MEET THE MENTORS
All of our mentors are in their final years of secondary school, or first years of undergraduate university, and have a real passion for spreading the love of education. Below you will find descriptions of each tutor's educational interests.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Maths, Chemistry, Spanish at Higher Level, and English, Philosophy and Biology at Standard Level
I have always had a passion for both languages and maths, and I am hoping to study maths at university. I love mentoring, both because it allows me to connect with and give others those vital tools that I have learned over the years during my education, but also because I genuinely have fun working with and tutoring my mentees!
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Philosophy, History and English at Higher Level, and Chemistry, Maths, and French at Standard Level
I am passionate about the humanities subjects that I study, and hope to study Philosophy at university. I really enjoy mentoring as I love seeing the way that the younger students progress and how their confidence in a subject increases over time. I think it’s very important to support the community I live in and take great pride in helping those around me in any way I can.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying English, Economics, and Global Politics at Higher Level, and Maths, Biology, and German at Standard Level
I have great interest in both economics and global politics and I am hoping to study economics and finance at university. For me, mentoring allows me to support others and their progression through teaching them. Also I love the process of mentoring as it is extremely rewarding and valuable, for both me and the mentee.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Maths, Physics, and Spanish
To me, mentoring is not only helping with homework or doing quizzes, but also a time where the mentee can develop the confidence to ask for help and complete assignments alone. It’s so rewarding to see how much students have progressed and I’m always so proud of them! As for me, I love biology and plan to study biomedical sciences or neuroscience at university; I also enjoy learning new languages and would love to keep doing so in the future.
Year 13 A Level Student studying English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and Maths
I discovered my love for mentoring this year as I helped a year 11 girl with her Biology GCSE course. It was very fulfilling to see how she progressed as part of my help and it was always a pleasure to prepare materials for her about a subject which links so closely with what I wish to study at university - medicine. As part of my volunteering at West London Free School, I helped children learn how to read, an interest of mine I have been able to study in depth in my English Literature A level course; I hope others can benefit from what I have learnt.
Year 13 A Level Student studying English, History and Film studies
In the future, I’d love to teach English Literature to children as I believe the ability to read and appreciate all kinds of writing truly enhances the quality of living. Not only does it open up a wide range of literature choices, but it also develops an appreciation for all types of cultural art forms such as theatre, radio and poetry.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Geography
Personally I have always enjoyed mentoring as it is so amazing to see students go through the same journey that I have as see them have similar passions to that I have for Science. I would love to pursue this passion to hopefully study Dentistry or Biomed at university. I currently also coach hockey at my local team, which is one of my highlights of the week as I love to see the children so excited to learn something new.
Year 13 A Level Student studying English Literature, English Language, History of Art and Fine Art
I’m currently hoping to study either English Literature or History of Art at university. I have had some experience mentoring; I taught a girl of a family I stayed with whilst volunteering in India, and found it to be hugely rewarding. I think that mentoring is a great opportunity to pass on valuable advice that I’ve learnt throughout my schooling, and it’s exciting to watch the mentees grow more confident with this guidance.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Physics, Chemistry and Maths
at Higher Level, and Philosophy, English and German at Standard Level
I hope to study physics at university, but thoroughly enjoy all my subjects. I really like tutoring/mentoring because I find it incredibly rewarding to see people develop an understanding of different things, I love seeing that lightbulb moment. I also find tutoring gives me a greater and deeper understanding of the subject we are working on.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Economics, Maths, French and Politics
I have always been very particular in the subjects that I liked at school and studying A level this year has allowed me to focus more on each particular subject. I hope to study Economics and business at university and potentially with french on the side. Starting mentoring at the beginning of the academic year has allowed me to see the students realise their potential and it has allowed them to enjoy studying like I do.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, Art and Philosophy at Higher Level, and English, Maths and Mandarin at Standard Level
I love all my subjects and couldn’t choose a favourite and at university I’m hoping to study business. For the last couple of months I have really enjoyed mentoring as it is incredibly rewarding to see my mentees improve and be enthusiastic about their work but also to see their growing confidence in themselves and their abilities which I think is so important.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, English and History at Higher Level, and Maths, Philosophy, and French at Standard Level
Studying the IB enables me to enjoy a range of different subjects, and mentoring in the last few months has allowed me to relay this passion onto younger children. I find helping others with their learning process to be fulfilling and rewarding, especially furthering their development of new skills. I am hoping to study English literature at university.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying English, Philosophy, and Spanish at Higher Level, and Maths, Economics and Biology at Standard Level
I am very lucky to be able to study the IB as it offers such a wide range of subjects to study. I am particularly passionate about Philosophy and Spanish, and hope to study them at university. Mentoring has really helped me share my love for learning with others, and I have had a lot of fun getting to know all the different students. It has been very rewarding seeing my mentees benefit from these one-to-one sessions and I can’t wait to carry on!
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Biology and Chemistry
I am very passionate about my subjects and have been since a young age and hope to evoke the same excitement towards science and maths in young children. I am the eldest of 3 so I am quite familiar with encouraging younger children to do their homework and help them out with classwork. At university I hope to study medicine, when I’m older the dream is to become a pediatrician. I used to also do private piano lessons to young children so I already have a little experience with teaching.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Politics, Philosophy, and French at Higher Level, and English, Maths and Chemistry at Standard Level
I would love to mentor children and try to help them as much as I can with their homework. By volunteering at the Rugby Portobello every week I really have developed such a passion for teaching young kids and I have found that it really expanded my horizons. I think that by doing this tutoring program, this love I have for helping out young children will be further emphasised
Year 12 A Level Student studying Math, Further Math, Physics and Chemistry
I have always had an interest in teaching as it is such a rewarding experience to be able to pass on the skills I have developed throughout my education. Helping a student progress to understand a topic or concept is so inspiring and has led me to become a mentor. I greatly value the bond a student and mentor can develop, as I can connect with the mentee while having fun!
Year 13 A Level Student studying English, Religious Studies and French
I really want to mentor as I have experience in this field - in my school I used to help in a Year 6 French class. I found it so inspiring to help children enjoy their subjects, which I remember I struggled with when I was younger. In GCSE’s I worked really hard which enabled me achieve my goal of straight 9’s, so I’d love to help other children with achieving their best possible results!
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, English and Economics
I love all my subjects and want to study Economics at university. I want to mentor because it looks like a great thing to do in a field I’m passionate about, and it’s a lot like the volunteering and jobs I would usually be doing (if not for the virus)
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, History and Economics at Higher Level, and French, English and Maths at Standard Level
I am very excited to continue doing a wide range of subjects in the IB as I really like the breadth of ways of thinking this will offer, as well as keeping my options open for future studies. From my experience at school, I have learnt how important it is to have one on one time with teachers or mentors to help to consolidate my learning, particularly with subjects and topics I find difficult. I would love to help others through mentoring and hopefully share my love of learning!
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Politics, History, and English at Higher Level, and Maths, Biology and Spanish at Standard Level
I am really interested in humanities, and want to study history and politics at university. I would love to be able to have the opportunity to help and pass on some of my knowledge to mentees, whilst also giving back to the community.
Year 12 A Level Student studying English Literature, French, History and Latin
The bond that can be formed between the mentee and the mentor is so important; the one-on-one time can make all the difference. I know how it feels to be on the receiving end when my teachers help me with a concept that I am struggling with. Through other volunteering (with my local brownie guides) as well as helping my 4 year old sister learn to read and write, I have been able to witness this and I know that mentoring is incredibly important to build confidence and a love of learning.
Year 13 A Level Student studying English, Biology, Maths and Drama
My interests are divided into the humanities and the STEM subjects as I have a passion for biology and technology as well as theatre and the arts. I hope to study Human Sciences at university because I am interested in the interaction between the scientific and the environment and I believe that the relationship between creativity and technology and the arts and science can work best when combined, something that excites me for the future. I hope to help students feel more confident in their ability as well as hopefully become more excited by their studies so work is not just an arduous task.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Math, Chemistry and History at Higher Level, and French, English and Biology at Standard Level
I thoroughly enjoy the sciences and maths and love explaining them to others. It is great being able to use what I've learnt to help those who are younger.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Chemistry, Biology and German
I adore the sciences, especially Chemistry and Biology, and I am planning to study biochemistry at university! I show my passion and dedication to the STEM subjects by volunteering at my school's Junior School each week, where I teach some of the younger girls maths and science. There are so many fascinating areas in science, and there is at least one topic that everyone will find interesting. I would love to help expand one's knowledge on any scientific subject matter or anyone who needs help in a particular area of science or math.
Year 12 A Level Student studying A Level Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Philosophy
I would love to be a mentor in this scheme because I have always enjoyed working with younger children and I think these unprecedented times are a perfect time to help out as much as possible! I am keen to make the lives of parents and the children themselves that little bit easier, and while doing so pass on as much knowledge as possible. Getting involved in helping the community has always been a priority for me, and I believe this is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Year 13 A Level Student studying English, History and Philosophy & Ethics and an EPQ on Sylvia Plath
For academic interest, I adore English especially, but love all humanities! I spend a crazy amount of time every week writing and reading, since I only take essay subjects. In terms of why I want to mentor, I would be humbled to help out in any way I can, especially in times like these. I’m an academic mentor at my school, Latymer Upper, which essentially means I volunteer to tutor students in years below me in my A Level topics and Spanish too, since I’ve grown up around the language. I also spend two hours every fortnight teaching refugees, around 16-18 years old, English. Hopefully, I’ve got the relevant experience and I think I could be useful! It would be super fulfilling to put some of my new spare time, skills and enthusiasm to use!
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying English, Art, and Philosophy at Higher Level, and Spanish, Maths Studies, and Biology at Standard Level
My favourite subject is Philosophy and I am interested in studying this at University perhaps with Sociology, Economics and Political Science. I love a wide range of subjects which is why I chose the IB and I am very passionate about English and Spanish also. I also just love chatting to people and would love to offer any advice or help that I can. I would really love to get involved in this initiative and I think that it is a brilliant idea. I am constantly aware and thankful of the privilege that it is to have such an incredible education and I feel immensely lucky. I have really wanted to give back in some way for a while now but have found it difficult to find a practical way in which to do so and I think that this is such a great idea. I also love teaching people and have had work experience at primary schools working with young children.
First Year student at George Washington University majoring in Political Science and Political Communications
I am interested in the functions of government and how people interact with it and influence it. I am predominantly interested in this dynamic in the United States but have studied politics at the US, UK, International and comparative levels at varying levels in the last two years. I am interested in tutoring to help others find the beginnings of a level of fulfillment and purpose in academic studies similar to that which I have found. Studying Politics as an essay subject has required me to develop a high standard of writing and English. Beyond Politics I studied History and Spanish for A-Levels as well as Maths and English for GCSEs among others. Academically I am particularly suited to helping with English needs. However a benefit of the American system of study at the university level is that it requires a degree of breadth in study meaning that I feel I will be able to adapt to help with a broad range of tutoring or mentoring needs.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics
My academic interests lie mainly in physical chemistry and physics. I am hoping to study physics or natural sciences at university. I want to be a mentor as I want to help those around me and I believe sharing knowledge is a great way to do that. I also often tutor my siblings and it’s great to see kids become interested in academic work.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths
I’d like to be a mentor because I’ve experienced first hand how hard it can be to learn from home, and I’d love to make it easier for these kids. I also just want to be able to help the most I can during these strange and troubling times.
