I'm currently working for as a Research Fellow at University of Leeds in the School of Earth and & Environment. We are trying to improve the use of organic fertilizers in wheat cultivation in order to make agriculture more sustainable. I am practically minded about science and I always bring this attitude to my lessons.
Before I came to Leeds I received training and worked with two charity tutoring agencies, The Access Project and Action Tutoring. These organizations were set up to provide tutors for struggling students who cannot afford private tutors, and the training and background literature they supplied really helped me get started in tutoring. I have taught maths, chemistry and biology for four years since.
Firstly, I always try to create a relaxed atmosphere. I think students are under a lot of pressure, and tutoring should be alleviating this, not making it more stressful. I like to do a lot more listening than talking. The more people express themselves the better I will understand how to help them. I also think most students are much better than they think they are, and I always try to precipitate this out. This helps build confidence, which the student can then easily turn into better grades.
I am passionate about science, so I really enjoy helping students understand its more difficult concepts and ideas, but I understand that grades are important too, so as exams approach I tend to focus more on exams techniques and past papers.
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|University College Dublin||2011||Bachelors||2.1 Botany|
|University of Kent||2012||Masters||Merit Ethnobotany|
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