- Burton upon Trent, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I have been tutoring now for seven years and in that time I have developed a way of helping students get over whatever hurdles are holding them back from A* success in exams.
Mathsmore...I have been tutoring now for seven years and in that time I have developed a way of helping students get over whatever hurdles are holding them back from A* success in exams.
Maths and languages are, for the most part, very methodical subjects and can be learnt by anybody, given the right training. However, each step in the learning process has to be carried out properly and the information has to be internalised completely before the student can move onto the next step to progress further. This is usually why people fail these subjects.
If you're a GCSE student studying maths and you're finding everything far too difficult to understand, the most likely reason is that you missed one of the more basic concepts earlier on in your education. This can very often mean that everything else that follows is just completely alien to you. However, if you just go back and rectify that little problem from a long time ago, everything else you learn from now on will make a lot more sense.
The good thing about maths is that everything is logical. Everything can be made to make sense and everything that seemed complicated before can, with the right teaching, be made a lot easier to understand.
Similarly with languages, there is a step by step process with which you can learn fast and effectively. There are only really three different parts to language learning: vocabulary building, grammar and communication skills. I have developed ways to implement all of these parts quickly and without any problems so that even the most non-linguistic student can easily learn to pass a GSCE or A level exam in French or Spanish. In fact, most of the time, I start teaching a student simply to pass their exams but they enjoy it so much that they continue and go on to study it at university or even incorporate it as part of their careers! That's the good thing about languages - they are really useful in life and not just in school. If you can speak to people in more than one language, you'll have no trouble finding a job, especially in today’s globalised world.
When I first started all those years ago, private tuition was only a part-time "hobby" for me, but very quickly word of mouth spread and I had people calling me every day for lessons. Therefore, after realising that there was such a huge demand for extra tuition, particularly in maths and languages, I gave up my job and began tutoring full-time. My diary very quickly became full, both in the mornings and in the evenings. In the mornings, I was helping people in business learn a language so they could expand into bigger markets and communicate more easily with their foreign clients, and then in the evenings and weekends, I was helping school pupils with their exam revision - this meant I was very often working continuously from 9 in the morning until 10 at night!
I carried on like this for a couple of years, mainly because I thought that it was the one-to-one nature of my tuition that was helping all my students to succeed. I was still getting emails and calls every day from people who wanted tuition, but I just couldn't fit them in anywhere so my waiting list was starting to get bigger and bigger.
Then I had a student start who asked if I could teach a group of him and his friends. I didn't think it would be as effective as one-to-one but I agreed anyway. However, the lessons turned out to be just as effective as my other lessons and all the students passed their exams. I discovered it wasn't the class size, but rather the way in which I taught the information and the simple methods I used in the lessons that meant my students were succeeding. I learnt that if I organised my lessons properly and developed worksheets that could be completed in a group, I could teach a hundred students at once and would still get the same results. In fact, the worksheets that I developed and the extra organisation needed to teach a large group meant that the lessons were actually better!
The only thing I was worried about was behavioural issues. However, it turned out to be an unfounded worry as, most probably due to the fact that the students knew their parents were paying their hard earned money for these lessons, the students never (well rarely!) misbehaved. Gradually, I managed to organise most of my students into groups, which gave me more time to create worksheets and homework tasks for my students to use in and after the lessons.
So now I offer maths and language workshops for GCSE students who need extra support in order to get the top marks in their exams. I also still offer one-to-one tuition for those unable to attend the weekly workshops.
It costs £10 to attend a workshop or for a one-to-one lesson it costs £30 and everything you need is supplied. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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