First year uni student who studied A Level History, English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics
I’m hopefully going to Edinburgh to study history this year (fingers crossed!). I’m happy to help with anything from some fun and interesting history or the subject of your preference to general chatting and social skill type things. I would love to be a teacher when I graduate so this tutoring scheme really appeals to me!
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry
I'm really into the organic side of chemistry and how it relates to biology - for example, different types of drugs/molecules and their effects on and reactions in the body and a lot more. i’m also really fascinated by the brain, nervous system and all sorts of neurological/neurodegenerative disorders - it was just a gut feeling for me. cannot forget about the maths though - i do really have a soft spot for trigonometry and calculus hehe. I would really love to mentor because I love teaching and guiding young children in a way that’s comfortable for them but still challenges them. seeing them grow as a person with their new acquired knowledge (whether it be factual school information or life in general) really does make me smile! :D
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Economics, French and AS Maths
My interest in this programme derives from the intention to give back to a community who are suffering from the consequences of this pandemic. Education among younger students is understandably limited and as I am blessed to attend a school that has many online resources to offer, I would like to offer the same services to those where online learning may be hindered. I academically enjoy anything to do with languages - I have done GCSE Spanish and French so those would be preferred. Also, I like the sciences and feel I could be helpful in that area.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, Chemistry and French at Higher Level, and Maths, English and Philosophy at Standard Level
Biology and chemistry are two subjects I am very passionate about and I hope to take science at university, as well as studying languages and learning about different cultures. I have enjoyed working as an assistant teacher for the past 3 years and have found it to be such an enriching experience and would love to volunteer and help others during this pandemic.
Year 12 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Philosophy
I would really like to become a mentor as I really enjoy spending time with children. Through school, I volunteered at a local primary school where I was able to read and play with children every week. I really enjoyed this and would love to continue. I am really interested in sciences and hope to study Medicine or Veterinary Medicine in the future.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, French and Psychology
I've interacted with children in the past and I enjoy teaching and making learning fun! My strong suit is French but I would be very happy to help with any other subject. I am very passionate about animals and my goal would be to enter a Veterinary School.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths
I’m looking to study medicine at university, and so really enjoy working with a variety of people. Having tutored before and really enjoyed it, I wanted to maybe broaden my horizons and try and help teach more people. It’s really useful for me as a future medic (hopefully), as it helps develop communication and social skills which are integral to the profession. I particularly enjoy the more scientific subjects, however I also find languages and arts fascinating, and would approach any topic with alacrity.
First year uni student who studied A Level Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Economics
I am really interested in engineering: the way it can make life easier/make the world a better place, and also the ways in which it is helping to develop solutions to climate change. I also enjoy how it combines many different subjects, both sciences and humanities as there are lots of different factors involved! As such, I will be studying Chemical Engineering next year at university.I would like to be a mentor as I think it will be really fulfilling and also really enjoy working with and helping out younger children (volunteered at a Primary School in year 11). It is something that I have wanted to continue doing however haven’t really had the time for it due to academic and extracurricular pressure until now, and I think now more than ever it is really important to help out wherever possible! I also think that this will be a great way to develop some new skills that I can use later in life!
Year 12 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths
Education is such a powerful tool and I would love to contribute through mentoring; by teaching in subjects I especially enjoy, I hope to spread my passion as well. I have an avid interest in science, especially in a medical context - something I would like to study further at university. Outside the classroom, my hobbies include playing team sports: netball and football.
Year 13 A Level student studying Biology, Economics and Geography
I’d like to be a mentor because I had a mentor when I was in year 4. I realised that, from my experiences, my mentor has helped me a great deal. So I would like to give the chance for someone else to enjoy and reap the benefits of having an experienced mentor help them.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Higher Level, and English, French and History at Standard Level
I love the sciences and maths but I also have a great interest in languages. I want to mentor because I love to teach and I think that now that I have more time away from school, I can use what I learned at GCSE to help other kids (even if I’m not actually doing my GCSEs!).
