James T.

James T.

£30 - £32 /hr

Economics and Geography (Bachelors) - Leeds University

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About me

When I first started to learn Economics I started out as one of the lowest scoring students in my class, by the time I finished I achieved one of the highest. In the inbetween I learned to love all things economics and how they affect the real world. The fact that I really struggled when I first started will hopefully help to make me more able to help students locate their weak spots and go and get the 7 they deserve.

I know how intimidating the course can first appear, especially as st...

When I first started to learn Economics I started out as one of the lowest scoring students in my class, by the time I finished I achieved one of the highest. In the inbetween I learned to love all things economics and how they affect the real world. The fact that I really struggled when I first started will hopefully help to make me more able to help students locate their weak spots and go and get the 7 they deserve.

I know how intimidating the course can first appear, especially as students approach topics such as Theory of the firm and the Quantitive paper but with my own experience as a student I will work to explain things in detail and at the students own pace until they know economics as well as Keynes himself.

My own further studies at University will also aid to give my students a deeper and wider understanding of some topics than their peers.

Thanks to my own struggles early on in the process I have acquired a wealth of helpful tips and tricks to learning economics alongside several very useful online tools and resources that I can help students utilise.

I also believe in a broader approach to Economics as this can be very useful on scoring well on IB papers, particular when utilising contemporary examples for the long answer 15 markers.


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About my sessions

I think learning is best done at a students own pace and should primarily involve focus on what the student believes to be their weakest areas. Due to this I would prepare my lessons once I had established the areas a student wishes to focus on and aim to start from fresh with them in each area in order to help them unlearn falsehoods picked up with their first attempt at a topic. Due to Economic’s complexity it is easy to misunderstand an area of study early on in the process which then effe...

I think learning is best done at a students own pace and should primarily involve focus on what the student believes to be their weakest areas. Due to this I would prepare my lessons once I had established the areas a student wishes to focus on and aim to start from fresh with them in each area in order to help them unlearn falsehoods picked up with their first attempt at a topic. Due to Economic’s complexity it is easy to misunderstand an area of study early on in the process which then effects later topics causing further confusion. Because of this I find it easiest to assume nothing about the understanding of the student until they demonstrate their knowledge of an area.

In order to measure progress I like to finish each session with a set of short answer questions drawn up during the lesson to check the understanding of the student and highlight other areas that may need to be focused on in the next lesson.

I find students learn best in a low-pressure but high intensity environment where failure is encouraged until complete and deep knowledge is achieved. Where students struggle with a subject they often fear failure of any sort which can make them less experimental and thus, ultimately les creative when problem solving. I find creating an environment in which students feel comfortable suggesting theories and making connections between various aspects of Economics always leads to greater understanding in the end, and ultimately higher grades.

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Vanessa Student

19 Nov

Clear concept of the Econ Ib syllabus. Great help!

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Julia Parent from Monte Carlo

6 Nov

James has helped my son a lot with his understanding and enthusiasm for Economics.

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Arsalaan Parent from DUBAI

17 Oct

Well explained, good points made, easy to understand All in all Brilliant

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Céline Student

5 Dec

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EconomicsInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
GeographyInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
Design & TechnologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
SpanishInternational Baccalaureate (IB)5
Literature and performanceInternational Baccalaureate (IB)5

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EconomicsGCSE£32 /hr
MathsGCSE£32 /hr
EconomicsIB£32 /hr
Maths11 Plus£30 /hr
Maths13 Plus£30 /hr

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