Ben

Ben

Tewkesbury Tutor

Hey! I'm Ben. I am a young professional, working in the field of Cyber Security. I have recently graduated from Lancaster University in Computer Science where I achieved a first class degree with honours.

I am currently a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador for my organisation. I have recently completed a six month project with a group of A-Level students, creating a motorised directional sound system controlled via a joystick. I worked heavily with the students to help them understand the topic, create a plan and build it all from scratch.

My experience in computing began when I was eleven years old and created a small stock-taking program for a sweet shop that a friend and I were running in school. Since then, I have developed into a professional in the world of information technology, from building enterprise networks for some of the UK's largest organisations, to performing penetration testing (ethical hacking) on a wide range of IT systems.

Aside from computing, I am an avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast.

I am cleared to work with children under the age of eighteen from my work with STEM, Scouts and Internationally - proof of which can be provided upon request.

Tutoring Experience

I am currently an Explorer Scout Leader (ESL) for an Explorer group, which meets weekly. Here, I am teaching Scouts and Explorers about the outdoors - hiking, climbing and kayaking to name but a few. Scouts is more than the outdoors, however. I am also teaching skills for Scouts to take away with them into the world.

I was a Camp Counsellor at Camp Takajo in the summer for eight weeks. Here, I taught campers about videography and photography. Patience and clear articulation was key here, and I loved every minute of it.

I have coached my younger brothers in computing, one of their subjects of choice at A-Level. This involved following the curriculum, helping with coursework and conducting past exam papers.

Tutoring Approach

I believe everyone, regardless of background, has the intelligence and skill to succeed in whatever they are passionate about. My approach is simple - truly understanding something is far better than learning words for an exam - and it will be reflected in qualifications.

Albert Einstein once said 'You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.' This is a philosophy I have used throughout my degree and work life, and will apply equally in my tutoring.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Lancaster2016BachelorsFirst Class Computer Science BSc (Hons)
Sixth Form College2013CollegeComputing A-Level A Grade

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GCSE£20
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