My name is George, I am originally from the West of England but now I am currently studying an Electrical & Electronic Engineering Degree at London South Bank University.
Post secondary school I commenced on an Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship working for my fathers company and I achieved a Distinction award. After this I worked as an Electrician for some time until I decided to go travelling to South East Asia and Australia, for 22 months in total.
I decided to come back to the UK to study for a Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. It was tough to come back from almost 2 years of being out of education to jumping back in the deep end but with some patience and determination I relished it. It was a proud day when I had completed the course having gained a wealth of experience and achieved a 91% average throughout.
Now I am undertaking a Bachelors degree and I am looking to pass on my mathematical experience to the younger generation. I found school very difficult and thought on many occasions that the method of teaching was suited to only a certain number of students and isolated many others. I have found with the right motivation and correct method of teaching, everyone has the potential to enjoy the experience of learning.
I have no direct experience with teaching members of the public. However during my apprenticeship and now at University I have a key understanding of the wrong methods to teach and some possible other avenues which benefit the isolated student. People think differently and don't always digest information in the same manner, I think by understanding how a person thinks is key to guiding them to find their motivation and hunger to learn more.
I do have some indirect experience through aiding my brother with his mathematical queries from his mechanical apprenticeship, assisting cousin through the medium of Skype or email with their GCSE math's questions and at university with my fellow students, learning how to be patient and best explain something in a way that is clear to them.
Personally I think the best way to teach one-on-one is to observe how the student digests information. We can all learn the same content, however, we all learn it at different rates and in various ways. The way that I divulge information is through shapes and colours. Which doesn't help me very much when I am trying to dissect a poem for example, which is why I needed tutoring for English when at GCSE level, however for maths its brilliant because I can grasp the mathematical problem very clearly in my head. For somebody who doesn't think the same as me needs a different approach which is where I feel I can aid the student decipher the problem at hand.
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|Gloucester College||2008||College||Diploma - Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship|
|London South Bank University||2016||Other||Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering|