I am originally from England, where I earned my bachelors in physiology and pharmacology. I subsequently earned my PhD in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology.
I can teach physiology, general biology, chemistry and pharmacology. I currently teach Medical Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry and Chemistry. I can supply references.
I also have been certified in post-secondary education and have extensive experience conducting both lectures and laboratory practical sessions, and directing biology/biochemistry/chemistry projects (small and large groups). I have taught across a wide range of ages, backgrounds and abilities. My Adult Education Teachers Certificate Course gave me insight into the educational psychology of post-secondary students. My teaching posts have allowed me to keep updated with current assessment techniques. In both my current position and previous posts, I have had to manage and administrate effectively.
My experiences as a returning student have shaped my teaching philosophy. I like to think this leads to a sympathetic and understanding approach to my teaching of post-secondary students. I like to get my students intimately involved in the learning process, most obviously through laboratory work. I am enthusiastic about science learning in general, as well as being cheerful with my students and colleagues. I like to keep updated with current developments in my field(s). Flexibility is a necessary part of my current position, as is my commitment to teamwork and organization. In my role as a researcher, initiative is an absolute requirement. My scholarly interests include the development and provision of high caliber teaching methods, especially with the use of IT, for the aforementioned student groups.
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