Matthew U.

Matthew U.

£38 /hr

Anthropology (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi,

My name is Matthew and I am currently studying Anthropology at Durham University. I studied Sociology, Psychology and Religious Studies and achieved grade A in all of them. I used to be a 'naughty' student who struggled at school but during 6th form I knuckled down and found a way to learn that suited me. I have tutored for a couple students in the year below me for Psychology and Sociology but since being at university I can no longer do this, however, I would love to resum...

Hi,

My name is Matthew and I am currently studying Anthropology at Durham University. I studied Sociology, Psychology and Religious Studies and achieved grade A in all of them. I used to be a 'naughty' student who struggled at school but during 6th form I knuckled down and found a way to learn that suited me. I have tutored for a couple students in the year below me for Psychology and Sociology but since being at university I can no longer do this, however, I would love to resume tutoring as its a very satisfying feeling seeing someone progress with my help. 

I can help with both A-levels and personal statements (I had to do mine to Oxbridge standard).

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About my sessions

At first I will begin by developing a rapport with the student, understanding what they know, what they struggle with, how they best revise and also what they want to achieve in the subject. From what was first illustrated as topics that the student struggles with, I will go over knowledge and understanding and evaluation, practicing an essay question with the student and asking them to complete a paragraph or two of an essay question in a past paper. I will prepare for sessions by going thro...

At first I will begin by developing a rapport with the student, understanding what they know, what they struggle with, how they best revise and also what they want to achieve in the subject. From what was first illustrated as topics that the student struggles with, I will go over knowledge and understanding and evaluation, practicing an essay question with the student and asking them to complete a paragraph or two of an essay question in a past paper. I will prepare for sessions by going through my notes and compiling the relevant information, as well as contacting my previous teachers to see if they have any useful material. I will measure progress by seeing how the paragraph structure and quality improve after each practice essay question and by also asking the student how they feel they are progressing. If they feel they didn't quite understand something we will go over the topic for half a session and practice questions and answers for the remaining half. I feel that from personal experience, the best way to encourage learning is having an engaging teacher who actively listens to your needs and also by showing the student their progress to encourage them to keep working and finally, the most important way to encourage learning is to believe in the student and never give up, even if they are struggling.

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Sue Parent from Westerham

13 Feb

Top Lesson, highest recommendation!

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Inge Parent from Overijse

12 Feb

Reschedule requested

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Sue Parent from Westerham

6 Feb

Really good and efficient! Gets through alot of work...

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Sue Parent from Westerham

2 Jan

Thanks for a great first session, very helpful!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PsychologyA-level (A2)A
SociologyA-level (A2)A
Religious StudiesA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
SociologyA Level£38 /hr
ScienceGCSE£38 /hr
SociologyGCSE£38 /hr

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