Michael

Michael

Tower Hamlets Tutor

You or your child will benefit from tutoring by:

  • an experienced tutor of people at primary, GCSE, A-level, Oxford Entrance and undergraduate essays. a successful graduate of University College London, best school for English in the UK
  • a professional writer, with around 15 years' experience producing journalism, marketing copy and creative writing
  • a sensitive and friendly guy that kids like a lot, helpful and friendly but focused on the task.
  • a well-read individual, good at helping your child understand the relevance of what s/he is studying
  • a down-to-earth person who will be able to find common ground with your student.

Students say:

"Avi got an A on the presentation. He wanted to ring you and thank you."
"The A-level English exam was good. I knew what to find when I opened the paper and how to answer it."
"We are really grateful for what you have achieved and all the work you have put in!" Mother, Poplar

Cancellation policy: please note, I need 24 hours' notice for a cancellation or the full fee is due. Your understanding is appreciated.

Tutoring Experience

I have been helping people one-on-one for many years from primary school age through to adults.

I have supported people through:

7+, 8+ AND 11+ ENGLISH ENTRANCE EXAMS
common entrance exam
creative writing
comprehension
verbal reasoning
non-verbal reasoning
vocabulary
grammar and spelling

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
presentations
Shakespeare
poetry, plays and novels

A-LEVEL ENGLISH

Shakespeare
set-texts
exams

OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
ESSAYS - ENGLISH WRITING AND PROOFREADING ALL
CV IMPROVEMENT AND JOB TRAINING

Tutoring Approach

Patience, encouragement and firmness.
First and foremost, results - what are we trying to get to? What's the deadline? What does the pupil need to improve?
So we know what to work on, I will always have pupils show me what they know (from spelling through to what goes on in a play or who characters are) before I create a lesson plan in my head.
After this, I believe students should be supported as they put the extra work in to achieve their goals. I get on well with my pupils and they like to please me and they try their best. And in exchange I give them my patience and attention as we try to improve their skills in various areas.
As far as possible, I use past papers and regular tests which I mark as in the real exam.
I've got a good sense of humour which I can use to inject a bit of fun when pupils are tired.
My creativity helps me tackle questions that the pupil is having trouble grasping.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University College, London1997CollegeEnglish Degree (BA Hons. 2:1)
Oxford University1994OtherOxford Entrance Exam
Uplands Community College1994SchoolEnglish A-Level (A)
Uplands Community College1993SchoolEnglish GCSE (A*)

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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£35
Secondary£35
GCSE£40
English
Primary£35
Secondary£35
GCSE£40
A-Level£40
University£45
Casual Learner£40
Entrance Exams
Primary£35
Secondary£35
GCSE£35
A-Level£40
University£45