I have a decade's tutoring experience, face-to-face and more recently online. I enjoy the subjects and trying to convey that enthusiasm to the students. Before tutoring I studied for a PhD in York. My day job is for Nestle Nespresso in process improvement. Both of these roles require a high degree of communication and the ability to read the audience.
Since 2011 I have tutored hundreds of secondary school pupils in GCSE science and maths, as well a some students at A level. My students have been engaged by my tutoring and, more importantly, have developed a confidence in the subject and achieved good grades.
As well as eight years' tutoring experience, during my time at university I lectured and took tutorials and practicals. My current day job requires a good level of presentation skills and the ability to simplify complex information.
Tutoring is largely about simplifying information so that it is comprehensible, and making links between ideas so that they are memorable. Emphasising the core concepts forms the foundation, on which the details can be built. I like to pepper the tutorials with real world examples where possible.
I have been tutoring for eight years now and hope my experience enables me to tell what is being understood and what can be taken as read. This efficiency is crucial given the limited available for tutorials. I have found that understanding the topic is not enough; students need to be able to communicate in writing what they know. As a result, I have started to place a much greater emphasis on being able to answer exam questions; examiners are not clairvoyant and must adhere to a strict marking scheme.
Science has a beauty and elegance that, while apparent to me, is elusive to many people. I hope my enthusiasm can impart some of this wonder, as I think making the subject more engaging diminishes the chore of learning it.
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|Univeristy of St Andrews||2008||Bachelors||BSc (hons)|
|Thomas Rotherham College||2004||College||Chemistry A level (A)|
|Thomas Rotherham College||2004||College||Biology A level (A)|
|Thomas Rotherham College||2004||College||Physics A level (A)|
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