I’ve been tutoring now for just under five years, in that time I have worked personally with well over fifty different students and have organised tutors for more than sixty others. For every single student, I am always working to find out what is going to work best for them. It might be a particular personality in a tutor, a certain teaching style, or simply a different approach or explanation.
My approach to tutoring
My approach is pretty simple. If someone doesn’t understand what I am teaching, it means that I need to change the way I teach it. So that’s what I do. I spend time working with all my students to figure out exactly what works best for them, and when I look for new tutors to join the team I make sure they’re able to do the same. There is always another way to show someone how with Maths, and every single student learns just a little bit differently. It makes for a bit of variety in teaching! I am constantly looking for (and finding) ways of teaching concepts that puts a new spin or twist on that hasn’t been heard before. It’s the best way to make sure my students are always learning, and helps me learn as well!
Teaching lets me learn too!
I am constantly looking for (and finding) ways of teaching concepts that puts a new spin or twist on that hasn’t been heard before. It’s the best way to make sure my students are always learning, and helps me learn as well!
I’m continuing to work to spread my passion and interest in Maths, especially when I can see how the tools learnt in Maths can carry on throughout all aspects of life, whether you choose a career that involves Maths or not. The analytical problem-solving skills that I and countless others employ every day stem from the knowledge and practice of Maths. Without these skills, I never would have turned to teaching, opened a wonderful business that gives me the opportunity to work with dozens of students every week while loving what I do.