### What do I enjoy most about tutoring?

Having experienced first-hand the frustration and anxiety that surrounds the inability to understand course content and succeed in the HSC, I'm more than happy to provide guidance to students in that same position. Having overcome it, I hope to give others the same support I would have wanted and use my knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to their learning.

### My Strengths as Tutor

My greatest strength as a tutor is my ability to empathise with students experiencing difficulty, as my similar experiences have developed the necessary patience and communication skills to be able to teach them. My strong work ethic also drives me to prioritise their learning and make sure that sessions are effective and meaningful.

### Most important things I can do for a student

Rather than 'how to answer questions', the most important thing a tutor can do for a student is teach them how to think to solve problems. In a real-world workplace, problem solving is a crucial skill as it creates meaningful solutions to issues. This is why teaching maths should go beyond drilling procedures, formulas and theorems into a student's head - tutors should encourage students to develop a wholesome understanding of the problem, why certain steps are taken and how best to approach it. This will allow students to develop critical thinking skills that extend beyond mathematics.
### Tutoring students in

- grade 9
- grade 10
- grade 11