October 23, 2020

Teaching styles


As a graduate in Mathematics and a current postgraduate in Mathematical Finance, I can confirm there are many different teaching styles. In particular, I would venture to say, every educator has his or her own way of teaching. However, most of them will try to adapt to the situation even though this is a very complicated matter. It depends on the number of students per lesson, the subject of the lesson, the timing of the lesson, and much more.

In addition, I would also venture to say, every person has its own way of understanding things. This is not a problem at all. The issue arises when a lecturer or educator has more than twenty or even fifty students and cannot adapt to each of the students’ way of learning. In this case, the educator will choose the teaching style he finds more convenient for the whole class. But, what happens with those students that have difficulties and need another teaching style to fully understand the concepts?

One solution to this is getting a one-to-one teaching experience where the educator can fully adapt their teaching style to their students’ needs. I believe tutoring is an extremely personal experience, so taking an adaptive teaching style for each student is the most effective way of building a strong rapport and therefore providing a solid foundation with which to guide through their studies.

Another solution is going home and studying everything on your own. But, can everyone take this approach? I, personally, do not think everyone can get home from a long day at school or university and sit down to try to understand everything that was taught in that day’s lectures. That´s why having the opportunity to have personal tutoring should be very much appreciated.

In my personal opinion, one of the most important things I have found with my previous tutoring is being able to explain and expand on knowledge in more than one way, as everyone has their own individual learning style.

I look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge and make students enjoy studying