A successful tutor is one who can take complex course material, digest it and present it in a way that is easily comprehensible and memorable to that individual tutee.
Private tuition isn’t the same as the tuition one receives in a classroom and therefore shouldn’t be approached as such. With private tuition one has the luxury of tailoring the content and delivery of the syllabus in a way that best suits that individual tutee, be they a visual, an auditory or a kinesthetic learner. Lessons should therefore be focused around the pupil, their learning style and taught in a way that engages and excites them. For me this is one of the most important parts of a successful approach to teaching and something I’d like to think of as a strength of mine.
Equally, all this is only possible through consistent communication between the tutor, the tutee and – where appropriate – the parents. Tutoring is a two-way street and I like to ensure that my pupils are truly benefitting from our sessions. Feedback is key and something that I like to incorporate as much as possible into my approach.
Experience with private tutoring at GCSE and IB level.
Academic and peer mentor throughout my school and university career.
I am currently acting as a personal academic tutor and mentor within my university department.
43 points at International Baccalaureate
Biology HL (7)
Chemistry HL (7)
English HL (6)
Maths Methods (7)
Modern History SL (7)
Theory of Knowledge (A)
10.5 A*s and an A at GCSE (the 0.5 GCSE was Religious Studies short course)
Currently studying for a BASc in Arts and Sciences at UCL. This degree is unique in the UK in that it allows the student to create a bespoke programme through which one can incorporate the study of both the arts and the sciences.
I major in the Health and Environment pathway at university, which means that the bulk of my modules relate in some way to studying how the body works and/or the effect that the world has on us.
I was a competitive cheerleader during my first two years at university!