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Hey, my name is Matt. I am a third year Engineering student (MEng) at Exeter University. I have a great interested in both maths and physics, always trying to help others understand how these subjects work. My hobbies include football, camping, squash and video games.
My home is a little town just outside of Oxford, where I attended both Burford School for my GCSE's and Chipping Norton School for my A-levels. I am available most afternoon and evenings throughout the week, only having two modules this term so will be very flexible with tutoring times. I have a bike so am able to travel to your home if it is not too far away, or I am able to do tutoring at the university if this is more convenient, with lessons lasting between 1-3 hours.
For a lot of my secondary education I have had roles in tutoring, working with children of all ages. For my key stage 3 years I was part of the gifted and talented programme which involved working with other students in catch-up sessions assisting the teacher.
During my A-levels, I was also a science mentor, this involved working as a teaching assistant during lessons, and providing one-to-one tutoring with students who needed extra help. I also completed a civil society leadership award (CSLA) during my 6th form. I created sports tournaments for children in key stages 1-2, working to help them both to enjoy these activities, and learn about working together.
I'm flexible with my teaching technique, as everyone learns in different ways ways. I adapt this and try to take a bottom up approach, by breaking down each section into smaller topics, and targeting the areas they don't understand. Then explaining these theories/equations in simpler terms and building a picture back together. I believe that schools can overcomplicate these topics with unnecessary information, which i intend to cut out.
With exams, I think the best way forward is playing the system the exam boards set out. There are only ever certain amount of questions that will be ask in exams, with the mark schemes having a set amount of criteria that marks are awarded for. From the mark scheme I can create a mechanism and/or steps of how to answer the question, checking off all the information the exam board wants. This system works well for physics and maths due to right/wrong style answer that is required, even for longer written questions. I still use this type of learning in my university degree, finding it just as effective as ever.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Chipping Norton School (2015) - A2 Maths - A* (College) (✔ On File)
- Chipping Norton School (2015) - A2 Physics - A (College) (✔ On File)
- Chipping Norton School (2015) - A2 Geography - B (College) (✔ On File)
- Burford School (2012) - GCSE - 7 A*-C's (School) (✘ Not On File)