A highly recommended and experienced 32 year old tutor with a strong academic background, I have worked as an Islington tutor for over ten years with great success. I have gathered some reviews for my work on this site, although I mainly work through word-of-mouth recommendation (and always happy to provide references upon request).
I'm a supportive, very able tutor who aims to inspire all my students to achieve their full academic potential in an increasingly competitive sector. At the very least, I aim to instil academic confidence in my students so that school is easier and more enjoyable. I often work towards helping my students gain entry to specific schools.
I specialise in tutoring towards London 11+ examinations; particularly for the following schools: Highgate, Channing, City of London, South Hampstead, Francis Holland, Henrietta Barnett, Latymer, Dame Alice Owen, Queens, North Bridge House, QE Boys, Forest, as well as other North London selective schools.
My strengths as a tutor lies in my long experience of teaching, as well as my own writing, communication, organisational skills. I have a large number of resources (academic books, secondary sources and past papers) to use with students. I makes lessons as fun, engaging and interactive as possible, getting to know the individual learning styles of my students and basing lessons around what would teach them the most.
I have an excellent academic record myself. I gained an 11+ scholarship to City of London School for Girls; 9 A*s at GCSE level; 4 A's at A level and the highest 1st Class BA Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick in 2009. As well as tutoring, I work as a Learning Designer for one of the 'Big Four' in the City of London, creating online training courses for clients - another form of teaching! I am passionate about making learning fun and engaging.
Due to high demand, I can only teach students who are able to travel to me. Weekday evenings and weekends are all possible - I am flexible with lesson times and usually arrange these with parents on a week-by-week basis. I have a DRB check, available to see upon request.
I have over ten years worth of tutoring experience, and have taught a large number of students, from primary to A Level, PGCE level and adult learners. I specialise in examination preparation, particularly towards the 11+ examinations for central London private schools.I have adapted my approach to tutor specifically for Cognitive Ability Tests as well as traditional maths, English, verbal and non-vernal reasoning exams.
Last year, I taught eight students towards the 11+ examination and two towards the 7+ exam. All my students achieved excellent results (with the vast majority getting into every school they applied to, and all students getting into at least one preferred school). All my students grew in their confidence and enjoyment of the core subjects, maths and English. Two of my 11+ students received full academic scholarships to top North London private schools, which was incredibly rewarding.
Additionally, I have helped a university student achieve a 1st Class Honours degree in English literature from Bristol University, and countless other students expand their knowledge base, grow confident in their writing and mathematical skills, and reap the rewards of academic success.
I work systematically with tutees to help strengthen their skills and cover any gaps in their knowledge. I have access to a large number of academic resources in order to help tutees with revision, coursework and exam preparation. I help build up the confidence of my tutees to put them in the strongest position for passing exams and gaining the best possible marks. Many students struggle with unhelpful learning strategies for years; I have tried and tested methods for success.
I am a very friendly, organised and supportive tutor. I make lessons as engaging, fun and interactive as possible - using visual aids, creative tools and utilising the child's ideas, whilst sticking firmly to the brief/curriculum. I believe that tutors should encourage children, understand what methods work for them, and help children develop their ideas. The educational process should be enjoyable and fulfilling, bolstering a child's confidence, while pushing them to realise their full academic potential.
I do believe in researching thoroughly what has been tested before as the best indicator of what is to come in the forthcoming exam. For this reason, I conduct up-to-date research on specific schools students are aiming to gain entry to and tailor my approach accordingly. I also mainly work with past papers, of which I have a substantial supply.
I am able to adapt my approach to tutoring in order to suit the bespoke needs of my tutees. I build strong working relationships with my students and am flexible with lesson times. Please get in touch with any questions you might have!
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|University of Warwick||2009||Bachelors||1st Class English Literature BA Honours from the University of Warwick (highest in the year).|
|City of London School for Girls||2005||College||4 As at A level in: English Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, Religious Studies.|
|City of London School for Girls||2003||School||9 A*s at GCSE level in: English Literature, English Language, Maths, History, German, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Religious Studies.|
|City of London School for Girls.||1998||School||11+ scholarship in English Literature and Mathematics to City of London School for Girls.|
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