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Hello. My name is Guy, and I'm a fourth year engineer at Durham University . My schooling left me with both a firm understanding of maths and science (A*A*AA; current university grade - 76.5% ) and also broad experience teaching peers. This experience has been fortified further with summer work teaching horse riding to kids in Texas, and multiple years of teaching field-craft, safety, and tactics in my local Cadet Corps.
For me, teaching is all about building the right ethos. Education should never be treated like a bucket to be filled with a set level of knowledge, but rather the spark that ignites the kindling for a fire.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing hockey and trombone (not together!), riding horses, walking in the countryside, writing quizzes and comedy scenes for the college, and reading the Week, the Economist and 'i'.
Tutor, Durham (2015-2016)
> Teaching GCSE Maths, and increasing the pupils results by two grades!
Wrangler, Camp Texlake, Texas (aged 18-19)
> Teaching horseback riding to up to 100 girls (aged 8-16) a day. This taught me how to prioritise different areas of learning for different people, and how to explain complex and challenging ideas (yes, riding a horse requires a lot of thought!) to a range of ages. The key is to find easy to access metaphors and symbolism.
Head of Platoon for school CCF (aged 16-18)
> Teaching both in and out of the classroom, with pupil's ages from 14-18 years old. Topics ranged from orienteering, to weapon safety, to tactics. The thing this taught me was that all students approach learning differently - what is key is finding the right method for the right person!
Head of Annand Platoon (Pocklington School; aged 17-18)
> The school's 'Leadership Development Unit', where I lead the development of a team in logistics, FIBUA, teamwork, and problem solving. This was incredibly enlightening about how to inspire commitment and the drive to succeed (mainly whilst cold and wet in a field, admittedly!).
Head Boy (Pocklington School; aged 18)
> Leading a team of 20 prefects, this role taught me a lot about instilling discipline and confidence within people. If you can teach someone to have to confidence to control a lunch queue of ravenous teenagers, you can teach them to do anything.
Polocrosse Coach (Northern Lions Club; aged 19 to present)
> This sport is all about confidence (if you have never seen it, google it). The training sessions tend to be based as much on creating confidence in the players to trust themselves and their horses as it is about developing their drive to go away and practice the core skills in their own time.
>Find out the course and its' requirements (know thy enemy!)
>Let the pupil know that mistakes are the best way to learn, and that asking for help is never a bad thing.
>Identify trouble areas in the course (though the power of the pop-quiz).
>Explain ideas, practice examples, evaluate errors.
>Once they feel confident, I get them to explain it to me. If they can do this then they don't just know the subject matter, but actually understand it!
>Get them to tell me one thing they learnt in school that week, and thought was really interesting/cool.
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