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Benjamin

Benjamin

Online English and Latin Tuition

This is my ninth year as a full-time tutor. My clients describe me as empathetic, flexible and passionate about the material I teach. Though I have a strong academic record, I know how it feels to struggle with a subject and can relate my own experiences to students to help reassure them that patience, perseverance and positivity will win the day.

Tutoring Experience

I assist in a variety of situations. I have prepared candidates for 13+ entrance and scholarship examinations at Eton and Winchester, apprentices pursuing qualifications in Functional Skills English, private candidates sitting examinations at A-Level in Latin and Classical Civilisation, and over fifty students in GCSE English Language and Literature.

I am committed to achieving and maintaining high standards. My approach to my work is professional but relaxed: I look to create a supportive academic environment where students can ask questions and suggest answers without fear of judgement. I want to equip my students with the skills they need to contribute confidently in the classroom and succeed in the exam hall.

I maintain close working relationships with schools, teachers and exam boards, which keeps my subject knowledge current. Between August 2014 and May 2015, I was hired by Hampstead Hall Academy (Birmingham) to provide extracurricular English tuition. Since 2017, I have marked GCSE scripts in Latin for OCR. Since August 2020, I have consulted with Bolder Academy (Isleworth) to provide an extracurricular course on the role and relevance of Classics in the contemporary world, opening up study of the ancient world and its languages to pupils in years seven to nine.

Tutoring Approach

The ultimate goal is for the individual to achieve the best possible result. To make this happen, I look to develop technical ability and increase confidence in core skills, which sometimes is overlooked. I will approach set texts line-by-line to sharpen analytical skills, explain grammar, develop vocabulary, suggest ways of revising, stimulate interest in reading, implement strategies and structures for exam questions—whatever is necessary. Working with different students, subjects and exam boards has highlighted the importance of adapting the message to suit the audience. As such, clients can be confident my service will be sensitive to their needs.

I enjoy the challenges presented by each of my subjects and relish any opportunity to assist a student that is not as comfortable or as confident as they would like to be.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

University of London2011BachelorsBA Hons. Classics
King Edward's School, Birmingham 2008SchoolClassical Civilisation
King Edward's School, Birmingham 2008SchoolA Level Latin
King Edward's School, Birmingham 2006SchoolEnglish Language, Literature

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