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Leon
Fun Enthusiastic Tutor
£80/per hour
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450+Lessons completed
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9 years experience
Degree educated
I am a graduate of Oxford University. I tutored throughout my studies, and consequently have 9 years of experience - both in the UK and abroad. I teach English Language and Literature, History, Latin and Greek and French up to A-level, as my main subjects. I have also specialised in tutoring the humanities up to A-Level/ IB Level tutoring, including politics, religious studies and history. I have taught at all levels, having worked with students as young as 5 years-old, through to A-Level students and adult learners. I have experience in preparing students for the ISEB Pre-tests, for 11+, 13+ and common entrance - English and maths. I have successfully coached many students through the application procedures to top UK independent schools, including Eton College and Harrow School, and to top universities including Cambridge University and University College London. I am a committed tutor and have consistently produced excellent results. I believe that effective teaching must focus on the student’s needs and must be engaging and fun. I always strive to bring the best out in my students.
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Bill
Incredibly experienced English tutor.
£60/per hour
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1500+Lessons completed
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30 years experience
Degree educated
At present in my early 50s. I began teaching, in a London tutorial college, straight after coming down from Oxford. A few years after that, I interrupted my teaching career to return to university to pursue doctoral research, but I continued to see a small number of private students throughout my time as a post-graduate student. Accordingly, I have somewhere in the region of thirty years’ experience of helping students to realise their potential and, quite often, to exceed their expectations of themselves. My original specialisms were English Language and Literature, and these remain subjects I enjoy teaching immensely, but I have equal experience by now in History of Art, Philosophy, Film Studies, and Religious Studies, each of which I have taught to A level students and undergraduates. I also specialise in Pre-U English. The following is a quotation from the reference supplied by the school from which I resigned last year, after twenty years as Head of English and de facto Head of Humanities, in order to focus on private tuition: ‘Bill’s main virtues as a teacher […] are his infectious enthusiasm for his subjects, his immense knowledge and erudition, his intimate familiarity with past papers and assessment criteria, his commitment to his pupils, his willingness to make supererogatory efforts on their behalf, his provision of extensive and meticulous course notes, and his generosity with his time.’
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Aurelija
£40/per hour
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150+Lessons completed
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3 years experience
Degree educated
I am currently studying Biochemistry at University of Oxford having finished schooling at North London Collegiate School where I gained 45/45 in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. I have had previous experience tutoring IB biology, chemistry, English, maths and economics as well as GCSE French, English, maths, biology and chemistry. I believe in altering my teaching style according to the student and have had experience in tutoring a variety of different academic abilities and ages. I am extremely organised and am happy to go above and beyond in regards to preparation and gathering resources to help the student. My experience in tutoring for IB and GCSE means that I am good at ensuring that all parts of the syllabus are covered and that the student is well informed of what’s expected in the exam. One of my IB students was recently admitted to Tufts University in Massachusetts while other students that I am currently tutoring for SAT are currently applying for numerous highly ranked American Universities.
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James
Goal-oriented and success guaranteed!
