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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £60.00
Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

English

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Primary £60.00
Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

Physics

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Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

Computer Studies / I.T.

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Primary £60.00
Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

Drama

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Primary £60.00
Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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Primary £60.00
Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

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Personal Description:

I'm a ex-mathematical physicist from Cambridge turned film director, and also freelance as a data-scientist. I have two funded feature films in development and have made music videos and adverts. I started tutoring when I switched careers because the film industry is unstable, especially as a freelancer. I keep up the tutoring now because I enjoy it and look for assignments I think are interesting and where I can really make a difference.

I am passionate about the subjects I tutor in and education in general. Education forms the foundation for freeing us from bigotry and ignorance, makes us better people and permits us to live richer, better lives. Knowledge is liberating and my subjects especially open many doors. They are not easy and require a willingness to work hard, but I strongly believe that anyone can get to grips with them if given the correct guidance. Most often the problem is not the student but a poor teacher, unresolved conceptual difficulties or lack of motivation. I want to fix these issues for you.

I’d say my approach to education is rigorous, highly intellectual and what one might term renaissance in approach. I’m interested in all aspects of education, and how our disparate academic disciplines connect which is somewhat antithetical to the modern approach to education but just the sort of thing one needs to get into Oxbridge and the like.

Why is tutoring important to me? Firstly, I feel it is my responsibility to pass on the knowledge and skills I have attained; secondly, I find it satisfying to help others learn and achieve what they did not think possible, regardless of their ability; and finally, I think one of the best ways to assess your own understanding of a subject is to teach it; we learn the most about our areas of expertise when we try convey their concepts and methods to an audience.

Tutoring Experience:

I have tutored many (over 100) students privately over the past six years, improving their results in all cases where the students have followed my advice and worked hard. I'm only interested in teaching people who are prepared to do this work and better themselves, especially if its for something like the 11+/common entrance.

Beside the subjects listed in my profile, I will also teach 11+/common entrance, coding/game design, statistics and probability, film-making, creative writing, government and politics, economics.

I have experience of teaching children as young as five through to graduates and am happy to work one to one, in small groups or in a classroom.

I also help set up and run and small charity to improve the educational standards of recent immigrants in inner city London where I taught all ages of students.

Tutoring Approach:

I am patient and I persevere. I am happy to tutor people across all ranges of ability but I expect you to work hard and follow my advice.

My tutoring includes:

- encouragement of free and critical thinking
- varying teaching methods depending on what the student is most receptive to including: problem based learning, discourse, traditional exercises, experiments, lectures
- exam preparation
- confidence building
- resolution of conceptual difficulties
- helping with homework
- homework marking
- undergraduate and postgraduate application advice
- coaching for Oxbridge entrance including the STEP papers
- interview advice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- email contact throughout the week to resolve your problems as an when they arise
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Please note (a) while I am based in Hackney, I will cover all areas of London; (b) I can offer reductions for group sessions.

Qualifications:

  • London School of Economics (2009) - MSc Philosophy and History of Science, London School of Economics (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of St Andrews (2007) - MPhys Astrophysics, 1st class, University of St Andrews (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Wallace Hall Academy (2002) - Scottish Advanced Highers (A-level): 4As (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • Wallace Hall Academy (2001) - Scottish Highers (AS-level): 5As (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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