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Maths and Art
I’m currently taking Biology for my A-levels and am interested in continuing this for university. I am interested in developmental biology and potentially something to do with medicine. I would love the opportunity to tutor kids as I think it would have been so helpful when I was younger to have someone still in school to generally talk to, as well as explain things to me (as we would know what the easiest way to explain different concepts are.) I also love interacting and speaking with children as I think it helps their confidence and can also develop their interests in different subjects outside of school.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Biology, Chemistry and French
I am extremely passionate about my subjects, maths and biology specifically. However, I have many interests outside of the classroom such as speech and drama (which I am currently doing at grade 8). Before quarantine, I volunteered lots of my time to old people's homes, food banks, and I even tutored some Chinese children to help them improve their English. I would like that to continue even in this situation we are currently in, as I thoroughly enjoy helping others.
First year uni student who studied the International Baccalaureate taking Higher Level History, Global Politics and Spanish, and Standard Level English, Chemistry and Maths Studies.
Having tutored before, throughout my time in school, I enjoyed helping younger students become more engaged with their subjects as it helps hugely with learning and navigating new content! I myself am very passionate about History, Politics and Spanish having taken them at Higher Level on the IB and will soon be starting a History degree!
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, History, Physics and Russian
Growing up the second oldest out of 7 brothers and sisters, I have always aspired to be a positive influence and example - ’’lifting as I climb’’. I want to be a mentor as I want to apply my experience, with younger kids, to other individuals and help them thrive personally and educationally. I'm not sure what I want to do when I am older, but I am interested in studying Psychology and Mathematics in university and later applying it to the outside world.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Geography and German
I have always been passionate about mentoring, teaching and sharing knowledge and experiences with others, especially younger peers. At my school, I have undertaken basic training for coaching and mentoring and gained valuable skills for both the 'Pupil Coaching and Mentoring Programme' at school and for everyday life. I find mentoring extremely rewarding and would definitely describe it as one of my strengths. I would consider myself an outgoing person, with a real interest for learning about people, culture's and also sharing my knowledge and experience.
Year 12 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry
I believe that during these tough times we all need to give back to the community in as many ways as possible so I would like to help others. Also, being a student, I feel like sometimes we need someone of a similar age to explain things, as often we can see things from different angles to teachers. My GCSE predicted grades ten 9’s and two 8’s therefore I feel like I could help teach younger students some things which they may not have understood.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry and Economics
I am looking to apply to veterinary medicine at the RVC, Cambridge, Surrey and Edinburgh. I am most proficient at biology and that is my main focus but of course chemistry I am also more than happy to help with. At GCSE level I got 6 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs. I'm looking to become to mentor because my schools mentoring program is unfortunately due to Covid-19 not going on at the moment and I believe it is important that continue the hard work especially now that people who are less fortunate than us will need it the most.
First year uni student who studied the International Baccalaureate taking Spanish, Art and Geography at Higher Level, and Biology, English and Maths at Standard Level
The IB has enabled me to study a wide range of subjects and I am planning on studying Geography at Edinburgh in September. I would love to be part of this scheme as I enjoy helping others and from past experience, I have found mentoring to be fulfilling and beneficial to both the mentor and mentee!
