Information About Niall - Thatcham tutor
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Niall offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I have just graduated from Warwick university after four years with a first in a Masters degree in Mathematics. I have always enjoyed maths and helping others to understand it better to achieve what they want in the subject is something that really interests me. Being fresh out of university means that I am still in the mindset of learning new things, tackling difficult problems and also taking exams, all of which will no doubt come in handy.
Beyond education though I would describe myself as very approachable and sociable, I find it quite easy to get along with almost anyone and pride myself on my ability to make others feel comfortable while around me. When it comes to work, I am always very dedicated and in this case I would be fully committed to helping my tutees reach their potential and achieve their goals.
While I don't have any official experience with tutoring just yet, there have been multiple occasions where I have provided unofficial help to friends and other acquaintances. This ranged from helping a year 8 with key stage 3 Maths on a fairly regular basis, through to university, providing help for multiple friends studying a joint course in Maths and Physics to understand certain areas of the Maths half that they were less comfortable with.
My experience may be limited but I have always felt I was quite good at helping people to understand the things that they couldn't grasp beforehand, giving them a new way of thinking about it until it makes sense. Now that I have finished my degree and with a strong knowledge of the KS3 and GCSE syllabuses, I believe that I am in a very good position to apply myself to more effectively help current students.
I would describe myself as friendly and personable and this would be reflected in my tutoring by building healthy relationships with students. Making sure that the student is happy whilst learning is probably one of the most important factors, especially for those who are struggling, and I believe I can help with that by making the time enjoyable and relaxed.
Pinpointing where people's weaknesses lie is fairly crucial and this would be my main goal, finding the issues and working to resolve them. Often students struggle not because they aren't good enough to do it, but because, especially in maths, understanding of both specific or general ideas can be lost. I would work to get to know my tutees and their way of thinking so I can tailor the learning to that but also help them view problematic areas in a new way so that it makes more sense to them.
I am available to tutor anyone in and around the Newbury area until the end of the 2018/19 academic year and would be happy to drive to them or have them come to me. Usually I will say that anything up to 20 minutes travel time is free but anything above and I will charge a small travelling fee.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Warwick (2018) - First MMath (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Trinity School (2014) - A-Level Further Mathematics (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Trinity School (2014) - A-Level Physics (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Trinity School (2014) - A-Level History (School) (✘ Not On File)