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.
Subjects I teach
Biology: IB HL & SL, GCSE
French: IB SL, GCSE
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.
My Approach to Private Tuition
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.
My video Introduction
I was a competitive cheerleader during my first two years at university!