I think that communication between the tutee and tutor is the foundation for any sort of tutoring. Only if the tutee feels 100% comfortable with the tutor it is possible to make progress. Therefore I am aiming for a good relation with my tutee that is not only based on the subject but goes beyond this so that my tutee will feel confident to ask me anything in that subject area and can tell me exactly what they are worried about and what they want to work on.
Also as I have learned in my study in school as well as University, there are different kinds of learners. Hence, it is important to figure out what kind of learner (e.g. visual learner) the tutee is.
Once these two foundations are set I believe that there is nothing that could go wrong.
Furthermore, as the IB as well as GCSE and A-levels are all universal, there are many places to find past papers. From my own experience I know that these papers help a lot when studying for final exams but also when studying only one topic for a quiz or test.
Another way of learning is not just listening to other people explaining a topic but actually trying to explain a topic oneself as far as that person understands it. In that way I, as a tutor can see where we need to go into more depth and where the errors are in that particular topic.
2 years as a Math tutor, private tutoring
1 year as a German/Biology tutor, private tutoring
International Baccalaureate (IB): 38 points
Currently studying at UCL
I started taking sign language classes beginning of October, and I am now doing my BSL level 1!