Engineering student with academic and industry experience
I have always had a thing for precise sciences, such as Physics, Maths and Computers, so that when it came to choosing an academic degree, Civil Engineering felt like the logical step forward.
Throughout university I have worked as a personal assistant for a disabled young man, enabling him to live a more independent life and pursue his passions, such as regularly writing on his online West Ham United football blog.
As part of the 'Transition Buddy' program at university, I also did a few months of mentoring for first year engineering students, where I assisted my younger colleagues with aspects like home sickness, easing into university life and making the most out of societies and learning opportunities in general.
Helping out my best friend's younger sister with her GCSE Maths homework and exam preparations was what ultimately determined me to start tutoring, as I thought that it was such an enjoyable experience, where I was naturally able to explain concepts effortlessly and turn the whole learning process into a fun and intriguing experience.
I have worked with SEN children in a primary school, teaching them maths, and in the process I have learned the many alternative ways to tackle teaching in order to cater for different learning styles.
I have also worked in the industry for a year, in the development infrastructure team of a civil engineering consultancy office, and that has enabled me to better understand how the academic background and extracurricular experience come together in the context of real life working scenarios. This really highlighted the industry's expectations from students; having been on both sides I am able to assist young people prepare better and gain more meaningful experience where it really counts in the long run.
Currently I work over on the contracting and asset management site, which means I spend my time between sites and offices, widening my experience of the construction and built environment industry.
I am looking forward to having a productive yet fun time together. Being able to help you out while refining my own tutoring skills is nothing short of a win-win experience.