Information About Kristjan - Aberdeen tutor
This is how 2 referees rated Kristjan:
I am a second year university student, who is highly motivated to become a tutor. There are several reasons for that. Firstly, as a maths and physics student I possess a good understanding about natural sciences such as maths and physics. Secondly, I enjoy teaching a lot. One of my goals after finishing university is to become a professor in some academic institution. Surely, becoming a tutor would be a good start to gain experience for the future. Also, as I have helped my friends in learning, I am quite familiar with the challenges ahead. When talking about mathematics and physics, I feel highly energetic and motivated. I wish to urge others on developing a deeper understanding of these beautiful subjects. To my mind, becoming a tutor is not only about completing your tasks and living up to your requirements; it is also about motivating your students, so that they would be happy to learn new things. However, as an organised person, I would be also able to comply with all the requirements. In conclusion, I think that tutoring would be the most suitable job for me. Not only could I help the students, it would also be a rewarding role for myself.
I have taught my counterparts in secondary school about chemistry and physics. Even now, while I am attending the University my previous schoolmates ask me to help them with these subjects. My previous experience shows me that I have the necessary ability to be flexible in teaching. Namely, I have tried both the conceptual approach to teaching and the practical approach. Moreover, my previous students have been very pleased with the outcomes of my teaching, especially with the conceptual approach which not only simplifies the understanding about some certain topic but also gives a greta advantage for further studies.
As mentioned before, I have tried different approaches to tutoring. However, I personally prefer the conceptual approach where I can explicitly describe why things work they way they do. Bearing this in mind, I nevertheless think it is important to not confuse the student with unnecessary details.Thus, I try to find a healthy balance between thorough explanation and easily understandable approach. To my mind, it is important to avoid the simplest way of teaching, i.e. just giving the formulas to students. Albeit it might prove to be useful in short term, it is not a sustainable way of teaching for the future. More precisely, when formulas and theorems are not explained to a enough extent they usually tend to be forgotten and confused with other things. On the other hand, logically developed knowledge is the one that persists in time.
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Aberdeen (2017) - MA Maths&Physics (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Hugo Treffner Gymnasium, Estonia (2013) - A-level Chemistry (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Hugo Treffner Gymnasium, Estonia (2013) - A-level Physics (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Hugo Treffner Gymnasium, Estonia (2013) - A-level English (School) (✘ Not On File)