I specialise in physiology anatomy and genetics, I have in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, on which I wrote my dissertation.
I am a very good communicator and when I teach I aim to make things as simple as possible. When teaching I want students to be able to critically think about a topic, and I want to engage in a conversation to encourage them to ask as many questions as possible to truly understand the topic. In particular, I want students to be able to understand the two fundamental questions in biology, the why and the how. For example, WHY do we need the respiratory system? (once this is understood, I encourage the student to ask as many questions as possible e.g what is the difference between the human respiratory system and that of a fish? , what happens if a part of the system is damaged? what disease can this lead to? and so on...)
The second most important question will be HOW does this work? we will be working together through this answer with the use of diagrams and analogies that are simple to understand. In the end, I will ask the student to explain the answers to these questions in their own words to help consolidate the newly learned material.
Although I am new to tutoring I have helped students prepare for A-levels and GCSEs before. I believe that I will make a good tutor as I am very friendly and approachable, I am a good communicator and I can convey ideas well in a variety of different methods. I understand the learning process and that each student learns in a different way, and therefore my approach to each student will be unique.
I will work with a lesson plan and keep a record of a checklist that is divided into 3 parts to be checked for each topic; The 1st part is for whether the topic was covered and understood, the 2nd part is for whether the student can repeat the topic with help, and the 3rd part is whether the student can repeat the topic without any help and answer questions about the topic. Usually, the 3rd part will be revisited at a later time.