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My name is Paul and I am a second year student in UL studying Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry. I am 20 years old in November. As such, I am relatively fresh out of Secondary School which is a benefit as I well remember the senior cycle. Information regarding subjects and study skills are still in my mind. I have a deep passion for chemistry and biology and truly enjoy helping others. I personally tutored many of my friends in the run-up to our college exams for free, and have stayed in touch with some friends currently in the senior cycle and am always willing to help with difficult questions in biology or chemistry.
I have been informally tutoring students of my age or younger than me in Chemistry and Biology since I was in 5th year, and I had been noted by my Leaving Cert chemistry teacher for my down-to-earth and easily understood explanations of complex questions. As such, during chemistry class in Secondary School I was allowed by my teacher to hold a small study group where I personally assisted groups as large as 5 other students in certain topics of chemistry.
Approach to Grinds:
In my experience, the best approach to teaching is to assume the student has no knowledge on the subject in question. As such, I will ask some stupid questions but it ensures that I am on the same page as my student in regards to what is known and understood. I also take a very intuitive approach to the course, and I start tutoring by ensuring the student has the necessary basics and the understanding to go forward on their own. From then on, I will make myself available to talk about questions that were found to be tough, and I will explain the question without truly giving away the full answer. As such, the student is learning to think on their own, and I am only a guiding tool. this prevents over-dependence and encourages creative thinking.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin, Rathangan, Co. Kildare (2018) - Leaving Certificate (School) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Limerick (2018) - First Year Graduate (3.78 / 4.00) (College) (✘ Not On File)