I think that a good tutor combines academic ability with an ability to understand how frustrating it is when you don't understand something. I feel that I can offer both.
In terms of academic ability and experience, I have just graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I am an ambitious and driven person, but equally I know what it feels like to be stuck with an idea or topic (this has happened to me many times over my academic career!) so I can offer support in dealing with these difficulties. In terms of teaching experience, last year I volunteered as a teacher in India, teaching classes of 30 in a wide range of subjects. Given that there was a language barrier, I had to communicate complex ideas in simple terms and sustain their attention. I also worked as an Academic Mentor for Wadham College Politics Summer School, which involved discussing ideas with students, giving feedback on their essays, and advising them about applying to Oxford.
I have been a private tutor for over 3-years, teaching Classical subjects up to A-Level (OCR, Pre-U). I also have a year's classroom experience teaching Latin & Ancient Greek, including Oxbridge entrance, up to A-Level at Dulwich College, which has really benefited my ability to communicate ideas clearly, and of course has given me a much more nuanced understanding of syllabus requirements.
I believe that the best one-to-one tutors create a positive and approachable working environment, and experience tells me this is the best way to achieve high results. I aim to build a friendly atmosphere that allows students to push themselves towards their potential. I know that a key part of developing a student’s self-belief is pin-pointing the best method of learning for the individual, and as such I am always looking for different ways to teach a subject that might help build confidence and understanding. I have been trained in 7+ and 11+ exam tuition.
At college I was part of tutoring programme, helping the first year A level students. In addition throughout this time I also received tutoring for my qualifications so I understand the needs and requirements of a tutee. Throughout the past few years I have also attended many events such as the Young Rewired State Festival of Code where I tutored children aged 10-16 with web development.
I am an excellent communicator, so able to explain complicated things easily. I love my subject and my enthusiasm shines through. I'm kind and positive with pupils, and always willing to go the extra mile.
I qualified from the University of Sussex in 2018 with a Distinction in Classics teacher training. During that year I taught at a secondary school and a sixth form college, teaching GSCE Latin and Classics, A level Classics, and running group revision/ review sessions for the students.
I have taught abroad in Namibia (2013 - 2014), and in China (Summer of 2016). During my time in China I was teaching at an English summer camp and I received my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
Currently I am a full time PhD Ancient History researcher. I also work part time as a supply teacher for the local schools.
For the last couple of years I have done online tutoring on a range of websites, mainly introduction to Latin or Latin grammar revision, as well as a focus on helping students improve their essay writing techniques
I have extensive experience tutoring family friends for maths gcse and a levels. I also have experience teaching lower years at Cambridge at maths workshops. What makes me a good tutor is that I am very friendly and down to earth. I took Physics, Economics, Maths and Further Maths to A-Level so feel confident teaching these. I also have a lot if experience advising students on Oxbridge applications so can help out with personal statements and mock interviews for Mathematics applicants and also Science/Engineering applicants preparing for a maths based interview.
I have a great passion for the subjects I teach and a love for passing that enthusiasm and interest on to others. I have tutored students from all ages, from Key Stage 3, and common entrance, through GCSE, A-level to undergraduate level. History is a wonderful subject that offers perspective and challenges you to put yourself ‘in the shoes’ of people in the past; as such this approach is also a useful way of writing thought provoking and successful exam and dissertation answers. I also tutor in Politics, Geography and English as a foreign language. Indeed, having a good grasp of the political, geographical and historical conditions that shaped past events and decisions is essential to answering a question successfully.
I have been tutoring for the last four years, both freelance and with Kumon UK. I am good at working on both knowledge and technique, and can explain things intuitively because I think it's important to understand things instead of just memorising it (makes it much easier to retain!) but also have the right technique to score well in exams.
I love Computer Science and programming. I am a third year student at the University of Cape Town studying CS and Clinical and Neuro Psychology. I am proficient in Java and Python, but can adapt to other languages as necessary.
I tutored throughout my undergraduate career in French, Latin, and Greek, and I worked for two years in my college Writing Center as a peer writing tutor, helping students with every step of the writing process from brain storming to revising final work.