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Shweta - Prof biology - Notting Hill
$50/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 1h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
Subjects taught
  • Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Glycobiology
Levels
  • All Levels

Qualified, experienced, committed enthusiastic Science, Chemistry, Biology and ESL teacher in Melbourne

Methodology

My teaching style is personalised, hands-on, student-centered, uses a lot of inquiry-
based and collaboration and a lot of positive reinforcement and encouragement in my interactions with students. I structure my lessons by first interacting with students to build a rapport with them and find out what areas they are struggling in. I then use quizzes, worksheets and simple tasks as pre-assessment tools to find out their strengths and weaknesses as well as their learning style. Based on the results, I use a variety existing teaching and learning resources and develop new ones to cater to their learning needs and styles, including role plays, debates, dialogues and other communication-based activities, worksheets, power points, animations, videos, audio clips and more hands-on activities. I ensure that my students get enough practice and gain confidence in the skills they need to improve upon at all times. Providing and receiving constructive feedback to and from my students is a critical component in my teaching and I ensure this is done on a regular basis during lessons and after correcting students' work.

Background

My name is Shweta. I am a 35 year old qualified Science teacher from Australia and have over three years of teaching experience in Australia, UK and Thailand. I am also TEFL certified and can therefore teach English as a Foreign Language as well. I have been tutoring biology, chemistry and maths-based subjects to high school university students (in both groups and individually) within Australia since April 2005. I am currently teaching English as a Foreign Language online to students in China, Vietnam and Taiwan. I have also been a volunteer tutor for Year 11 and 12 chemistry and biology students at The University of Melbourne and have been the subject coordinator for Biology there in 2007.

My teaching style is personalised, hands-on, student-centered, uses a lot of inquiry-
based and collaboration and a lot of positive reinforcement and encouragement in my interactions with students. I structure my lessons by first interacting with students to build a rapport with them and find out what areas they are struggling in. I then use quizzes, worksheets and simple tasks as pre-assessment tools to find out their strengths and weaknesses as well as their learning style. Based on the results, I use a variety existing teaching and learning resources and develop new ones to cater to their learning needs and styles, including role plays, debates, dialogues and other communication-based activities, worksheets, power points, animations, videos, audio clips and more hands-on activities. I ensure that my students get enough practice and gain confidence in the skills they need to improve upon at all times. Providing and receiving constructive feedback to and from my students is a critical component in my teaching and I ensure this is done on a regular basis during lessons and after correcting students' work.

I have assisted in the preparation of annual tutoring curriculum for my students, a subject booklet summarising the topics to be covered in the year, brief notes specific to each topic, assessment tasks and hints and tips for preparing for examinations; preparation of my own notes for students in each topic, giving them individual assistance on any topics they are struggling with, helping them with assignments and other assessment tasks, giving them weekly revision tasks as homework and correcting them and also assisting students with exam preparation.

Through working closely with me over the years, my students have managed to accelerate their academic results, have developed a clearer understanding and appreciation of the nuances and concepts of the subjects I have taught them and have been able to apply them in an articulate, coherent and confident manner. I have received very positive feedback from my students, their peers and parents through my services and have formed lifelong constructive professional relationships with them in the process.

I would now like to reach out to a bigger student base and offer my services to a variety of students in various subjects, add more value in their learning of various subjects, assist them with their understanding and application of the concepts of the subject, boost their confidence and make an impact on their lives.

I am based in Notting Hill, VIC, Australia and my hourly rate is $50 Per hour. This rate is negotiable and I am happy to offer a complimentary initial trial lesson.

I am currently teaching Science, Maths and English as a Second Language Online to
students in Australia, China, Vietnam and Taiwan

I have taught Science, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English as a Second language
in various secondary schools in Australia, UK and Thailand from 2011-2016.

I have been regularly tutoring science, biology, chemistry and mathematics-based
subjects to high school and university students in Australia since April 2005.

I have also been a volunteer tutor for Year 11 and 12 chemistry and biology students
in the VCE Summer school in 2006 and 2007 organised by The University of
Melbourne and have been the subject coordinator for Biology in 2007.

I have assisted in the preparation of annual tutoring curriculum for my students, a
subject booklet summarising the topics to be covered in the year, brief notes specific
to each topic, assessment tasks and hints and tips for preparing for examinations;
preparation of my own notes for students in each topic, giving them individual
assistance on any topics they are struggling with, helping them with assignments and
other assessment tasks, giving them weekly revision tasks as homework and
correcting them and also assisting students with exam preparation strategies.

Looking forward to working with you all and make learning an engaging, challenging and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $240
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $480
Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
Subjects taught
  • Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Glycobiology
Levels
  • All Levels

Shweta's CV

September 2016 - Present

September 2016-Present Freelance online Maths, Science and English as a Second Language Teacher / Tutor (also worked with TutorABC and currently working with EF – English First)

• Teaching Maths, Science and English as a Second Language to students in Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South America, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam through Skype, Zoom and other teaching software
• Maths and Science – getting students to practice a variety of questions on different topics in the Australian Curriculum using a step-by-step process for success that I developed to help build their confidence and competency in core mathematical and scientific skills. I also assist students with homework and assignment tasks and focus on effective exam preparation strategies
• English as a Second Language – developing teaching resources and teach conversational English to students from Asian countries. I help my students become more confident communicators and apply their English language skills effortlessly in any situation. Aside from general conversation and discussion-based lessons, I also assist students in improving their written communication skills, help them build their confidence in speaking to a large varied audience, prepare for job interviews, presentations, seminars and examinations such as IELTS, TOEFL, TESOL and PTE. I teach students from the ages of 12-13 to university students and predominantly adult professionals.

