It always starts simply. The student must understand the core concepts before we can go any further. I don't aim high with my students immediately. I like to make sure that their knowledge is well-grounded before I start talking. Otherwise, there is a possibility that they will have absolutely no idea what I am talking about. I believe that you should "compare yourself to who you were yesterday and not who someone else is today". Taking small incremental steps on the way to achieving much larger goals just makes sense in my eyes. We have all had different experiences and learn at different paces and in different ways.
I am a student at the University of Leeds. I am currently studying Chinese (Mandarin) and Business. I moved to France when I was 5. I speak French and English fluently. I also speak a bit of Spanish and Mandarin. In the past, I have tutored French and Maths from home (in my kitchen).
FULL NAME: Oliver James Harrap Smith
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/01/2001
NUMBER: +(concealed information)37
EMAIL: (concealed information)
CURRENT RESIDENCY: Leeds, England
MATHS TUTOR • AT HOME • 2018/2019
Weekly work. One on one. Important experience because of the patience it required. Understanding that one must sometimes put oneself in the shoes of the person they are teaching. The person I was teaching went from getting around 4/20 to around 11/20.
WAITER/CLEANER• 4*HOTEL• 2018
Worked for a month. Served guests beverages by the pool. Cleaned and prepared tables and vacuumed. In the evenings, served and washed dishes as well as preparing the tables for breakfast. This experience taught me communication skills, customers relations and time management.
GARDENER •SELF-EMPLOYED • SEPTEMBER 2018 TO NOW
The motivation required to start this project at the age of 17 was huge. This experience taught me to organise my time and equipment properly, interpersonal skills and persistence.
BREVET DES COLLEGES • 1ST JULY 2015 • BEAUMONT DU PERIGORD
Achieved a mention tres bien at the brevet, the highest possible achievement. Class representative.
OPTION INTERNATIONALE AU BACCALAUREAT • 1ST JULY 2018 • LYCEE FRANCOIS MAGENDIE
Achieved a mention tres bien at the baccalaureat, the highest possible achievement. Class representative.
CURRENT STUDIES • UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Studying Chinese and Business. Class representative. Averaging a 1st (over 70/100). 3rd in my entire year for Chinese. The only student from my year to apply for the Chinese Institute Scholarship(CIS).
Captain of my rugby team as a youngster. Class representative or assistant representative on numerous occasions. Whether at high school or university, I always volunteer to be the leader of projects.
Oliver is great guy. Always see's the best in everybody and does his absolute best to help them achieve their goals. He has the perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism and his dedication to completing a task is unprecedented. It'd be hard to find an individual who could top Oliver as your tutor.
Very knowledgeable, patient and great at explaining the little details that can sometimes be difficult. I would highly recommend lessons with Oliver to anyone looking to improve their French.
I have known Oliver for just under 2 years through my studies at the University of Leeds. He is a diligent and proactive person who clearly has a passion for helping other people succeed. This is especially true when it comes to helping others with French. I would definitely recommend Oliver because of his patience and ability to explain difficult concepts in an engaging and non-patronising way.
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