Hi, my name is Jacan.
I am a Theoretical Physics third year at the University of York. I have had a real excitement for gaining an understanding in science at all levels through my education. This was, however, not always facilitated by the attitudes and teaching styles of my teachers. I therefore truly understand the need for trying to create a tailored experience for individuals, generating a rapport and respecting that there are many ways of expressing the same idea.
How I'd like to help
I feel that it should be my role, as a tutor, to try to present the ideas, on each syllabus that I teach, in a multitude of ways, with a strong emphasis on understanding leading to problem solving, rather than the other way around (as is so often the case in secondary education).
During my A-Levels, I became known in my subjects for having a deep understanding, and so gained a lot of experience in informal tutoring. Notably, there were a few occasions during lessons in which teachers asked me to explain and clarify a topic that they were struggling with, themselves, to the class.
Despite this, I understand what it means to be struggling during studies. At AS, I was extremely disappointed to achieve an E grade in Mathematics. With little external support and belief in my abilities, I set about improving this grade by finding techniques to learning that suited me. This occasionally flew in the face of traditional learning styles, but I ended up achieving an A* in Mathematics, achieving 97% of the available UMS marks across AS & A2. I feel that this demonstrates an understanding in the difficulties of struggling students, but also in the steps in devising a system which can even overcome the limiting notion of a student’s “potential” as put upon them by their school.
While mentoring students in learning strategies as individuals is not formally the aim of my tutorials, I hope to help passively establish the tools required to independently approach problems in novel ways, allowing each student to find the techniques in problem-solving for Maths, Physics and Chemistry which suit them.
My schedule is often flexible. During term-time I would be comfortable giving up to 5-6 tutorials per week, and over the holidays up to 16. The majority of my available time for tutorials will be over the afternoon and evening.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or set up a free “Meet the Tutor Session” and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can and be happy to clarify.
I very much look forward to hearing from you,
Have a lovely day,
|Further Mathematics||A Level||£30 /hr|
|Maths||A Level||£30 /hr|
|Physics||A Level||£30 /hr|
|Further Mathematics||GCSE||£30 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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