£25 per hour
A recent BSc economics graduate from the University of Nottingham. A top-10 rated UK economics school and confident in a range of modules including international trade, labour economics and quantitative economics including Stata help. The highlight of my degree was completing an empirical dissertation titled 'CONTRASTING THE SOUTH ASIAN ETHNIC EARNINGS GAP IN THE UNITED KINGDOM BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES'.
Achieved A-Level grades of AAA in MAthematics, Chemistry and Business Studies and confident to tutor in these subjects to this level.
I have a knack for grinding down on complex problems until they look easy, and I love doing this with students and watching how things start to make sense to them. I prepare intensely for each lesson based on the student's needs to ensure that we can make the most of the short time so lessons become fun and engaging. I set homework each week and mark it by the next lesson, adding in-depth, line-by-line supportive commentaries.
My approach to teaching university students
The key to academic success at economics at university is to have a strong grasp of the mathematics and logic that underpin the microeconomic, macroeconomic and econometric theory. Most university level exams are essentially structured problem sets with students using algebra, calculus and graphical skills to develop solutions. With my university students I focus on developing these techniques and encourage their practical application.
A module study plan might look like (taking the example of Year 2 Macroeconomics):
Week 1 – Classical Model. We break down the model into its fundamental equations and diagrams and we work through a series of problem sets from the student’s course work or my own resources.
Week 2 – Solow Growth Model. We work through the model, starting with the output function and then add layer upon layer until we reach the most advanced form of the model (i.e. with technological progress). We then decipher what the Solow model predicts for a series of events and answer some questions form the problem set.
Week 3 – ISLM model. We set up the model by first deriving the IS curve and then the LM curve. We then explore what the model predicts for the effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policy.
Week 4 – Consumption theory. We work through the Keynesian consumption function and how successful it is at explaining the empirical data. We then move onto income smoothing model and the permanent income hypothesis.
Week 5 – Revision // Equation Tests // Problem trouble shooting