I am currently studying physics (MSci) at Imperial College London. I offer tutoring for maths and the natural sciences up to A-levels and German, Spanish and Catalan classes at any level. I am a Spanish student who was born in Germany and who moved to Spain at the age of three with his family.
The natural sciences are my great passion. This is why I want to help other people to master them and the reason why I want to become a scientist. Thanks to a science scholarship I received in Spain, I was able to work at a few research centres, such as the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (Portugal) and the astronomical Teide Observatory (Tenerife, Spain). The main subjects I offer are physics, maths, astronomy and chemistry at any level up to the A-levels.
I am a native speaker in German, Spanish and Catalan. I have a great practical and theoretical knowledge of those languages, since I studied them for my entire academic career. Moreover, I am very fluent in English and because of this I was awarded with a scholarship that allowed me to study at a Canadian high school for a year, which further improved my English.
I have gathered tutoring experience here in London from giving German and Spanish classes as well as maths, physics, chemistry and Spanish revisions. I have been tutoring every week (usually on weekends) for the last two years.
My tutoring experience is very extensive. On one hand, I have given very intense Chemistry and Physics revision during Easter break which allowed my tutee to write an A* in both exams. On the other hand, I have given long term Maths tutoring over the entire academic year. Similarly, I have been teaching German to a student for two years, while, not too long ago, I gave a one week crash course in German to someone who was about to go to Germany.
I teach with great passion and I like to have structured classes while keeping the relationship with my students casual. Depending on the subject and on the student, I adapt my teaching style.
Usually, I do a evaluation of a new student on the first lesson. I try to find the strengths and weaknesses, the teaching style to which they best respond, etc.
Generally, the approach I take when tutoring maths, sciences and languages is to organise and make clear what has to be studied. Then, I explain the topics as clearly as possible without having any issues with repeating it as many times as necessary. Also, I put great focus on practice.
For language courses, I use my own curriculum which I form from many sources and constantly adapt from my experiences with students. I often start with teaching phonetics, since it greatly improves speaking, listening and writing skills from the beginning. I like to teach a bit of vocabulary and grammar every lesson while rounding it off with some activities. These include standard exercises, reading texts, dialogues and small games. I also encourage and recommend independent studying by recommending films, songs or challenges.
|Languages||German, Spanish, Catalan, English (British)|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|Institut Manuel Sales i Ferre||2015||School||Titulo de Bachiller (A-levels)|
|Institut Manuel Sales i Ferre||2013||School||ESO (GCSE)|
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