8 months mentoring a peer with Asperger’s Syndrome at school
Subjects I teach
Mathematics – Up to A-Level
Chemistry – Up to A-Level
Biology – Up to A-Level
Physics – GCSE
5 A (AS)
4 A* (A2)
Studying Medicine at Clare College, Cambridge
My Passion And How I Inspire
My ultimate aim is to culture a sense of independence in a student. Tutoring should instil a student with the confidence to approach a subject alone and appreciate and enjoy the subject in a wider context than the curriculum.
The sciences can often seem quite opaque and inaccessible to many students and I therefore aim to illustrate course content with relevant links to modern research or applications. I find that this produces a more tangible and memorable link between theory and practice, producing engaging and captivating lessons.
My teaching also aims to equip a student with the necessary skills to engage critically with their subject. The ability to correctly interpret data and challenge assertions and claims is a vital and transferrable skill in both the sciences and a society built on information and data. Through regular practice, I assist the student by tailoring teaching to their particular needs, addressing weaknesses well in advance of assessments or exams.
I understand that there can sometimes be a gap between a tutor and a student, the tutor sometimes finding it difficult to appreciate the difficulties of approaching subject for the first time. Having recently completed secondary education and being extremely familiar with this type teacher-student relationship, I feel that I am well poised to empathise with a student who requires more support.
However, fundamentally, I aim to make lessons entertaining and engaging. I understand a student learns best when they find fun in their subjects and that’s one of my most important aims when teaching.
My video Introduction
I’m an avid runner and rock climb in my free time!