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Government and Politics
Hi, my names Alex I'm 18 years old and embarking upon a gap year before applying to University.
I'm dyslexic and dyscalculia and yet gained 3A* at Alevel; not drop a mark in my politics Alevel. Therefore, I know just how it feels to struggle in a subject and how to overcome it. Whilst equally, I know exactly how to help a student gain top marks and achieve above their expectation.
I plan to apply to Cambridge university and see myself as equivalent to any undergraduate tutor in ability, but have more time to give to each student.
My subject specialism is Politics, particularly English/American, and that is what I intend to study at university, but am more than comfortable to teach my other two Alevel subjects, both of which I loved.
I am particularly good at motivation with people, as I am hugely competitive and enthusiastic about anything I do something I hope to bring to any student I am lucky enough to teach.
Having studied both History and English, I am especially equip to aid a student with any course which includes a Course work, as they were disciplines I had to master myself.
As a dyslexic, for me, learning examination technique and ensuring good writing style was one of the hardest things, and therefore, I have many systems which can aid a student in the endless hoop jumping which exams require, whilst hopefully also ensuring intellectual flair is able to shine through.
Anyone who chooses me will not have the average boring Tutor session, as I am an intelligent, yet very flamboyant character, who will always be wearing a bright shirt and will hopefully create a learning environment both rich with intellectualism, but also accessible to everyone. I believe very much in individualism, and therefore every student is approached differently.
My rates are negotiable, and can alter due to financial situation.
Hope to hear from you.
I taught, on an off, five students for a year AS level politics whilst studying my own Alevels.
All of which had 100% success in gaining their required grade in the exam I taught them.
As a dyslexic, I am particularly aware that one size does not fit all and therefore I am very keen to involve the student as much as possible in how I teach them, whilst blending in my own experience of sitting exams and what they require.
Therefore, I would argue I take a mixture of rigidity and flexibility. There are some aspects of English/History/Politics which have to be done, which all student I teach would be required to do. Yet, there are other aspects which must be entirely person, for example how someone learns information.
I personally far prefer to do two hour sessions, as I feel it allows for a student to settle down and get much more out of it, rather than leaving as soon as they’ve sat down.
I also require absolute commitment. I got through my exams through working very hard and I expect the same from everyone I teach. If there is work set to do at home, there will be minimal excuses acceptable. As such, I will always do one free session to start off with, to assess whether I am able to help a student, or whether they are better off finding someone else.
For me, learning is one of the most important things for all individuals, the greatest cause of self-worth and the most personally enriching. Which is why none of my sessions will be completely serious, as humour is so important in making someone feel comfortable enough to learn. Our education system forces people like myself and many others to become robots, bleeping figures, and causing great mental stress. Therefore, the most important thing is that the student learns whilst not feeling like they will implode something I hope I am able to help with.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Bartholomew School (2017) - Alevel (School) (✘ Not On File)