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Before sitting my secondary school entrance exams I was fortunate enough to have a personal tutor, who equipped me with the tools necessary to pass. I have been an advocate of tutoring since, and aim to build on my current teaching experience to continue helping young people reach their potential.
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From September 2014 to June 2015 I worked as an Intervention Tutor at Hessle High School in Hull. The role involved teaching Maths and/or English to individuals and small groups of between 3 and 8 students, ensuring that individual capabilities and temperaments were catered for by employing differentiated lesson plans.
I developed a strong knowledge of the National Curriculum in these core subject areas and the skill development required for successful outcomes. I planned and organised timetables for the small groups and individual students I was working with to address underperformance.
I found that building rapport is crucial to getting sometimes reluctant tutees on side. I find it easy to empathise with my students because it was not too long ago I was revising and sitting the very same exams myself. I always inject energy and enthusiasm into my lessons so that learning is not thought of as a chore. Without a doubt information made interesting is far easier to retain.
Lack of confidence and being afraid to ask questions is a barrier to learning that I see in many students. I strive to instill positive reinforcement at every possibility in order to boost confidence. I am a firm believer in there being no such thing as a stupid question (within reason of course!) and that only by making mistakes is it possible to move forward and improve.
Having participated in several parent's evenings at school I realise the importance of being inclusive and effectively communicating student progress. With this in mind, my preliminary aim is to ascertain each tutee's objectives and needs, their current levels of understanding and attainment, and then discussing the necessary course of action with them and their parents.