I was born in New-York and lived in Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco and Texas because of my father’s position in the United Nations (UN Development Program) and his assignment to those countries. Having grown up around very poor and deprived communities, I have become very sensitive to their problems and needs.
In light of that realization, I decided to dedicate myself to help solve such problems and provide the means and the training needed by such isolated and poor communities through Mechanical Engineering.
After being awarded a French Scientific Baccalaureate with honors in Senegal, I moved to Ifrane, Morocco where I spent a gap year at Al-Akhawayn University taking courses that would provide me with the academic tools needed to pursue my studies in the UK. I then moved to Nottingham where I was admitted to study Mechanical Engineering and obtained a BEng with honors.
In 2011 I completed an MSc from the Imperial College of Science in Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Honors. I then completed a PhD in Electrochemistry in 2013, more specifically in the field of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell modelling. Following the completion of my PhD, I lectured at the Imperial College, and then joined the United States Air Force Special Forces.
Confronted with the level of violence involved in this career field first hand, I decided to put an end to my time in the forces and come back to London and focus instead on my teaching career.
-11+ Maths, 11+ Science, 11+ French
-13+ Maths, 13+ Science, 13+ French, 13+ Geography
-GCSE Maths, GCSE Biology, GCSE Physics, GCSE Chemistry (foundation and higher for AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE)
-A2/AS Maths (all units of AQA, Edexcel, OCR and CIE with a particular interest in Mechanics)
-A2/AS Physics (all units of AQA, Edexcel, OCR and CIE with a particular interest in Mechanics, Materials and Waves)
-Familiar with AS/A2 Biology and Chemistry
-1st and 2nd year University Mathematics, Mechanics, Machince dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Manufacture and Design, Computer Programming and Stress Analysis.
During my time at the Imperial College of Science as a post graduate student I actively worked as a graduate teaching assistant in Maths Methods I, II, III and IV for students in years 1 up to 4 pursuing a degree in geophysics or petroleum engineering.
During the final year of my PhD, I worked at the Basildon upper academy for a year as an intervention tutor and substitute teacher for children in their GCSEs and A-levels, helping raise the school out of special measures.
Before leaving for the US armed forces I worked at the Imperial College of Science as a Maths lecturer, where I won an award for teaching excellence. Upon my return in 2014, I resumed lecturing at Imperial, where I still teach to this day.
In 2016 I also founded Fair Nomad, a social tourism enterprise who links up poor schools in Indoensia with volunteer teachers.