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Subjects Taught


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £40.00£36.00
A-Level £40.00£36.00
University £40.00£36.00
Casual Learner £40.00£36.00


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £40.00£36.00
A-Level £40.00£36.00

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Personal Description:

I'm a Cambridge graduate who has studied mathematics, physics and philosophy at either undergraduate or post-graduate level and have an individual and small-group teaching qualification from the University of Cambridge. I have now left academia and am a full-time private tutor.

Outside of academia, I enjoy literature and write daily with a view to becoming a novelist. I also enjoy sport, playing cricket in the summer and tennis throughout the year. I played cricket, football, tennis, badminton and squash for my college while at Cambridge.

Tutoring Experience:

For more than six years I have worked full-time as a tutor, mostly in London. I have worked both in schools and privately, including for tuition agencies including Keystone Tutors, Greater London Education and Holland Park Tuition in London, and **Contact Detail Removed** elsewhere. I have helped upwards of seventy students from both comprehensive school backgrounds as well as those attending the elite public schools such as Eton and Harrow. Recently I have taken 'super tutor' positions where I travel the world with a family providing support for their children in all subjects).

Most of this work has been preparation for a particular exam, although I have also had students who are studying just for the enjoyment of it. I feel well-suited to being 'on the other end' of the one-to-one style of teaching that I benefited from at university.

I can offer either 'long-term' tutoring, where I see a student regularly, for an hour or so a week to help them keep up with their course, or 'intensive' tutoring, where I see the student many times a week for a short time. Many of my former students have found this latter approach extremely useful as preparation for GCSE or A-Level exams.

I also have a lot of experience with the 11+ and 13+ entrance exams to private schools, and have even traveled the world on residential positions preparing foreign students to enter the elite British schools.

Tutoring Approach:

My tutoring philosophy relies strongly on the building of rapport between student and tutor as well as the Socratic Method, whereby I lead students to attaining knowledge themselves by asking precise, incremental questions rather than simply feeding it to them as facts to be learnt.

My approach to tutoring is friendly and informal. I prefer to let the tutee dictate the pace of a session by encouraging them to interrupt or ask me to repeat myself when we hit upon work they are not fully understanding.

I have found that the most efficient use of a tutoring session is for me to first outline the theory of what we are going to study in that session before using the remainder of the time to work through questions together. They will become progressively more comfortable with the content until, ultimately, they feel able to answer the questions alone.

The content of the sessions is always tailored to the particular qualification the student is working towards.


I require 48 hours notice in order to cancel a lesson otherwise you are liable for the full cost of the lesson. Failure to attend will also result in full liability.


  • University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) (2010) - M.Phil. Philosophy (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University College London (2008) - MA. Philosophy (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Langue Onze Toulouse (2008) - French Language Diploma (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of Nottingham (2006) - B.Sc. Mathematics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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