Many of my life achievements can be traced back to two focal points: mathematics and communication. In blending my two greatest skillsets, tutoring has always been something I have both enjoyed and excelled at.
I am a passionate mathematician, having achieved a First Class Honours in my Mathematics BSc at Imperial College London. During this time, I was awarded the 'Sparx Prize for Communicating Mathematics' - awarded to one student in each final year cohort.
After graduating, I pursued a career in Investment Bank Sales, where much of my role was focused on communicating complex investment concepts in simple terms to investors. However, my love for maths has led me back to Imperial to pursue an MSc, starting in October 2017.
My experience teaching maths is incredibly diverse. From the age of 16, I spent two years as a maths tutor at a Kumon Centre, teaching children across a wide spectrum of abilities. During this time, I also tutored children preparing for their 11+ exams.
Whilst at university, I tutored AS and A level Maths students and I also taught A level Maths at St Paul's Girls as part of my course, which resulted in my gaining the highest mark in my year. It was then that I was awarded the 'Sparx Prize for Communicating Mathematics'. I have also worked alongside the African Maths Initiative, a maths education charity, in organising and running a Maths Camp for 12-16y old students in Ethiopia.
The first step to any successful intervention is to understand the mind of the student. Do they memorise concepts visually? Do they need frequent repetition of the fundamentals to enable long-term retention? Is it the case that they are missing some of the basics, and thus are unable to progress into more complex topics? I have often found that, once I have unlocked each student's optimal method of learning, their ability to engage and retain improves dramatically - as does their success in class tests and exams.
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|Imperial College London||2015||Bachelors||Mathematics - First Class Honours|
|Nonsuch High School for Girls||2012||College||A*A*A*A* - A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Biology|
|Nonsuch High School for Girls||2010||School||13 A* grades at GCSE|
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