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My name is Becky, and a year ago I received my first class honours degree in Zoology, from Durham University.
I am now based in Penryn from mid-September onwards, undertaking my MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity with Exeter University.
I have a strong background in science, having achieved good A levels in all three sciences, and then having gone on to continue my further education in Biological Sciences, where my passion lies.
I am looking to start professionally tutoring for science subjects, and would love the opportunity to help develop the knowledge and interests of others.
Although I have no formal teacher training, I have plenty of more informal teaching experience.
I volunteered at an after-school club for many months at a local primary school, and have also helped out at summer kid's clubs in my local village and whilst at university in Durham, where I passed a full CRB check. Teaching was important in the kid's clubs when the children were learning new skills for the variety of activities which were undertaken.
Throughout my own formal education I spent time helping my peers with their work, and this helped me develop a greater understanding of how others learn. I feel that I can use these skills effectively to help tutor students at GCSE, A level and beyond, having also assisted with adult learning, when teaching people how to use computers and the internet at community events in my job role.
Depending on the level and current knowledge of the student, and which areas require particular focus, I would prepare appropriate lesson plans and materials in advance to ensure effective learning. I believe interaction is key, so will ask as well as welcome questions on topics at hand. A relatively informal and supportive approach will help keep students engaged and interested, and from experience I know that finding day-to-day relevance in the subject matter is key and will help focus learning.
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