Information About Tom - Galway tutor - (8 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Tom:
-NUIG medical student with 5 years teaching grinds - A1 IN ALL SUBJECTS TAUGHT - 7As in Leaving cert- See references
I have taught maths and science grinds for the past 5 years, with my students enjoying how I relate to what they are struggling with having recently completed state exams.
I have taught 1-1 grinds for the past 5 years enjoying the teaching of maths and the sciences the most. I also speak fluent french and teach french to Junior Cert.
I teach maths courses around the country to groups upto 15 students and thus am available for small classes upto 5 students if students wish to get more out of classes (major discount available)
Approach to Grinds:
-NUIG medical student with 3 years teaching grinds - A1 IN ALL SUBJECTS TAUGHT - 7As in Leaving cert- 615 points-
I focus on;
- Understanding not wrote learning
- Past papers - every week questions must be done to ensure familiarity with the exam and make sure students are 100% comfortable with the layout of the paper going into the exam.
- Confidence building - instilling confidence in students so that they can approach questions without fear and ensuring that they are not bogged down by jargon that catches so many students out when doing Project Maths.
For Leaving Cert
I don't do laid back or easy going grinds. Grinds are expensive and should be value for money. I feel my approach to grinds whereby the student own weaknesses and strengths are what dictates the grinds allows students ensure that what they miss in class, they pick up and improve on with me.
However, my approach varies hugely from subject to subject and from student to student.
For Junior Cert
Confidence is key! I try to ensure students don't find grinds painfully boring and try to focus on students strengths to build confidence - This approach has worked particularly well with my past maths students
My work with students doesn't end after the grind, with correcting of past papers and supplementary questions being included with each grind. I also make sure students keep up to date with French work via the app Duolingo for schools - which I can monitor. This is particularly important when Junior Cert students don't enjoy French and I can keep track on their progress.
Other little things ;
All students, in any year, should have exam papers- these are the main teaching method I focus on.
All Chemistry and Maths students should have a CASIO FX GT83 calculator. Anything else is just asking for marks to be lost in exams!
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- CBC Monkstown (2016) - Leaving Cert French HL A1 (School) (✔ On File)
- CBC Monkstown (2016) - Leaving Cert Chemistry HL A1 (School) (✔ On File)
- CBC Monkstown (2016) - Leaving Cert Economics HL A1 (School) (✔ On File)
- CBC Monkstown (2016) - Leaving Cert Maths HL A1 (School) (✔ On File)
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I apologise for the confusion regarding my availability. Whilst my profile states that I only travel within a 2km radius from my house due to a lack of a car, I apologise that you were under the impression that i would travel to Barna.
I hope you have contacted first tutors regarding getting a refund for the payment of my details as I suggested you do so and hope you get sorted with a tutor who travels further,
My son Tom was really impressed with Tom's preparedness for class and found Tom very easy to understand. Tom has since had a further two maths grinds with Tom. My son finds Tom excellent. Tom
makes maths interesting and enjoyable.
We will be continuing maths grinds with Tom up to Leaving Certificate exam time in 2018.
Sincere thanks for the lovely feedback
Your kids are a pleasure to teach
Really appreciate your kind words !
Keep up the great work
All the best. T
Thanks a million for all your time and helping me through my troubling Biology days!