Connor

Auckland Tutor

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. In the future, I hope to complete a Masters programme in Forensic Psychology, with the hope to conduct research into adolescent reasons for offending, and in particular apply this to Maori and Pasifika within a New Zealand Criminal Justice System context. I thoroughly enjoy Psychology and Criminology because it makes me question and challenge assumptions that I might have previously had, and furthering my education has not only changed how I view the world around me but also others within these contexts. I am able to tutor Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, and History to Level 3, as well as Maths and English to Level 2.

I enjoy the opportunity that tutoring gives to students in regard to the ability to not only develop their understanding and knowledge of the curriculum, but the way in that it can change how you see the world. Knowledge brings about a challenge to question things around you, and consequently learn more about who you are and what you can offer to the world. In this regard, I find it inspiring when students walk away with a desire to learn. To achieve this, I believe it is important to first establish a strong relationship with a student, in order to understand the requirements of a student to achieve the best results possible. This allows the presentation of material, and the formation of appropriate goals, for a student in a way that best fosters learning and understanding.

In my spare time I enjoy both playing and watching a variety of sports, from rugby to social netball. Likewise, I have an interest in computers and gaming. I am also interested in reading, where my favourite author is Raymond E. Feist.

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