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Lessons offered by Sonia
  • Individual
  • Group
Lessons can be held..
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Portuguese
  • Written comprehension - Portuguese
  • Vocabulary - Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Written expression - Portuguese
  • Traduction - Portuguese
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Children

Biomedical doctor available to teach Biology course subjects, Portuguese, edit essays and dissertations and do translation and other edition works

Methodology

Available to tutor in all i can help you with : Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Anatomy, physiology, histology, reproduction, essays, etc. Also open to teach Portuguese at any level from spoken to writing. I can also teach English, advanced and academic.

Background

I have over 5 years experience tutoring and lecturing. I had master and BSc Honours students achieving first grade credits. Handled classed with over 60 students. I am relaxed in my teaching. It all starts with the will of someone to learn and not my impositions.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $225
Lessons offered by Sonia
Individual
Group
Lessons can be held..
webcam
Subjects taught
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Portuguese
  • Written comprehension - Portuguese
  • Vocabulary - Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Written expression - Portuguese
  • Traduction - Portuguese
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Children

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $225

Sonia's CV

WORK EXPERIENCE

01/2015-12/2017 Casual Lecturer
University of Newcastle, Newcastle (Australia)
- Communication and relations with students and professors
- Preparation, demonstration and orientation in science subjects (1-3h classes)
- Organisation of groups, resolution of problems and student support
-Management of resources and disposable of products and chemicals as per guidelines and legislation
- Editing and interpretation of documents and handling of exam logistics

03/2010-07/2011 Associated researcher & Laboratory Manager
CICECO, Aveiro (Portugal)
- Laboratory maintenance: Stock keeping, Relations with suppliers, Budgeting and orders / payments
- Oral and Written presentations
- Team management and meetings organisation
- Excellent hold of informatics and technical support
- Scientific literature research, interpretation and writing
- Grant applications, Project development and time planning
- Establishment of collaborations in academia and in industry
- Casual lecturing, marking and student tutorship

11/2008-01/2010 Tutor / Laboratory Technician
Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)
- Team management, Student induction and training
- Budgeting, Relations with suppliers
- Biological sample collection and processing
- Anatomy pathology reports

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

09/2014-01/2018 PhD in Human Physiology EQF level 8
University of Newcastle, Callaghan (Australia)
- Neuroscience / Autonomous and sensorial nervous systems / Neurotrophic Factors / Neurotransmitters and Biomarkers
- Oncology / Cancer research / Tumour microenvironment / Biochemistry and genetics
- Histopathology / IHC / IF / ICC
- Cell imaging and analysis / ImageJ-FIJI
- Cell Culture / biopsy handling / animal research
- Biostatistics / GraphPad Prism

09/2011-03/2013 PhD in Biological Sciences EQF level 8
University of Newcastle, Newcastle (Australia)
- Reproduction Biology / Male Meiosis
- Molecular Biology / Genetics
- Research Animal Handling / Transgenic KO mice
- In vitro modelling - transfection

10/2011-12/2012 RATS Course (Research Animal Training Scheme) - (2017 designation: Animal research training - Code & Animal Research Ethics (CARE)) EQF level 4
University of Newcastle, Newcastle (Australia)
▪ use of animals in research
▪ Monitoring pain management & anaesthesia
▪ Animal care, monitoring, handling & basic research procedures
▪ Principles of anaesthesia in animals
▪ Surgery & aseptic surgical techniques
▪ Applications to an Animal Ethics Committee
- compliance with the legislation
- humane animal use / ethical animal use
- minimisation of risks associated with the use of animals.

10/2008-01/2010 Master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology EQF level 7
Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)
- Reproduction Biology
- Mammals physiology and anatomy / Seminiferous tubules' diameter (SNAKES software)
- Oxidative stress / Biochemistry
- Histology and Microscopy
- Statistical analysis (SigmaStat)
- Portuguese and English literature research, reading, interpretation, writing and edition
- Poster design and development / Oral presentations

09/2004-07/2008 Licenciatura Biology (Pre-Bologna) EQF level 6
Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)
Coursework: Mathematics, Physics, Introduction to the technologies of information and communication, Basic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Biology, Plant and Animal Physiology, Plant and Animal Biodiversity, Biostatistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Evolution, Molecular Biology, Human reproduction and fertility, Ecotoxicology, Enzymology, Food Microbiology, Data analysis, and Research Project

PERSONAL SKILLS

Mother tongue(s) Portuguese

Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2
Diploma in English - Advanced (Dep. Línguas, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Related document(s): upon request!
French A2 A2 A1 A1 A2
Spanish B2 B2 A1 A1 A2
Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient use

Communication skills - good communication skills gained through my experience working in multicultural groups in Portugal and overseas
- good contact and personal management skills with students, professors and multiple fields staff gained in academia and in professional settings (e.g. collaborating with health industry staff)

Organisational / managerial skills - leadership (research project development, students' inductions and laboratorial tutorship, and focus group meetings)
- good organisational skills gained as laboratory manager and PhD candidate, responsible for "book keeping": records keeping as per guidelines and legislation, organise animals handling, and maintenance and groups work as well as preparing regular reports and results presentations
- good team-leading skills gained as student mentor and in sports teams

Job-related skills - Good command of IT
- Good manners and verbal and writing skills
- Timely management of tasks (as per submitting paperwork, original bodies of work, and completing essays and/or assays as required)
- Multitasking and problem solving (required for successful fulfilled work and study requirements)
- Mentoring skills (trained and inducted several students, at various levels and of various nationalities / cultures

Digital skills
Proficient user-Independent user

Other skills Hobbies:
- Drawing (stained glass painting, charcoal sketch and inkscape tablet drawing/desining)
- Reading (regular reader of scientific articles and literature)
- IT (regular technology news updates and new software testing; troubleshooting)
- Hiking and waterfront walks
- Animals / Pets and Gardening (subsistence agriculture and flowers)

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