London, United Kingdom, se15...
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EducationThird year medical student at King's College London
ExperienceCurrently I'm studying medicine at King`s College London.I finished my A-levels three years ago and I achieved 5 A stars including maths with an overall score of 581/600.I privately tutored 7 students over the last academic year and they all achieved A/A* in their GCSE and A-level maths,physics and chemistry
My teaching approach is made up of four elements
1) Test-orientated method
I test my students repeatedly at every stage. This method causes the student to try and keep his focus during every single chapter. I do this in 4 stages
One: Testing student`s progress at the beginning of each lesson based on previous sessions
Two: Ending every lesson with a short quiz
Three: An exam-style test at the end of every chapter (usually every 2-4 weeks depending on the length of that chapter and student`s progress)
Four: Two mock exams during a period of one month before the actual exam
2) Holistic approach to teaching
One of the most important aspects of teaching that most tutors neglect is the significance of an academic concept called ``holistic based tuition ``.Every single interaction that occurs between the student and his tutor during the 1-2 hour weekly tuition period only constitutes a very small proportion of the whole spectrum of the student`s learning process. This means that if the student is not guided by his tutor on a holistic basis, the actual tuition hours will prove insignificant towards student`s academic success .Tuition is not just about how fast a student learns a mathematical concept but more importantly it is about what the student does in order to internalise that understanding ? What is the student`s plan to not forget those concepts in a few weeks time? What is the student`s revision plan? Are there any external factors that are interfering with the student`s learning process? These are all questions that if solved properly, will boost a student`s academic success and if not will show up later during the exam period in which little can be done about it. I am fully familiar with this method and will use it in my tuition
3) Giving the student a space for reflection and reinforcement of understanding
One of the most fundamental mistakes that personal tutors make is that whenever they think their student did not understand a concept it is their time to shine, intervene and bombard the student with more information which will usually cause even more confusion. This teaching method only makes learning more exhausting for students. Creating a space for a student to reinforce his understandings is a crucial part of the learning process. An active attempt from a student to try and learn or reinforce an idea himself without a tutor`s intervention is much more satisfying than getting bombarded by loads of new ideas from their tutor. I am fully aware of the advantages of this method and will use it in my tuition.
4) I myself have been a student in the current educational system
Most of today`s personal tutors finished their education in a time when the former educational system was radically different from today`s system. I finished my A-levels three years ago and ever since I am updating myself with the latest changes introduced by the exam boards. I gained my academic success from the current system and fortunately found my way through the twist and turns of it. I am very familiar with what it takes to become successful in the current educational system. This is not something you will get from the majority of personal tutors with much experience and knowledge in their respective fields but lacking the necessary understanding of what it takes to achieve academic success in the modern educational system.
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