£90/per hour
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500+Lessons completed
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10 years experience
Degree educated
I am a multilinguist with considerable experience in teaching French and Spanish to a diverse range of students. I have a 100% success rate in terms of my students improving their academic grades. I am extremely passionate about my subject and committed to understanding and engaging with each new student's learning needs. I tailor my individual teaching programmes to ensure each student is able to develop and move confidently towards their goal, whether it be academic or personal. I choose to work with students who are committed to working towards their goal - they don't have to love the subject to begin with, they just have to want to improve, the love comes later, often when they discover how simple it can be and they start to see improvements in their ability and understanding! Among my previous students are Yas, a Spanish GCSE student who went from a predicted D to receiving an A* overall in 14 months, Roderick, who with no prior teaching since his French GCSE 16 months before we began, received an A* at French A Level after 7 months of home-schooling with me and Kendall, a French IB student who went from grade 3/4 to achieving a final grade 6/7 in 20 months - she called me up in Guatemala on results day so I knew it must be good news! Testimonials: "James tutored both my daughters for GCSE Spanish and they both received A*. This was particularly impressive with my eldest daughter who was on a Grade D at the end of Year 10. James accelerated Yasmin's learning rapidly over 6 months in Year 11, and changed her attitude towards Spanish from a boring difficult subject to her favourite! Aside from his in-depth understanding of the curriculum and effective teaching techniques, James is a lovely person with a great sense of humour, and the girls really enjoyed his company. We'd highly recommend James to anyone wanting to improve their grades and language skills." Zaya F - Spanish GCSE "James was simply brilliant in giving my son confidence in his ability to learn languages, which ultimately led to GCSE success. He possesses a magical ability to build self-esteem. Invaluable. Fabulous. Very highly recommended." Donna G – French & Spanish IGCSE "James tutored me in French for just over a year for the international baccalaureate. Marked out of 7, I originally achieved 3-4s in all my examinations. James helped with reading, writing and oral presentations. He helped me to increase my confidence in speaking and also taught me invaluable techniques for verb conjugations. In the end I was able to achieve a 6/7 in my final IB results. Thank you James !" Kendall U - French International Baccalaureate "James was instrumental in getting my son to an A* for his Spanish A Level this year. Over a period of 8 months James worked to improve Omar’s original predicted grade of B, focussing on some core grammar which had been missed by the school and developing his reading, writing and oral skills. James often made himself available at short notice to review and offer feedback on Omar’s practice essays for the literature part of the course. We are delighted with the result and with the high level of professional service that James provides. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend." Mehta F - Spanish A Level “My daughter Chloe was struggling with Spanish during year 11, she failed her mock and was really worried. We found James and he worked steadily with her for the three months leading up to her GCSE. I’m delighted to say she achieved a 6(B)!! Incredible...a fail to a B in only 25 hours tutoring! Thank you James, she couldn’t have done it without you!” Beth W – Spanish GCSE James tutored my daughter for just over a year at French Pre-U. Our aim was to secure a comfortable distinction. James knew the syllabus inside out and ensured no stone had been left unturned in her knowledge and exam technique. We were delighted but not too surprised when the final result came back a D1. We’re thrilled with James, his approach and the care he brings to each session. Such a star. Mikael J – Cambridge Pre U French "James is an amazing teacher. He got my daughter to a B in French GCSE from a predicted D, and my son to a B in Spanish GCSE from a predicted E. This helped my daughter to get to UCL and put the Russell Group within my son's reach. His teaching style is unique. Within minutes of arrival, he had won the respect of both my teenagers. He made himself available at weekends and in the evenings both in person and over Skype. I am so grateful for his help. I highly recommend him." Rachel G - French & Spanish GCSE "James is an outstanding teacher - he taught my son to find his own motivation & the confidence he needed to excel in Spanish. He brings the language to life and creates a self sufficiency in study habits that was wonderful to observe - the GCSE process was made palatable and non daunting ! I would wholly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor that cares about the child in the most holistic sense and leaves them with the skills to tackle languages independently post their time with him - he was an absolute star !" Shaleen Y - Spanish IGCSE "James is one of the best tutors I have ever met. He is clearly passionate about teaching and has such an engaging and enthusiastic manner. Anyone who is lucky enough to come across James has found a true gem. I cannot recommend him highly enough." Helen S - Spanish GCSE
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Marcus
Enthusiastic and Fully-Qualified Tutor
£50/per hour
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300+Lessons completed
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6 years experience
Degree educated
