This would be the beginning of life-long love affair with Science.
Started BSc- Biomed
I was excited to pursue tertiary studies in Biomed
Started tutoring refugee students for NZEEO
My first formal teaching experience and I found it hard and overwhelming.
Started tutoring at Uni
I was developing my teaching skills and discovered that I enjoyed teaching my subject.
Started BSc- Biomed (Hons)
I thoroughly enjoyed my subject and wanted to do more Science, pursuing scientific research.
Biomed Honours complete
I completed my post-graduate Honours thesis in Biomed specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Started PhD in Genetics
I was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Phd in Molecular Genetics at the University of Auckland
Terminated PhD in Genetics
Unforseen life circumstances mandated a career track change.
Started Master of Teaching (Secondary)
I chose to pursue my love of teaching my subject and my natural ability to teach Science.
My first teaching employment.
I was offered the position of Junior Science Teacher at Auckland Grammar School, one of the most prestigious schools in the country, before I had a chance to complete my last practicum.
First week as a beginning teacher.
I had successfully completed one full week at Auckland Grammar School. I was exhausted and overwhelmed. My teaching load was challenging. But I was delighted with the school and enjoyed my interacting with my students who were lovely. Exhausted, but ecstatic!
Completed Master of Teaching (Secondary)
I successfully completed my Masters and was excited for what lay ahead in my career.