As a boy I loved Maths, Physics and science, I found the subjects that I loved easy and those that I didn't much harder. Later I studied Maths Physics and Chemistry at A'level. Initially, I thought a degree in Physics would be good, but I switched to Electronic Engineering and started working for Fujitsu in Manchester. I was a research assistant at Cambridge University for several years before going back into software development. I now have a part-time project developing my own software package. This project requires maths, logic and analytical thinking.
I have mentored colleagues in software development and more recently I have written simple and advanced tutorials on technical analysis of price movements. I also teach how to select stocks and shares for self-managed pensions. Many of the ideas are the application of everyday maths to real world situations.
It is important to discover why a student needs a tutor. People are different and struggle for different reasons, Children who didn't play with toys like Lego might need to practice tasks which develop a part of the brain that deals with spacial awareness, others might just need someone to take them through methods step by step and others might just need more practice homework. Therefore, it is important to understand each student's need at the beginning and use the the right approach. Sometimes it is an issue of self-confidence and a student needs to discover that they can do it. Then there are students who dislike maths, but if they can be shown it can also be fun then the barrier to leaning is removed.
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