I like to engage the student and build a positive relationship with them. Following the set curriculum and preparing for exams is very important, as is writing essays for practice or for coursework. So is aiming to genuinely understand the subject matter and to engage in critical thought and explore around the subject. On top of this having fun while doing so is vital.
I am a recent graduate, in History from the University of Leeds. Tutoring is something I am interested in as I taught six subjects in English at an Indian primary school in 2013-14 between school and university, and this is something I want to get back into.
I have been tutoring up to nine students, throughout the week, for the past 18 months, and have totalled 530 hours. I understand the subject very well and have come to know the GCSE course inside out. It is a very important subject, as it helps with communication and critical thinking, and gets one to explore the big issues through great works of literature, whether that is poetry, novels or drama.
History BA (Hons), University of Leeds, 2014 – 2017
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Skills: Research using primary and secondary sources; selectivity of information; analysis; critical thinking; enquiry; observation of human behaviour and culture; ICT; spoken communication; written communication; presentation of information and argument (verbal and written); teamwork; teaching student-led seminar.
Academic focus: Company and British Raj, India (1757-1947)
Independent research-led final year project – dissertation entitled ‘To What Extent Were the East India Company’s Fears Concerning the Imposition of Christianity upon the Hindu Community Justified and How Did They Bear Out In Reality?’
A Levels, 2013: Various, 2011:
English Language and Literature: A* 6 A* and 2 A in GCSEs
History: A Welsh Baccalaureate: Intermediate Religious Studies: A Diploma
French: B 1 A at AS level (Welsh 2nd Language)
Welsh Baccalaureate: Advanced Diploma GCSEs, 2010: 2 A*
Festival Volunteer at Hay Literature Festival, Hay-on-Wye
May ’14 – June ‘14
• Checking tickets.
• Supervising the public, including young children, both at events and in public areas.
Voluntary Teaching Assistant at Vallalar Primary School, Tamil Nadu, India
Nov ’13 to Feb ‘14
• Teaching young children, predominantly aged 9-11, but later aged 4-6, six subjects in English medium: English, Maths, Science, Social Science, Computer Science, Geography.
• Taking part in Physical Education periods outdoors with the children.
• Supporting the full-time staff at the school by teaching classes independently.
• Following the set curriculum and text books as well as adding own methods, including geographical jigsaw puzzles and British children’s books.
Play volunteer at Cheeky Monkeys Out-of-School Club, Llyswen, Brecon
Sep ’13 to Nov ‘13
• Joining in activities with the children, particularly football, releasing senior play leader for her supervision and administration duties.
• Serving refreshments during break times and keeping children company during these periods.
Dav has always been a responsible and mature person who has honest values and a good perspective on life. I think he will make an excellent tutor and good luck in the profession.
Brilliant student, kind and hardworking. He would be a great tutor
David was polite, well-mannered and professional at all times. He was supportive and consistently provided a good service. As a mother I was extremely happy with David’s approach towards learning and developing my daughter’s writing skills. I am very grateful and thankful. I am awaiting Angel’s grade on 20th August I hope to be satisfied.
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