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Hi! I'm Tom, and I'm an in-home private tutor, based in South-West London. One of my passions is teaching and investing in people - seeing them grow in skill and confidence and reaching their full potential. I absolutely love doing what I do!
Over the past several years I've tutored a number of people, in both a professional and non-professional capacity - friends who've wanted to learn how to play the piano, children desperate to learn the guitar (or the ukulele!) and budding GCSE and A-level mathematicians.
I've been working as a professional, full-time tutor for a year now, and in this time I've gained enormous experience of teaching in all sorts of situations and environments. I have a number of regular primary school aged piano and guitar students - most of these children started learning from scratch, and it's a real joy to see them still steadily improving with a consistent enthusiasm to learn.
Last year I also successfully tutored numerous GCSE and A-level mathematicians. This included both high-achievers aiming for the top grades and students who in no way enjoyed or liked maths but nevertheless needed a good grade before moving into sixth form. One particular highlight was a GCSE student who, for various reasons, was initially struggling to even pass any of his maths tests - I was told they would be absolutely delighted with a C. Fast forward the clock 6 months or so however, and they completely deservedly achieved a B.
As well as all this I went into a school once a week to teach maths to year 7s and year 9s struggling to keep up in class. I also had a few adult learners in guitar, piano and music theory.
I seek to get across what I'm teaching in a way that is accessible and understandable to the student. Sometimes this means explaining things with a bit more depth and giving more context to what's being learnt; sometimes this means giving specific examples that illustrate clearly what needs to be learnt; sometimes this simply means taking things right back to the basics and starting from there. At the same time as this, I strongly believe in the value of encouraging and affirming the student in their own talent and capability. My aim is not to do work for them, but to give them the tools and the confidence to tackle problems on their own.
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