BYT Tuition Centres in the U.K and Tutors in London

Getting to know Harrow's Assistant Centre Director, Priyanka!

Priyanka, our Harrow Assistant Director, discusses her experience working at BYT;

I have always been passionate about Mathematics from a young age, which led me to completing my GCSE a year in advance, as well as motivating me to study Mathematics and Further Mathematics for my A-Levels at a local Catholic Sixth Form. That is why, after an encouraging year at BYT, I left to begin my BSc Mathematics degree at Queen Mary University of London. However, I was soon to return to BYT!

I began working with Bright Young Things over 3 years ago when, after finishing my A-Levels and before I set off to University, I decided to look for a full-time job while on my not-so-traditional gap year. I was already working as a part-time teaching assistant at BYT’s Harrow Centre, and was delighted when I was offered a one-year, full-time role. I began my new position in September 2015.

Over the course of the year, I learned so much about BYT and its simple and effective ways of making tuition accessible to everyone. Unlike my previous position, this new role was largely admin-based and I relished in the organisational aspect of the job, which I have to credit my dad for, as he passed those genes on to me! The job was demanding, practical and fulfilling all at once, particularly when I saw students leaving the centre with a grin and a new bounce in their step.

Following my year long employment at BYT, I embarked on my dream course at Queen Mary University. My initial two years were extremely challenging but equally rewarding. However, I eventually began to miss tutoring, so after a year I decided to return to work at BYT part-time, alongside my studies. I have always been numerically minded, and my degree helped me to develop my ability to use logical thinking and patience to work more quickly and efficiently with numbers. I have used these vital skills to become a more effective tutor, demonstrating a clear, core knowledge of Mathematics in great depth.

My passion for tutoring has inspired me to follow a career in education, and this led me to completing a Mathematics Internship Programme at Harris Academy. This involved assisting current teachers with their Mathematics lessons in various Federation Schools. By the end of the internship, I was able to deliver a Mathematics lesson to a class of thirty students after observing several lessons, ranging from Year 7 to A-Level. In addition to this, I worked with SEN students to help develop their core Mathematics skills, which was extremely gratifying.

Now, having studied at university for two years, I can appreciate the importance of Mathematics and its applications in the real world, which I hope to instil through my tutoring. I hope to complete my degree soon, but until then, I’m looking forward to another great year of teaching, now as the Assistant Director of BYT Harrow. I love that no day is ever the same; I’m constantly meeting new people and continually learning. I hope to expand my skills and knowledge further with the BYT team and making more memorable relationships!



Related Posts

How has technology changed children’s reading?

How are BYT Learning Centres different?

Are grammar schools too competitive?

` `