Hey! My name is Shyam and I am a 3rd year maths student at Cambridge. I have experience teaching younger students during A-levels as part of a charity program known as MathsMakers, where I volunteered to help students catch up with their peers by guiding them to learn and truly understand the mathematics they are being taught rather than blindly accepting rules. I enjoy teaching as it allows to to give back to the world as well as the opportunity to ensure students can appreciate what they are learning instead of memorising content for the sake of memorising it. I attended a non-grammar state school growing up so was not given sufficient help when preparing for entrance tests and interviews and aim to ensure that others don’t have to self-teach and instead can be given the attention and help required to prosper.
My teaching style
I enjoy making students think about what it actually is that they are doing instead off copy and pasting the same method onto different questions without a real understanding of what is going on. This allows students to develop the crucial skill of critical thinking rather than just absorbing content.
My past experience
During the first term of year 12, I volunteered in a charity program to provide extra attention to students who were falling behind their peers in maths. I also helped a student from my school to prepare for his Cambridge maths interview and he managed to secure an offer.
My Proudest Achievements
My proudest achievement is getting into Cambridge and coming 2nd in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge in my school when I was in year 9 (the SMC is meant for A-level students).
- Oxbridge Interview
- Further Maths
- Pure Maths
My Results and Achievements
- Recieved 5/5 offers from my choices
- Helped one receive Cambridge maths offer
- Minimum grade achieved at GCSE was 7
- Achieved 5 grade 9s at GCSE
- A* with distinction at GCSE Further Maths
- A*A*A*A at A-level