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From one end of Coldharbour Lane to the other, our professional tutors are dotted across south east London. Wherever you’re based, Tutor House’s friendly tutors can come to you anywhere in Brixton.
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As a major academic scholar at Magdalen College School, Oxford, I studied maths and sciences at A-level, achieving grades of A* (Maths) AAA (Further Maths, Physics, Music). Although my greatest academic strengths are maths and physics, my personal interest led me to study Music at the University of Leeds, where I graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree. I tailored my degree to included a mix of musicology, performance, pedagogical techniques, and a strong side component of philosophy. I'm patient and friendly, and am skilled at quickly developing a rapport with children and teenagers. I currently work as an instrumental tutor and freelance musician. I have been giving one-on-one guitar lessons since 2016. I teach both children and adults from beginners to advanced players. As well as this I have studied teaching techniques as part of my degree. I have also had experience in a language school working with teenage students visiting the UK to improve their English. This role required me to oversee groups of 10-20 students, plan their activities daily, develop a friendly yet authoritative rapport with them (which required excellent communication given their level of English). With a breadth of interests and skills that cross over sciences, arts and humanities, I am accustomed to approaching a range of problems using different conventions and styles of thinking. I aim to understand a student's own way of thinking and learning and use this to develop their weaker areas in ways to which they are most receptive. In doing so, I aim to develop their confidence in their own ability to tackle problems and produce work of a high standard in areas they might not initially feel so comfortable in.
I have taught German in schools for over 20 years, which included working with individuals, small and class-size groups of all ages. Having gained first experience in teaching German while working as a British Council Foreign Language Assistant in East Devon, I decided to follow a career in teaching German at secondary and tertiary level. 'Born and bred' in the north of Germany, you will not struggle to understand my accent. I speak - what many people refer to as - „Hochdeutsch” - (Standard German) as spoken in/around/north of Hanover. However, you might notice that I tend to say „Hamburch” rather than „Hamburg”. And of course, I tend to stretch my vowels - all part of being an „echter Norddeutscher”. If you wondered how to pronounce „Sönke", it's a bit like "Z"-"ea" (as in "ea-rly")-"n"-"k"-"ea" (as in "ea-rly"). I am a native speaker and have a BA and a MA degree. Most importantly for language learners, I am a qualified teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in teaching secondary German (with French and Geography). I am also a current Assessment Associate for Pearson/Edexcel (GCSE and A Level), an IoLET Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and a Supporter Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, studying towards a TransDip. The 2017/2018 examination season was yet another very successful year for my tutees. I do not only keep my 100% pass rate; all my A Level tutees outperformed they predicted grades (based on their 'Mocks') by two grades and my GCSE/IGCSE tutees improved their predicted grades by at least three grades/digits. Many of them outperformed their target grades (where possible) and one of them improved by five grades/digits compared to her predicted '4' ('Mocks').
I have been teaching German and English as foreign languages in educational settings and as a professional tutor around the world since 2004. I have had extensive tutoring experience and prepared my tutees for a variety of language exams (IB German, Pre-U German, A-Level German, iGCSE English as a second language, GCSE English Language and Literature, IB English B, IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, FCE) and they all achieved their target results. When I am tutoring students, I follow a learner-centred and content-driven approach to teaching, which means that I individualise and personalise my resources for each student considering their interests, language levels, weaknesses, and learning styles and focus on teaching them the skills that are necessary to achieve great results in their exams. Where necessary I challenge my tutees so that they can achieve their best. I use a range of media to enrich my lessons with authentic material. I have always received outstanding feedback from my students and tutees and was praised for my inspiring lessons and my passion for teaching languages, my friendly personality, my ability to connect with them on a professional yet personal level and my skill to make learning fun and enjoyable. I studied at the University of Bamberg in Germany, where I completed my first state exam (BA Hons equivalent) in English/EFL, Geography and Educational Science, and at the University of South Carolina in the USA, where I did my master’s degree in German with a concentration in second language acquisition and language pedagogy. I have completed my teacher training in Germany and also hold the Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. I started teaching German at the University of South Carolina in the USA and later became a lecturer for English Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics at the University of Bamberg in Germany. After having taught ESL/EFL for a year in Brazil, I began to work as an English/EFL and geography teacher at a prestigious independent secondary school in Germany where I also became Head of the Bilingual Department, setting up a unique bilingual program with the help of a colleague. In my current teaching post as a German and EFL/EAL teacher at an outstanding independent school near London, I taught KS3 German, IB (Standard and Higher Level) German and Pre-U German as well as iGCSE English as a second language, IB English B, IELTS, TOEFL and general EFL/EAL classes and as a EFL summer school teacher. A main part of my classroom teaching is tutoring students in one-to-one sessions for their final exams in German (IB & Pre-U) and EFL/EAL (TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, etc.) and my support and guidance enabled them to achieve their target grades. My teaching has always been informed by the latest research in language learning and teaching as I see this as the best way to provide instruction of the highest quality to my students and to offer them current evidence-based solutions. This enables me to support my students and tutees to optimise their language learning process, to progress quickly and to achieve their goals. I consider my students emotional and social well-being a priority, and in the course of my professional development, I have continued to study the areas of psychology and pedagogy. I completed the 5-course specialisation, the ‘Foundations of Positive Psychology’, offered by the University of Pennsylvania. Integrating this knowledge in my teaching has given me the ability to help my students and tutees to become more confident, more resilient, and more optimistic and to persevere when faced with difficulties.
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Common Entrance tutors in Brixton
Are you looking for an experienced and qualified common entrance tuition in Brixton? We’re ready to help. Whether you’re looking to get into a south-east-London-based school, such as Dulwich College, all of our tutors have succeeded in getting their pupils into the secondary school of their choice.
Our tutors in Brixton specialise in all aspects of the common entrance exams, from English and maths, to verbal and non-verbal reasoning, as well as supplementary topics. For Tutor House’s tutors, the motive is making sure the student feels confident in their abilities, as well as offering them any interview practice and extra mentorship they may need.
GCSE tutors in Brixton
Tutor House’s GCSE tutors in Brixton work with students to guarantee that they feel comfortable with their GCSE subjects before the exam day comes. Whether you’re struggling with the three core subjects of English, Maths or Science, or require help with a language or creative subject, our professional and attentive tutors all have a passion for teaching their subject.
We understand the importance of receiving great GCSE grades to get in good stead for A-Level subjects. With countless topics to cover, we realize that it may get quite stressful. All of our tutors work with a number of GCSE students preparing for their exams, teaching exam technique, content and revision methods. These help improve student’s GCSE results, and also provides them with techniques they can utilise for A-Levels too.
A-Level tutors in Brixton
Are you looking for a qualified and professional A-Level tutor in Brixton? Tutor House can help. We realize that working towards excellent A-Level grades to get into the university of your choice can be stressful. Therefore, we only employ quality degree-educated tutors to ensure A-Level success.
The international student market and expectations on young people to attend university have made getting into first-choice universities like London South Bank University extremely competitive. Therefore, our tutors will work with you to revise content and learn exam techniques. They are also skilled in assisting with writing personal statements and essay strategizing. Our tutors will work with you in a mentor-like capacity to ensure you learn skills that will follow you through to higher education.