Year 12 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, Computing and Music
I enjoy helping out my younger sister with her schoolwork, and now that she is growing up and doesn’t need my help anymore, I would like to continue helping others younger than me. My academic interests are based on STEM, as is shown through my A Level choices.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Geography
I am currently at Wetherby Senior School and am studying Maths, further Maths , Chemistry and Geography for Alevels. I am also hoping to go to the US for university so I am studying for my ACT. I have done some mentoring at my school and have really enjoyed it so I would like to further help people through this site.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Economics, Maths, Spanish and Italian
School can be the best thing in your life or the worst; it's how you take advantage of it. I have found a very healthy yet productive blend of academic work and sports. I believe in order to thoroughly enjoy academic life one must find this correct balance as well to enjoy their studies. I believe myself to be a linguist with a knack for maths which I discovered from a young age and have a vast experience of changing schools and trying to socialise with new people from different backgrounds
Year 13 Student studying A Level English Literature, Maths and Photography as well as the Welsh Baccalaureate
Becoming a mentor will help fulfill my passion for teaching, a lifelong goal of mine. I have significant voluntary hours working alongside primary aged pupils as well as experience tutoring KS3 students in my comprehensive school. I aim to attend Aberystwith University in the academic year 2021 to study Mathematics with Education, this combination will allow my passion for Mathematics and my love for teaching to flourish. The local primary school I volunteer with weekly has offered me firsthand experience as acting teaching assistance to year 4 through to year 6. I can honestly say during this lockdown I miss the pupils in the primary school most, I have already secured the same position when returning to school to follow year 5 through to year 6 (I have already been invited to year 5s end of year party in 2021!).
Year 12 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Pre-U Mandarin
My academic interests lie predominantly in the sciences, maths, and languages, however I have always enjoyed both history and English as well! Once I’ve completed my A-Levels, I am hoping to pursue medicine. Throughout my secondary school education, I have undertaken a variety of commitments which have given me a varied skill set. I have experience in tutoring and have found it both rewarding and fulfilling! I am excited to share the knowledge I have acquired throughout my education with those younger than me and, hopefully, through the process, help those students gain confidence in their academic abilities, whilst nurturing their passions for subjects I am equally as passionate about!
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Further Maths, Latin, Economics and English Literature
Maths has always been my favourite and best subject, and I am hoping to study maths at university. I have enjoyed being a mentor at my current school, and hopefully, this program can help me reach more students who need a helping hand in their studies. I help my younger sisters with their school work and revision at home and I love the rewarding feeling of watching them progress. I believe that anyone can excel at any subject with the right help.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Philosophy
With the current global situation, I think it's so important that children receive education, despite the present inability to have face to face contact and learning, and I would love to volunteer and help with this! I also have A-A* GCSEs in Latin, French, Chinese, History and Drama alongside Maths, English and the sciences, so I would be able to help with any of these subjects!
Year 12 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths
I have younger brothers and have a lot of experience in teaching younger students. I enjoy teaching and it not only benefits the student but me as well. I’m applying for medicine and looking to increase my skill in a more responsible position, such as being a mentor.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, Chemistry and Geography at Higher Level, and English, Maths and French at Standard Level
I have always had a great interest in sciences as well as learning about the natural world in geography, which I hope to study at university. I also have a passion for languages in both German, which I am bilingual in and French. Tutoring is something I very much enjoy as it is rewarding to see others become more confident and eager to learn more as well as helping to further their knowledge.
Year 13 A Level Student studying English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and History of Art
I love reading and talking about literature, and would feel very fulfilled to be able to help people to cultivate the same passion that I have for my subject. I would be very happy to know that I could maybe inspire someone to appreciate literature, or even just help them to grasp it better. I am also more than keen to look at Biology, as that is one of my other passions and I love especially how intricate and clever the world is. I feel that I am suited to tutor both, as my enthusiasm and GCSE marks would suggest. If I could help teach children to have the same love of the subjects as I do, then I feel that is the greatest gift education can— and more rarely does— offer.
