Jonny Ding - Private Tutor in Central London
I am currently studying for a Master's degree in Psychology at UCL, having already graduated with a 2:1 in Natural Sciences at Nottingham University where I specialised in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. As part of my undergraduate degree I tutored GCSE and A-level students in Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I also conducted research examining the efficacy of psychotherapeutic medication and reviewed the literature on virtual reality therapy’s benefit as an intervention in weakness following a stroke. Between the ages of 11 and 18, I attended Manchester Grammar School where I achieved 7A* grades at GCSE and AAB at A-level. This experience has given me a very strong understanding, not only of the relevant exam specifications, but also what exactly is needed for students to achieve the top grades and go on to thrive at Russell Group universities. I am very grateful for the teachers and role models I have had, and I am very happy that I can contribute in a similar way.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University College London, 09/2019 – 09/2021
Psychological Sciences (MSci): ongoing
University of Nottingham, 09/2015 – 07/2018
Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Psychology) (BSci): 2:1
School: Manchester Grammar School
AAB in Chemistry, Maths and Biology at A-level AAAA Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Biology at AS-level 7A*s at GSCE (A*s in all of the Sciences)
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
- Tutoring 15-18 year olds- During my undergraduate degree, I tutored GCSE and A-level Chemists, Biologists and Mathematicians when completing a module preparing students for teaching.
- SEN teaching: For 6 months, I have worked as a learning support assistant at Royal College Manchester with students aged 18-25 who have profound learning difficulties, autism and multi-sensory impairments. I also coached disability sport at the same charity for 2 years.
- English Teaching- I taught English for 3 months to children aged between 4 and 22 in a Central American school and after-school club.
My Approach to Tutoring
My teaching approach is based upon the breadth of experience I have in the UK and abroad teaching students across the continuum of age and ability. My study of developmental psychology, social psychology and adolescent mental health also strongly influence my teaching method. The most impactful part of which, is the regular feedback I provide specifically pointing out the area in which the student has excelled. This technique develops a positive tutor-tutee relationship and increases motivation. In addition, at the end of each session, I encourage my students to identify a few positives: a demonstration of care, a new area of proficiency, or a moment of full focus. I aim to develop patterns of positive evaluation enabling my students to take pride in their work and the dedication they show, so that they can thrive when stress is encountered. When receiving my tuition, you can expect personalised teaching, diligently planned lessons that encourage flexibility of thought and a tutor who is trustworthy, friendly and organised. Where appropriate, I will extend beyond the syllabus to develop interest in preparation for interviews and cultivate the skills of a university level scientist.
Fun Facts About Me
I grew up on a farm with 3 older brothers, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 chickens. In my spare time, I regularly play football, run, cycle and box. I also listen to lots of music, read, cook and practise Spanish.
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