I am currently studying in my 2nd Year for BA Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University and I'm originally from Blyth in Northumberland but did also live in Bicester in Oxfordshire until I was 6.
As it stands, I am currently on course for a High 2:1 or a First with the latter being my main goal for the next 2 years, I hope to then be working in the Financial Sector or the Forensic Accounting side of HMRC investigating Benefit Fraud once I graduate.
My hobbies include Retro Gaming, Cosplaying, Japanese Culture, Foreign Languages, Anime, Manga and World Travel. These hobbies enable me to come across as a rather unique and light-hearted person who likes to add some humour whilst, most importantly, getting the job done.
I have also done several weeks of voluntary works at Oxfam's Finance Office in Newcastle, further boosting my interpersonal, numerical and ability to use foreign languages in a casual atmosphere.
Between 2012 and 2014, I assisted teachers at Whitley Bay High School in the Mathematics department in lower ability sets in Year 9 and those aiming to achieve a C grade at GCSE Mathematics. Some of which managed to achieve that very C Grade to allow them to choose their Level 3 courses at College without the risk of having to look elsewhere of what to do with their education. I am also very happy to teach those who will be re-sitting their GCSE in Mathematics who are now at College or just started Sixth Form too.
I have also occasionally helped in French classes at a Key Stage 3 level and explored new vocabulary ranging certain topics including sport, holidays and French culture.
After finishing the first year of my university exams, I helped several people I know who also cosplay with their GCSE in Maths online over Facebook and Skype, I got feedback saying that my support helped them perform at their best and some surpassed their expected grades.
Having rather recently finished my A-Levels, I feel that my mindset is still on par with those who are about to, or have started formal exams which can be a fairly daunting experience for those not accustomed to such environments.
Identifying common mistakes the tutee makes in their work is the key to success as once these obstacles have been overcame then creating challenges to ensure these common mistakes are limited to mistakes that we make every day.
I believe that example-driven tutoring is the best way to solving this and then creating a step-by-step program to ensure that the tutee can respond to questions posed to them, even with the general "curveballs" that examiners love to make the most of in exams.
A close relationship between parents/guardians and teachers is also vital as with teachers seeing tutees most days, they can help to identify the areas that need that little extra help away from the classroom in order to achieve success.
I strongly advise parents/guardians who would be willing to use my services to also contact their child's school so they can confirm what Syllabus they are studying and with what exam board plus any general areas of weakness they have spotted with your child so these areas can be the main emphasis when helping your child and ensuring that my services will help them the most.
N.B. - I may charge higher than the rates advertised depending on where you would like the tutoring to be held, this is to help cover any associated travel costs.
Obviously, no extra costs will be charged if you wish to have the tutoring somewhere in Newcastle city centre (Central Library, Newcastle University grounds, etc.).
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|Newcastle University||2018||Bachelors||BA Accounting & Finance|
|Whitley Bay High School||2014||School||A-Level Mathematics B|
|Whitley Bay High School||2014||School||A-Level Economics B|
|Astley Community High School||2011||School||GCSE Mathematics A*|
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