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Education

Sep 2004Dec 2007

Chemistry with Forensic Chemistry

University of Northumbria

Modules included;

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic Analysis
  • Instrumental Drug Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles of Criminal Law
  • Forensic Analysis
Sep 2001Jun 2004

A levels/AS Levels

St. Patrick's College

3 A Levels

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths

1 AS Level

  • ICT
Sep 1996Jun 2001

GCSEs

St. Colm's High School
  • English
  • Maths
  • Double Award Science
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • French
  • Astronomy
  • Technology & Design

Work experience

May 2009Present

Assistant Youth Support Worker

NEELB Youth Office
    • Assemble a group of young people who did not associate with youth groups.• Discuss with young people the issues that affect them and develop a program to target those issues.• Work with outside agencies to enhance programs for the benefit of young people.• Help young people develop their personal and social skills through the program and other activities.• Work in line with the 'Model For Effective Practice' and Child Protection Policies.
May 2009Present

Call Centre Customer Care

The Savile Row Co.
  • Primarily process orders for customers
  • Ensure customers receive a good standard of customer service during calls
  • Up sell on offers and services
  • Database maintenance and admin duties
  • Key holder responsibilities
Mar 2008Present

Administrator

Clearwater House B&B

Duties include:

  • Weekly income/expenditure balance sheets
  • Monthly financial reports
  • Preparing end of year reports for tax assessment
  • Taking bookings
  • Maintaining website
Sep 2010Present

Self Employed Tutor

Rogers Tutoring
  • Advertised and successfully got students.
  • Assisted them in their studies of science and math
  • Managed my own accounts.
  • To date all my students have passed their exams.
Jan 2010Jun 2010

Assistant Tutor

Nework Personnel

• I assisted in the delivery of an IT course to over 50s. • This covered the basics from word processing and emailing to social networking and digital photography.• Along with assisting the class, the tutor gave me the responsibility to cover lessons myself.• I had to come up the lesson plan and deliver it. • I also had to evaluate the participants learning and my own delivery.

Feb 2008Jun 2008

Librarian

St. Patrick's College

My tasks included;

  • Keeping the library organised during the day
  • Ensuring books were in proper condition to place back on the shelves, in the right places.
  • Supervised of students using the library during study periods.
  • Putting up displays highlighting the library's resources. Displays that helped with this included World Health Day and National Pet Month.
  • Secretarial duties for staff and students such as photocopying.
  • Researching topics for staff and busy students.
Sep 2007Jan 2008

Customer Assistant

Tesco Express
  • Till duty
  • Stock rotation
  • Restocked shelves
  • Assisted with deliveries
  • Assisted customers
  • Money handling
Sep 2007Dec 2007

Returns Clerk & Bookseller

Waterstones' Booksellers

As Returns Clerk

  • Collected books that had been recalled by publishers
  • Packed and readied the packaged books for courier pick up and returned to the proper suppliers.
  • Also assisted with goods in.
  • Updated the catalogue database.

As Bookseller

  • Assisted customers locate books
  • Find information on books that weren't located in our store, using the catalogue system or Internet.
Apr 2006Jun 2007

Student Trainer

Northumbria Students' Union

As part of a team of trainers,

  • I was responsible for delivering a wide range of skills sessions.
  • Ranging from communication to problem–solving and presentation and leadership skills.
  • A large percentage of the attendees were international students, with very little english, which meant the sessions had to be delivered in a comprehensible and concise manner.     
Apr 2006Apr 2007

Executive Officer Director of Equal Opportunities

Northumbria Students' Union

This role placed me at the head of the management structure of Northumbria Students' Union.

As a member of the Executive Committee

  • I was responsible for the introduction of policy.
  • Oversee political direction for the Union as a whole.

As Director of Equal Opportunities

  • Responsible for representing ethnic and minority interests and liberation groups to the Students' Union, the Executive Committee and the University as a whole.
Oct 2002Aug 2004

Youth Worker

Cornstore Youth Club

As a Youth Worker;

  • My main role was to care for and entertain groups of children.
  • Primary goals were to devise educational and entertaining projects that the children could then work on with my supervision.
  • Keeping my focus on the development of the children in a social situation
  • I took on the added responsibility of Games Coordinator, which added a physical and skilled based dimension to the activities I could offer the groups I worked with

Skills

Basic Accounting
I help at B&B run by a family member. I see to their income and out goings and tax preparation. I use this skill to help with the money matters of my own tutoring business.
Networking
While working with the youth service I got to know a number of people in agencies and organisations that could help with outreach work and unit based projects. I also attend an 'Open Coffee' event once a month to meet with owners of local businesses.
Self Management
While Self Management was important during my studies. During 2010-11 it was more important when I was a self employed math and science tutor. I had to keep my appointments in order and make sure I had the right exams papers and other materials for the right student.  
Tutoring
Privately I help pupils with school work. Mainly sciences. At university I was a peer tutor. Leading sessions with students of varying levels of English.
Interpersonal
Since my jobs and voluntary work has taken me into contact with many people. I have developed this skill very well.
Public Speaking
Since an early age I have enjoyed been on stage. While in school I was placed second in a public speaking contest. As an Exec Officer at University I, and a colleague, spoke at induction lectures and quickly engaged the audience to keep them interested in the material of our talk.

Interest

  • Volunteering
  • Computing
  • Astronomy
  • Archery
  • Amateur Photography
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Knitting

Certifications

Dec 2011Present

Life Coach

AUNLP
Oct 2008Oct 2010

First Aid At Work

EMS
Jun 2010Apr 2010

Level 3 Programme Development & Delivery

OCN
Jun 2010Jan 2010

Level 2 Introduction to Youth Work

OCN
Jun 2009Dec 2008

SAGE Accounts Level 1

OCR
Jun 2008May 2008

ECDL

BCS
Oct 2002Jun 2003

Games Co-ordinator

North-East Education & Library Board