Information About Matthew - Highbury tutor
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Media / Communication Studies
Matthew is an experienced tutor in English, Film and Media Studies as well as an award winning filmmaker who works with individual students and small groups at Secondary School and University level.
A tutor for five years, he has a proven track record of helping pupils at a range of private and state schools develop simple and effective learning structures with which to achieve excellence through every major exam board (OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC). He has a proven track of record of client improvement with students usually moving up between one or two grade boundaries by the end of tuition.
Matthew is a first class honours graduate from King’s College London and his own films have screened at major film festivals around the world. He has also worked on commissions for the BBC, Channel Four and ITV.
Matthew began tutoring in 2011 as an English Language and Literature tutor at the Burlington Danes Academy Supplementary School in White City. He devised classes for children aged 11 to 18, achieving excellent results at KS3, GCSE and A-Level with a proven student improvement record under AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards.
Since 2013 he has worked primarily as a personal tutor, both independently, and for London based tuition agencies. He has extensive experience of teaching all core modules and major texts in both English Language and Literature including: poetry, drama, fiction and creative writing.
He has also tutored in Media Studies and Film Studies to both WJEC and Edexcel specification at all levels.
Every student has different needs so I know how important it is to find an approach that works for each child.
At an initial session I will provide a task sheet for the student to complete, so I can ascertain what their strengths are and where they lack confidence. I will then discuss with parent and student and together we will set out a tuition schedule that works for everyone.
Over a number of weeks I can then strengthen the student’s approach to work through a variety of simple learning structures, honing in on the areas of the syllabus where they need to improve. By teaching them how to plan and structure essays, widen their vocabulary and use of critical terms, and by helping them to identify and analyse the important points in a text, I can help your child learn to approach an exam or complete their schoolwork with confidence.
Some of my areas of expertise include:
• Exam and essay technique: mentoring students in how to form a simple and effective written argument
• Personal confidence: nurturing an efficient, sustainable approach to academic work and time
management, in a way that works for each student
• How to analyse a text: helping students to decode and criticise a text with an inventive, confident
• Practical filmmaking: teaching students in all practical elements of filmmaking including: editing, shooting
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2011) - Masters Degree in Film Studies (Masters) (✔ On File)
- King's College London (2008) - 1st Class Honours English Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)