Meet Our Tutors: Ruth

At Tutors United, our spectacular tutors make everything we do possible. We love them so much and we want you to get to know them too.

Meet Ruth, one of our Booster Series tutors, where she helps kids learn Maths and English in bitesized 30-minute classes twice per week. She is currently studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Oxford! Recently, we asked her a few questions about what it’s like being a Booster Tutor.

Why do you enjoy working with and supporting children?

I want all children to have the best educational opportunities possible, so to be part of this endeavour is so rewarding. Also watching the children have fun and grow in confidence at the same time is incredible. Working with such amazing children doesn’t feel like ‘work’!!

What do you enjoy about the Booster Series?

Booster sessions are exactly what they say on the tin: a boost! A boost for us tutors as well as the children, I think! The topics are so varied and great fun to teach and the children make the job even better with their fantastic contributions and ideas.

Have you tutored or worked with children before TU? What have you done? What have you found rewarding?

I have volunteered as a Rainbows leader and worked in a nursery, both of which were so fulfilling and motivated me to continue such work with TU.

What can the Booster pupils expect from you? How do you like to tutor? How do you want to support your pupils?

Hopefully the Booster pupils can tell how much I love teaching them! I try to give children as much time as I can to speak and contribute to the chat so they are not just listening to me. I always give them positive feedback and encouragement as their ideas are always so impressive.

What is your proudest moment as a Booster Tutor so far?

I can’t pinpoint a ‘proudest moment’. I am just so proud to be part of the Booster Series. We’ve helped children access fun, educational, interactive lessons that they were missing during the pandemic and I hope we have made a real difference to the children and families who have taken part. It’s certainly helped me manage the last 18 months of unpredictability!

What is a fun or interesting fact about yourself?

I actually started a medicine degree with the hope to become a doctor. However since I started tutoring at TU, I realised I was made to be a teacher! So I switched courses to biomedical sciences and intend to complete a teaching course next and become a full-time teacher! I’ve got TU and the wonderful children to thank for that!

I can’t wait to hear more of their amazing ideas in our next English module Discover Your Inner Journalist: Reports & Journalistic Writing, starting on Tuesday 11th January.

If you’re interested in trying one of our brilliant Booster Series topics in January, sign up for a Free Taster Lesson by clicking the link below!

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