I supervised Maeve Kavanagh during her Masters in Green Chemistry at Imperial College. She showed herself to be an engaged and hard-working student with a genuine interest in her Masters project, the subject matter of which was highly multi-disciplinary. Maeve is a motivated student, who is able to collate, analyse and present information in a clear and precise manner. Moreover she is conscientious and pays close attention to detail. Overall I was really impressed with both the output and quality of Maeve’s work over the course of the year.
Maeve manages her time very efficiently and was always well organised and prepared for our meetings. She is able to quickly grasp new techniques, and when confronted with a problem, is able to think creatively and commit the hours needed to solve it.
Maeve was happy to take my direction but also had the initiative to work well independently which demonstrated her strong problem solving ability, which is inherent in the nature of her subject. She has an enthusiastic, confident, personable and easy-going manner that would lend itself well to tutoring.
During the year Maeve also volunteered as a Maths tutor in a secondary school once a week with the Schools Plus programme which she seems to have enjoyed a great deal.
Maeve has been a pleasure to work with over the last year. She will no doubt be an effective and caring tutor based on her strong work ethic and keen interest in chemistry.