So what will online lessons with me be like?
A confident learner is a successful learner and that confidence is crucial. I will encourage, not humiliate, and I will ensure that topics are pitched perfectly so my students can make progress straight away. Exam rubric (what the exam boards want to see and how they want to see it) will feature heavily and we will work together so weaknesses will be consolidated over time.
As I have had lots of experience teaching in schools this gives me a unique insight into how teachers and lecturers think, and what they would like to see from their students who are engaged in private teaching.
I aim to help students over the long term by also discussing revision strategies and memory aids to ensure that topics covered in sessions will remain fresh and exam ready. An exam is not only a test of what you can do, it is also a test of what you can remember.
Teaching is a two way process so expect questions – lots of them! If any stumbling blocks have been encountered I will use a range of questioning techniques to get to the bottom of the problem. Once identified we can build the bridge and lay firm foundations on which to build. Effective Questioning is how a teacher successfully does their job. One of the key benefits of Online Teaching is having the opportunity to assess a students’ knowledge in a relaxed, calm and non judgmental environment, and remedy where appropriate.
I aim to do much more than just increase grades however. I aim to inspire, increase confidence and show that maths and Music is something that everyone can do