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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 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 personable and thorough tutor, with a strong base of experience in both tutoring and academia. I work as a designer, and my work is heavily influenced by basic principles of Maths and Physics, so I come from a place of genuine excitement for these subjects. I encourage students to develop their own appreciation and confidence, and aim to create an environment of comradeship, wherein no student should ever be afraid to ask any question. As someone with postgraduate qualifications, having studied at 3 different universities, I know how important good grades are for providing students with the best possible opportunities and choices for their future. Please note that I don't use a smart-phone, so can sometimes take up to a day to reply to enquiries. I always look forward to meeting new students!
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. I teach a variety of subjects up to A-level and Degree Level including English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies and Philosophy. I also specialise in Pre-U English. Over my years in the profession, I have gradually added strings to my bow, supplementing English Language and Literature, the subjects on which I initially focussed, with several others, including History of Art, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Film Studies. In any given year, depending on the needs of the school at which I was teaching, perhaps two or three of these subjects would take precedence, with the result that I have a lengthy track record of delivering impressive grades in all of them. (Honesty dictates my acknowledging that it is a few years since I last taught Film, but, if anyone were to request my services in that area, I guarantee that I would quickly refresh my knowledge of the syllabus and familiarise myself with any new emphases introduced since my last spell as a Film tutor.) 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.’
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, and writing ability. 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 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.
. Over 5 years of full-time tutoring experience in London. . Most recent students' results: Summer GCSE and A-level exams - prepared various students for 22 exams in Maths and Science - 16A*s and 6As achieved in these exams. . Available to tutor in London and online . Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (Date of issue 22 June 2016) . I have successfully prepared students for the Oxbridge admissions process and have given mock Oxbridge interviews to over 100 students. . I have prepared several students for their Oxbridge University applications and have given mock Oxbridge interviews to over 100 students. . I have successfully prepared several students for 11+ and 13+ entrance exams for UK schools including Westminster and Harrow. I have prepared these students for the Mathematics, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning exams. . I also have experience as a governor having stayed with families over longer periods on residential placements, most recently for a week in Suffolk during April 2016. During these stays I was teaching younger students but also organising and taking part in various activities with them, such as sports and trips. . 3 months of tutoring in Bahrain during 2015. This involved tutoring several British students who were preparing to come back to study in the UK, including those coming back to sit 11+ and 13+ entrance exams. . Camp leader for OCSEP during 2012. This involved organising and co-ordinating activities in Oxford and London for 60 Chinese students aged between 12 and 16.
My name is Ayoade, and I am a programme delivery manager with the National Citizen Service. I have a wealth of tutoring experience starting as an IB student at boarding school, spanning throughout my university years at King’s College London and beyond. I began tutoring as an IB student during sixth-form, where I assisted after-school homework sessions with the younger boarders, aged between 11 and 13. It was here I developed an interest in sharing knowledge with others, and maximising results for individuals who may otherwise struggle to convert their study techniques into desired grades. I also found that assisting my fellow students with translating their ideas into well-structured essays helped me develop my own understanding of my subjects, and I was able to achieve 36 points. I went on to study International Politics at King’s College London, and formally tutored IB History, IB English, and Research methods and Essay-writing at university level from my 2nd year. I tutored 6 university students studying subjects ranging from Social Policy to Business Management, all of whom achieved 2:1 or 1st class grades in their essays. I graduated with a 1st Class, and I believe that the responsibility of creating value for other students was a significant source of motivation in staying on top of my studies and inspired by the course content. Last year, I moved to Lagos, Nigeria for a year of National Youth Service, during which I worked as an associate consultant for a marketing and strategy consulting firm. Even though this was a full-time job, I tutored IGCSE English as a first language, for preparation to sit entrance examinations for UK boarding schools and both students passed all entrance exams. I also tutored 4 university students in research methods, again ensuring at least a 2:1 grade in dissertations. I am a smart, driven, and enthusiastic person passionate about creating value for students and clients, and I enjoy the challenge of mastering any material I am faced with in order to deliver that information in the best way possible. Over the years, I have developed the ability to adjust communication styles, listen effectively, and respect individual paces and learning styles to suit subjects. My experience as an associate consultant also sharpened my ability to deliver tangible results at pace, and think creatively to deliver the best solution. I would like to continue to challenge myself to help students of varying ages and backgrounds to realise their potential through dynamic learning techniques and high energy. This in turn, will prepare me for an eventual career in education consulting and policy development for education at a macro-level.
Chemistry and Biology tutor, 2007- present Deputy Head of Chemistry 2013-present I am currently teaching at an outstanding comprehensive/sixth form college based in Merton, London, for the past year and half. My previous teaching experience has included volunteering and team teaching at a top ten grammar school in England. Using both my extensive teaching practice and experience I have been a successful private tutor for many years. I have strong teaching values and believe in identifying and addressing the individual needs of each student and showing students techniques and methodologies to break down problems in a logical way. To ensure a successful outcome for students I focus heavily on helping students with exam technique and terminology. I believe that academic confidence of a student is key integral part of their success and I am keen to work with them to improve this confidence in a varied and dynamic way.
I am a German native speaker with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Theatre Pedagogy. Further, I hold a Montessori Certificate. I taught and examined the German GCSE in the 2017 examinations with a very good track record and have over six years of experience. Personally, I want to create a safe and inspiring room, for the academic and personal development of the students to enable them to reach their full potential. The Montessori teaching methods allow for a very personal approach to teaching and learning in all subjects and I can model exercises on the personal and education needs of every tutee. Material, which is created specifically for the individual, facilitates greater academic advancement and the development of personal confidence. My tutoring of German and preparation for GCSE/A-Level include the full extent of the four assessment criteria: Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading. For every tutee I create my own exercises and material, which I base on the level and skill of the student and which follow the requirements from the examination boards. For over five years as an after school supervisor and teaching assistant in Germany I also was responsible for the supervision of one classroom for the homework and daily revision to aid the students in their learning and to provide additional assistance. In this capacity I supported students across all subjects with a particular focus on English, German, History and Math. The students attended Year 5 to 10 and all of them achieved very good results in their respective exams. Through this time I developed a great capacity for empathy and a understanding of those students struggling with learning a foreign language and the challenges they face. My work as a Drama teacher for Years 5 and 6 involved the teaching of the basics of acting, theatre theories and to provide a fundamental understanding of Drama. I supported the students to develop their own understanding of stagecraft and created a room for the discovery of their personal creativity and confidence which also involved the creation of my own exercises to improve body language and speech.
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 graduate from Trinity College, Cambridge, having achieved my Bachelors degree in History (2:1). I am currently based in London, undertaking a Master's degree at the Royal College of Art (School of Fine Art and Humanities) I have a wide and varied experience with students of all ages and abilities and have spent time working in both primary and secondary schools. My main aim is always to help students find an interest in their subject, which leads to them translating this interest through their examinations. My specialism lies in Medieval and Early Modern History, however, I am very well equipped to help students with any written work that their course may demand (including GCSE, AS and A2 coursework). I also have experience with certain modern historical periods and have been assisting students with theses periods for some time. I also offer Oxbridge tutoring, help with Personal Statements, UCAS support and exam technique help. Further, I also offer help with Fine Art, a subject I fell in love with at the early age and am currently studying at the Royal College of Art. I completed my Masters degree at the University of the Arts London last year, achieving a Merit. I specialise in Oxbridge interviews and entrance exams, and am well versed with the Cambridge University HAA exam. I believe that my enthusiasm and experience, coupled with my academic ability enables me to be an able tutor.