I am a fourth year Mathematics student at the University of Leeds, starting my Masters and I have been tutoring for the past three years. I know the secret to any successful examination is to practice and that is what I ensure all my students do; practice, practice, practice. I love meeting knew people and educating young minds - it's such a thrill when you break through and they look at you eyes wide, smiling, and say 'oh, that makes sense, I get it!' It's a fantastic feeling, and that is why I will always do my best to help anyone who asks for it.
Please note I cannot travel very far.
I have three regular students (for the past year and onwards) currently whom I tutor for a total of 5 hours a week, previously I also had another student whom I tutored for an additional three hours however he has sat his exams and moved to far away for me to continue thus I am looking for a new tutee. I am flexible and can still work weekends/ weekdays/ holidays.
September 2011 – July 2013
Assisting a special needs student with his foundation Mathematics GCSE course; reviewing course content, going over what had been taught in lessons in great detail and explaining several aspects of all topics to ensure full understanding was crucial. Regular reviewing of past topics to ensure as little knowledge as possible was forgotten. Technique and simple working were the key goals being covered, so a good grasp of basic mathematical understanding was achieved in addition to examination practice.
September 2010 – April 2011
Volunteer part time assistant in the Mathematics department at Carr Manor High School. Whilst helping student’s to understand course content and encouraging group discussion as well as peer assisted learning, I also aided them in bettering their organisation and time-management skills to guarantee they stayed on schedule with the homework’s etc. and did not fall behind. I was engaged with several students across each year group aiding them with their studies and examination preparation.
Throughout my Psychology A-Level I was particularly interested in studying child psychology and observing how teenagers think and learn – in particular the different types of learning and the effects of everyday stress on young adult’s minds and their interests in education. My work throughout my Psychology A-Level has enabled me to communicate better with my students and tutor more effectively and efficiently.
Able to produce abundant resources
Have studied child psychology theories
Every student is unique - I find it best to get to know each student individually and design a plan around them. With English and Mathematics most students will struggle will similar issues, but won't necessarily understand how to overcome those issues in a similar way. My strategy is always to explain in a clear and concise manner on a level to the student in question such that they can relate to what I am saying, and therefore instantly find it easier to remember. When someone can see a pattern or remember something in relation to a hobby of theirs they are more likely to remember it with ease.
Talking to students, understanding how they think and how their mind works is key to successful tutoring - along with being their friend and making them realise they can ask any question they feel they need to. The trick is to be gentle but firm.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Leeds||2015||Bachelors||Mathematics, current second year|
|Notre Dame Sixth Form College||2012||College||A2 level: Mathematics, FM, Physics, Psychology|
|Carr Manor High School||2009||School||GSCE's - Eng Lit/Lang, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Biology, Chem, ICT, Geography, Product Design|
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