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I am currently in the second year of my PhD in pure mathematics at the London School of Geometry and Number Theory (Imperial, UCL, and King's). Before that, I was an undergraduate at the University of Queensland, Australia, where I earned a Bachelor of Science with Honours Class I with an extended major in Mathematics. I also have a Diploma of Languages majoring in German, and spent a year of my undergraduate degree studying in Munich. As an undergraduate, I gained a variety of experience from both private tutoring and teaching in university environments for students ranging from high school to undergraduate level. Before I began university I did a gap year working for a prep school in Surrey, where I primarily helped students between the ages of 8 and 13 who were struggling in class and/ or being disruptive. I also helped prepare students for the 11 and 13+ exams. I believe that mathematics is an under-appreciated discipline, and I have a passion for teaching maths in an intuitive and relatable way that applies real-world examples. I have ample experience in communicating complicated ideas to students of all abilities and in guiding students to their own understanding.
I have taught music in a variety of situations: privately, one-to-one, in small groups and in a school; to students aged 11 to 60; taught theory, music history, guitar, bass, composition and tutored students taking GCSE and A-level examinations. Above all else I think it is important to help students become engaged with music on a personal level; to help them figure out what areas of music inspire them; and to build a vocabulary by understanding music theory. I believe the best way to find success in any form of music exam is to first find personal enjoyment. My passion is music history and music theory: I can talk about these enthusiastically until the cows come home, and I hope this enthusiasm is infectious. Music became my favourite subject when I was studying it at GCSE level, and my goal is to share the fascination and joy it has brought to me with students, young and old alike. Music remains my favourite subject. I began playing guitar when I was 8, earned my grade 8 distinction from Rockschool when I was 17, an A* in A-level music at 18, and a degree in music from King's College London when I was 22. I am currently studying for a Master's degree in Musicology from King's College London.
As a native French speaker, I am a passionate linguist with a degree in Linguistics and Phonetics with English and Spanish from the University of Lyon III. I have been teaching as a private tutor, and a supply teacher for numerous years now. I have gained invaluable experience in teaching international students at all levels and ages, this includes tutoring privately for clients in London. I am passionate and patient when it comes to teaching. I always tell my students , that they actually know more than they think they do. My methodology is as follows: - Adapting every lesson to the strengths and weaknesses of the student. - Helping to improve understanding and consolidate the fundamentals of learning a foreign language. - Restore the confidence of the student and fill in the gaps with remarkable results. Many of the students I tutored passed their exams successfully. - As a language tutor, my main focus is developing the student’s verbal fluency, I worked with different school years, preparing the students to lay the foundations for GCSE and A level French, English and Spanish . I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively while working as a private tutor (Switzerland, Greece, Spain, UAE, England). Each destination has left me with a plethora of linguistic skills and invaluable knowledge of each society and the culture within.
I have experience teaching in 4 main areas: Spanish, English as a second language, Business and Economics. I have worked with children from the age of 5 up until 18, I have also worked with adults learners studying both Spanish and English. Languages - I lived in Spain for 9 years, so speak fluent Spanish. I studied in Spain for a degree in Business Management; during my time at university worked as a part-time private tutor with both children and adults learning English as a second language. After graduating, I worked for 2 years as a full-time English teacher in a language school. There, I taught group lessons to children from 5-18 and adults from beginners to advanced level. Since moving back to the UK, I have been working as a tutor in London where I have taught Spanish at both GCSE and A-level. Business & Economics - I have been teaching both Business and Economics for a year in the UK. I have experience teaching GCSE and A-Level students and have experience with the Edexcel, AQA and BTEC syllabus.
I recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Classics. My degree focussed on Ancient Greek and Latin Literature, and included papers in ancient history and philosophy. Before going to university, I gained a Distinction at Art Foundation at the Royal Drawing School. I completed my A levels at Westminster School, gaining 3 A*s in French, Latin and Philosophy, and one A** in English Literature; the pre-U courses offered at Westminster allowed us to achieve a grade higher than possible in the A level. I am currently living in Hackney and looking to split my time between creative projects and academic pursuits such as research and tutoring. I have had various jobs tutoring during the last few years. While on foundation, I tutored three young children (8-13) beginners Latin. In Oxford, I taught one student in French and Latin for Common Entrance and sometimes travelled back to London to teach another student for his Latin A-Level. In terms of approach to teaching, I believe that it's important to inspire an independent passion for the subject in question, whether this is Latin language, English literature, Fine Art or French. This is achieved through engaging with the more routine aspects (for example, grammar rules, vocabulary), while helping the student understand how these essential aspects will prove important to the grander project of reading, understanding and interpreting. I learned Latin in my own time with a tutor, because my school did not offer it as a subject; at Oxford I had to learn Ancient Greek to sufficient standard in about a year, so that I understand the manifold difficulties of engaging with an ancient language and its complicated grammar. I hope to use the skills I have gained through this experience when teaching students, helping them to overcome challenges with creativity and care.
I am a Dutch national and have been living in the UK for the past 9 years. I'm bilingual (Dutch/English) and also proficient in German. Currently, I am a Neurobiology PhD student at King's College London. My previous University eduction includes psychology and neuroscience. Throughout my studies I have gained extensive knowledge of general biology, statistics, psychology and neuroscience all of which I am still required to use on a daily basis. Throughout my studies and working at the university as a Research Assistant I have gained experience in mentoring other students and staff on both practical applications of knowledge (such as statistics packages) and the general ideas behind the research we conduct. When it comes to teaching I am a firm believer in a student based approach and believe that learning is not only the knowing of the correct answer and/or facts but more importantly understanding how to reach the correct answer.
I'm currently in my fourth year reading Medicine at University College London (UCL). Having achieved a 1st class honours award in Medical Sciences with Immunology, Infection and Cell Pathology last year along with a certificate of distinction for my examination results, I aim to pass on my excitement and passion to anyone I teach. I specialise in Maths, Chemistry and Biology; GCSE, A-Level and Pre-U. As an academic prefect and debating president at Marlborough College, I tutored primary school students debating skills and encouraged them to start developing the skill of critical thinking. On a less formal setting I tutored younger students in my boarding house in subjects such as Maths, Geography and the Sciences. At UCL I have been a mentor for first year students, helping them not only in challenging parts of the Medicine course, but also looking after them in a pastoral setting. On top of this I am also a member of the Medical Society committee in charge of organising a mock clinical exam (mOCAPE). This entailed organising mock clinical stations for over 150 students, as well as examining some of these students and then giving them feedback and tutoring on how they can improve. My 12 A*s at GCSE point to my ability to teach most subjects, especially those where exam technique is key in achieving first class results. As a medic I naturally have a particular passion for Biology and the Sciences, along with Mathematics (I am currently undergoing a Mathematics course within my degree). Complementing this, I have excelled in medical entrance exams (BMAT and UKCAT) and medical interviews, plus I can offer tailored UCAS advice for any subject.
Hi, I'm Jacob, a graduate with a first class degree in History and a strong background in Maths with an A* at A-Level and a prize in Further Mathematics. My History experience focuses on modern imperial history and I have a strong foundation of many of the GCSE and A-Level History topics. At heart I'm a very curious person with a strong interest in all of the subjects I tutor. I’ve always found it rewarding to be able to help others; over the years I’ve gravitated towards teaching roles, whether it be tuition in school or coaching on the sports field. During my GCSE years, I offered one-to-one Maths mentoring to struggling students aged between 12 and 14. One a weekly basis I spent fifty minute periods working through problem questions and explaining core concepts with pupils. Whilst at University, I also spent time tutoring and providing university admissions assistance. I am proud to say that many of the students that I tutored achieved their subject and university admissions goals. It’s inspiring to be able to help someone else achieve their goals, so when I tutor I aim to take pupils through what they have accomplished, and what could be improved. This way, students become more aware of how they have developed over the course of the lessons, hopefully adding to confidence in their abilities.
