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Hi, I’m Lara, a Chemistry undergrad at Oxford uni.
I’ve always loved Chemistry and Maths, and really enjoy helping other students develop a better understanding of these subjects. I’ve had previous experience through peer mentoring during college, and I am also an assistant sports coach.
My favourite part about peer tuition is when a student has a breakthrough and the subject clicks for them. I’m hoping that my enthusiasm for the topics will make tutorials interesting, as I always found that my most engaging teachers were the ones who were passionate about what they teach.
I took Pre U Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry, so have experience with this less well known qualification, as well as with the standard A Level as well.
I can also offer advice for university admissions, how to make a successful Oxbridge application, taking the Oxford TSA, and generally selecting and applying to universities.
I like to have a full understanding of the content a student needs to know before I carry out a session. I will always revise through a student’s syllabus before tutorials to ensure I know their content well.
I am a firm believer that the best way to learn is to talk a topic through with someone else. By having a discussion, you can really establish exactly where your weaknesses and strengths are, and personally I find it much easier to remember information that someone has explained to me, as opposed to reading it from a textbook.
I also find diagrams very helpful as part of explanations. Everyone learns in different ways, and visual representation is often very effective.
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