Hi there! I’m Helena, a second-year undergraduate Law student at the LSE. Our university motto is “rerum cognoscere causas” (to know the causes of things) and this definitely underpins all my learning! I’ve completed both GCSEs and A Levels in Maths (A*, frequently achieving 100s), French (A, achieving highly in essays, reading and listening) and Law (A), therefore I’m very familiar with the content studied and know that structure is key to getting those top bands. I have a long-held passion for all three subjects, showcased by my participation in competitions like the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls as well as being half-French with an excellent understanding of the language. My experience in tutoring ranges from homework help to volunteering as a teacher for disadvantaged children in Peru. My interests lie in learning languages (Arabic and Spanish at the moment) and volunteering, as well as reading and travelling!
|London School of Economics (LSE)||Law||LLB|
In Peru, I volunteered with Supporting Kids in Peru (SKIP) primarily as an English teacher, as well as helping students with homework in all taught subjects and developing their general skills in extra sessions. The students were aged between 3 and 16 years old; this definitely helped me understand how to change my teaching strategies depending on the age group and to sometimes simplify a concept down to its very basics to ensure long-lasting understanding. I found that helping the students understand exactly why what they were learning was important and useful to their everyday lives really helped with boosting their enthusiasm to learn about the topic. I've also tutored more casually while babysitting primary school children, usually in Maths and with the use of whiteboards and smaller items like sweets to make their learning experience enjoyable and more hands-on.