This is how 2 referees rated Henry:
Henry offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I must have taught over 500 students by now and I love it more than ever! Some of these students I taught for up to 5 years privately, up to their GCSE exams usually. And some families I visited weekly (or more) for over a decade (before Skype… !), achieving several 'hattricks' - teaching all three siblings in the same family having started with the eldest.
I am now 40 years old and live with my beloved wife and two incredible children, Willow (4) & Albert (2), in Bristol. Despite hitting this distinctive milestone in age I remain a very youthful, excitable and engaging teacher with a special ability with teenagers. Parallel to my career as a private tutor I have a music career, and was last touring India in February 2016 with a 10-piece rock/reggae/rap band as part of the incredible Massive Vibe Live! project in which I play rhythm guitar and sing backing vocals. Whilst few of my students actually want to know about my music and what I get up to outside of teaching (!), my lifestyle of freedom, creativity and inspiration gifts me an easy and valuable chemistry with this age group.
Independent Private Tutor (since 2010) - running successful small group essay writing courses, homeschool tutor for core subjects, many references 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 am happy to motivate my students as much as I can, using the skillful means I have acquired through so many years in the profession. but ultimately I place the full responsibility for learning, from day one, (back) with the student. This is because I have seen directly, in my own experience, that this is the only way that really works. True, deep, rewarding and inspired learning only begins to happen once the person learning takes it on fully for themselves and no one else. As a private tutor, if I could achieve comparable results, in the broadest sense, from doing all the work myself then I would, however, over my 15+ years of experience I have seen that all the best results are attained when the students themselves run the show. That way we're more like a team and I am just matching the student's hunger with all my expertise in the subject to support and guide.
It might sound like half my students would walk away after our first session given this initial pitch but none of them do! All of them, in my experience, do actually want to learn and improve in their subjects but often no one has ever asked them. And the effect of the taking it on for the first time can be quite miraculous, for all their learning, and for life.
My approach once this absolutely fundamental starting point has been established is to train up relaxed potency of mind and complete enjoyment in my students, rather than struggle and effort.
I am funny, charismatic, sensitive, highly intelligent, both emotionally and intellectually, and I really want the absolute best lives imaginable for all my students. My aim is always to empower them directly in the subject(s) they need help in, achieving the highest marks possible in any exams, and for this to be the beginning of a totally fresh approach to everything they do in life, academically and otherwise.
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