Larra T.

Larra T.

£36 - £38 /hr

Mathematics and Physics (Integrated Masters) - University College London University

14 completed lessons

About me

I am a recent Mathematics and Physics gradute who has a passion for education, and wants to learn further skills and experience to help students reach their full potential. I achieved a 1st in my degree and got involved in various projects throughout my time at university. Being a tutor involves portraying complex scientific information and presenting it in an engaging manner. I hope to share my passion for mathematic and physics to young people. During my time at university, I was an Engineers Without Borders Outreach volunteer, where I travelled to different schools to give talks promoting STEM subjects, particularly towards young women. This involved great communication and organisational skills, as well as making a strong rapport between myself and the students to ensure that students feel confident and empowered in pursuing their chosen career paths. I believe that my experiences have prepared me for future work, and I am keen to get involved with any task given to me, no matter how big or small. I am a motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven individual who always strives to do my best, and hopes to share my passion for education.

I am a recent Mathematics and Physics gradute who has a passion for education, and wants to learn further skills and experience to help students reach their full potential. I achieved a 1st in my degree and got involved in various projects throughout my time at university. Being a tutor involves portraying complex scientific information and presenting it in an engaging manner. I hope to share my passion for mathematic and physics to young people. During my time at university, I was an Engineers Without Borders Outreach volunteer, where I travelled to different schools to give talks promoting STEM subjects, particularly towards young women. This involved great communication and organisational skills, as well as making a strong rapport between myself and the students to ensure that students feel confident and empowered in pursuing their chosen career paths. I believe that my experiences have prepared me for future work, and I am keen to get involved with any task given to me, no matter how big or small. I am a motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven individual who always strives to do my best, and hopes to share my passion for education.

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About my sessions

Based on my own experience as a tutor, I will: Find out what the type of learner my tutee is, and use that type as our main source of learning. Each person has their own style of learning, and as tutors, we have to be able to use their strengths to ensure that they can learn in the best possible way for them. I believe that tutoring sessions should be active – as a tutor, I am here to fill in the gaps that the student has. I think as tutors, it is important to teach students how to be independent learners – and my ultimate goal as a tutor is to teach how to learn. As a tutor, I will ensure to help students with their study skills and techniques. I find that teaching students in various methods help them get a better grasp of the concepts we aim to learn. Every lesson, I give the student a chance to reflect on their own learning. I have a traffic light system: red means they don’t understand a certain topic at all, amber means they understand it but need more practice, and green means they are confident on the topic. I ensure that my tutee tells me where they are at throughout the lesson but also, I ask my tutee how our whole lesson went at the end. This gives me a better idea on what we should start with for the next lesson, and if I should plan out a different type of teaching on a certain topic for next time. It is important to be able to self-reflect, and this is something that I know I would like my tutee to learn to continuously practice.

Based on my own experience as a tutor, I will: Find out what the type of learner my tutee is, and use that type as our main source of learning. Each person has their own style of learning, and as tutors, we have to be able to use their strengths to ensure that they can learn in the best possible way for them. I believe that tutoring sessions should be active – as a tutor, I am here to fill in the gaps that the student has. I think as tutors, it is important to teach students how to be independent learners – and my ultimate goal as a tutor is to teach how to learn. As a tutor, I will ensure to help students with their study skills and techniques. I find that teaching students in various methods help them get a better grasp of the concepts we aim to learn. Every lesson, I give the student a chance to reflect on their own learning. I have a traffic light system: red means they don’t understand a certain topic at all, amber means they understand it but need more practice, and green means they are confident on the topic. I ensure that my tutee tells me where they are at throughout the lesson but also, I ask my tutee how our whole lesson went at the end. This gives me a better idea on what we should start with for the next lesson, and if I should plan out a different type of teaching on a certain topic for next time. It is important to be able to self-reflect, and this is something that I know I would like my tutee to learn to continuously practice.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Further MathematicsA Level£38 /hr
MathsA Level£38 /hr
PhysicsA Level£38 /hr
Further MathematicsGCSE£36 /hr
MathsGCSE£36 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£36 /hr
ScienceGCSE£36 /hr
Maths13 Plus£36 /hr
Science13 Plus£36 /hr
MATUniversity£38 /hr
MathsUniversity£38 /hr
PhysicsUniversity£38 /hr

Questions Larra has answered

Complete the square for x^2 + x - 6.

First, let us separate the constant term and complete the square for (x^2 + 1x).
x^2 + x - 6 = (x^2 + x) - 6
Now, let us halve the coefficient of x.
0.5 of +1 = +0.5
Write (x )^2 with half the coefficient of x before the end bracket then subtract the square of half the coefficient of x.
(x^2 + x) - 6 = [(x + 0.5)^2 - 0.5^2] - 6 = (x + 0.5)^2 - 0.25 - 6 = (x + 0.5)^2 - 6.25,
which is the required completed square form (x + p)^2 + q.
Often, a GCSE question will ask what the minimum point of the graph is - and the minimum value of y is -6.25, and occurs when (x + 0.5)^2 = 0 so x=-0.5. Hence, the minimum point is (-0.5, -6.25).
First, let us separate the constant term and complete the square for (x^2 + 1x).
x^2 + x - 6 = (x^2 + x) - 6
Now, let us halve the coefficient of x.
0.5 of +1 = +0.5
Write (x )^2 with half the coefficient of x before the end bracket then subtract the square of half the coefficient of x.
(x^2 + x) - 6 = [(x + 0.5)^2 - 0.5^2] - 6 = (x + 0.5)^2 - 0.25 - 6 = (x + 0.5)^2 - 6.25,
which is the required completed square form (x + p)^2 + q.
Often, a GCSE question will ask what the minimum point of the graph is - and the minimum value of y is -6.25, and occurs when (x + 0.5)^2 = 0 so x=-0.5. Hence, the minimum point is (-0.5, -6.25).

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