I am a 26-year-old Oxford graduate (first-class honours) and fully-qualified English teacher with over five years teaching and tutoring experience. In terms of my own qualifications, I have 11 GCSEs (9 A* / 2 A grades), 5 A-Levels (5 A* grades), a Bachelor Degree (1st Class) and a Master's Degree (Distinction). I also have three years` experience teaching English Literature and English Language at Hurstpierpoint College, an outstanding, mixed-sex independent school in Sussex. Here, I taught students ranging from Year 7 to Year 13. My classes at GCSE and A-Level consistently attained excellent results and I am familiar with a variety of exam-boards, including Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and AQA. I have a strong understanding of exam specifications, mark-schemes and course structures, and I have extensive experience teaching and marking English coursework. As Head of Year 9 English at Hurstpierpoint, I have valuable experience designing department-wide learning resources which effectively promote good pupil progress. When I moved to London to complete an MA at King`s College London (graduating in 2019 with Distinction), I worked with the tutoring agency London Scholars, providing 1-1 English tutoring to over 15 students across London. In this time, I worked with pupils in Year 1 through to Year 13. As well as assisting with GCSE and A-Level exams, I worked closely with Year 12/13 students to support them in their university applications, running mock interviews, supervising EPQs and scrutinising personal statements. I also worked with students to develop their Verbal Reasoning and English skills in preparation for 11+, 13+ and Common Entrance examinations. I received positive feedback from all my clients who have found me to be a professional, friendly and knowledgeable tutor, equipped with effective learning resources. Last year I took a maternity cover post as an English Teacher at St George`s international school, Montreux, Switzerland. During this time I had sole responsibility for Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 English classes. This experience greatly developed my knowledge of international exam boards and also allowed me to work closely with EAL (English as an Additional Language) students. SOME FEEDBACK ON TUTORING SESSIONS: "Marcus was a superb tutor. This is my child`s assessment: "His understanding of the exam boards and the ways examiners mark essays has really helped me to adapt my style of writing and I feel a lot more confident in my written responses. He is always eager to improve my understanding of texts and has helped me become more critical of my own ideas surrounding them. Not only is he a brilliant academically focused teacher, he is an immensely approachable and likeable person" - Peter "Very good tutor for English, highly recommended!" - Radhika "Marcus is very professional in his approach. So far my daughter has had about 3-4 sessions with Marcus and we have already seen a big improvement in her writing skills. He is patient and engaging and always arrives with a prepared lesson plan. We hope to continue with Marcus this fall." - Milena "Marcus is very professional, organised and very hardworking and he has the ability to engage my son, exceptionally well throughout the lesson. I have nothing but the highest praises for Marcus’ teaching approach and effectiveness. He is also a very exceptional English Tutor. He is very knowledgable on the material that my son is studying and has gone through it, thoroughly with him so far. My son is very lucky to have Marcus as a tutor, as he’s brilliant all round and I am extremely grateful." - Dionne "Marcus tutored our daughter through her English GCSE exams in 2019. Alice wanted help with English Language, particularly creative writing. Marcus`s work with Alice helped her structure her writing and prepare her not only for her creative writing exam but also with an approach to her writing and written questions across different subjects. She gained confidence as well as knowledge from her tutorials. Marcus is easy going, engaging and fitted straight in with a busy household. During Alices recent exams Marcus took the time to check up on Alice and offer encouragement. I`m happy to highly recommend Marcus." - Alex "Marcus has been an excellent tutor for my son who is taking his GCSEs shortly. He is extremely well prepared and organised, with presentations for each session. He gives me immediate feedback and a summary of what has been covered and what needs to be done. A*!" - Max TUTORING APPROACH: In terms of my tutoring approach, I pride myself on providing a tailored service which responds to the particular strengths and needs of the student. Through questioning, constant feedback on work and adaptive planning, I hope to develop a system of teaching and learning with the student which will best ensure their continued progress. I generally build my tutoring sessions around practice papers, example answers and mark-schemes, breaking down the tasks so the student can work on the elements they find most difficult. English is a subject which requires a whole host of skills - timing, planning, structuring, careful reading, comprehension, accurate SPAG (spelling, punctuation, grammar), creativity, analysis, proof-reading - and my lessons encourage students to identify their areas for improvement and to implement practical strategies for overcoming areas of weakness. Above all, I consider myself a warm and enthusiastic teacher. It is my belief that students learn best when they are engaged yet relaxed, when they feel motivated to ask questions and reflect positively on their work. With academic pressures as intense ever, it is my intention to provide sessions which make the student feel in control of their work. Should you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Alan
Dedicated and professional Tutor
£40/per hour
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300+Lessons completed
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6 years experience
Degree educated
I am a very approachable and professional Teacher currently working within a tutoring establishments across the UK delivering English, Drama and Science lessons. I have experience working as a leading English Tutor role, of which I provide my personally prepared lesson plans and materials for students and others to use. In addition, I hold a strong array of knowledge within the education and drama industry, of which in particular are: professional teaching standards and student relation building skills, especially but not limited to: providing a professional, entertaining and educational learning environment for students in every lesson. Holding previous work experience within teaching positions has provided me with a useful understanding of all that is expected from an education authority figure whilst granting me the knowledge and efficiency to successfully meet these requirements. I am currently seeking a full-time, permanent job related to my skills background, but not necessarily limited to this as I am always looking to increase my experience in education. I am on the DBS update service and I have SEN experience as well.
