Hi, I'm Alasdair, I'm 21 and I have recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 2:1 studying Economics and Political Science. I am currently taking a year out of studies to take part in volunteering work at the Citizens Advice Bureau, and pursue various other interests of mine.
The main reason I want to become a tutor is for the fulfilment of helping you achieve. I had a tutor for my Chemistry A level who helped me achieve an A. At the beginning of the year I was predicted a B in the subject. After a years worth of private tutoring I was a percentage point off an A*. I'd love to be able to help a student the way my tutor did for me.
I feel confident teaching students of any age and can provide a perfect tutor-student relationship that a teacher may not necessarily be able to provide in the classroom.
I volunteer twice a week at the CAB and help my Dad out at his business a few mornings each week. Other than that my availability is extremely flexible. The most important thing I can offer is that I have a lot of time to prepare for each session so I can tailor the learning precisely for you as I get to know you, the student.
I have only just gone through the A level process so will also be able to provide good, solid advice for students looking to apply for their preferred university. I can also give more general advice about the education system to help you find the right path that suits you.
I am currently teaching one student in History and English language/literature.
Although I have not had a lot of teaching experience, the education system is fresh in my mind and I will be able to give the student every tool they need to succeed. I will give the student a broad knowledge which will not only train them for the exam, but give them the ability to excel.
After finishing three years at the University of Birmingham I have experienced both the best and the worst of tuition. My approach will be to combine all the best methods I've experienced during my time in education, and make sure I avoid the poorer methods.
Teachers tend to pack in years worth of subject content at the start of the year, when nearing exam periods they cram in the teaching of exam techniques (which are just as important). My method is to go through subject content and simultaneously train my student in the exam techniques that will help them excel and surpass their predicted grades.
I tend to give homework to students I feel will benefit and gain confidence from independent work. This stresses the fact that each session will be tailored for you. I believe the key for a students success is in my preparation. What a qualified teacher can give in experience, I can match in preparation. Whereas a qualified teacher may be itching to get out your door, I will ensure you completely understand everything before we move on.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|The University of Birmingham||2016||Bachelors||2:1 BSc Economics and Political Science|
|Liverpool College||2013||College||A Level Chemistry Grade A|
|Liverpool College||2013||College||A Level Biology Grade A|
|Liverpool College||2013||College||A Level Economics Grade A|