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Matthew

Matthew

I am a private tutor and History graduate with a year's experience as a Teaching Assistant at a primary school. I also have a background in acting, including paid work for television. During my History degree I completed modules in a wide range of periods and topics and submitted a dissertation on childhood evacuation during the Second World War. As part of this degree I also excelled in
Philosophy modules - a favourite of mine was "Meaning and the Mind".
In addition to my paid television work, I have been passionate about stage acting for many years. As a member of my university's drama society, I played major roles in five productions, and in my biggest theatre role to date, at the Redgrave Theatre, Bristol, I helped raise £3.5k for charity.
I was named best male artist at school two years running, and used my talent to volunteer for a charity fundraiser - I created a 32-page comic and donated the
proceeds to the Prince’s Trust.
As well as my teaching experience in the UK, I have had the privilege of volunteering at a secondary school in Kenya. In 2021 I also a volunteered at London Design Festival's Augmented Reality exhibit at the V&A Museum. During my own 6th Form
education l was chosen by my school to participate in Model United Nations as the delegate for Botswana.

Tutoring Experience

Primarily assisting lessons in Year 4 and Year 2 classes, I was flexible in
supporting a variety of topics and learning activities, as well teaching
students with a range of different learning-styles. I worked closely with children who had challenges in understanding particular topics, and I was able to help them understand the material in clear, accessible ways. I also supported children who excelled in certain fields, working to bring their comprehension to the next level through my general knowledge, communication skills and deep understanding of topics.

Tutoring Approach

I offer tuition for primary and secondary school students in a range of
subjects. For primary years I can help pupils excel in English, Maths, and
wider subjects. For older years I focus on lessons in my degree-subject,
History, and English Literature and Language, in which I achieved two
A* grades. Using my TA experience and performance skills, I convey
knowledge and understanding of challenging topics in clear, engaging
ways to enable students to achieve their potential and make the learning experience enjoyable and rewarding.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Reading2021BachelorsHistory
Clifton College2014School11 GCSEs - 3x A*, 10x A, 1x B
Collingham College2016College3x A Levels: History, English Literature, Classical Civilisation

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