What one bit of advice would Priyanka give to a new tutor?
“Don’t let the fear of a challenge stop you. Tutoring children may seem daunting but, the reward of seeing your positive impact on your pupil’s lives is priceless.”
Say hello to Priyanka.
Priyanka joined the TU Tutor cohort in January 2019 whilst studying for a degree in Education Studies.
Priyanka chose to become a TU Tutor because she wanted to do something fulfilling in her free time and the opportunity to tutor children from disadvantaged backgrounds was the perfect way to do this! She also wanted to gain more experience working in an educational setting as she aspires to work in the same field after graduating.
This specific role really interested Priyanka as it gave her the chance to work with young people outside of a traditional educational setting such as a school classroom.
Since becoming a Tutor, Priyanka has developed several skills: she is much quicker at thinking on her feet and has become more creative in resolving problems that arise. The role has also allowed her to become more self-sufficient and organised with her time. This has been extremely helpful considering that Priyanka is studying full-time. In a social sense, she feels much more connected to her local community as she feels like she is giving something back.
Priyanka has described her proudest moment as a TU Tutor so far was when ‘one of my pupils lacked motivation and was refusing to write anything. We decided to have a little chat and it turned out that he lacked motivation due to some comments from school. After hearing this, I gave him a little pep talk and told him that he could do anything he put his mind to. Telling him that I believed in him completely changed his attitude and inspired him to get writing. I was so proud of his resilience and determination to prove his capability.’
Priyanka’s favourite lesson to teach was an English lesson on performance poetry; she really loved how interactive and hands-on it was. The kids did a fantastic job of grasping the literature and then making it their own through short performances.
Priyanka would describe her time as a Tutor as: “Exciting. Insightful. Rewarding.”
Priyanka has been a wonderful addition to our 2018-2019 Tutor Cohort and we hope she continues with us as she enters her third year of university. Thanks for all your hard work Priyanka!
If Priyanka has inspired you to become a TU Tutor, please click here to apply.