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Claire
Enthusiastic and Empathetic Tutor
£50/per hour
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8 years experience
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As a tutor, I believe in working on a personalised course of study working through use of past exam papers and interview questions, teaching students to answer the questions well and grow in confidence. As such, I have successfully coached children through 7+, 11+ and 13+ examinations including up to scholarship level. My past students have gained entry to the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Eton College, St James School Ashford, Halliford School, Shepperton, St Catherine’s School, Bramley and St George’s College, Weybridge. I am now a specialist one to one tutor working with students in preparation for Independent School Entrance examinations at 7+, 11+,13+ along with the 11+ Examinations for Grammar Schools. For the 7+, I have prepared students for both the Mathematics and English examinations. At 11 + I have prepared children for the Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests. At 13 + Common Entrance I help students to prepare for the English Writing and Reading Comprehension Examinations. I have also supported children across the Primary Curriculum, developing their understanding and skill set in order to boost their confidence and prepare them for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS in Mathematics and English at the end of Primary School. I am an empathetic and enthusiastic tutor who always strives to help my tutees become the best that they can be!
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Max
Friendly English Lit and Lang tutor
£40/per hour
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8 years experience
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Hello, My name is Max and I’ve been a teacher for the last 7 years. I specialise in exam entry, writing workshops and improving performance for the 11+, GCSE and A Levels for Language and Literature. I have a warm and compassionate approach, dedicated to each student’s development and academic access. I am proud to say I’ve helped students gain entry to St Paul’s, St Olave’s, Westminister, Dartmouth Grammar, Blackheath High, Henrietta Barnett, South Hampstead High and many others across London; sometimes helping them to win scholarships. I’ve helped GCSE and A Level students improve their grades from levels 6 to 8 and 9, working within the curriculum, homeschool students and students with learning difficulties. I am also an award winning writer (stage and screen) and know, as well as the joy of writing, the importance of academic discipline and articulacy, especially when in preparing for exams and applications. I studied scriptwriting at Central Saint Martins (BA) and playwriting (MA) at Goldsmiths University. That said, I do love to try and help each student find some pleasure in what they’re doing, with a patient and empathetic approach. I also run play and screenwriting workshops for kids and young adults and have worked the Yard Theatre, the Southwark Playhouse, The Gate Theatre, Flux Theatre, Theatre Workout, Actor’s Centre, Eaton House the Manor, Sydenham High, Alexandra Juniors and many other schools and institutions across the country. I have a real belief in the power of learning and the impact it can make on young people’s lives. I do hope I can help with your child’s studies. Scriptwriter Bio I've been a recipient of the Paris Royal Script Award, Screen to Screen Award, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, a finalist for the Papatango Prize, Samuel French's Off Off-Broadway Award, Theatre Uncut's Prize for Political Writing and recently, the Nick Darke Award. I've also collaborated with the Wooster Group in NYC, The English Theatre Berlin and the British Museum as a dramaturg. I've had plays produced at Theatre 503, King’s Head Theatre, the Arcola, Paines Plough and many others across London. Testimonials I have two daughters, Grace and Alice, and Max, over two years was instrumental in getting them both into the top sets of English and gaining entry to Henrietta Barnett school. I would definitely recommend. Ann Marie, mother of Alice and Grace. Max helped my son, Chindera, get into Eltham College with high marks for his 11+. Pero, mother of Chindera. My daughter, Ann-Maria, has severe autism and struggled with her comprehension and creative writing. Max worked patiently with her and had an excellent relationship, helping her to really blossom. Natalie Campo, mother of Ann-Maria. He is also very professional and communicates progress regularly. Ayodeji Ojo, mother of Faith. Gayatri, although very bright, found her GCSE exams torturous. Max helped her to learn exam techniques which really helped to break everything down. Mina. My son George worked with Max in a homeschool capacity and, although English was far from his favourite subject, Max was the best tutor he ever worked with, improving from a level 4 to a 7 over a year. Sharron Delaney Zayed and Mohammed were helped by Max to improve their Engish language for GCSE. He helped imrpove their scores hugely. Clementine, nanny. Keira moved here from Australia and hated the academic system of her school so was tutored privately. Max helped her find pleasure again in reading while successfully helping her through her academic year as a homeschooled student. Keira’s mum. Max was an excellent employee – hard working, focused, responsive and a pleasure to work with. He had brilliant rapport with the students, and was able to deliver, clear, concise instructions, and work with students of all abilities to guide them through the project. I would definitely recommend him. David Workman, head of Youth Coordination, Southwark Playhouse Max has been working as a tutor and workshop leader for us for a year now and he is one of our most popular tutors. Louise Pearce/ Runs Inkhead Tutoring Agency
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Alisha
Passionate Maths and Science GCSE tutor
£20/per hour
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200+Lessons completed
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4 years experience
Degree educated
