I am an Oxford Graduate with a three year Masters in music (jazz saxophone) from a top London conservatoire, and am also, as of 2017, a qualified teacher (R.E.). Having just spent one year teaching full time at a west London day school, I intend to spend the next few years as I have spent the last seven, tutoring full time around London, inspiring young people to push themselves intellectually, and discover the intrinsic value of rigorous academic exploration. I love tutoring, feel it is the most rewarding context for education and academic progress, and love the positive relationships that I have built with students and families. I also take pride in acting as a role model for young people, of ages ranging between 9 and 21, and feel that the role of Removed tutor should always go beyond merely imparting facts.
I tutor many different areas, and have garnered 8 full years over tutoring experience so far. I estimate I have had about one hundred students for GCSEs, A Levels, and entrance exams in total over the past 8 years.
I have and continue to work with a number of 11+, 13+, and 16+ applicants to all of the top independent schools in and around Greater London. I also tutor the Humanities at GCSE, A Level and IB, working every weekday after during and after school, and all Sunday. Adding to this, I have home-schooled two (GCSE - sixth form age) students over the last three years. My specialty has become Oxbridge preparation for Theology and Theology with Philosophy, and have had a three out of four success rate thus far, which I am quite proud of!
I teach History, English, R.S (Philosophy, Ethics), and Government & Politics to students taking GCSEs, A Levels, and the IBO. Over the last couple of years this has involved teaching students everything they need to know over a one or two year period, as if the school was not involved at all, helping students with homework or coursework in tandem with the school, as well as meeting students a few days or weeks before their exams for an intensive period of revision. I have also met with students who board during term time and want some extra help whilst they are at home for their school’s holidays.
Over the last few years I have enjoyed spending may summers with various families who have asked me to help make the most of their children's free time during their summer break. This has ranged from 11+ to Oxbridge preparation.
My approach to tutoring is informal but vigorous. One of the benefits of one on one tuition is that there is no need to develop a single 'one size fits all' approach, much as is needed when teaching three hundred children a week in a school environment. Instead, I aim to tailor my approach to each individual, and feel that the essence of productive and rewarding teaching is exploring and establishing a unique approach best fitted to each student.
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|References Available||On File|
|Oxford University||2009||Bachelors||Theology and Philosophy|
|Trinity Laban||2012||Masters||Music (jazz)|
|St Mary's||2017||PGCE||Teacher Training|
|Latimer Upper School||2006||School||A levels|
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