I am currently undertaking a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Sheffield. My research involves using fluid dynamics to model the flow of plasma in the Sun's atmosphere.
For the past 3 years of my PhD, I have taught a variety of mathematics and computer programming topics to university level students. I specialise in teaching advanced mathematical techniques to students without a strong mathematical background.
I teach for those "penny-drop" moments, where the content suddenly clicks with the student. That makes it all worth it.