Hi! I am a medical student at the University of Nottingham with 4 years of tutoring experience. I am experienced in providing an engaging, interactive and highly educational experience. Being an enthusiastic tutor with an approachable nature who genuinely loves teaching and observing students’ progress first hand, I regularly see students develop confidence and their love for learning. I am familiar with the new specifications for GCSE maths and sciences, having sat the new specification exams myself and know that they are much more rigorous with a lot of new content. I achieved grade 9s in maths and all three sciences and wish to share my knowledge with students in order to aid their progress. Throughout the years I continuously monitored my past students’ learning and progress to identify those who were not achieving their targets and developed strategies such as regularly checking up on those who had not performed well. I do mini tests regularly to ensure I can highlight strengths and weaknesses in specific topics and adapt my lessons to cater towards these weaknesses. I believe confidence is key to your learning and we often learn best when comfortable with having a go and not being afraid to make mistakes, which I ensure my students are comfortable with doing so. Additionally, I have tutored for other online platforms in the past so have experience of both online and in-person teaching. I have an abundant supply of teaching materials for GCSE Mathematics and Sciences for all exam boards, including numerous exam questions, which I regularly use in my lessons. I have learnt numerous strategies of teaching which I make specific to each student's learning style in order to maximise their learning. What I lack in degree qualifications, being relatively young myself, I certainly make up for in possessing the right qualities to achieve the maximum potential of the student. Being determined, patient and possessing an excellent work ethic are the strengths that have helped me through challenging moments throughout my exams and university. I am capable, clear and concise in delivering lessons, proven by great results with students in the past 4 years.
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Eleanor
English, Philosophy & Writing Tutor
£40/per hour
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250+Lessons completed
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5 years experience
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I’m an experienced teacher and creative writing tutor with a first class degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages from University College London, including one year of study at Université de Paris-Sorbonne. I have five years of teaching experience with individuals, school groups, arts organisations and community groups. I’ve taught English Literature and creative writing with a wide range of organisations, including The Barbican Centre, The Poetry School and The Midnight Run. My specialities are English Literature, English Language and Philosophy. My students have ranged from 11 to 80 years of age, and I have substantial experience working with students for whom English is not their first language. My lessons use creative, engaging techniques tailored to the needs and goals of each student, to help them unlock their true potential. I combine a passion for the subjects with a rigorous focus on exam strategy and study techniques. My goal is to improve grades, and give students both the tools and the drive for long term success. I’m dedicated to fostering a safe, enjoyable learning environment, where we work to identify areas for improvement and map out strategies to maximise . I believe an approach grounded in kindness, patience, and fun is key to helping students with areas of difficulty, reluctance or stress. Overall, I am focused on helping students believe in their own potential and giving them the support they need to meet it. As a recipient of both an academic scholarship and an arts scholarship to my secondary school, I know how life-changing exam success can be. I’m committed to helping students secure those transformative opportunities. I’m also a prize-winning writer, poet and author, with multiple national awards for creative writing. Those include a London Writers Award 2021, the Poetry London Prize 2020 and the Verve Poetry Festival Prize 2020. I’m represented by Harriet Moore of David Higham Literary Agency. This work has redoubled my passion for teaching literature, and I have honed my skills through my years of freelance teaching. I offer high-quality, individually-tailored creative writing lessons. These can optionally be combined with qualification-focused teaching to engage students with English Literature and English Language, and help give them a practical understanding of the nuts and bolts of writing that they can then apply to their school work.
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Charlotte
Experienced and approachable tutor
£40/per hour
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500+Lessons completed
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10 years experience
Degree educated
About me: I am an experienced English Literature tutor, currently working in UK schools tutoring secondary aged pupils in English Literature, Language and creative writing, in small groups and one to one. What I offer: I can offer tutoring for both primary and secondary school English pupils, from phonics and EYFS through to GCSE and A-Level English Literature and Language, as well as undergraduate literature, critical theory and creative writing. I have extensive experience working with pupils with SEND and barriers to learning and will work with families to design bespoke learning materials for each pupil's individual learning needs. Experience: I have worked with children and young people for over ten years, and currently work in education part time as a learning support assistant and tutor, doing targeted work with pupils who require additional support. As well as tutoring, I have extensive experience of working with children and young people who have additional needs and barriers to learning, from phonics support at preschool level to targeted tutoring at secondary and above. I hold a first class honors degree in English Literature with Language and am a published writer, with my most recent piece of journal writing scheduled for publication in an anthology in July of this year. I have a passion for teaching and working with young people, and am keen to ensure a responsive and inclusive approach to my tutoring. I have a passion for literature and history and music having played the violin for over 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy writing and reading and run a small holding with my husband and children, where we keep goats, sheep, chickens and ducks.
