My name is Katie and I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 with a first-class degree in Neuroscience, also coming the top of my year. I have now been tutoring for 2.5 years and I am loving it. Since school, I have always loved maths and science, which led me to choose maths, physics and chemistry alongside philosophy and ethics for A-Level. This, coupled with my interest in people and how they work, meant Neuroscience was the perfect degree for me.
A tutor needs more than to be good at and enjoy the subjects they teach; I believe that the key to tutoring is being able to explain the content in a creative, simple and accessible way. I am very easy going and light-hearted, in an effort for students to really enjoy the sessions and to not see me like their teachers, but as someone who they can ask any question - however silly they think it is.
From my experience of tutoring over 25 students, I know that many students can put in the hours and know a lot of the content and yet not see this translate into their grade. In my sessions, I aim to cover the course content to identify weaknesses, address them and then quickly move onto exam-style questions, dealing with gaps in knowledge as they arise, so the student becomes used to the type of questions they could get well before any exam. I am, however, flexible to any style of learning you wish to use.
I also believe that encouragement is so important and I always aim to create an encouraging and just try-again environment, celebrating even small victories.
Availability: I am available on weekdays from 9am until 6pm.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I have spent the last 2 years tutoring 25+ students.
"I signed up to tutor hunt as I needed to enhance my maths skills as part of my work based apprenticeship. I had already had two failed attempts (close but not close enough) at the level 2 functions skills maths exam and was beginning to lose confidence. I saw Katies profile on tutor hunt and felt really happy when going to meet her as she ticked all the boxes in what I was looking for in a tutor. I had 3 maybe 4 sessions with her and in that time I learnt so much. She showed me how to break things down and approach problems at an angle I hadnt used before. Her sessions helped me grow in confidence and I was delighted when I passed my exam with an 83% pass mark. I never thought I would be able to do so well in a maths test. Thank you Katie. I would recommend you to anyone" Hannah
"Katie is a fabulous tutor. We had Katie every Friday from September through to the last exam and she was always reliable, full of enthusiasm and very professional. My daughter is very quiet but Katie easily put her at ease and definitely gave her confidence and great tutoring each week. I would highly recommend Katie to anyone." Fiona
"Katie came highly recommended & we were not disappointed. She was very professional, friendly & helpful. Katie was able to simplify questions & give a better understanding of a subject.
My son gained confidence & was able to approach his exams in a much calmer & methodical manner." Maria
"We have used Katie as a tutor for both my son and daughter and found her to be very knowledgeable, accommodating and a very pleasant. Both my children were struggling with chemistry and she has helped them both to achieve the results that they needed." Viv
"Katie is a great tutor really friendly and easy going approach with excellent one to one skills and good knowledge of the curriculum. She is reassuring and at the same time highly knowledgeable and keen to help." Rachel
"Katie is a very friendly and patient tutor. She is able to give many examples when teaching and gives positive feedback in each session." Molly
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