Park High School
GCSE (3A*’s, 7A’s, 1B)
Watford Grammar School for Girls
A Levels (2A*’s, 1A)
University College London
The Academy Learning Centre
GCSE: Maths & Science
A Level: Maths
Love Learning Tutors
Common Entrance: 8+, 11+, 13+
GCSE: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, RS
A-Level: Maths, Chemistry, Biology
I previously had the role of Chemistry Prefect during sixth form whereby I was required to tutor GCSE students in the subject and hold revision sessions. In addition to this, I have volunteered and taught literacy for the Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD) and in a Sri Lankan girls’ orphanage.
Skills and Interests
· Guitar- I enjoy composing short songs on the acoustic guitar and am currently working towards my grade 8 on the classical guitar.
· Sports- I regularly participate in park runs at my local park and have run a half marathon in October 2017. Yoga energises me and enhances my concentration. At school, I have achieved a badminton Sports Leader award.
· Art- I take pleasure in drawing, sketching and painting; as well as making and selling greeting cards.
· Reading- Fiction and scientific non-fiction.
· Languages- I speak English and Gujarati fluently. I can also speak Spanish at an intermediate level.
· Volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospice Charity Shop, which has helped to strengthen my time management skills as I was juggling this with my GCSEs.
· During my time at Headstone Road Surgery and Greenfield Medical Centre, I enhanced my IT and administration skills.
· At the Royal Free Hospital, I was able to shadow doctors, from whom I have learnt how to efficiently organise tasks and prioritise. At Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital I developed interpersonal skills by working with a variety of people.
· Volunteering for the Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD), where I taught English to children, has improved my leadership and communication skills.
· Whilst volunteering at The Willows care home I developed my ability to empathise.
· I have previously volunteered at a Sri Lankan girls’ orphanage- as well as teaching, I had the opportunity to interact with the girls and spend time with them.
In many circumstances, education is solely based on learning to pass examinations. Whilst this is definitely necessary, I believe that the student should also be able to gain in-depth knowledge of the subject that will stick with them and motivate them to develop a core understanding of the subject. One of the key components in the process of learning is having an enthusiastic teacher who not only encourages students to learn in a fun and stimulating manner, but also inspires the student with their passion for their subject. As oppose to learning in a huge class of 30 pupils at school, tuition provides a safe, nourishing environment where the focal point is the student; thus, the student develops confidence and a deeper understanding of the subject being taught. Additionally, it is important to form a secure tutor-tutee relationship, whereby the tutee is able to trust the teacher and feel comfortable. As a tutor, I want to provide students with exam techniques and revision skills. Equally, I aim to fire up students’ imagination and help them think innovatively and identify their optimum learning technique. With this, I hope to help students relate topics to the real world and carry out extra research or reading. I currently specialise in the sciences. However, I am also able to teach other subjects and skills such as entrance examinations.