My name is Shubha, and I am 26 years old. I have always liked teaching, from when I helped all the younger children with their homework growing up, to tutoring today. Coming from a family of professors and teachers, and having attended schools in England, Russia and Switzerland, I believe I have a wide perspective on the different ways students learn. I enjoyed school, although having to move around because of my father's job meant that I had to be the New Girl 7 times; this instilled in me the need to be understanding and kind to all, and the knowledge of how frustrating it can be, wanting to do better but not knowing how.
Some basic facts: I received 10 A-stars in my GCSEs (Maths, English, English Lit., Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French (I did this a year early and received a letter with my result, saying I had one of the top 5 marks in the country for that paper), German, Latin and History). At AS-level I achieved AAAB (German, Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and A-starAB in my A-levels (Biology, German and Chemistry). I went on to gain a BSc. in Biochemistry from Kings College London. When tested, the results say I have an IQ of 138 and a somewhat eidetic memory.
My interests include reading (voraciously), knitting, cross-stitch, piano and cooking.
I have no formal teaching experience, but I am good at tutoring students, and would give complete dedication to aiding my tutees' progress. I have received good feedback from previous students, and am constantly pushing myself to be an even better teacher.
Every person has the potential to do anything, all they need is some help in unlocking that potential. When applied to tutoring, this means that I am never patronising or bullying, nor do I think that a need for a tutor implies ineptitude. Even the smartest, most hardworking people need a little guidance now and again to simplify the task at hand.
I treat a tutee with total respect, and conduct tutoring as equals. I am not in a position to criticise or judge, nor am I going to make things worse. However, I do demand a certain standard of conduct and expect the tutoring sessions to be taken seriously.
Alongside the actual subject at hand, I think it is important to advise a tutee on general skills as well, such as time management, essay writing, presentations, organisation etc. My main method is to adapt to the student's needs as much as possible, but maintaining rigour and adhering to the curriculum.
|Languages||English (British), French, German, Hindi, Urdu|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|St Nicholas' School for Girls||2008||School||10 A*s at GCSE-level|
|Guildford High School||2009||College||AAAB at AS-level|
|Guildford High School||2010||College||A*AB at A-level|
|Kings' College London||2013||Bachelors||2:1 BSc. Biochemistry|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|