I am an experienced tutor and Cambridge graduate offering both in school and private tuition tailored to pupils' interests, strengths and learning styles. I have 4 years of experience tutoring on a full time basis, both one on one and in a classroom/group setting in schools. I tutor German, History, Russian and Maths to GCSE and A Level (including further Maths). Teaching is a passion of mine, and I love to see students gain confidence in a subject they used to think impossible, or get to explore an area in more depth than at school.
For A Level I studied Maths, History , German and French (AAAA). At university I studied German and Russian (specializing in German and spending my year abroad in Berlin), as well as taking papers in intellectual and political History from the History faculty for my finals. I have also very much been involved in competitive debating: I have won or been a finalist in numerous national competitions and currently run a debating society at a local school.
I have strong academic interests, particularly in History and contemporary politics. On the lighter side of things of things I am a avid fan of comedy and political dramas.
Before tutoring, I used to work as a translator.
My teaching experience includes:
Alongside thoroughly covering syllabus material, I believe it is important to focus on key skills: for Maths, breaking down tricky concepts in as simple and intuitive a way as possible, and practising their application, for History communication, argument construction and analysis, andin the case of language tuition, confidence and fluency as well as a solid grasp of the basic grammar and vocabulary.I aim to offer lessons which provide solid, structured exam preparation which are nonetheless stimulating and intellectually rewarding for a wide range of students. I believe that the best way to do this is in a considerate way, which encourages rather than demotivates students, with a sensitivity to a lack of confidence students may have in a given subject.
Please note that for longer lessons (e.g 2 hrs) I am happy to agree to discounts on the hourly rate.
|Languages||English (British), French, German, Russian|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Cambridge||2013||Bachelors||Modern and Medieval Languages (German and Russian, II.i)|
|St Dunstan's College||2008||School||4 A-Levels: French (A), German (A), History (A), Mathematics (A)|
|St Dunstan's College||2006||School||10 GCSEs in total, 9 at A*, 1 at A|
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