Strong belief in tutoring and helping students and tutees
Most tutors put an emphasis upon conveying a large amount of information to their tutees. the majority of people will find this approach to be pushy and ineffective. One can definitely see that is not enough to yield a genuine understanding and an ability to answer exam questions promptly and effectively.
My primary aim as a tutor is to create in my students a deep understanding and an enormous amount of confidence in answering exam questions and being able to tackle new and unfamiliar problems. My philosophy revolves around the idea that learning happens in an environment that is conducive to impactful learning, greater understanding and constant mutual respect. This thus leads to students and tutees being encouraged to think and make new connections for themselves.
Over many years, my experience has varied depending upon whether I was doing a one-to-one personal tuition or many-to-one tuition.
Personally, I think that one-to-one personal tuition has a unique value to tutees because of the ability to resolve the tutees’ personal barriers to learning in a way that lays the foundations for a deep and lasting understanding of the subject.
My approach varies depending on the student’s needs and learning style. However my teaching approach is mainly geared towards encouraging students to think for themselves, using real-world examples wherever possible. At the start, the students are given topics they are comfortable with and gradual progress is made towards more complex areas as their confidence augments. I use questions and examples to check understanding continually. I don’t lecture to tutees or ask them to senselessly memorise and regurgitate things.
As a computer geek with massive infectious passion for computer programming and emerging technologies, I constantly strive to strike the optimum balance when it comes to utilising information technology and the internet of things in the classroom or tutoring setting.
I usually focus on exam-style or past paper questions in order to check, practice and perfect the student’s understanding and technique. I also give a lot of emphasis to some of the less obvious but vital skills such as essay structure and technique, logical thought, and the effective use of numbers and graphs.
I believe passionately in the huge value of tutoring and helping students and take great satisfaction in seeing my tutees achieve their full potential.