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My name is Emmanuel and I'm 20 years old. I am currently studying as a medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). While Medicine is something I am quite passionate about, Maths is a subject that I have loved for as long as I can remember. If I had to describe myself in a few words, I would describe myself as a problem- solver and a people-person; sociable and good in conversation. I am hardworking, driven, optimistic and most importantly - patient! In my humble opinion these are traits that are not only useful in order to be a good doctor, but they are also crucial in order to be an effective tutor. I have a can-do attitude and a persevering mentality which helped me succeed in both Junior and Leaving Cert Project Maths, as well as achieving a score of 625 points in my Leaving Certificate. Above all else, I believe I am well suited as a tutor in Junior Cert maths as I received a grade of H1 in Leaving Cert Higher Level Maths (as well as an A in Junior Cert Project Maths). I look forward to sharing my knowledge and techniques in which I used to achieve this feat with my future students.
I also believe I am well suited to teach anyone in Junior Cert maths as I have vast experience teaching teenagers in this subject. I have been given maths grinds for a year now and I have seen great improvements in my students over the months and have received good reports from satisfied parents.
I have also improved my teaching skills through giving piano lessons to Junior Cert music students.
Approach to Grinds:
I like to think of my approach to teaching as quite standard, but with a unique touch. I take a practical approach to my lessons, in which I try to challenge my students, by teaching them to work through questions along with me and sometimes asking them to solve problems all on their own. I am a strong believer that the best way for a teenager to learn Maths is for them to actually become accustomed to writing out and solving questions, therefore developing their own mathematical thought-process. I don't just want my students to tell me that they understand something - I want them to SHOW and PROVE to me that they understand it. I feel as though this is a common pitfall of many teachers today and this explains how people fall behind in a big maths class, where the teachers attention is divided.
I like to work hand in hand with my students in order to set goals for them that we can achieve in order to push them to reach their full potential in this subject. My approach to grinds also involves implementing practices such as timing how long it takes to solve a questions, practicing past exam questions, and writing down important tips in a 'Rule-Book'.
My aim is to utilise these approaches in order to give my students more confidence in their maths ability and ultimately, teach them the same techniques which helped me achieve a H1 in my Maths Leaving Cert.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Leinster Senior College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare (2017) - 6 H1s (Score of 625) in the Irish Leaving Certificate (School) (✔ On File)