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Hello, I'm Minoo.
I am an experienced full time tutor, and I work with all ages, showing those who are soon sitting exams how to pass them. I work with the the three major exam boards that govern them, Edexcel, AQA and OCR.
For eleven plus candidates, and students going in for independent school tests, I specialise in comprehension and writing strategy, and technique. These are taken, and given a personal twist, for your son or daughter- and they are proven effective. For example, in your typical comprehension, your child will be asked to deduce a meaning from a passage of text. This meaning is in-explicitly contained in the wording; the student is left to try and wildly guess some answer. There is, instead, a method of two steps to use each time they are confronted with this question. Gladly, they do not need to dive in aimlessly.
You'll find that I`m bright and easy to sit with and throw ideas about. I can easily create a learning environment where your son or daughter feels reassured and safe enough to try without any fear of getting it wrong- or even feeling embarrassed. They can try again, and I will show them how to, in a better way.
I`m fresh out of academia, and this keeps me in touch with the academic pace that your son or daughter is being put through if they're older. If they're younger, then my training under a university programme to work with and mentor kids applies, too. My volunteer work with mentoring and in therapeutic settings with kids and teenagers alike, is an added bonus.
I can actually understand why your child is facing the struggle that they are. Their teacher has very likely given a brief, and sweeping overstatement; told you that their work is rushed, maybe, or that their struggle is with structure- it can be anything. Still, that hasn't left you with much idea as how to solve their problem. I can even understand the smaller challenges that they face in the subject, like how to learn terminology for features in a way that makes it possible to recognise where they are in a text. More often than not, a student will be faced with trying to scantily grasp something of a feature's likeness in the text, and then try to loosely recall that definition they memorised for Monday's test a few weeks back. There are hundreds of scenarios like this one, where an older teacher too far from their student days, might not be able to bridge the gap between what the student "sort of gets", and what they really understand.
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