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.
I am a trained professional physicist, having studied at both undergraduate and graduate levels at two of the worlds leading universities, and currently working as a radiotherapy physicist in an NHS hospital cancer treatment centre. I have 6 years experience in tutoring in physics and mathematics one-to-one and in small groups, with students of primary school age through to university undergraduates. I also have one year of experience working as a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) instructor to Japanese students. As a professional physicist I am highly skilled and knowledgeable not only in physics, but also mathematics, statistics, computer programming and IT systems. I take a keen interest in all areas of science, and can confidently tutor in all of these subjects up to A-level. I have always been fascinated by science, and as a high school student was initially interested in studying medicine. Unfortunately, I found myself feeling faint at the sight of blood and guts, and doubts as to my suitability for the profession began to creep into my mind. I had an amazing physics teacher at A-level, who inspired me to instead pursue physics at university. I excelled in my undergraduate studies and then progressed on to PhD level overseas, where I undertook fundamental research in experimental nuclear physics. This involved smashing atoms together using a particle accelerator in order to understand the properties of nuclear matter, reactions such as nuclear fusion and nuclear fission, as well as to synthesise new 'superheavy' chemical elements that do not exist in nature! Funnily enough, my experience working with particle accelerators, electronics, and radiation detector technology lends itself very handily to working in the healthcare sector, both in the treatment of cancer using high energy X-rays, and in various diagnostic imaging techniques using both ionising and non-ionising radiation. So I have now come more or less full circle from my high school ambitions to work in medicine, except now I get to avoid the blood and guts! During my GCSE years, in fact I really didn't enjoy physics due to poor teaching at school, and strongly considered not taking the subject at A-level- I only did so reluctantly in the belief that it would aid my application for medicine. Without the excellent teaching that was provided by my A-level teacher, I am sure I would have followed a very different and perhaps less satisfying path. When I tell people I am a physicist, I often receive replies of 'Oh wow! You must be so smart!' Many people struggle with physics and maths in school, and are highly intimidated by the subject. What if I told you that physics, based upon the fundamental rules of nature, is in fact the easiest subject in science? It is my goal as a tutor to transform their perception of physics from an intimidating subject that must be endured throughout school and then never thought of again, to a way of thinking and a toolbox of skills that will be useful for their future in many aspects of life. In tutoring in my subject I hope that I can instill a curious interest in the fundamental aspects of nature such as my favourite teacher did for me, as well as keeping my own understanding of physical principles and teaching skills sharp for use in my science career.
I have hundreds of hours of experience in assisting students with the achievement of goals, and I'm always looking to strengthen my tutoring further by attending training courses and seminars. The main drive behind my desire to tutor is being involved in meaningful work - to help students surpass their expectations and inspire in them the same fervour I have for my subjects. Since recently graduating from MA Contemporary Literature and Culture at Birkbeck, I have been keen to disseminate my passion for textual analysis, creative writing, and everything relating to the English language. Besides this, I am proficient in Film and Media Studies (as supported by my undergraduate degree in Contemporary Media Practice) as well as Psychology and Religious Studies. I am a highly empathetic listener and I believe that good tutoring is about creating a bespoke experience to best suit the needs of each student.
I am a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Bristol, who can offer tuition in all GCSE sciences as well as A-Level or IB Biology. Last year I tutored with a charity, which involved teaching GCSE maths on a weekly basis to pupils at a local secondary school. This experience taught me how to adapt a lesson to the audiences capabilities. Additionally, whilst with the charity I gained experience tutoring one-to-one. I found working with these students very rewarding, and it has inspired me to continue outside of the school environment. Having studied Biochemistry for three years alongside my enthusiasm for teaching, I believe I have the experience and the ability to provide excellent tuition.