I think that a teacher's job is to stimulate their students’ interests and help them to acquire new knowledge, not just to fill their heads with lists of facts or prepare them for an exam. I see one-to-one tuition as a great way to make sure that my students are really understanding what I teach them, and that they are enjoying doing it. I adjust my speed to the learning needs of the individual student, and always try to come up with examples and problems tailored on the student’s own interests. My personal interests cover different areas from mathematics and science to philosophy and literature, and I like to provide my students with interdisciplinary connections (if I think they might find them interesting). As a student myself, I understand the need for clear explanations and real-life examples, especially in subjects like mathematics and physics.
I have more than five years of experience in teaching mathematics, physics, philosophy and Italian. In the last five years, I have been tutoring students of different age groups and levels, ranging from KS1 pupils to adult learners. I have also worked with students preparing for the IB diploma and for the A levels (AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards).
Some of my past teaching experiences include, for example:
- teaching mathematics and physics to A-level, IB and foundation-year university students in central London;
- teaching English as a second language to a class of more than twenty pupils in a primary school in Milan, as part of a volunteering project;
- teaching mathematics to a Year 6 pupil in preparation for her SAT exams;
- helping an IB student in a maths project in which he needed to model the trajectory of a ball, taking into account air resistance and using approximation methods;
- teaching Italian as a second language to an adult learner who wanted to improve his knowledge of the language.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MILAN
International Baccalaureate Diploma
the International School of Milan is one of the few schools in Italy to offer the IB diploma, an internationally recognised programme, entirely taught in English and centred on interdisciplinary thinking. The Guardian claims that it is "more academically challenging and broader than three or four A-levels". My subject choices were English Literature, Italian, Visual Arts, Physics, Economics and Mathematics, and my final grade was 38/45.
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy
I have recently completed the Bachelor of Arts programme in Philosophy offered by the Department of Philosophy of King’s College London. During my years at King’s I have developed a particular interest for the areas of intersection between philosophy, mathematics and the sciences (such as formal logic, set theory, philosophy of quantum mechanics, philosophy of biology) and for political philosophy. I graduated with upper second-class honours.
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Undergraduate degree in Mathematics
While living most of the year in London and working as a tutor, I am studying as a self-taught learner for a second degree in Mathematics at the University of Milan, giving most of the exams during the summer. I plan on graduating by 2018.
When I was 12, I decided to teach myself Esperanto by subscribing to a free correspondence course by e-mail. When she found out, my mum said that 'I must be mad, because the internet is very dangerous! (now she has a Facebook account)