I pushed myself to move from a comprehensive school to a grammar school to do my A-level in order to be surrounded my pupils with the same drive to achieve to achieve great academic success. Gaining admission to Imperial College London was one of my proudest moments.
When I start tutoring a new student, I give them a series of informal questions and sometimes a small quiz to assess there knowledge before I start teaching. I also ask them what they would like to achieve from our sessions because I believe that the student needs to be able to take responsibility for their learning. In addition, I have found that when the student takes this responsibility, they are more engaged and willing to learn.