Degree: Biological Sciences with Study in Continental Europe (German) (Bachelors) - Birmingham University
I'm a final year Biosciences/German student at the University of Birmingham. I've known I wanted to study Biology since I was in Year 6, in one form or another, and that passion has only grown stronger over the years I've been studying! I fell in love with German when I first started learning it at the age of 12, and carried it on throughout school and onto degree level. During my year abroad I took on tutees who wanted to learn/improve their English; I would plan lessons based on what they wanted to learn, be it for example conversational English or English for business. I have also volunteered as part of a tutorial scheme at university, aiding first year students with any problems or questions they may have about course content.
Tutorial sessions will always be led by you - what you want to study, what you need particular help on, and how you learn. I know people learn in different ways, which is why I will use a variety of approaches - diagrams, flow charts, bullet points - to help you to learn. We'll start with the basics - always the most important part! - and work up to exam questions when you feel ready. In languages, a varied vocabulary is one of the most important things you can have. I will aid you with topics you struggle with, and we can talk in German during the sessions, with corrections if necessary. Essay structure is also very important, especially at A Level, and I can provide tips on how to improve essay structure to the best it can be.
I'm also willing to help with UCAS forms, whether that be for Biology-related degrees or Language-related degrees. I remember the stress of having to fill out the form, and having to pick my 5 choices! Don't hesitate to ask me if you need help with any aspect of UCAS.
If you have any questions, please get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you.
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|German||A Level||£20 /hr|
|German||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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