Malika (Tutor in Portsmouth)
First of all, I am a passionate tutor d I enjoy passing my knowledge to others. I find it very rewarding when students tell me enthusiastically about their good results at exams.
Secondly, through my long medical studies and via my job as GP, I have become very patient and a good listener. This helps me to adapt to any student`s background. Thirdly, being the mother of three teenagers has taught me how to deal with the variable commitments at this age.
I believe firmly that tutoring should be tailored to match each student needs. Moreover, I take into account that tutoring sessions are extra works added to the students busy day at school or at the workplace. Consequently, I endeavour to make my lessons diverse and lively, to avoid students being bored or tired and at risk of giving up after the first sessions.
I make the session as interactive as possible to retain the students attention. The student reads the lesson and we point out together the main ideas. After that, he /she will write summary notes under my supervision. Then comes some sample exam questions. Finally, I end the session by a quiz about the topic that we have studied previously.However,when the exams are getting closer,we work on past papers .
As the holder of a Baccalaureate in Sciences and a Doctorate in Medicine, I am conversant in maths physics and chemistry up to GCSE / A level. In addition, Biology is amongst the basic topics in medical studies therefore, this subject is one of my strongest areas of expertise. With regard to French, although I am not a French native, I am a fluent speaker as all my studies have been carried out in French, from primary school through to university. Consequently, I master French at all levels: from casual conversation to academic reports. Additionally, through my French husband and his family, I have acquired a strong familiarity with the French culture, history and customs.
I am conversant with the curriculum, through my involvement with my sons studies and previous tutoring. I am familiar with the different exam boards and their distinctions. I regularly check on the Internet for the latest updates on the syllabus according to each board.
Availability: Weekdays (anytime)
Willing to travel: 4 miles
Experience: Last year I tutored 2 A level and 2 GCSE students in Sciences and Maths. They were very happy with their achievements.
I had previously tutored Science and French for GCSE students.
References are upon request
I have currently , sept tutees .
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