May – September 2016 English as a Foreign Language Teacher at MediaKids Academy,Thailand

• Teaching English to 13-15 year old students in Thai schools as part of the organisation’s English communication development program
• Plan lessons with colleagues in accordance with the curriculum and students’ learning needs
• Building students’ English vocabulary, grammar and communication skills in various everyday life contexts through varied teaching and learning activities
• Maintaining class attendance and other administrative tasks
• Participating in daily school assembly and other extra-curricular activities
• Assisting in the schools’ English camp

September 2014 – February 2016 Science and Biology Teacher, Tradewind Recruitment, United Kingdom
• Teaching Science and Biology to students in secondary students around United Kingdom
• Ongoing lesson planning based on the structure, guidelines and standards of teaching and learning provided by the school
• Implementing a variety of teaching methodologies based on diversity in student learning, ability, differentiation, use of prior knowledge and inquiry-based learning with the aim of ensuring students are making progress in their learning throughout lessons, are becoming independent learners and are on a 'learning journey'
• Assessing student learning during lessons and formally through regular homework tasks, assessment tasks, tests and practice examinations
• Marking student exercise books, homework and assessment tasks to ensure students are engaging in the learning, providing effective feedback to facilitate progress in student learning and providing opportunities for students to respond to feedback
• Developing and implementing classroom management strategies based on the School's policies to manage student behaviour
• Communicating student progress and professional conduct reports to parents periodically and ensuring they are actively involved in their children's education
• Working actively in professional teams for planning, sharing of resources, discussing and implementing teaching strategies and assessing
• Liaising with the school leadership team for relevant CPD opportunities, school administration and seeking guidance on teaching strategies, lesson planning, marking and organising lesson observations (also did them independently)
• Attending in-house CPD sessions

April 2005 - August 2014 Freelance tutor for Year 7-12 students, Australia
• Tutoring maths, chemistry, biology and economics to Year 7-12 students
• Creating subject booklets summarising the topics to be covered in the year
• Providing notes specific to each topic
• Setting weekly revision tasks and homework for students
• Preparing students for exam revision
• Providing notes and worksheets individually to students based on their areas of development

April - September 2013: Science & Biology teacher, St Mary MacKillop College, Australia
• Teaching Year 7 - 9 Science, Year 9/10 Biological Science and VCE Unit 1 & 2 Biology
• Curriculum planning for Year 7-11 Science and Biology subjects according to the guidelines of AusVELS and VCE
• Implementing a variety of teaching methodologies based on diversity in student learning, background and suited to the learning needs of the appropriate age groups and student genders
• Assessing student learning using both formative and summative assessment forms
• Providing student progress reports to parents periodically
• Working actively in professional teams for planning, sharing of resources, discussing and implementing teaching strategies and assessing
• Liaising with the school leadership team for professional development, school administration and seeking guidance on teaching strategies and managing student behaviour
• Being involved in the school's pastoral care activities
• Being involved in several extracurricular activities and education programs supported by the school
• Attending in-house professional development sessions
• Communicating regularly with students' parents about their children's education and any other concerns through parent-teacher meetings and regular correspondence via email and phonecalls
• Learning vital skills and strategies to incorporate technology in teaching through the use of MacBook Pros, iPads and Interactive Whiteboards
• Supporting and abiding by the Catholic faith and ethos of the school

January - March 2013 : Casual relief teacher, Highvale Secondary College and ANZUK, Australia
• Covering for teachers during their absence
• Teaching and supervising the learning of students in Year 7-12 Science and Maths
• Carrying out school administrative duties
• Incorporating school protocols and procedures
• Developing classroom management strategies


October-December 2012 : Volunteer teachers' assistant at Heatherwood School, Australia
• Assisting students with special needs in teaching science and maths
• Understanding how students with special needs learn and how they are taught
• Building constructive and positive relationships with students and staff
• Assisting the science and maths departments in curriculum planning and assessment

July – September 2012 : Intern teacher at Ringwood Secondary College. Australia
• Doing near-independent teaching of Year 7 and 8 Science and VCE Unit 1 & 2 Biology
• Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students regularly
• Working actively in teams for planning, sharing of resources and implementing teaching strategies Involving in several extracurricular activities and education programs supported by the school
• Planning curriculum for the next school term and year
• Playing an active role in involving parents in their children's education through contributing to parent-teacher interviews and regular correspondence via email and face-to-face appointments.
• Learning vital skills and strategies to incorporate technology in teaching

April – June 2012 : Pre-service teacher at Bayswater Secondary College, Australia
• Teaching science to year 7,8, 9 and 10 students and Biology to Year 10 and 11 students
• Developing laboratory work and collaborative learning skills in students
• Developing research, oral and written communication skills in students
• Helping improve basic arithmetic and mathematical skills applied in everyday life for VCAL students
• Helping enhance conceptual knowledge and understanding, articulation of their understanding in a coherent and logical manner and application of the concepts in various contexts
• Participating in yard duty, various team teaching activities and year level staff meetings
• Observing various lessons by different teachers to learn student engagement and classroom management

July – September 2011 : Pre-service teacher at Templestowe College, Australia
• Teaching Science to Year 7 students and Biology to Year 11 students
• Focussing on the use of technology, practical work and a range of hands-on activities to enhance conceptual knowledge, understanding and their application in everyday life for year 11 students
• Focussing on developing collaborative and inquiry-based learning through practicals and other group activities for year 7 students
• Focussing overall on planning components of lessons to incorporate building on students' prior knowledge, use of technology, practical activities and other engaging resources to complement the scientific theory and concepts, activities to enable application of the concepts and assessing students' understanding and articulation regularly
• Observing various lessons by different teachers to learn student engagement and classroom management

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