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Sharleen explains how MyTutor has improved her confidence

Posted 4 days ago by Alice Farrell

Sharleen is in year 11 at Djanogly City Academy, and receives Biology tuition every week in preparation for her GCSEs this summer.

What was your first session with MyTutor like?

I was quite nervous, but it actually turned out well. My tutor introduced himself and made me feel comfortable. He has helped me to realise that I can be good at Biology, and gives me time to think about the questions before I answer them without putting me under too much pressure.

Which topics has your tutor helped you understand?

My tutor has helped me understand enzymes, photosynthesis and the digestive system.

What do you get from your tutors which you don’t get in the classroom?

I get to be alone in my own space and I can ask any question I want without anyone interrupting me, and there’s no distraction from other students. In lessons, I worry about what other people think when I answer questions, but with MyTutor you don’t feel the pressure of other people’s opinions.

In lessons, I worry about what other people think when I answer questions, but with MyTutor you don’t feel the pressure of other people’s opinions.

What do you think of your tutor?

Ferdinand is really nice – he’s patient and calm, and doesn’t put pressure on you to answer the question straight away. He tells me to take my time to answer the questions, and it’s nice to have a conversation with someone about science. It’s great that he’s close to me in age – he finished school recently, so he understands the pressure that we’re under and the amount we have to revise for exams.

My tutor gives me topics to revise when I go home, which makes me feel more prepared when I have lessons at school, so I feel that I can answer questions in class with confidence.

Written by - Alice Farrell

Alice is part of the schools’ team, supporting tutors and helping give students better access to one-to-one tuition.

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