I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Biochemist) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. I received my M.Sci. degree, as well as my Ph.D., from the University of Turin, Italy. I have held a number of postdoctoral research and lecturing/mentoring positions in Italy and the United Kingdom. Though trained as a researcher, I define myself primarily as a teacher and am eager to return to the classroom. I am prepared to teach at many levels Biology, Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry. I believe as a biologist and a teacher it is my responsibility to challenge and support my students, in pursuit of three learning goals: (1) confront misconceptions about crucial biological ideas; (2) learn basic biological concepts; (3) cultivate an interest in science and an understanding of how we do science. I want my students to leave my classroom with basic biological skills that enable them to engage in different aspects of biology and chemistry, making well-considered choices. I have two benchmarks for determining that my objectives for students learning are met: that students are able to convey biological concepts in everyday scientific life; and that students are able to use basic knowledge and skills as building blocks to tackle more complex problems in biology/chemistry or medicine.
I have lectured biochemistry to first year nursing students in the faculty of medicine, university of Turin, Italy. Since 2005, I have lectured privately to secondary, high school and first/second year university students in the areas of Biology, Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry. I have worked with the Universities of Turin, Italy; Aston University, Birmingham, UK and University of Warwick, UK.
I can express (speak and write) myself in English (mother tongue), Italian and French languages.
Background or references will be provided upon request. I am married and have a daughter of 4 years.
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