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Selina
Empowering, Encouraging Tutor.
£40/per hour
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500+Lessons completed
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10 years experience
Degree educated
Hi there, I have a colourful teaching background which began on the tropical east coast of paradise (Australia). My first teaching experiences were shared between the fitness and tourism industries where I was a personal trainer, aerobics instructor, weightlifting coach, marine naturalist and Japanese tour guide on the Great Barrier Reef. Over the years I continued to expand on my teaching skills and became a dive instructor, underwater photographer and CrossFit athlete. During these years speaking Japanese, teaching people how to dive and developing a motivational mindset as an athlete, I was studying to become a school teacher at university and tutoring advanced english. I am now a qualified primary school teacher, high school english teacher, TEFL (teaching, english as a foreign language) teacher, writer and poet living in London. My teaching philosophies are very constructivist. My students are encouraged and guided towards being active meaning makers of their learning and environments. I am also a pragmatist and humanist as I align my teaching practice with practicality, care and synergy. This is quite the opposite of the standard education system which is rooted in behaviourism (amputation of personal thoughts, feelings and emotions with a strong stance on positive and negative reinforcement). Hence, why I am choosing to take my teaching outside of the classroom. However, I understand that there is a place for passing tests and knowing certain curriculums and so I will teach you how to understand the curriculums and success criterion you may be following. If you work with me you can expect to be placed in the centre of very personalised learning and we will build great rapport. My personal goals are to become proficient in Japanese and become a Japanese teacher and translator and to write and publish a novel or ten in English (I love language). I am available to tutor English which aligns with the school curriculum and beyond for all ages and as a TEFL tutor for anyone who desires to learn how to speak English. If you want to write for creative purposes I am also here to help you. Let's write poems and stories together! I am highly flexible and have a sharp eye for identifying students' unique needs. I can work effectively and happily with ages 5 - adult. I am a big believer in celebrating both similarities and differences in people and learning styles - I will always make it work for you. I look forward to meeting you. Selina
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David
Qualified grammar school teacher
£50/per hour
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550+Lessons completed
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11 years experience
Degree educated
I'm extremely passionate about literature and language and their application in the expression of our ideas, whether it be in a difficult exam or for our own pleasure. Over the eleven years of my tutoring experience, teaching abroad, and as a qualified secondary school teacher in outstanding schools, I've always endeavoured to communicate this to my students. I teach a wide spectrum of skills and topics. This ranges from the nitty-gritty of exam preparation to appreciation of the wider beauty of the rich heritage of English, and I'm confident you too will see the incredible versatility of this important subject, whether you want to pass exams or perhaps take it to higher education and beyond.
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Sarah
Dedicated tutor, Interesting lessons
£20/per hour
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100+Lessons completed
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2 years experience
Degree educated
I am a MSc Pharmacology graduate who has studied Biology from a primary to a higher tertiary level. I have tutored many students and friends in person, including those who are cramming for an exam. My methods of teaching include practical and real-world examples, to ensure maximum retention of information. I focus on the important parts of each topics and give additional examples that students need to boost their exam marks. As most parents and students may already be paying large amounts for their biology education, I believe that they should not need to pay a high rate for extra tutoring. Sometimes students simply require repetition or a different teaching style in order to learn a subject. In addition to the lessons I give, I will also provide supplementary reading and homework should students request it. I am also available via email for students with last minute questions before an exam/test Please note I only offer online tutoring, as I believe this is the most efficient way to offer multiple lessons in a week to each student.
