teaching complexed scientific concepts and make them understandable to all students are both truly superior. Jordan is very helpful towards colleagues and students alike and accomplishes his tasks and duties with great initiative and a positive attitude. I recommend Jordan to you without reservation.
I know Jordan to be both passionate and patient. He is very knowledgeable about Zoology and uses a range of resources to make any activity interesting!
Jordan and I completed our Masters Degree course together. He was a fantastic peer and was always able to help myself and others on our course due to his fantastic subject knowledge. I think his natural friendliness and charisma will lend him to being a fantastic teacher.
Jordan is a both a colleague and friend. He has an extraordinary talent for really connecting with the students he works with. He is patient, thinks creatively and has a warm sense of humour. Aside from that, he has great subject knowledge and an in-depth understanding. Learning with Jordan is unlikely to feel like work at all!
Jordan is a fantastic academic and is very knowledgeable in all sciences. Furthermore he has a great wider knowledge-base which he has developed through his experience teaching and mentoring students at a variety of ages. I know Jordan as a fellow BSc and MSc student - where he helped me on many occasion with coursework and revision. Jordan explains complex problems with clarity and his friendly manner makes it easy to ask any questions. I cannot recommend Jordan highly enough!
It is a pleasure to work with Jordan. Not only is he passionate about what he does and very well educated across all areas of curriculum, he is also extremely trustworthy, reliable and warm. I would most definitely recommend Jordan as a tutor. He has a natural ability to engage his students and his enthusiastic approach to teaching creates an excellent learning environment.
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