Shahbaz (Tutor in Rotherham)
The University of Manchester
Medicine and Surgery
Information about Shahbaz
I am a working doctor within the NHS who has always had a strong passion for learning. I feel it is a privilege to then teach my students the knowledge that I have gained so that they can then excel and achieve their ambitions
Availability: Varies depending on rota and other commitments.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I have over 9 years experience of tutoring :
KS3 Biology,Chemistry,Physics and Maths
GCSE Biology,Chemistry,Physics and Maths
A level Biology and Chemistry
As well as being able to prepare A level students for the medical personal statements and interviews.
In addition to this I have tutored Medicine at Degree level for the last 5 years.
I have had students from various different backgrounds which from my experience in the medical field has allowed me to interact with them on a personal level, allowing me to build a rapport and relationship that allows me to bring the best out of my students. My student`s ages have varied between the ages of 4-37! I feel my versatility and ability to communicate at the same level as my students has definitely proven to be vital.
The best thing about being a student of knowledge is that you know what a student would like , hence being able to adapt to your student on both a personal and academic level. I feel this allows me to convey both information and concepts for my student`s to grasp with ease.
In addition to this, being a medical student and having to learn copious amounts and in-depth information regarding both the physiology and anatomy of the body provides me a degree of knowledge that would allow me to teach the concepts taught at both KS3,GCSE and A levels proficiently with both ease and clarity.
My approach to tutoring varies depending on who my student is and what type of service they require. My ultimate goal is to not only improve them academically to receive the best possible grade, but to develop them as a student who is intuitive and dynamic in their approach to learning.
Overall there are 2 types of tuition that I offer
One-to-one , involves direct interaction between myself and my student. This is great for those students who would rather have a tutor directly beside them, in my experience this makes the lessons more personal and allows you to build a rapport faster. However this prospect is daunting for some students who may be shy or feel pressurised, hence my second service.
Online, involves the use of the Skype as the video/audio interface, this allows the main communication between both my students and myself.This is reinforced by the use of Idroo a interactive whiteboard that allows me to use diagrams and pictures as visual aids for my student to allow a more solid explanation of topics. In addition to this I also have my own hand whiteboard which is very useful to provide key facts and information for the lesson allowing me to tackle a subject from a different angle.
In terms of teaching style`s/packages that I offer:
The students who prefer to have a tutor to guide them through a complete course, I endeavour to provide systematic learning to cover all areas and aspects of the course. Just to give you a insight into my teaching methods. I will use the textbooks that are specific to my student`s curriculum. I reinforce what I teach with the aid of a whiteboard and the relevant diagrams and pictures. At some point in the theory stage I will begin to introduce small snippets of exam questions to build up the familiarity of answering questions, and removing that daunting feeling of having exams.
The final stage is answering complete question papers, finding areas of weakness. Solidifying the areas of weakness and attempting some more papers. With this cycle I will ensure that my students remains or become the academically strongest.
The students who require hardcore preparation for the exams, the main focus after establishing strong knowledge of the subject is to improve the exam technique. This means the main focus of our sessions will be solely based on past exam papers. I will pin-point the areas of weakness that my students have so that we can develop the knowledge together, but to also improve their ability of answering the exam questions.
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