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Hannah
Creative, motivating, energetic tutor
£20/per hour
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50+Lessons completed
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1 years experience
Degree educated
I graduated from the University of Birmingham last year, with a First in Modern Languages. I have a very high level of spoken and written French and Spanish, having lived and travelled extensively in Spain, Latin America and France. I'm hugely passionate about learning languages and I believe being able to speak another language opens doors, broadens your mind and allows you to experience things from a completely different worldview, something that's particularly important in the current political climate. I am very keen to pass on this attitude to the next generation! I have an excellent command of the English language as well; I'm particularly good with spelling, grammar, and general writing style. What's more, I am able to explain these things in clear, concise ways, and I will always be patient and encouraging. When teaching French and Spanish, I will try and instil in pupils an all-round knowledge of the language - working on the four core skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading. I think it's particularly important to try and practice speaking in every session, as most British language learners lack confidence and are afraid to make a mistake. I will keep speaking practice light-hearted, fun and non-intimidating! I have tutored friends informally in English (as a foreign language), French, and Spanish, and I have realised that I am naturally good at teaching, and I get a lot of joy out of seeing someone understand a concept or get better at something with my help. I want to help young people realise their full potential, improve their confidence and connect to the creativity and joy of speaking French / Spanish. I have just as much enthusiasm for the English language - I am fascinated by words, knowledgeable about English literature and skilled at analysing written language. I would try and convey this love when tutoring English Literature or Language. Overall, I want to pass on a sense of the fun of language to young people. I am aware that no two children learn in the same way, so I will be receptive to individuals' styles of learning and adapt my teaching to suit them. During our first session together, we will discuss what your strengths are and what you want to work on particularly, and I will play to your strengths to help you improve your skills. As I am young, I am an energetic and fun tutor; I will try to connect to my tutees and get to know them well, forming strong working relationships and thus understanding how best to encourage and motivate them. I love to travel, and I'm also a musician (I sing and play the violin). I love dancing, cycling, swimming, and yoga.
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Florence
Management with Int. Business & Law
£60/per hour
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500+Lessons completed
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10 years experience
Degree educated
I have obtained a Second Class Upper Division in Management with International Business Management, completed the GDL at BPP Law School and worked as a Financial Consultant in the City of London. I am currently teaching Business English in companies and governmental institutions. As a determined, goal driven individual with strong ethics, excellent academic qualifications and highly transferable professional experience, I have obtained TEFL certifications to teach Young Learners and Business English and have been awarded a certificate for IELTS examination preparation. I have also been awarded the certificate to develop writing, reading and speaking skills of Dyslexic students. Attended International schools in Rome where I had the possibility to maximise my linguistic skills in Italian and French. I have provided language support to young adults and professionals who were keen to improve their Italian since university. I offer a tailored training programme based on your specific needs, and ensuring that high standards are met by creating assessments and providing immediate feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Alice
Curiosity. Being human. Learn and evolve
£60/per hour
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850+Lessons completed
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17 years experience
Degree educated
I am an exprienced expert English teacher and examiner. I've worked in private and state schools and colleges around the uk for 17 years, teaching English up to A level. For the last 3 years I have created a successful tuition company. I've taught EFL at Bath university and Bristol university for the last 3 summers. I also mark GCSE literature exams for AQA. I can teach all syllabuses face to face or online. I've just helped a client pass the entrance exam for Cheltenham Ladies College where I also helped her older sister gain two level 9's at GCSE last year. Education is not just about grades. It's about politics, staying curious and your.place in this world. Learning is always linked to our mental health and studying literature shows us how to be human. All sides of humanity.
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