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Emily
Engaging and experienced tutor
£40/per hour
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450+Lessons completed
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9 years experience
Degree educated
I graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Classics before going on to become a fully-qualified teacher. I worked in the private school sector for nine years before focussing my career on providing high-quality online tuition. I tutor Classical Civilisation, Latin and Ancient History from KS2 all the way to Undergraduate level and I really enjoy bringing this wonderfully diverse and interesting subject to life for my students. I also have experience in tutoring pupils for 11 and 13+ entrance examinations in English and Verbal Reasoning which I find immensely rewarding. I have mentored students as a supervisor for EPQ projects, with a particular focus on written assignments. Helping learners to develop the quality, sophistication and originality of their written work is something that I love to do. Whilst I worked in a school, I was responsible for helping students to prepare their personal statements for UCAS applications, so I have a wealth of experience in that area. I have worked on applications for a wide variety of subjects, including Economics, Medicine, Psychology, History, and many others. I have an excellent track record in helping my students to achieve offers from their first-choice university. As an Oxford graduate myself, I am well-placed to advise applicants on what to expect from the application and interview process. As a tutor, I aim to create thoughtful, innovative and exciting lessons, which support my students as individuals. I am very motivated, hardworking and dependable, and I get a real sense of purpose from helping my students to achieve the best possible grades.
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£30/per hour
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5 years experience
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So you're stressed and agonising over that essay you can't write, or that text you can't get your head around? And you have an exam on the way! Maybe you've taken the exam already and didn't quite get the results you wanted. It can be daunting to say the least. But that's where I can help you. While still at school, I tutored some of the younger students and saw real progress and their grades, skills and self-esteem. It's a process I've been developing ever since. After graduating as an actor from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a 1st, I spent 5 years working extensively in all levels of the education system, from School Students all the way up to Consultant Doctors. The one thing all of the people I mentor or tutor say again and again is "I never saw it like that" and that's crucial to what I offer. My focus has always been on taking seemingly abstract, complex and confusing material and making it accessible using my unusual slant on things. And I can use this to help you overcome the obstacles in your way. I teach seminars regularly with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust using a text to explore essay technique, thematic ideas and language. I regularly coach students and professionals to develop communication, problem solving and leadership. All while building their confidence with a given skill. My approach is tailored to the individual, and is therefore flexible to suit their needs. But central to it are the following criteria: - Building core competencies relative to the subject: Essay writing, objective analytics, attention to details and how to expand on them. - Identifying obstacles specific to the student. Using coaching techniques, tasks and conversation to help them overcome it. - Exploring alternative view points and helping to develop a wider understanding of the material in context. - Building confidence and competency in bringing knowledge and skills to the subject in question. - Basic exam technique, focus and stress-relief to help think analytically under pressure. - Public speaking, presentation skills and ownership of the text if required for a public speaking role. Outside of the tutoring world my hobbies ( as you might have guessed) include theatre. But I've also developed a bizarre love of gardening, and no I've moved to a big city, I'm really looking forward to the challenge of growing vegetables on my window sill!
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Sophie
Experienced and friendly tutor
£40/per hour
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200+Lessons completed
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4 years experience
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Hi, I'm Sophie :) I graduated from King’s College London with a bachelor’s in History and a master’s in Modern History. I tutored for three years whilst completing my degrees. Since graduating, I have continued to tutor some students online, as well as teaching English as a foreign language. I love working with children and teens at all ages and I have experience teaching children 2 to 18 years old. I have significant experience tutoring History up to degree level and English up to A-Level and have successfully tutored students who were consistently achieving C grades, going on to attain A*/A’s grades. Additionally, I have aided tutees with other GCSE and A-Level subjects, including Biology. I am highly committed to creating a positive and relaxed learning environment where the tutee feels comfortable and confident to engage in the lesson. I have seen much success with my students after observing their individual learning styles and in turn altering my teaching approach. I particularly enjoy discovering areas of interest for students in subjects they perhaps otherwise struggle to engage with. To maximise my students’ success, I spend a significant time contextualising the syllabus content in an exam setting – building my tutees confidence by targeting their exam technique and essay writing skills. Don't hesitate to contact me to ask any questions and set up a free trial session.
