Lian completed a BSc majoring in Chemistry through the University of Auckland, New Zealand. While his academic transcript consisted primarily of chemistry papers, a significant proportion of his degree was also devoted to Computer Science and Mathematics. He then transferred these abilities to a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) through a TeachNZ Scholarship. He completed both practicum experiences at Auckland Grammar School for Boys and Mount Roskill Grammar School. Lian completed his diploma with "First in Class" in Teaching & Learning Chemistry and was employed by Mount Roskill Grammar for his first two years as a PRT1 and PRT2.
At the end of Term 1, 2015, Lian accepted that his teachers' salary would never compete with Auckland house prices. He resigned and left for Kuranui College in South Wairarapa where he is still working as a sole chemistry teacher. Lian's responsibilities include Acting HoD, Beginner-Level Violin Tuition and Kia Eke Panuku.
While he does not particularly enjoy managerial responsibilities, he prides himself on his ability to make senior chemistry assessment more accessible to learners through the aid of digital technology. Lian firmly believes that he must continue to do great work and great teaching in order to uphold the integrity of his colleagues and former mentors. He chooses to do this by delivering professionally-crafted resources on Science Scribe, a personal hobby that he works on in his spare time.
A typical day involves waking up at 04:30 am to begin an hour-long lifting routine accompanied by black coffee made with exactly 4 teaspoons of coffee powder. From about 5:30 he takes his 1-year old Golden Retriever, Toast, for an hour long run to cover 5 - 7 km in his small town which has a population of roughly 2,000 people. This run is repeated again in the evening until 25 000 steps and a 20 km total daily mileage is achieved.
Lian's diet consists of intermittent fasting (one meal a day) and a low-to-zero carb nutrient profile; this means he does not consume potatoes, sweets, rice, bread, noodles, starchy vegetables and most fruits.
Everything you see with the Science Scribe branding is the result of the personal work of Lian Soh. There has been no assistance or affiliation with the Ministry of Education and direct requests for additional support were declined by H. Parata in 2015.
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
Students and educators at all levels in public schools (and fully privatised schools) are granted permissions to print, photocopy and distribute Science Scribe PDF files for teaching and revision. Private tuition centres and charter schools (and partnership schools) must contact Lian directly to seek clearance. Charter schools should be prepared to make a donation towards a public school in order to attain clearance.
Khorlium (the card game) may not be copied or reproduced under any circumstance.
In case of any doubt, you should contact Lian directly. I'm not mean, I promise (unless you are a charter school; you are NOT welcome in NZ. Go away!).
Contact - PD, Commissions & Vacancies
All correspondences should be sent as a Facebook message.
I do not respond to phone calls or e-mails.
At this stage, I do not offer tuition.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & DATA
I am happy to lead and co-ordinate Professional Development opportunities where you are looking for insight into any of the following topics:
- Teaching & Learning Science/Chemistry
- Insights: Science Scribe YouTube Data, new resources and locked resources.
- "Fire Bending" for the new chemistry teacher.
You may be required to make provisions for my assistants so that an effective session is delivered.
If you require a specific video or resource to be created please contact me with the details of your specifications.
I am always looking to move around to different schools - not just in New Zealand. If you are looking for a well-rounded teacher of chemistry to join your science department dream-team then let's chat and I might just give you my CV.
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