2017: Biology Capstone – 3rd year unit
Tutor for 2 hour tutorial classes designed to prepare students to be successful in job applications after graduation and provide them with the necessary skills for succeeding in the workplace
Marking – presentations, job application portfolios, mock interviews, videos (vlogs), grant applications (including outreach activities)
2017: Comparative Physiology – co-badged 2nd year & Masters unit
Unit administration – includes preparation of the unit guide for internal and external students, set up and administration of the unit webpage using iLearn (Moodle system), and setting up online quizzes and Turnitin assignment links.
Demonstrator for 2.5 hour practical classes, including preparing slides, explaining practical exercises and theoretical background, supervising class of 20 students, interpreting experimental results and explaining the significance of the results.
Marking – mid semester test, report on physiological process (using Turnitin Studio) and final exam (short and long answer questions).
2017, 2016 & 2015: Molecular Biology and Genomics – co-badged 3rd year & Masters unit
Marking four scientific journal articles (based on practical work) using Turnitin Studio.
2016 & 2015: Plant Structure and Function – co-badged 2nd year & Masters unit
Demonstrator for three hour practical classes, including preparing and presenting the theoretical background, explaining practical exercises, supervising three classes of 30 students, interpreting experimental results and explaining the significance of the results.
Marking – weekly paper-based quizzes and final exam long answer questions.
2016: Human Biology – 1st year unit with university-wide enrollment of 1000 students
Marking three assignments using Turnitin grading facility
2017: Biology Capstone unit – 3rd year unit
Guest lecture on use of social media as scientists and for communicating science to the public.
2016: Plant Structure & Function – 2nd year unit
Guest lecture about Masters of Research project on extrafloral nectaries.
2015: Evolution and Biodiversity – 1st year unit
Guest lecture about postgraduate student experience and Masters of Research project on extrafloral nectaries.
Anonymous student feedback
“She was very clear in her explanations and instructions. I felt that I was prepared for labs after her discussions.”
“You could tell she was passionate about what she taught and it helped motivate me throughout the unit.”
“The teacher had a good background with the material, she explained clearly and created [a] good atmosphere in the lab.”
“She kept class interesting and made me want to come to lab and learn.”
“Asked many questions [of] us in regards to lectures to test our knowledge, rather than telling us all the info straight away.”
“By far one of my favourite tutors.”