I am a recent Mathematics graduate with more than 6 years of tutoring experience. Moreover, I have been involved in numerous activities connected to Maths and learning in general such as volunteering work at [contact detail removed], my internship at Mathematical Institute or a pioneering project Open Badges which very simply put concerns recognising and rewarding achievements, especially in an educational setting. Therefore I have a good grasp of different forms of and approaches to both teaching and Mathematics. Finally, I hope to put all my experiences to a good use when I start training towards a teaching qualification in 2018.
I have been tutoring (mostly) Maths since 2012 and completed several placements in local schools - perhaps the most noteworthy being my 1-month internship at Salesian School where I delivered full or parts of lessons, observed and learned from experienced teachers and attended workshops devoted to different teaching techniques. Furthermore, at university I studied the module Mathematics Education which gave me a better insight into the theoretical aspects of teaching as well as provided me with even more practical classroom experience.
Regarding my tutoring experience in particular, my tutees have ranged from KS3 up to A-levels and adult learners and included both struggling students and the ones in the top of their class (and everything in between). Thanks to this broad variety, I found I have the ability to express myself in at least as many ways as I have students and can thus tailor the lesson plan to a learner’s needs, enabling them to reach their full potential.
There is no simple way to describe my approach to tutoring - it varies widely and depends upon the individual tutees, what works for you might not work for someone else and vice-versa. However, I always make it a point to explain the material in such a way that person really gets a grasp of what stands behind the formulas and therefore has no need to blindly follow a method that he does not understand. I do get that Maths in particular often seems like just a chaos of numbers and weird rules for a lot of people; that's why I always put an emphasis on drawing the connection between the wondrous (albeit often confusing) world of Mathematics and reality and how they coexist in a perfect harmony. It is my hope (and according to my past tutees a fulfilled one so far) that my explanations not only transform that chaos into perfect order but also show that Maths can be very useful for everyone and even fascinating!
|Languages||Czech, English (British)|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|English Internation School Prague||2014||College||IB Mathematics HL|
|University of Surrey||2017||Bachelors||BSc Mathematics|
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