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I am a 21 year old student from London and am currently in the final year of my degree at the University of Cambridge; I have just completed my first two years in Mathematics and will specialise in Astrophysics for my third year. I have completed Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Economics and French at A2 Level, achieving the grades A*A*AAB respectively. I have also completed STEP examinations achieving two 1s in STEP II and STEP III.
I tutor Maths and Further Maths at A2 Level and have experience in tutoring mathematics since 2011, specifically Further Maths from 2013; I have tutored Chemistry and Economics to GCSE level in the past, however I am only prepared to take on tuitions in mathematics at present. I have now tutored 19 students in the last 4 years and also have experience in online tutoring. I have also volunteered teaching Maths and English in an orphanage in Vietnam housing 3-5 year olds.
As someone currently undertaking the Tripos at the University of Cambridge, I have experienced excelling academically at school level only to be humbled by the massive jump in level at university, especially at Cambridge. Whilst I have enjoyed my time there, having had to struggle tremendously with my course has truly changed my approach to tutoring; I can now fully empathise with the position a struggling student finds themselves in if they cannot grasp the content of their course, whatever their level of study.
I have always been passionate about my subject and try to instil this mentality into my students as I have found this is the best way to maximise one's potential; however, I have also acquired more patience with slower students and have tried to find different ways to open their eyes to trickier concepts, which only has happened because of my time at Cambridge. I am also a relaxed presence and students tend to see me as a friend or young mentor as opposed to a more rigid authority figure.
In conclusion, my approach is very simple: I try to make topics as interesting as possible to ignite a passion within a student and equip myself with a variety of different approaches to a topic if a student is struggling; I then test my students as much as possible with written resources in order for them to be able to practice and master the subject. This approach has helped me elevate many students up to two grades in their final exams!
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