Oliver

Oliver

City of Westminster Tutor

I am a recent graduate from Cambridge University, where I studied French, Spanish and Latin. I am a very strong linguist and writer, from a family of linguists, who enjoys engaging with students and working out the best way for them to understand new ideas (and have a good time doing so).

I have always had an impeccable academic record (for example: 2 major scholarships to Charterhouse, 11 A*s at GCSE, 4 high A*s at A-Level) and I have a sound understanding of the various syllabuses. As it is not so long since I sat these exams myself, I can offer a fresh approach to learning. I love teaching!

Something else important which sets me apart from the crowd is the fact that I have always known how to play exams and get good results. This is a knack which not everyone has; I, hopefully, can pass it on.

I have a robust record of improving students' work, turning several Ds into A*s as well as helping people successfully navigate through the Oxbridge admissions process.

Please do get in touch!

Tutoring Experience

I have thousands of hours' experience under my belt tutoring students at GCSE, AS, A-Level, Cambridge Pre-U and beyond, in English, French, Spanish and Latin. I have also taught Latin as an after-school activity for primary age children (7-11), and have tutored others of a similar age in a more general capacity. In addition, I have coached for entrance exams and interviews, and taught English as a foreign language: all in all, a wide range of student ages and teaching remits. Those whom I have taught have always been extremely happy with my services.

Tutoring Approach

I love words and language, and I try to pass this on at all levels. Students often seem to lack self-confidence in their approach to languages, and this is somewhere I am able to help. It could be a young student struggling to get to grips with GCSE Spanish listening, or an A-Level or higher student who needs help making his or her analysis of Virgil's Aeneid more sophisticated and informed. I relish every point along this spectrum.

It is, of course, essential to review past papers and study the specific requirements for a given exam; however, this is not everything, and I believe that there are some more general principles which help across the board. For example, writing technique (essay structure and argument, for example) is an essential tool not limited to a particular section of a particular paper. Another important element of language study is translation, a skill which is often overlooked but which I believe is one of the best ways to improve every aspect of competence.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Charterhouse School2007School11 A*s - GCSE
Charterhouse School2009SchoolA**, A**, A**, A* - Cambridge Pre-U (A-level equivalent)
Cambridge University2014BachelorsModern & Medieval Languages

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Subjects taught
English
Secondary£80
GCSE£80
A-Level£90
University£100
Casual Learner£80
French
Secondary£80
GCSE£80
A-Level£90
University£100
Casual Learner£80
Spanish
Secondary£80
GCSE£80
A-Level£90
University£100
Casual Learner£80
Latin
Secondary£80
GCSE£80
A-Level£90
University£100
Casual Learner£80
Entrance Exams
Secondary£80
GCSE£80
A-Level£90
University£100
Casual Learner£80
English (Foreign Language)
Secondary£80
GCSE£80
A-Level£90
University£100
Casual Learner£80