Year 13 A Level Student studying French, Spanish, and History of Art
I really love languages and humanities and would be happy to help with any of these subjects- I have also taken Maths and English SATs. I would love to mentor to help out kids who may not have access to a private tutor, and to develop my own discussion skills as well.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Maths, Philosophy and Art
I want to study neuroscience and psychopharmacology at university but I also love Visual Fine Arts. I would love to be a mentor as I have worked with younger children before and really enjoyed the experience and I think this is a great opportunity to share knowledge as well as provide extra help which is essential especially during these extraordinary times.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, Chemistry and Global Politics at Higher Level, and Maths, English and Spanish at Standard Level
I thoroughly enjoyed tutoring when we were allowed to go into schools to carry it out face-to-face, and I know that it must be extremely difficult to teach all of the primary school children remotely as I have experienced this with my younger brother. I am pursuing medicine, and I am happy to help with any of the sciences, maths or English.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Chemistry, Spanish and Economics
I have always had a passion for Languages and at University I hope to combine both Economics and Spanish. I’d like to become a mentor as I think it’s important to help younger students reach their full potential while enjoying their learning experiences and developing their own interests.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Economics, Maths and History
I am really enthusiastic about all my subjects and enjoy school. I want to make the best use out of my time in lockdown, and helping others is something that I am looking forward to doing.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, History and Spanish at Higher Level, and Maths, English and Economics/ Philosophy at Standard Level
Throughout my secondary school journey , I have always been motivated, engaged and committed, both in my school work and extracurricular activities. I am enthusiastic about all my extracurriculars, ranging from debating and MUN, to the Netball Team and Bronze/Silver DofE, to Grade 6 Music exams and theory. In my free time, I teach in a local primary school weekly, helping children work on their math and reading skills and during the last two summers I helped an orphanage in Guatemala to rebuild their outdoor playing area, organise their clinic and help the children develop their reading, writing and mathematical skills. These experiences were enriching and heartwarming, as I was exposed to the challenges of these children’s lives but also to their happiness for learning and playing. Volunteering has now become part of my commitments and I would love to become a mentor as especially now in this time of crisis and having to learn from home, the least I could do is help children either doing homework, having a simple conversation or academically challenging them.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and AS Spanish
I would love to become a mentor because I enjoy working with children and helping others out where I can. From personal experience of having a tutor, I appreciate the support they can provide, and how valuable a small amount of your time can be to another person. Also, I am interested in mentoring as I would love to share my knowledge in subjects which I enjoy, and I understand how this can help to build someone else’s confidence. While I love all my subjects, I am particularly interested in biology, specifically human anatomy. I hope to study dentistry at university.
Year 13 International Baccalaureate Student studying Spanish, English Literature and Art at Higher Level, and Maths, Biology and Psychology at Standard Level
I’ve always loved to learn and I am passionate about making other children’s learning experiences as interesting, engaging and fun as mine were. I have previous tutoring experience, primarily in Maths, English, Spanish and the Sciences, and am keen to develop my own teaching skills whilst building confidence in the tutee on an amazing platform. It’s such a rewarding experience!
Year 12 A Level Student studying History, English, Italian and Geography
History has always been a great passion for me and I hope that I can pass on my help to enjoy the plethora of fascinating people, events and historical ideas which have captured my interest for so long. Bringing humanity and life into History really helps to make it such a fantastic subject. Whilst History has always remained my favourite subject, I have always found both History and Geography to complement each other well. There is a decent bulk of memorisation to learn in both subjects which I certainly felt to be quite daunting at times. However, I feel that it becomes a lot easier when you can properly take the time to understand the context. English literature may be more abstract than the other subjects, but the focus placed on analysing and understanding the way humanity interacts and expresses itself can be really interesting to pick apart. Italian is a wonderful language and with such a rich culture of literature, cinema and history I have found the subject to be a great joy.
I hope that I can pass on my enthusiasm so that more people can be inspired by and enjoy these fantastic subjects!
Year 12 A Level Student studying Maths, Geography, Chemistry and Biology
I would like to become a mentor because I would love to help others learn, especially people who may not have had the benefit of all of the experiences I have had. I have done previous voluntary work at a school helping children to read and learn, and found this both helpful and enriching for both me and them. I also enjoy many extracurricular activities and I understand the balance between work and play. I will aim to make my sessions as a mentor fun and memorable as I find these the best and most effective ways to enjoy learning.
