Hi, I'm Sahaj and I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Sheffield! I've always enjoyed Mathematics and having achieved A*/A in it throughout school and college makes it my strongest subject.
How would you describe your teaching style?
My aim is to deliver the most engaging lessons that encourage the student to reach their full potential. When approaching a question I first gauge the students' understanding of the subject area, this allows me to pitch the difficulty of the lesson at a level tailored to the students needs. If the student demonstrates prior knowledge, I let the student explore the solution to a problem first. We will then work through the question logically, and get straight to the point in a way that's easy to understand. This removes the frustration that comes from being stuck on a question and turns learning into a more enjoyable, immersive and rewarding task. While covering the syllabus content, I will work on exam technique. This includes showing students mathematical shortcuts they can use to save time and how to manage time efficiently under exam conditions.
What qualifications do you have?
My highest level of qualification is my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Tell us about your experience...
My Father is a Professor of Economics and my Mother is a primary school teacher so education has always held the utmost importance in my home. Seeing different styles of teaching growing up has helped me develop my own unique method of teaching. I worked at Spinney Hill Primary school briefly as part of my school work experience where I gained patience and experience in teaching mathematics at a basic level. Spending my second year of college as a student mentor further refined my teaching ability and gave me experience at 1 to 1 teaching. I was able to build a good rapport with the student I was mentoring and built on the positive feedback I received.
What locations do you tutor in?
All locations in Leicester.
What is your personal message to students?
Your job is to achieve the best grade you possibly can and my job is to facilitate that. As a recent graduate I can tell you that your grade isn't determined by the amount of time you revise, it's dependent on the quality of your revision. I deliver my lessons in a straightforward manner that removes the frustration associated with being stuck on the same question. This allows more quality time to be spent on other areas of the syllabus as well as exam technique. Remember, if you put the work in, nothing is unachievable and I'll be supporting you every step of the way.