Initially, I believe it is important for me to get to know the student in terms of their interests, learning style, and way of working so that I am able to carry out an informal assessment and then can adapt my teaching style accordingly. I always build a strong and positive rapport with all my students which helps then engage in the subject more easily and increases their level of focus and retention. I am always extremely patient to ensure that the learning environment is not pressured. Another key characteristic is empathy which I always make sure to practice so that my sessions feel more cooperative and any psychological barriers are broken down between the student and tutor.
I always make sure that my students are aware of the different between a teacher and a tutor. As a tutor, I am purely here to help the student in any way possible and all my students are encouraged to capitalise on the time we have together.
I like to keep on top of the latest syllabus to ensure that I am aware of the upcoming topics that my student will be studying. This way I can link in upcoming topics where applicable. I usually help with problem areas, homework and exam preparation, and teaching upcoming topics.
I have been private tutoring since 2011 when I was a student at university. In 2011 I worked with a student who was preparing for their maths common entrance exams with good results. In 2012, I worked with a student who was preparing for their maths GCSE (OCR) with good results. Currently I am working with a 10 year old boy who is struggling with their Key Stage 2 Maths syllabus.
University of Bristol – Accounting and Management
Maths A-Level – A (100% in multiple units)
Religious Studies A-Level – A
Business Studies – B
I love a good road trip. I have driven from London to Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) in a banged up Kia Rio for charity. A few years later I drove in a 20,000km loop around Southern Africa!