Darren, 21, is a theoretical physics undergraduate at Imperial College London. His passion in physics is supported by the Malaysian Government as he is the national scholar. He believes that education is a two-way process. Tutoring gives him a sense of satisfaction in connecting to people by means of knowledge. "It is also only natural to be happy when mutual understanding has been achieved." Otherwise, Darren is a classical pianist. He has obtained distinction for Diploma in Piano Performance and is now an Associate of Trinity College London.
For the past three years, I have volunteered in peer tutoring in college, and accepted client's request to tutor her daughter in Malaysian Certificate of Education (GCSE equivalent). Besides, I have been giving private music lessons/tutoring for almost seven years now.
The first lesson starts with getting know each other (if not already) and identifying tutee's interest. This will be followed by an overview of the course and then begin with the first topic. For the subsequent lessons, they will begin with a brief recap of the last lesson and reminder of the overall progress in the course. In each lesson, there will be an explanation, question-and-answer followed by assignment of exercise questions, which attempted during the session itself if time permits, else as homework to be review at the beginning of the next lesson.
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I walked through the basics, logical steps and good approaches to problem solving with my tutees. In one case a tutee’s weekly Further Mathematics test results improved from 40’s to 70’s, achieving an A in the actual exam