Hello! I am a specialist tutor in English and Drama/Theatre Studies at GCSE, A-Level and Degree level, focusing on transforming written technique. I also prepare students for entrance exams, scholarships and UCAS applications, honing interview skills alongside curricular studies. As well as providing academic support, I also coach students in EFL, public speaking and acting, holding a First-class degree in English Literature and Drama from the University of East Anglia.
I have tutored students in a range of subjects, and as such have considerable experience in identifying the particular issues each student faces. Having worked in various private and comprehensive schools, I am well acquainted with the new syllabuses for English and Drama/Theatre Studies. I have also prepared pupils for UCAS applications, having successfully secured places for my students at some of the UK’s top universities.
My specialism, simply due to having so many requests for help in these subjects, are English and Drama students that have the knowledge but perhaps struggle to convert it into the grades they deserve. These subjects are particularly tricky and require a carefully honed written technique to obtain the highest grades.
I have a relaxed but engaging approach that helps my pupils to apply their knowledge in the right way. I focus on essay-writing and exam technique providing a clear strategy for each pupil I work with. I firmly believe in bringing a subject to life by teaching it through the world of the tutee so as to ensure its relevance. Central to my approach is that sessions should always be fun whilst continuing to address the issues at hand.
I either teach in students homes in London or at my home in South-West London. I also offer tuition to students who live further out as long as the parent/guardian is happy for the student to meet half way. This has worked really well with students in the past (I often use the Hospital Club in Covent Garden as it is both quiet and comfortable.)
I always offer a 30 minute free consultation before beginning sessions where we can discuss your goals and expectations (this is indicated as 50% off on the first tutors website). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will always endeavour to reply within a few hours to your email. I have included some extra testimonials from previous tutees below.
“The tutoring sessions I had with Charlie leading up to my A2 exams firstly helped to simply calm me down about the looming pressure I was about to face. He helped me to apply my knowledge in a way that would showcase it best to examiners. In particular the way in which he helped me structure essays in timed conditions certainly helped to boost my grade in English.” - Catherine Fenton, A2 English
"Charlie is a very approachable guy and the support he gave me to help write and construct my personal statement to study medicine at Cambridge was invaluable.'' - Mohammad Sikder, Oxbridge Applicant
''Charlie’s CV sessions were very helpful, working on my CV presentation and Interview technique very much helped me secure my first Job at an exciting new fashion company.'' - Amalia Corbett, College Graduate
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
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|University of East Anglia||2015||Bachelors||1st Class BA (Hons) English Literature and Drama|
|Monkton Combe Senior School||2012||School||AAA - English Literature, History and Theatre Studies A-level|
|Monkton Combe Senior School||2010||School||7A*s, 2As - GCSEs|
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