What you can expect from tutorials with me:
Concise, clear explanations: You will end each tutorial confident in your understanding of the topic. You will be able to answer related exam questions, apply concepts in coursework assignments and see how different topics fit in the greater picture.
A tailored program: Whether you want to spend time revising a particular topic, practicing exam questions or discussing a particular topic more in depth, tutorials will be designed to suit your needs.
An hands on approach: At the end of each tutorial, I will send you further material to practice and revise the material covered. Ahead of the following tutorial, I will then correct your work and provide useful feedback. This can take the form of written questions, past papers, programming assignments, etc.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
My tuition style is based on the recognition and understanding that each student has their own way of achieving their highest possible results. I fully recognise that in private tuition, the student does not have to compromise and can get the best tutor to suit their individual needs. I try to accommodate the very busy and restrictive schedules of both parents and students, including boarding school students and distance universities. My aim is always to try to help the students achieve their targets.
As a faciliatator, I consider myself fortunate enough to have the responsibility to bridge the gap between young learners and teachers. To achieve this, I allow my learners to say whatever comes to their mind a question is asked. This is not possible unless there is an environment that gives respect to everyone’s thoughts no matter where it stands in terms of knowledge and understanding of the subject-specific topics. When the learners feel the freedom of voicing their opinions it brings them to their zone of proximal development, a suitable environment to facilitate teaching and learning.
As a facilitator, I keep myself updated with all the subject-specific knowledge and details in terms of assessment and delivery of the course-specific content. This is very crucial for the learners to have confidence in my abilities and knowledge to deliver the subject I facilitate. At the same time, I also spend a considerable amount of time in knowing the abilities and potential of my learners to guide them effectively no matter how difficult the scenario be.
I recently attained a first in BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from King's College London, as well as having an A* in A-Level Maths. I'm currently working towards a Masters (MSc Medical Statistics) and PhD (Public Health - creating computer simulations of physical activity) funded through an MRC 1+3 award at the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine. I have significant experience in computer science research having authored two papers that are in their final stages of development. I also have worked as a data scientist on projects with external clients.
I'm very passionate about Computer Science, I enjoy teaching as many people as will listen the joys of programming. I was an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader (ages 6-8) as well as an Explorer Scout Leader (ages 14-18) so have experience in working with children of all age ranges. I enjoy creating personalised lessons, for every person I tutor, and making sure that it works for them.
I am a specialist Computer Science tutor/teacher with more than 20 years experience of private tutoring and teaching class based students. I hold a Degree and Masters Degree in Computer Science. I'm fully conversant with all exam board specifications including AQA, OCR, WJEC, EdExcel, IGCSE, Cambridge International, etc.
The subject I teach is my hobby. I have extensive experience of providing online tuition to students all around the UK, Europe and as far as Hong Kong.
Connecting and having a rapport with the student is key. I have two aims, one is to teach the topic within the specification. The other, more important, is to develop the student's confidence.
In addition, I am a full member of The Tutors Association. This is a professional body that ensures best practices and ethics by members.
I am a full-time Computer Science teacher and guide my daytime students to impressive grades in Computing. My keenest students in years 9 and 10 are already working towards an AS-Level in Computer Science to supplement and support the GCSE course. I set my students' goals high.
I'm very adept at helping students cut through confusion, focus on precise language and find the focus in theory topics to deliver mark-scheme friendly answers in examinations.
I have successfully taught all subjects I am offering up to and including A Level. Experienced with AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and Eduqas. As a senior leader I have coached and mentored new and experienced teachers giving me a deep understanding of teaching methodologies. Skilled in differentiating learning, my student-centred approach ensures all students make progress. I am dedicated to developing the passion for lifelong learning in others.
I have successfully tutored a number of students in mathematics, physics, and computing in the past, at both A-level and GCSE. Among my most notable successes was helping a student who did not have classes in Further Maths available at school to achieve an A (highest grade at the time).
The best tutor will guide the student through a process of self-learning and tailor this skilfully to the individual student. It is paramount to properly motivate the pupil to ask the right questions to himself, whilst instilling an interest in the subject as much as possible. The tutor should generally enhance the learning experience beyond what any textbook or routine exercises can provide. With respect to mistakes, it is always important to be gentle and sympathetic, and encouragement should be given when progress is made, though not to the degree of fostering overconfidence. In brief, I believe in a highly interactive and open dialogue between teacher and student.
I try to develop a personal relationship with the student as I feel it allows me to better gauge how the student is currently engaging with the content, and how it could be improved. Over the past 2 and a half years I have gained a lot of experience in various learning and teaching styles, all of my students have not only performed better in examinations, but become more interested and passionate about the topic.