Martin Kiik - Private Tutor in Central London

Martin Kiik Private Tutor in Central London

After graduating from Harvard with a B.A. in Neurobiology I worked as a management consultant in the US for three years before starting the graduate medicine course at King's. I taught my first class in public speaking at the age of 17 and have sought out opportunities to teach and mentor others in everything I pursue. To that end, I joined Wentworth Tutors in 2018.

Subjects I Teach

My Education & Qualifications

  • King's College London, 2018Present
    Graduate Medicine (MBBS):
  • Harvard University, 20112015
    Neurobiology (BA): Magna cum laude

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

I first worked as a public speaking and debate instructor in a public school for two years. Since then, I've conducted several communication and argumentation workshops for teachers and served as the curriculum lead of two international debate camps. While working as a consultant, I mentored new analysts and taught modules on quantitative modelling and Excel. Currently I also coach students around London through Debate Mate's after-school program.

My Approach to Tutoring

I view any learning process as one of exploration and experimentation. Not only is there a lot to learn from how the knowledge was originally discovered, but it also makes the content relevant and engaging - true understanding tends to follow curiosity and perseverance. Of course, each tutee is different and there are many possible paths to excellence, so an essential part of the process is learning how to learn and finding the best approach. Unfortunately, this is rarely a focus of any school curriculum, despite its fundamental importance.

Fun Facts About Me

In my spare time I enjoy windsurfing, music and a lively discussion. I used to manage a radio station and host a show for several years and am always looking for recommendations on new artists and songs. Many years ago I also won the best ESL speaker award at World Universities Debating Championships, which is an event exactly as nerdy as it sounds, but I loved every bit of it.

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