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Andrew

Andrew

Private English and Latin Tutor in Chelsea

Now taking bookings for the academic year beginning in September 2019.

I am passionate about passing on my enthusiasm for my subjects to today's young people, and I try to engage every student in a way that draws the best out of them, while encouraging them to develop their own academic interests.

As well as subject content, I develop a student’s skills in exam and revision techniques, essay planning and writing, and time management; all of which are necessary to tackle a particular syllabus.

I tutored throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and have been working as a professional tutor ever since. I have a love for English, Latin and Greek literature, particularly poetry, which I thoroughly enjoy teaching. Whilst at university, I was awarded the H J Rose Memorial Prize by the University of St Andrews for my dissertation on Homer's Odyssey, and was shortlisted for best Classics essayist at the International Undergraduate Awards 2015. In my spare time I am an artist, illustrator and enthusiastic baker!

Tutoring Experience

I have experience tutoring individuals from primary school age through to undergraduate and beyond. In the past three years I have helped students surpass their predicted grades, achieving As and A*s at GCSE and A Level, and Firsts at university, which has provided many with the confidence to pursue their studies at the next stage of their education.

English Literature:
Topics I have taught recently include:
Poetry - All poems included in the Anthologies for AQA GCSE: Power and Conflict, and Love and Relationships; EdExcel iGCSE Anthology
Plays - Shakespeare (in particular: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Othello, The Winter's Tale) The History Boys, An Inspector Calls.
Books - Victorian Literature (in particular: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Jekyll and Hyde, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol), Dystopian Literature, Animal Farm.

English Language:
I cover all aspects of English Language, including grammar, comprehension, creative and descriptive writing. I have particular experience in teaching the AQA English Language exams and the Edexcel IGCSE.

Classics:
I hold a MA(hons) in Classics and Classical Languages, having thoroughly enjoyed a holistic education in the Classics at university.
Greek texts (in Greek and English) - Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey, Greek Tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides), Greek Comedy, Greek History (Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon), Women in Athens, Ancient Athens and Ancient Sparta.
Roman texts (in Latin and English) - Virgil's Aeneid, Latin Poetry (including Ovid, Horace, Catullus), Roman City Life, Roman Britain, Women in Rome.

Whilst studying Classics at University, I was part of a nationwide team called the Iris Project, that taught Latin and Classical Studies to primary and secondary schools around the country, on a weekly basis. My work with the St Andrews branch helped instil a renewed passion for Classics into the schools of Fife, and our classes were recorded and featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme titled “Latinists in Fife”.

Law:
I was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 2017. I have recently helped a number of students achieve As and A*s in their A Level papers to achieve their conditional offers to study Law at some of the UK's top universities. I also offer specialist training to succeed in the LNAT exam for entry onto many of the UK's undergraduate Law courses.

I have earned numerous academic prizes and scholarships for my own work, published legal articles and completed research on behalf of several well-known legal charities. I have hundreds of hours of county court advocacy and advice experience through my work in legal advice centres. All of my experiences have made me into one of the leading legal tutors in London, and I have helped over 100 clients achieve and surpass their desired grades in the past two years.

In the past year I have helped undergraduate students surpass their predicted grades, achieving Firsts at university, which has provided them with the confidence to pursue their studies at the next stage of their education or next professional stage.

I hold a LLM in International, Public and Property law, and offer particular experience in Land, Tort, Public and Criminal law. I have successfully tutored students during their undergraduate degree/GDL in the following areas: Contract, Crime, Employment, Equity and Trusts, EU, Evidence, Insolvency, Housing, Human Rights, Land, Prison, (Public Administrative and Constitutional) and Tort Law.

I am happy to help those seeking advice to begin their legal careers, particularly at the academic stage. I provide specialist advice and consultancy for applications to chambers and firms, gaining legal work experience and succeeding in interviews. I have recently helped several students to acquire mini-pupillages, marshalling experience, vacation schemes and placements in law centres. I also offer specialist training to succeed in the LNAT exam for entry onto many of the UK's undergraduate Law courses.

Religious Studies:
I offer specialist tutoring in most Religious Studies syllabi, with a particular emphasis on the Christian syllabus, which includes the philosophy and ethics of Christianity. I recently took a student from GCSE through to A Level, who achieved the top grades at every stage.

Personal Statements and University Preparation:
I have recently helped students successfully apply to a Cambridge, St Andrews, Durham, Kings College London, UCL and Manchester Universities for a variety of undergraduate courses. I am able to give specialist advice and assistance in preparing personal statements and requisite written work for any of the subjects I offer to tutor. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering applying for courses not offered on my profile.

Tutoring Approach

Approach:
All of my sessions are tailored to a particular student, and I will always address the weaknesses in a student’s understanding of a subject, through a discursive and reassuring style. If a student needs help with particular topics, those are always my priority and I use a combination of exercises, exam questions and discussion to overcome any anxiety and to achieve the desired outcome.

School/College students:
I am a friendly and approachable tutor, who tries to engage students as a role model as well as a teacher. I feel it is important that parents are involved in the tutoring process, so that they can help support the student and encourage their studies beyond the classroom. I keep parents informed of progress and problems at all stages.

Homework:
I often set homework to supplement my sessions, though I always check this with parents first. I regularly check progress through assessments and tests during the lesson.

Cancellation:
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, unless in medical circumstances. I offer 1.5 and 2 hour block sessions, weekly or fortnightly; online or in person.

Travel:
During busy periods (such as exam or revision seasons), I may have to ask for a contribution for travel by taxi, to ensure that I can fit supplementary sessions into my schedule. This will be discussed in advance.

Payment:
If sessions are in person, I ask for payment to be made before or at the end of each session. If sessions are online, I ask for payment to be transferred before the session or immediately after the session. If I work remotely, I ask for payment to be transferred before I return any work to the student.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of St Andrews2014MastersMA (Hons) Classics
St. Joseph's College2008CollegeA Levels Art (A), Classical Civilisations (A), English (A), General Studies (A), History, Religious Studies (A)
UCL2016MastersLLM Law
City, University of London2017ProfessionalBar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

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