I am currently studying Physics at university and have been doing tutoring for GCSE and A level Maths, GCSE and A level Physics, GCSE and A level Chemistry and KS2 English for a year. I had experience assisting teachers and casually tutoring people from time to time but wanted to take it seriously at university. I also ran a Science Communication Youtube Channel where I explained concepts at A level Maths, this was commended by peers at my school that would watch the videos. During my time on Tutorspot, I was called to be the Maths Tutor for a school in London, giving lessons to groups from year 7 to 10 for multiple hours a day for a month. Over the course of my first year at university I have perfected my approach to tutoring and helping people out with their confusions in certain topics.
I like to study the syllabus of the current student beforehand and then going through old questions of the syllabus or go through worksheets. I will dedicate my own time to working on current questions to get a feel of the difficulty of the questions. I also have a skill in finding resources related to the course, I have a library of A level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry resources that helped me very much through my A levels. At university, most of our learning is done through doing questions, getting things wrong and making notes from them that help us later on which is why I always like to go through questions when helping people out with their work.
Above all, I promise to be patient with the student if they don't understand. We are all human after all and in that case, I will try my best to break down the topic as easily as possible so that they can digest it and later become better at it. The moment I enjoy the most about explaining something to someone is the moment when the idea clicks and they begin to put everything together, it makes me more motivated to help them.
Casual one-time meetings with people about a certain topic of which were mostly unpaid, I have most experience with teaching assistance for year 7s in the Maths department of my school in 2017. I also participated in a more general tutoring programme from 2017 to 2018 for students in year 8 and year 9. I have done bilingual tutoring in English and Italian.
After having done questions from the exam board and read parts of the textbook I will talk for 10 minutes to the student about their week and particular struggles they have had with their subject whether it is a long term or short term struggle.
Depending on how recently they have been having problems with the topic I will either go through questions with them or walk them through the main concepts in that topic and then proceed to do questions with them. These questions will be from resources that I have picked up before the lesson.
After each question I will evaluate the method and answer then I will give certain tips and shortcuts that work more specifically to the exam board that the student is working on whilst going through even more questions.
Towards the end of the lesson I will ask them how they are feeling about the topic and make future plans from there as well as giving some final support before leaving.
Student Success Stories
6A* IGCSE (Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Design & Technology, Italian) and 2As (Drama and Geography) 2Bs (English Language and Literature), A*AAA A level (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Commendation from the British Physics Olympiad 2018, Gold Award in the UK maths Challenge, Commendation from students and teachers about maths and science communication on my online videos