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Lucy
Fun and approachable super-tutor
£90/per hour
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500+Lessons completed
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10 years experience
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The Lucy headlines: - 1st Class B.A. (Hons) in Education Studies with English and Drama from the University of Cambridge, 4 As at A-level (English, Biology, Geography and Theatre Studies) and 11 A*s at GCSE. - Over 10 years (3000+ hours) experience as a Private Tutor. - Have tutored around the world, travelling with families and living with them domestically. - Experience with students suffering from dyslexia, petit mal and anxiety. - 100% success rate in improving GCSE and A-level students' performance by a minimum of 2 grades or to the top possible grade. - Successfully helped students get into schools including Eton College, Harrow, Westminster, Kings (Wimbledon), Sevenoaks, Winchester, St Paul's Girls, City of London, Godolphin & Latimer, Francis Holland School, Harrodian, Sussex House and Putney High School, and universities including Cambridge, Bristol, Edinburgh and Georgetown, US. I am a confidence-building tutor with a fun and engaging style; the tutor who is also the friend. I always aim to help the child learn to love the subject and want improvement for themselves, not because I demand it of them. As a result of my time, I want the child to develop positively as a person as well as within the subject we are working on. Testimonials: - Lucy is an excellent enthusiastic tutor who does a great job keeping my son interested and engaged. I would highly recommend her. Father of Zain 8+ Preparation - Thank you for working so hard with Annabel. She has improved so much and genuinely enjoys all her sessions with you, which is a huge achievement for time spent doing maths and english in my view! Mother of Annabel 11+ Preparation - Lucy has been the best teacher ever and has taught me so much. If I pass any exams, it will be because of her awesome advice! Hana 11+ Preparation - I would like to thank Lucy for giving Julian such a thorough preparation so that he had confidence to deal with the tasks. His brilliant results, we think, are largely thanks to her help. Mother of Julian English Lit GCSE - Cecilia is deeply dyslexic and Lucy was able to take her from a modest level of writing to an A in English Literature. She was absolutely amazing, the best tutor my daughter ever had. Her ability to organise and simplify the work were crucial in achieving this result. But more importantly she was able to give Cecilia the self confidence she was lacking. Mother of Cecilia English Lit A-level
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Harriet
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1 years experience
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I'm a student at Durham University studying English Literature. I received Grade 9s for both Language and Literature at GCSE Level at Woodlands Community College, and I received A*s for both Language and Literature separately in my A-Levels at Barton Peveril College. I'm a first time tutor, but I am quick at learning, and have all the skill sets available to make a good go of things. I will dedicate my time to you and help you as best as I can. I want to help students build their confidence in regards to English, and support them to achieve their goals, whether it be passing exams or becoming more advanced in the subject. I'm hands on, understanding, and will stand by you through the learning process happily until you feel you are ready to take on exams or branch out in your knowledge. I am more than happy to help with both GCSE and A-Level students. I can create resources that are accessible and helpful to you, as well as create practice questions/take past paper questions and mark the responses accordingly to build up confidence in an exam environment. I will adapt my methods to suit the student as best as possible so they get the best results available.
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Gina
Experienced and fun teacher/tutor
£40/per hour
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8 years experience
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I am a qualified teacher with 8 years experience. Helping children learn, grow and progress is a passion of mine. Making learning fun and immersive for children is important. I have worked with children with various needs and differentiation is key, as all children learn differently. I have taught years 3, 4 & 5. I can help with all subjects but my particular focus is on English (reading, grammar, writing) and Mathematics. I use various methods, stimuli and concrete resources to enhance understanding. My approach is calm, caring and compassionate. I believe that trust is the foundation of a healthy teacher-student relationship.
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Seren
Fun and Enthusiastic Tutor
£20/per hour
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100+Lessons completed
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2 years experience
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I recently graduated from Cambridge with a 2:1 in Natural Sciences and would love to share my passion for learning with others by supporting students to achieve their full potential. During my time as a UCAS tutor, I was able to clearly explain advanced scientific concepts by adjusting my teaching methods to suit the unique learning style of each student and applied my TEFL qualification to support English second language students, all of whom went on to receive offers from Russell Group Universities. Whilst tutoring an 11-year-old boy in Maths, he raised his average grade from a C to an A. Having been elected as the Welfare Officer for the Cambridge University Water Polo Team, I emphasise the importance of mental health and aim to promote the emotional wellbeing of all my students. My pet Labrador Goldie may also make occasional drop-ins in the background of tutoring sessions to provide a little well-needed dopamine. :)
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Leon A

English Literature

We love Leon, he's very kind and has worked wonders for my son’s confidence. 100% recommend this tutor.

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Terry B

English Literature

Terry is currently giving training for my son for his 13+. He is an excellent tutor in all aspects like time management, vocabulary suggestions & feedback.

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