The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren, Professor and Poet
“His delivery of lectures was the best part of the module. I understood a lot more when he was providing the information”, “Will was brilliant – very good at engaging with us”, “By far the best lecturer in the module, clearly explaining everything”
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Teaching is my greatest passion - I find it to be most rewarding thing I do. I have recently been employed as a Tutor in Data Analysis and Statistics at Cardiff University's School of Biosciences. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
I teach on numerous undergraduate, masters, and PhD level courses, focusing mainly on quantitative skills for biology and ecology students (statistics, data analysis, and R programming). I also contribute to the supervision of undergraduate, master's, and PhD research projects. I teach students in the field (particularly marine and intertidal sampling techniques) and in the lab (e.g. building telemetry tags), as well as in traditional classroom settings. Beyond academic teaching, I am also a qualified SCUBA diving and powerboating instructor and relish opportunities to teach these practical skills.
Tutor in Data Analysis and Statistics
Lecturer (HE Level 6)
BSAC Open Water SCUBA Diving Instructor
British Science Week Ambassador
Camp Hazen YMCA Watersports Instructor
Description of Course(s) or Event(s)
Assessing Biodiversity and Ecosystems (BIT052), Field Skills for Ecology and Conservation (BIT050), Data Science (BIT053), Research Project (BIT054), Skills for Science (BI1001), Structure and Function of Living Organisms (BI1002), Organisms and Environment (BI1003), Data Handling and Statistics (BIT010), Bioscience Final Year Project (BI3001)
Teaching BIO318: Ecology of Marine Animals to 3rd Year Undergraduate students: Biologging - Acoustic tags and receivers, PTTs, Argos, GPS, Fastloc-GPS, VHF telemetry, Geolocators.
Supervision of BSc and MSc dissertation students in tag development and production, data digitisation and analysis. Tutoring of PhD students in advanced statistical techniques. Full details in Supervision.
BIOM33B Movement Ecology, BIOM25B Science Skills and Statistics
Statistics Help Desk, BIZ300 Collective Animal Behaviour, BIO342 Sensory Ecology, BIO334 Advanced Data Analysis, BIO318 Ecology of Marine Animals, BIO252 Ecological Data Analysis, BIO228 Parasitology, BIO109 Core Skills for Biological Sciences, BIO106 Ecology and Animal Behaviour, BIO105 Animal Diversity, Form and Function, BIO103 Plants and Algae, BIO012 Foundation Biology, BIO013 Techniques in Ecology: An Introduction, BIO14 Research Skills for Biologists.
PhD mentor on week-long residential BES Summer School field course for ecology students. Mentor for 10 students and delivered workshops on policy, statistics, data analysis, etc.
BSAC Open Water Instructor regularly teaching SCUBA theory and practical courses up to Advanced Diver grade. Boat Handling Instructor teaching powerboating to RYA level 2. Also teach First Aid, Oxygen Administration, Dive and Rescue Management.
Super Science Sunday- fun activities at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum for children and parents including presentation on marine life in Swansea Bay
Watersports instructor at a Summer Camp teaching sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming lessons
Teach miscellaneous activities relating to my PhD studies on an ad-hoc basis including soldering electronics, bio-telemetry tag programming and design etc.
Taught colleagues at Gower Coast Adventures a diverse range tasks from making bookings to crew techniques including rope work, sea survival and rescue.
Taught miscellaneous tasks to colleagues including changing barrels, cashing up, stock rotations, etc.
Undergraduate and postgraduate
Undergraduate & A-level
16 - Adult
5-10 year olds
6-16 year olds