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I now have over 15 years of tutoring experience, 10 in London and 5 in Bristol (and online).
Having taught so many different kinds of students (and subjects) in this time, I now have a very specific target group for my services. These are the clients where I know I can - with the full participation of the student of course - achieve something out of the ordinary, something a bit magical, than just the basic requirements of academic tuition. These are the clients who really make my heart sing!
Here it is: I love to mentor, tutor and teach bright teenagers who are steadily losing interest, confidence, motivation and purpose in their studies. It can be a complete emergency situation where all is almost lost and it also can just be a subtle but creeping malaise, a downward trajectory. Perhaps as the pressure is building up to GCSEs, so these crucial attributes for success are seemingly falling away… "help!" (Say their parents! :)
If this is you, or your adolescent child, then please read on, because I can help.
Through expert tuition (15 years of experience!) in essay writing technique (all subjects, all levels) and English & Maths GCSE preparation, I can flick the switch and turn the downward spiral upside down and inspire the simple pleasure of learning again. I have never considered becoming a conventional school teacher, despite my great passion for education and teaching, and I have found instead, through independent tutoring, a way to teach that actually works; a far more exciting, relaxed, enjoyable, empowering and effective way to study and learn that really nourishes both teacher and student in the way that all education should.
If you are interested enough to have read this far then perhaps I'll give you briefly some of my personal background before you read about my 'Teaching Experience' and 'Approach to Tutoring' (below)
I have a music career that has always run in parallel with my teaching. I was a singer-songwriter for 10 years, fronting several bands, the last of which was a duo with my wife, also a singer-songwriter, with whom I have 2 stellar (homeschooled!) children, Willow & Albert. I am now in a 10-piece band project called Massive Vibe Live! for which the tagline is, 'Empowerment Through Music', and we toured India last Winter and some of the band are out there again now.
I live with my family in self-built, eco, community housing in Montpelier, Bristol, co-parenting and homeschooling with 4 other families and other friends. This is where I also teach face-to-face, in a beautiful garden-facing, private room above out flat. All students either come to me here or we work online.
UK Independent Tutors Collective - I host a weekly call (with Atul Rana) for a group of top independent tutors where we workshop through all aspects of the profession, sharing our discoveries and wisdom with one another. We are also a collaborative network of the best, most experienced and most committed tutors in the country, far better than any agency could possibly retain! As such I can (freely) refer to you the best tutors in all subjects.
Independent Private Tutor, since 2007, running successful small group essay writing courses, homeschool tutoring for core subjects, many references from 100s of students to show grade improvements up to As and A*s.
Over 100 private referrals from top London Educational Psychologist, James Stevenson MA MSc
2012 - 2014 Specialist Private Tutor for Cotham & Redland Green Schools (Bristol) SEN Depts
2000 - 2007 Agency Tutor for The Tutors Group (London), Bright Young Things (London), Bristol Tutors
I have been tutoring now for over 15 years and in this time I have acquired some foundational understanding in how to get the best out of every student I work with.
Generally speaking I do this as follows:
1. By empowering the student's own authentic motivation (not trying to 'gee them up' with my own - most have had a lifetime of this from their other teachers and it doesn't work!)
2. By demonstrating to the student, over and over again, their own true ability and potential.
3. By taking all the pressure off. In a way that is totally natural, and usually quite a relief to the student, my sessions hold complete relaxation and enjoyment of studying as a priorities. There's really no other successful and effective way to do it, and it's way more rewarding and fun!
Salman Khan, the founder of **Contact Detail Removed**, has been a great influence on my teaching practice, through his book, 'The One World Schoolhouse', as has the Balanced View training, and their pioneering 'Education in the nature of mind', which forms the bedrock of my lifestyle in general.
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