Patrick

St. Ives Tutor

I am a professional tutor with over 1000 hours of one to one experience on top of extensive practice working in a classroom setting. I spend most of my free time studying new things, whether it is psychology, law, philosophy, sociology, religious studies, or other. I find genuine value in knowing things and I feel strongly that in this rapidly changing environment being able to express clearly what you know and be able to learn what you do not know is crucial beyond any comparison. This belief and enthusiasms is what drives my teaching approach and is also what I wish for my students to appreciate. It is often forgotten that humanities teach two paramount things: how to find truth and how to speak what is true well. Beside the clear economical benefits of being able to express oneself clearly it is the truth-searching quality of humanities, the ability of abstract reasoning, and the skill of research that allow us to question and re-value the world laid out before us. By arming ourselves with such we move away from being passive participants and become moving actors on the life stage, and by being able to clearly name our goals and coherently vocalise our expectations we can change ourselves to better the world around us.

Tutoring Experience

I have been tutoring all group ages starting from children as young as 6 years old (reading and writing skills) to senior students of 65+. I also had the luck of teaching at all the levels of education starting from year 1, through KS1, KS2, GCSE, AS, A2, as well as BA, and MA students.

My experience covers a wide range of topics starting from English, History, Psychology, Law, and straying onto more exotic ones like Fashion History (MA), Furniture Design (BA), Human Resource Management (BA), Finance (BA), Accounting (Dip.), Nursing (Dip.), among others. I've worked with all kinds of people from many backgrounds for whom English was not their first language. I had the privilege of working with students from Poland, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Colombia, Iraq, as well as native speakers from England and other bilingual students. I also teach EFL and TESOL aside of the academic subjects.

I am well prepared and always curious of taking different and novel approaches to teaching. My work with students with various learning difficulties like reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia and ADD widened my perspective on teaching methods and approaches. In my free time, pro bono, I teach at local schools to children who may not afford private tuition and work closely with schools at developing new and exciting methods of classroom teaching.

Tutoring Approach

The backbone of my approach is that you cannot make a person learn anything, regardless of how good of a teacher you are, because "Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of the learners." If given the correct tools students themselves can facilitate quality learning on their own. Thus the point of tutoring is to develop in students the skills that are relevant to the studied subject-matter, whether it is textual analysis, research, quality of evidence, or flow of arguments. Such skills then can not only be applied to the principle subject that causes the student difficulties but also will be paramount in achieving high grades in other art and humanity studies.

In such my approach is threefold: to supplement or fill the gaps in student's knowledge, to develop an appreciation for the subject, and to provide the tools necessary for the student to achieve the desired grades.

LanguagesPolish, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Chichester2015BachelorsEnglish & History - First Class Honours
Edx: Harvard University2013OtherCertificate in Justice
Chichester College2012CollegeDiploma in Humanities and Social Sciences
Chichester College2011CollegeA-levels: History, Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

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Subjects taught
First lesson is free!
English
Secondary£15
GCSE£15
A-Level£20
University£25
History
Secondary£15
GCSE£15
A-Level£20
University£25
Psychology
GCSE£15
A-Level£20
Law
GCSE£15
A-Level£20
Polish
GCSE£15
A-Level£15
University£15
Study Skills
GCSE£15
A-Level£15
University£20