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Bambesiwe M

Florida, Roodepoort

About

I am a young chemist, with a passion for science, research and teaching. I hold a masters in chemistry degree and currently enrolled for PhD in chemistry. I have been involved in nanotechnology research since 2014 and managed to publish a few journal articles in the field. During this time I have gained research skills obtained certificates in writing. I also have an interest in health and safety, as I hold a certificate in occupational health and safety Act. I have over two years experience as a tutor/ teaching assistant - I am a fun dedicated teacher who will do their best to ensure their students succeed.
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Overview

I am a young chemist, with a passion for science, research and teaching. I hold a masters in chemistry degree and currently enrolled for PhD in chemistry. I have been involved in nanotechnology research since 2014 and managed to publish a few journal articles in the field. During this time I have gained research skills obtained certificates in writing. I also have an interest in health and safety, as I hold a certificate in occupational health and safety Act. I have over two years experience as a tutor/ teaching assistant - I am a fun dedicated teacher who will do their best to ensure their students succeed.

Experiences:

In-service trainee (Chemical analyst) 04/02/2014 - 04/03/2013

1 years

Responsibilities/Duties: - Weekly Calibration of analytical balances and pH meter. - Compiling Standard Operation Practice (SOPs). - Report writing (included using Microsoft Word and Excel) - Cleaning of glassware, plastic ware and preparation for sample analysis. - AAS (Atomic Absorption spectroscopy) calibration, cleaning maintenance and sample analysis. - ICP-OES (Inductively Couples Plasma optical emission Spectroscopy) calibration and sample analysis. - Sample preparation of solid and liquid samples by microwave digestion. - Manual digestions of solid samples - Mercury Porosimeter analysis of samples - Basic sample preparation for XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) analysis. - Laboratory Inventory - Sulphur content analysis by Leco instrument - Waste categorization management and adhering to health and safety regulations. - Collection of liquid nitrogen from chemistry department for chemical analysis. - Administration - filling and record keeping of the analytical laboratory inventory. - Research on alternative analysis for samples received or any research required for the laboratory.


Teaching assistant/Tutor 02/02/2015 - 10/30/2015

1 years

Responsibilities/Duties: -Assisting in tutorial sessions -Marking of practical report and tutorial scripts - Conducting Chemistry practical’s for under graduates -Assisting in administrative activities.


Teaching assistant/Tutor 03/04/2016 - 10/31/2016

1 years

Responsibilities/Duties: -Assisting in tutorial sessions -Marking of practical report and tutorial scripts - Conducting Chemistry practical’s for under graduates -Assisting in administrative activities.


Mining qualification authority (MQA) graduate Internship 04/09/2019 -

1 years

Curently employed as an intern at Mintek, analytical services division. Responsibilities involve carrying out research on existing problems and proposal writing. Sample preparation methods on samples prior to analysis. Currently on training on different analytical techniques.


Tutor 02/01/2019 - 06/21/2019

1 years

Part-time job; (i) Assisting students with understanding concepts and topics in prospective subjects (ii) Preparing tests for exam preparation


Educations:

The course that highlights the different skills one can apply to maintain engagement in students and how best to teach or tutor.

04/07/2016 - 04/07/2016
Tutor course - University of Johannesburg

The short course on the South African " Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 " highlights all the different aspects of the act, the roles and importance of a health and safety officer.

07/20/2018 - 11/15/2019
Short course on Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 - University of South Africa

Online writing course that focuses on writing skills for science pieces.

06/01/2019 - 06/20/2019
Writing in the sciences - Stanford University on Couresa

A course based on how to carry out academic writing.

03/01/2019 - 03/25/2019
Writing your World; Finding yourself in the academic space - University of Cape Town on Couresa

The course highlights all the important aspects of grant writing.

03/25/2019 - 03/25/2019
Fundamentals of grant writing Duration - Young African Leaders initiative (YALI) network

Undergraduate qualification in analytical chemistry involves learning chemistry subjects ( analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical quality assurance) from level 1 to 3, with their corresponding practicals. The course also consists of computer and communication skills subjects. The last year entails carrying out in-service training in a company that practices chemistry techniques to give the student practical experience for 12 months. A chemistry research project is also carried out during the in-service training; a proposal and research report is submitted on completion.

02/01/2011 - 06/20/2014
National diploma in analytical chemistry - Cape Peninsula University of Technology

A post graduate degree in analytical chemistry, involving level four chemistry subjects such as analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. A chemistry research project was also carried out, which entailed submitting a proposal and research report on completion.

07/24/2014 - 12/09/2015
Bachelor of Technology in chemistry - Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Chemistry research in the field of nanotechnology; biological application. completion of the degree requires submission of the proposed research and a dissertation when the research is completed.

03/04/2016 - 07/09/2018
Masters in Chemistry - University of Johannesburg

Languages Spoken

  • English Professional Proficiency


  • Subjects


    Writing

    I have experience in tutoring English at these levels and I have obtained certificates in both academic and scientific writing.I have developed strong research skills (i.e. SOP writing, report writing, proposal writing, presentation skills) through my undergraduate and post graduate studies, which is demonstrated in the peer review journal publications I have produced.

    Chemistry

    I have a strong chemistry background, good knowledge of analytical techniques, laboratory policies and practices. I hold a masters in chemistry degree and currently enrolled for a PhD. In addition, I have experience in tutoring chemistry.



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