It has been an ambition of mine to become a Secondary School teacher since I was in Primary School. I have always had an interest in Mathematics, Chemistry and especially in Physics. Whilst I was in school I was always asking the question "Why?". I always wanted to know more about how something worked, whether it was how a radio worked or how a light bulb was able to light up a room. It was this fascination, along with some very inspirational figures, with the world around me that led me for years in the pursuit of more knowledge, to find more answers and have a greater understanding of the things that surrounded me. It is for this reason that I decided to study a Physics based degree, to learn about the Universe and how it works.
I am currently a third year student studying Astrophysics MPhys at the University of Liverpool and LJMU. Upon completion of my course I wish to complete a PhD before training to become a secondary school Mathematics/Physics teacher.
I have decided to become a private tutor in my free time to gain experience in teaching which is the profession I am determined to go into. I am able to travel but I would have to add additional expenses onto the cost of the lesson due to the low prices that I am charging. I will do this as fairly as I am able and the additional charge would only be dependant on the miles travelled.
Upon completion of my A-Levels I decided to work voluntarily in a local Secondary School. I worked there for approximatly 5 weeks in the capacity of a Mathematics teaching assistant. I worked with students of all abilities ranging from the age of 10 (On several Open Days) to 16. Before I could work an Enhanced CRB was carried out by the school, this is still in date and is available upon request to any parent/guardian who wishes to see it. It shows that I do not have a criminal record of any kind. My qualification certificates are also available upon request.
Of course to many, my age and lack of experience and qualifications, could be seen as a negative attribute, however, I see this as being positive as it was not long ago that I was in the students position. I feel this puts me in a unique position where I would be able to communicate in a way where the student can understand.
All students are unique. This said the approach to tutoring them will be unique to each pupil. Firstly I would like to see the students past reports so I can see how the student is performing, this will aid me in developing a plan to teach the student. I would like the first meeting to be between myself, the pupil and the parent/guardian and we can discuss what needs assessing, this will also allow me to get to know the pupil in a stress free environment. This of course will not be charged unless I am required to travel in which case I will only charge a travelling expense as detailed above. I invite the parent or guardian to sit in in all lessons.
Once I have assessed the students ability, together with the student we can come up with achievable but challenging milestones. The most important thing is that the student enjoys learning, I will therefore try my utmost to make the lessons fun and interesting (Something that for some reason can't be done in a traditional class room) whilst still making them challenging so that progress can be made.
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|University of Liverpool and LJMU||2014||Bachelors||Physics with Astronomy|
|King George V Sixth Form Colege||2011||College||Biology AS (C), Chemistry A-Level (B), Mathematics A-Level (A*), Further Mathematics A-Level (B), Physics A-Level (A)|
|Glenburn Sports College||2009||School||Mathematics GCSE (A in 2008), Biology GCSE (A), Chemistry GCSE (A), Physics GCSE (A)|
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