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Hi, I’m Scott and I study Natural Sciences at the University of Durham – specialising in Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Ever since first being taught sciences I have had a passion for them and love learning more and being able to understand interesting topics. Studying a degree as diverse and varied as Natural Sciences has furthered the time management skills that I picked up during GCSEs and A levels, and I aim to instill these in students, because being able to properly allocate time to effective revision is key to success. I achieved 11 A* grades at GCSE and therefore know what is required of students to succeed, and have plenty of important revision tips that I want to pass on. I also studied the new A level curriculum so have up to date subject knowledge. Often the sciences feature concepts that are daunting and challenging to understand at first, but through considered and targeted explanations, repetition of crucial ideas (particularly by linking ideas across subjects, one of my favourite revision techniques at GCSE) and consolidation of ideas using past exam questions it is possible to gain a deep understanding that will serve you well through final year exams and beyond.
Learning is a unique process and everybody has different ways of learning best, therefore I will aim to adapt tutorials to meet the needs of a particular student. I will always ensure that prior to the tutorial I know what topics the student wishes to cover so that I can prepare materials (e.g. source appropriate past exam questions) and consult the relevant exam board specification so that we cover everything they need to know – there will be no nasty surprises in the exam. A typical tutorial would have the following structure: An explanation of the key ideas we are covering, and a check of how much the student already knows. Then some warm up questions based upon what I have just explained, if there are any things that are still unclear at this point I will go back and explain them again in a new way. Past exam paper questions as practice. And lastly, if appropriate, how these ideas link to other things they may have covered or are yet to cover. This structure has worked well in the past when I have volunteered as a GCSE tutor both at university and during A levels. But most importantly, I aim to create a relaxed and fun environment for learning where the student can feel confident in their own abilities and will enjoy the learning process!
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