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English

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £40.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

History

Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00

Drama

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £40.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00

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Personal Description:

My name is Gus and I graduated a year ago in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge where I got a high First. I also spent a great deal of my time at Cambridge (and in the rest of my life) playing music (classical music and jazz on piano, and also popular music on guitar) and being involved in theatre and student writing and publishing. My great passions are theatre, cinema, music of every kind and literature.

Tutoring Experience:

I have tutored 8 students beginning last November, from school years 6 to 10. The most positive experiences have been through encouraging students to give personal input into lessons, making texts and writing tasks relevant to them. Where more formal grammar and writing rules were involved, streamlining the process by making lists of the essential rules (when to's and when not to's, etc.) has proved very useful. I like to try and make learning in English a more enjoyable collaborative, conversational experience. I've had requests to continue with each pupil after a short time with each family. Each of my pupils have seen strong improvements both in their class contributions and in tests/exams, and I have had a strong and warm response from the pupils themselves, which is even better!

I helped run drama workshops with primary school and nursery children while at secondary school, and also did some community drama in Cambridge. Recently I completed a month-long tour of China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan with a Cambridge theatre tour company of fellow students. Around half of the trip's work consisted in running workshops with secondary-school children of every age range - from beginner's games to helping them prepare for IB, GCSE and A-Level Theatre Studies. I also led and participated in several Cambridge-style "supervision" English classes with small groups of lower-sixth and sixth form students at the British School in Tokyo.

Tutoring Approach:

I feel that the experience of heavy one-on-one and small-group Cambridge tuition has also given me a lot of useful insights into teaching and interacting in a less formal way with a student, making the teaching more of an interesting dialogue than a lecture. My main goal in teaching one-on-one (especially for a student who is finding it difficult to 'get into' the subject, book, etc.) would be to help the student develop and discover more personal and independent interest in it, which leads them into to enjoying pursuing the subject. However I also am confident in my ability to break things down into the expediency of exam technique and requirements, point-by-point, in as painless and easy a way as possible, should exam-passing be the immediate priority.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Cambridge (2017) - English Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • University College School (2013) - 4 A-Levels (English, Drama, Latin, Philosophy) (College) (✔ On File)

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