I have been working as a private tutor since 2016. My main subject specialism is Geography, which I have completed to Undergraduate level. I also support with Biology and English up to A Level.
With most students I attempt to use a conversational style to tutoring, where the learning is more verbal. This gives the student the opportunity to ask questions which they may not feel comfortable to in lesson time. Furthermore, I feel it is important to build confidence in students, because this holds them back especially in exams. As at times they do not trust their own ability, which can only limit their success, this is something I attempt to reduce over the time of tutoring. This applies to most subjects, however some subjects require a more strict method such as biology, which relies upon knowledge of the content rather than opinions. Also, I feel it is important students are given the open space to make mistakes and learn from them.
I think one of my strongest qualities as a tutor is the ability to make people feel comfortable and my ability to engage people of all personalities. I attempt to create a space while tutoring where any questions can be asked and no answer is a silly one. I always make clear to students that any questions they have with homework or in class they can contact me at any time and I will answer their queries. I think I create an open environment which is enjoyable to be tutored in.
As well as private tuiton, I also have experience inside the classroom. I enjoyed a teaching assistant role at Regent High School, In Camden Town London. This means on a daily basis I exposed to a classroom environment and I have teaching experience in a school environment.
During my degree I have taken up tutoring as a rewarding and fruitful part time job for the past year, usually working with A level students to better their geography grades in preparation for university.
My other experiences with teaching has been very enjoyable. I have taught GCSE classes in Geography and English and also have assisted teaching in a number of other subjects such as Science (Biology) and Physical Education. In each of these classes, I have tailored the content to fit the needs of the students to provide the most fruitful and fun session possible.