Year 13 A Level Student studying French, Spanish and Economics
I enjoy ideas and love learning how to communicate in different languages. I come from a big family and have experience tutoring my younger siblings. For me mentoring allows me to support others. As a competitive sports player and coach, I understand and can share how important attitude is to success.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Maths, Biology and Design Engineering
I’m hoping to study Product Design at university but I’d really love to help someone to gain more confidence in any of the subjects I study. I’ve struggled with maths in the past so I’ve had to teach myself concepts which I hope will help me explain things better!
Year 12 Student studying AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, Individual and Society in Literature, French IV, Precalculus with Analysis, Advanced Studio Art and US History
For university, I am interested in studying education studies, hopefully leading me to work on education reform and potentially as a teacher. I would love to influence young children to become contributing, understanding, and well educated members of society, both academically and socially.
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Biology, Philosophy and Economics at Higher Level, and Maths, English and French at Standard Level
In the classroom, I have discovered a passion for the humanities, taking a particular interest for history, philosophy and social sciences. However I also incredibly enjoy the sciences and maths. Therefore this is what inspired me to choose the IB Diploma Programme. In addition to this, I enjoy participating in academic extracurricular activities such as Debating and Model United Nations. I would like to be a mentor because not only do I love working with children, but I also strongly believe that contributing to one's community in any form possible is vital. Therefore becoming a part of the Mentor Jr. team is a fabulous way to do so whilst enjoying myself!
Year 12 International Baccalaureate Student studying Spanish, Philosophy and Economics at Higher Level, and Maths, English and Biology at Standard Level
I am interested in a large variety of subjects including maths, english, science and humanities. I really enjoy forming connections between my favourite subjects as they make me enjoy them more. In being a mentor I hope I can inspire others to find enjoyment in their academic subjects and discover their passions.
Year 13 A Level Student studying Biology, Maths and Chemistry
I enjoy sciences, especially Biology, and I hope to continue studying this at university, eventually going into medicine. I am also a mentor and prefect at school, so I love working with younger kids. I find it very rewarding to help a student gain confidence in their work at school and perhaps discover a new passion for the subject.
First Year uni student at Georgetown University majoring in Political Science and minoring in History and French. For IB, she took Higher Level French, Geography, and History, and Standard Level Math, English, and Chemistry
I would like to be a mentor because I really enjoy working with children, especially those who haven't had access to the same opportunities that I had. This has become increasingly important work throughout the pandemic. I hope to help students enjoy what they're learning and develop their interests! Academically, I'm interested in social science, particularly political science, which I am pursuing at university.
Gap year student preparing to read Mathematics & Philosophy at University who studied Maths, Further Maths and Art History A Level
I have always been passionate about Maths and I hope to study it at university. I started mentoring last year and I loved seeing my mentees progress and gain confidence in different topics. I think it's so important to evoke a positive attitude about Maths in young people and show them that Maths can be creative and exciting too!
Second year uni student at Edinburgh University studying History of Art (MA)
A bilingual student at University in Edinburgh, with enough free afternoons to be able to give something back educationally. Wanting to reciprocate some of the fortune I have had in my educational career so far. The liberal arts (humanities, art, some sciences) would be a general field of expertise to most ages, as well as German — being a native — I would hope to be able to offer some assistance. It also goes without saying that I am more than happy to tutor in things outside of school and academics.
Year 12 A Level student from Cyprus studying Mathematics, Politics and Piano
I am without a doubt the person that hates staying still! The single thing everyone knows about me is the fact that I am mad about sports. I have tried numerous sports since I was little, but in the end I fell in love with water skiing and alpine skiing both of which I do competitively. I am keen on theoretical subjects such as history and languages, but mathematics and biology fascinate me as well! Moreover, I enjoy music and I have been playing the piano for 9 years and counting. I am often described as a confident and very energetic person but quite serious too.