I am a young, friendly and approachable tutor who recently graduated with a Masters degree in Physics and offer tutoring from KS3 to A-Level ability in both physics and maths. I like to base my sessions around verbal and written demonstrations, test questions and a consolidation/summary of the topics at the end, but am very flexible in my approach. I'm a proponent of visual teaching: graphs, diagrams etc. and also of teaching the process of understanding and breaking down longer-winded questions; a skill which I've found to be incredibly useful at every stage of education! The only thing to my mind that can rival the feeling of beginning to understand the central concepts of science and maths is helping someone else to do the same! All of the students I have tutored have given me excellent feedback, saying that they felt engaged and relaxed during the sessions. I'm also very empathetic towards students who are learning concepts that I was grappling with myself not too long ago!
|University of Southampton||Master of Physics||MPhys|
I have tutored three students in the past, all at GCSE level. Two of these I saw on an intermittent basis for the occasional session, and one I continue to tutor on a regular basis. I found that breaking a revision topic into constituent parts, giving demonstrations and test questions for each one, and finally assembling the whole topic with a summary at the end was an excellent way to solidify knowledge. I also found that doing a quick recap of each session at the beginning of the next was very effective in fostering knowledge retention - I know from experience that it's all too easy to forget something that isn't hammered in properly! One of my students achieved a grade above her target in her final GCSEs and both of the other two gave me excellent feedback. (I have yet to hear of the results of my current student since she will not sit her GCSEs until next year.)