Information About Joshua - Chelmsford teacher - (10 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Joshua:
Hello! I am an English teacher and Head of Key Stage 3 English at an 'Outstanding' secondary school in London (rated 53rd in the country for pupil progress according to the Value Added Measure) and have also been personally graded 'Outstanding' as a teacher (both overall, and across all 8 individual Teachers' Standards) from external assessors at UCL/CCCU.
Prior to this, I studied Modern Languages at Oxford (The Queen's College), where I received both my Undergraduate and Masters degrees. Whilst there, I studied German and Polish, as well as Linguistics, giving me a broad platform of expertise, which frequently proves invaluable in my tutoring. Whilst studying, I also spent several years working abroad. My work took me to Stuttgart, Germany, and Kraków, Poland.
I am incredibly passionate about my subjects and teaching as a profession. I have extensive experience in teaching whole classes, as well as one-on-one tuition, and I enjoy both equally. My teaching has taken me across Europe, having taught English in both Germany and Poland.
I tutor English as a second language and German (at all levels), and Polish up to intermediate level. I am based a short distance from Chelmsford town centre, as well as KEGS and CCHS.
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I feel the tutor should always be flexible to the student, never adopting a one-size-fits-all approach. I love to get to know my students as individuals, and plan my lessons around their needs accordingly, identifying their strengths and weaknesses to really maximise their learning. I have taught children as young as three, to corporate CEOs. My approach to tutoring is therefore simply whatever works best for the tutee!
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Additional Languages: German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The University of Oxford (2017) - BA (Hons) (2:1) & MA (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Teach First / CCCU (2016) - PGCE / QTS (QTS) (✔ On File)
- King Edward vi Grammar School (2010) - A Levels - 2 A*s / 2 As (School) (✔ On File)
- King Edward vi Grammar School (2008) - GCSE - 6 A*s / 6 As (School) (✔ On File)
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My son is only 5, but Joshua manages to engage him for an hour, which is no mean feat. He uses a combination of flash cards, games and songs to help make the lessons interesting and to ensure we remember everything.
We would definitely recommend.