Effective Methods for Tutoring By A Professional Math Tutor
Sydney tutor in Algebra, Calculus, Further Maths, Maths, Maths Methods, Statistics
I travel to these locationsHills District
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My name is Stefan and I am a Professional Mathematic and Science Tutor, based in Randwick. I provide tutoring services across the Eastern Suburbs for students Year 5 - 12. I study Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW and teach my students during the evenings and on weekends. One to one session - $50, group session - $25. I came to understand the most effective methods of tutoring during my high school studies. I was the top student in my Grade which led to a high ATAR result (97.4), scholarship and an offer for internship in the first year of University!!! My goal is to help my students to achieve the same level of success.
My strategy is a “three step” approach:
Step 1 Regardless of how poorly a student is currently performing in class, I always immediately start every new client by teaching the student “ahead” of the class. In other words, I teach the course material that the student has not yet been taught by the teacher. The power of this approach is that when the student then hears the material from their teacher, they are already familiar with it. This yields two very important benefits. The classroom experience is now a positive one instead of a negative one and the student develops more confidence. As a result the teacher now becomes my ally in teaching the student new concepts. Now I don't have to play “catch up” by attempting to teach material that the student has already heard in class, but did not understand. Instead, the teacher reinforces concepts that the student has already learned from me.
It is important to also go back and review prior material that the student did not grasp the first time through. Since mathematics tends to be cumulative, it is important to fill in the missing gaps. So, I try to spend time each session to go back and review old material. Repetition is key for learning mathematics effectively.
Step 3: Teaching students my strategies to detect and correct errors as well as review their errors during for the next couple of lessons. I encorauge a student to keep a list of errors and with each each write down the correct method, solution.
"The students love this tutoring method because it immediately builds up their confidence. The classroom experience becomes more positive, the teacher becomes a valuable ally, and the students invariably improve quite dramatically in their academic performance. I have turned many frustrated “C” students into confident “A” students by using the approach outlined above.
3 years of experience in tutoring maths
$50 per hour
Joined Tutor Finder on 14-Mar-2019 (updated profile on 05-Jul-2019)