Yusuf

Mitcham Tutor

• I have a first class BSc combined honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and an MSc in Computer Science with Applications. I have over 20 years of experience in complex software development and management during which I utilised many mathematical algorithms. I believe my strong mathematical skills and experience will serve well in moulding the future generation of mathematicians and computer scientists. I believe that my experience will help ensure a high academic achievement for my students.

My first job after graduation was as a programmer advisor at Lanchester Polytechnic (now Coventry University). I enjoyed my time working there, assisting students and staff with their computer, and in particular, programming skills. Ever since, I have always wanted to return to teaching someday. During my career, I have also taught adults a new software programming language, Ada, and enjoyed this very much. I home schooled our four children with the help of their mother. It was my responsibility to teach mathematics, ICT and Religious Studies. It has been a very rewarding experience seeing all my children progressing to higher education with excellent grades. For the past two years, I have been tutoring mathematics at JusTLearn Tution centre in Mitcham.

• I believe that the most significant challenge I face as a teacher is behaviour management. However, I understand how to motivate students. Their enthusiasm and motivation is the key to a better future generation.

• I am a tutor because I believe I learn a lot from explaining concepts to students in a manner that they can understand, and also learn from their questioning. At the same time my aim is to ensure students find learning mathematics and computer science fun and enjoyable. I enjoy solving mathematical puzzles.

• I believe that every student has the potential for success, and I want to be part of the challenge in making certain every student is successful. I do understand that this may not be 100% possible, but it is my goal to strive for this perfection, and help each student to understand necessary concepts in whatever I can.

• I find working with children very rewarding. I also want to inspire, and to teach with enthusiasm, because I believe that I can make a difference to the future through teaching children.

• I feel that teaching is perhaps one of the most fulfilling roles in life. To be a teacher to me means helping to shape another person by teaching and instructing them.

• I strongly believe that engaging students in real-life lessons and hands on activities gives you an opportunity as an educator to make problem-solvers, creators, doers, thinkers, leaders, etc. This will promote life-long learning, and learning for future.

• I believe that, to be a teacher, you need to be committed and dedicated. I plan to constantly think of ways on how to improve my methods, and how to help my students. I have the motivation, and the potential to become an inspirational tutor. In this way, I hope to influence the futures of our next generation in a positive way.

I am confident that my experience equips me well for the post of teaching. I have a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

Tutoring Experience

For the past six years, I have been tutoring mathematics at JusTLearn Tuition centre in Mitcham. I have been teaching the following to small groups of students as well as on one to one basis:
• Mathematics to Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and ‘A’ level students (Modules C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, M1, S1).
• Computing to ‘A’ level students
• First-year university level Mathematics to students studying other than mathematics (Physics, etc)
• Functional Skills Mathematics and ICT to SEN and ESOL students.

Tutoring Approach

I am a dedicated friendly, patient and reliable tutor, with several years teaching experience and thus the knowledge and skills to help you improve academically. Having raised and home schooled my four children I recognise the attention and dedication that is required for academic success. Additionally, I understand that students learn at their own pace so I adapt my approach depending on my students' learning style as I feel this is the key to successful teaching. I take time to explain things clearly, coherently and effectively, and encourage my tutees to raise questions without any hesitation.

LanguagesGujarati, English (British), Hindi, Urdu
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Aston University1981MastersComputer Science
Aston University1979BachelorsMathematics and Computer Science

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Maths
Secondary£20
GCSE£22.50
A-Level£25
University£27.50
Casual Learner£25
Computer Studies / I.T.
Secondary£20
GCSE£22.50
A-Level£25
University£27.50
Casual Learner£25