Hi, I'm Mattie and I'm a first year student at the University of Birmingham studying International Relations. Having just done my a-levels I remember the techniques that helped me in my revision, and I'd love to pass these on. I've really enjoyed the tutoring I have done in the past, and I feel I am well equipped to help students of a range of ages and abilities. In my spare time I enjoy cross country running, art, and going out with my friends.
|University of Birmingham||International Relations||BA|
I have tutored an 8 year old primary school student who was struggling at school with reading and writing. He often became easily distracted so I tried to think of creative ways to engage him, such as asking him to make a short comic strip summarising the book he had read to ensure he understood the story. By the end of our sessions his word recognition had improved massively as had his ability to sound out more difficult words. Crucially, he became much more enthusiastic about reading and writing which was great to see! I have also tutored a GCSE student English. She found focusing on close language analysis particularly helpful as well as essay planning and exam technique. She made collections of quotes from her main texts on important characters and themes and we looked together at the significance of these quotes and how you could write about them in essays.