Specialist Maths Tutor | An Interview with Christine He, This Weeks Featured #tutorsofLGT
As part of our #tutorsofLGT campaign, this week we are featuring one of LGT‘s topSpecialist Maths Tutors, Christine He. As a Platinum Specialist Maths tutor, she has conducted well over 50 hours worth of private tutoring and has earned her spot as one of LGT’s most active Tutors of 2018.
Our aim behind the #tutorsofLGT campaign is to give light to to some of LGT Tutoring’s most dedicated and experienced tutors. In answering some of these questions and sharing their stories, we hope it will not only inspire our students, but also tutors who are just starting out.
We asked Christine some questions and here is what she had to say!
1. Out of all the tutoring you have done, what moment stood out to you the most?
“As a Maths Methods and Specialist Maths tutor with LGT, out of all the private tutoring I have done, the moment that stood out to me the most was when one of my Maths Methods and Specialist Maths students Harry, understood a topic after we worked hard together on it for many weeks for his upcoming Maths SAC and received an outstanding result. Seeing him so happy and proud of himself after doing well on a Math subject he may not be naturally confident in, made me really happy. After that topic he started being more confident in himself in the rest of his modules.”
2. If you go back and advise your younger self to do anything different while studying, what would it be and why?
“If I could go back and advise my younger self to do anything differently while studying, it would be to not be so hung up in marks so much. Sometimes when I did badly on a test I studied really hard, be it Maths Methods or any other subject, I would be really disappointed with the mark. But when you start focusing less on your scores and more on the concepts you don’t understand, what you get back from the bad test result is a lot more constructive in guiding your academic improvement.”
3. With over 50 hours of tutoring experience, what advice would you have for other tutors?
“As a Maths Methods and Specialist Maths tutor, I would advise other tutors to get to know their students learning styles before developing an individualised tutoring plan with them. All students learn differently, e.g. some like pictures and learning visually while other learn more by doing problem questions. Take the time before the first lesson to work out how they learn best. This way they will be tutored by you more effectively and makes your private tutoring lessons more enjoyable for the both of you.”
On behalf of LGT Tutoring, we want to thank Christine for answering those questions and all her continuous hard work.
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