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Kimbal

Kimbal

Lincoln Maths and Computer Studies / I.T. Tutor

I am a postgraduate student studying for my masters in Computer Science, having completed my bachelors degree last summer. I tutor maths up to GCSE and computer science up to A-Level. I also have experiance with the numeracy side of the QTS Professional Skills Test. I am also employed at The University of Lincoln as an Associate Demonstrator which involves helping Computer Science undergraduate students learn and develop the skills necessary for their degree.

Tutoring Experience

I have extensive 1-to-1 tutoring experience, having been a tutor for about seven years. Before that, I ran after-school help sessions for a further two years while in sixth form.

Relevant Qualifications
11 A* or As at GCSE
A in AS Maths
A in AS Computing
A in A2 Applied ICT
A in A2 Critical Thinking
91% in the Maths for Computing module I took as part of my Computer Science degree (70% required for a 1st).
2:1 BSc Computer Science

Tutoring Approach

We will start with a discussion of what your aims are and where we should focus our attention. This might be followed by some very gentle testing so as to deliver material that challenges without being demoralising. Different students have different objectives, preferences, needs and ability levels. For example, in the case of a year 10 GCSE student we might decide to follow along with work done at school, looking at topics again to provide greater detail and reinforcement. A year 11 GCSE student, however, would probably do better using a different strategy such as targeting known weak areas and revision.

I try to make students' time with me as relaxed as possible; perhaps over tea in a friendly, informal atmosphere where they're able to ask anything they need to. In my experience, once students are suitably comfortable they find it easier to focus on the task at hand and retain more information.

I have an appreciation for both maths and computer science; I teach my students what they need to know for their exams but I also try to show them the relevance of what they are learning and why it's interesting and useful. Some students simply want to pass their exams and move on down a different path, the horrors of sums with letters in them left definitively in the past. Some, however, discover a passion that had previously been hidden behind dusty classrooms, tests and homework.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

New Hall School2014SchoolAS-Level Maths - A
New Hall School2014SchoolA-Level Critical Thinking - A
University of Lincoln2019BachelorsBSc Computer Science
Colchester Sixth Form College2015SchoolAS-Level Computing - A

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