My teaching method is personalised for students. I like to see how students interpret the material and then pose questions that I think will spark their interest on the topic. I usually start with contextual information about the topic (e.g. if I was teaching logic, I would tell them about it's applications and how it can be useful and when it's most effective). I emphasise a lot on the student approaching their work in a way that feels honest and truthful to them, and expands their experience of learning. For example, I will often tell them that if they weren't convinced of their own argument in an essay then, together, we can formulate ways to better their skills in doing so. If it's a maths based problem I generally like to teach them about why they use the formulas and graphs they do, and how one can derive them (where possible) so students don't feel overwhelmed by abstract concepts.
My ultimate goal is to make students feel comfortable with the material so it doesn't seem daunting, and turn it into something they can see themselves utilising for their own learning.
I am currently doing an Arts degree with a focus in History and English, and plan to be a humanities (up to VCE) and maths (yr 7-10) teacher. I have tutored in English and philosophy mostly, and I adore getting to experience my students having that lightbulb moment but also supporting them as they try to learn.
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