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Currently a Masters in Mechanical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia, having achieved my dream of becoming a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Surrey in the UK. I previously worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at Ford Motor Company, a Researcher for a Transportation research company, and started my own business. It has been an exciting time in the past 5-6 years, in which I have become more innovative and gained a wide array of skills.
Main points to note about me are that I love to help and am enthusiastic about doing so. Teaching is something I thoroughly enjoy as it allows me to share the knowledge I have gained throughout my journey to entering and succeeding at what is now one of the best universities n the country. If you were to hire me, you can be assured that I will give my best effort in ensuring that my student not only improves/excels in his/her academic studies, but can acquire some insight or knowledge into what it would take to get into one of Canada's best universities. Apart from this, I can provide career advice, opinions and assist in creating an excellent future for the student as I have had experience in interviewing, and undergoing the recruitment process, at massive multinational corporations and small companies alike.
I have taught a number of students privately since October 2012 culminating in a role as a Teaching Assistant at Paddington Academy, alongside this experience. In this time, I have ensured my students had whatever they needed to excel in their studies. This includes support, flexibility, patience and proven teaching methods. This resulted in my students' grades showing improvement along with a greater understanding for the subjects I teach.
I also like to help my friends with understanding and grasping topics they do not understand and have done so in the past. No matter who I teach, I always ensure that they have a good understanding of the subject at hand and the ability to do well. Apart from this, I have worked as a student mentor which further improved my understanding of students from various backgrounds and enabled me to learn new approaches in communication. My success is shown by the positive feedback I have received from parents and students alike about the methods employed along with my general approach to lessons. Along with this, I have a history of improving the understanding and grades of the students under my tutelage.
Lastly, I ensure I provide a holistic view of education. As I have experience interviewing in massive corporate firms, undergoing their application process and have provided careers talks at my previous university, I am able to provide advice and recommendations alongside mentoring to help a student discover the method to achieving their dreams. I also provide them with the tools to do so. Simply put, I have assisted students in learning for the classroom and for the real world.
I take a friendly approach to tutoring. I try to establish a good relationship with the person I would teach. This, I feel, creates a nice atmosphere in which the student would enjoy learning. I try to relate what I am teaching with practical and interesting examples. At the end of teaching a new topic, and whilst teaching too, I would assess the student to see where he/she stands. The key here is to ENSURE that the student understands what he/she is doing as this is essential to successful results. In order to achieve this, I employ a lot of patience and switch up teaching styles based on the student's needs.
As exams approach, I assess the student using past papers to ensure he/she has the best of chance of passing the exams with good results. Apart from this, I also assist the student by teaching him/her improved note taking techniques, summarising techniques and other useful information to enable the student to use this knowledge throughout his/her education such as A Levels, school, university, etc. I provide homeworks and help summarise notes into easily digestible briefs to refer to just before tests or exams. I am generally strict with marking the aforementioned exams/homeworks and pay attention to particular details as this helps my student in terms of achieving better marks. Passing is always a priority but in my opinion a pass is not enough. I would try to ensure my student gets good marks and not just a pass, i.e. an A, as it is my firm belief that with my help, this is possible for any student I teach.
I inspire my student to not only become better in their studies, but become the best version of him or herself so as to have the correct attitude and ability to achieve their dreams. I show them the big picture and paint an image of the success that awaits them through hard work.
One key point which sets me apart from all the other tutors is that I have first hand knowledge in what it takes to enter a good university along with career advice. This is due to the various number of companies I have previously interviewed it or undertaken the recruitment process for. Furthermore, I also ensure I provide dedication to the job and give everything I have to help improve my student's chances of success. This includes being available via email or phone during other times of the week for support at no additional cost. All in all, I provide a holistic approach to my tutoring and ensure the student's needs always comes first.
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- University of Surrey (2016) - BEng Mechanical Engineering Hons (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)