Information about Matthew
Matt is a friendly and outgoing student who is always looking to learn more. He`s currently in his third year of reading Geography at the University of Oxford, but still remembers his days of studying the International Baccalaureate and understands the stress that students can feel when undertaking such an intensive course.
He also achieved an A* at GCSE Maths and has experience tutoring this subject to others.
He achieved 44/45 points at the IB and continues to perform well in his essays and reports at Oxford. He`s also working as an Intern for the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University, where he identifies different species from a range of camera trap images and analyses fine scale habitat distributions of small carnivores in Borneo.
Availability: Matt is very flexible as a student. The only day he can`t do is Thursdays.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: After leaving secondary school, Matt took a short break to travel and earn some money, which involved tutoring local students in his area. He has taught GCSE Geography, English, Maths and Biology. At IB/A Level, he has taught students in the 6 subjects he did: English Higher, Business Higher, Geography Higher, Maths, Italian and Biology, as well a the Theory of Knowledge Essay and Extended essay, both of which he scored the maximum mark for. He`s also tutored his younger sister, who gained at place at St Andrews last year. This has helped him remain on top of current A level/IB content.
Matt approaches each tutoring job differently and is easily adaptable to suit the needs of the tutee. He believes that learning should be an enjoyable and varied experience, whilst also understanding the specific requirements of the UK school curriculum and the importance of meeting set targets. Matt will always encourage a tutee to go beyond what they originally thought they could achieve, whilst also remaining an approachable person that the tutee should feel comfortable discussing issues with. He also aims to be a role model to his students and hopes he can inspire others through his enthusiasm for his own subject.