I earned my PhD in Classics many years ago, but all the while I have been teaching the subject I have continued to pursue it as a student. I have a great love of the classics. I've previously been the head of the Classics department at Queen's Gate School where I taught all Classical subjects -- Latin, Ancient Greek Ancient History and Classical Civilisation -- at all levels. I also helped students prepare for the Common Entrance examinations in Latin and Ancient Greek. I have tutored students individually over many years, including online in many different subjects including English, History and Philosophy. I walk my dog twice a day and have a keen interest in the sport of horse racing. Whether it's improving your grades or getting the most out of your studies, I'd love to help!
I am a Cambridge graduate, with vast experience as both a classroom teacher and private tutor. After my graduation in 2012, I worked as a Teacher of Classics at a private school in Glasgow. During this time, uptake for my subjects increased dramatically, and pupils consistently gained top grades under my supervision, including a full class of A grades in Latin during my final year in this role. I was also involved with university applications, with a focus on Oxbridge. This included helping to structure and proofread personal statements, assisting with college choices and giving mock interviews in a variety of subjects. In 2015, I took up a position as a traveling homeschool tutor, working with two teenage bilingual brothers. I was their tutor for English, Latin, Classical Civilisation and History, as well as SAT Reading and Writing. This experience of tutoring while travelling the world required a high level of organisation and motivation to keep my students on track despite the distractions of continuous travel. The boys' level of English improved hugely during my three years with them, and culminated in the eldest student being accepted to his U.S. university of choice. I have been tutoring online for six years, and, as an experienced online tutor, I have developed methods specific to online teaching which ensure that my students remain engaged and motivated. I utilise screen-sharing and Powerpoint while working online with my students, to keep lessons lively and enjoyable. As a highly organised and efficient professional, students always get the most out of their lessons, and I have a consistent track record of improving grades across a range of subjects and levels. I engage quickly with students of all ages and provide a fun learning environment where students feel able to make the mistakes which will enable them to grow as learners. I enjoy getting to know my students well, so that I can find out what their learning styles are, and how best to support them on their learning journey. As an intelligent quick thinker, I am easily adaptable to a range of subjects and situations, with a proven track record of getting the best out of my students and meeting high client expectations.
People tell me I come over as a friendly, intelligent, supportive tutor who helps students fulfil their potential. I have nearly 30 years' experience tutoring and teaching learners of all ages, from kindergarten to adult education; in sixth form colleges and on graduate courses, in state, private and home schooling environments. Unlike many recent graduates who take up tutoring, I don't do it as a stopgap to pay off a student loan. For me, it is a passion. I love what I do - and bring a wealth of experience and creative strategies to the learning environment. My approach is based on an integrated approach to the liberal arts, particularly the Trivium of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. I firmly believe in a sound foundation of logic, grammar and rhetoric as the basis for a disciplined approach to developing understanding, wisdom and enlightenment. And I encourage learning through the nurturing of natural inquisitiveness, confidence building, developing an eagerness for discovery. I take a holistic approach to dealing with students who appear unmotivated to learn, or have been put off learning by uninspiring teachers. I have several teaching qualifications, but the main core of my teaching is my integrated liberal arts approach. I am a parent as well as an educationalist and understand the frustrations parents sometimes have with an increasingly regimented schooling system, as well as the challenges that teachers face within that system. I aim to provide practical solutions that empower children to cope with learning both within and without the school environment. My approach is rooted in sound educational practice, has grown through a wealth of experience and is nurtured with a good dose of common sense. It is organic and constantly evolving. My key specialist subjects are English which I cover to degree level and Reasoning, based on Classical Logic. I also cover Maths up to GCSE level, and have also tutored students at KS2 and KS3 levels in Essay-based subjects such as History, Geography, and Social Studies and provided revision support for students across subjects for Common Entrance. I have built a reputation for helping students achieve offers from top schools such as Eton, Westminster, Winchester, and others.
I am a multilinguist with considerable experience in teaching languages to a diverse range of students. 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! I have a 100% success rate in terms of my students improving their grades. 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! An article I wrote for The Telegraph on GCSE Modern Foreign Language revision: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationadvice/10779059/GCSE-MFL-revision-verbs-voice-and-vocabulary.html 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
I have been tutoring for more than seven years across a range of subjects and ages. I specialise in 11+/13+ common entrance exams; my students have attained places as Haberdasher's Aske's Boys School, Marlborough College, Benenden School and many more similar schools across the UK. I also specialise in English Literature and Language GCSE and A-Level, as well as Drama GCSE and A-Level. I have extensive experience teaching the new GCSE syllabus, with many of my students reaching their full potential and achieving 9s in both English Literature and Language. I have a Masters degree from the University of Kent in Creative Writing, where I spent a semester in Paris. Previous to that, I attained a BA in English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. All my lessons are goal oriented and tailored to the student. My first lesson will be a one-hour assessment session, followed by a feedback report to the student/parent and then a rough outline of the goals that need achieving. I work to understand the student's interests (especially for younger students) so the lessons can be fun, accessible and informative. I also provide monthly feedback sessions to review what goals have been reached, how the student is improving and next steps. I am currently writing my first novel, and I enjoy reading, drinking green tea and teaching.
Hello, My name is Thomas and I am a London based private tutor, drama teacher and actor. I am a teacher at The Guildford School of Acting and Mountview Academy of Performing Arts. I also sit on the admission panel for the post graduate program at The Guildford School of Acting. I have experience tutoring children of varied ages and academic abilities in English, Drama, Media Studies and a range of other subjects up to and including GCSE, as well 11+ topics and exam preparation. I specialise in tutoring drama, LAMDA examinations and coaching for drama school auditions. Utilising my 20+ years of experience working as a professional actor in the UK and Australia, across stage and screen I am able to give detailed insight into performance technique and help build confidence in body and voice. Having completed my undergraduate degree (first class) in Communications at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, I worked in the media industry alongside my acting career for many years, before moving to the UK where I completed a Masters of Art (Acting) with first class honours. I am passionate about developing a students love of learning. My approach to tutoring is one of developing a strong working relationship with the student, built on respect and compassion. Through my enthusiastic and honest approach, I have been able to kindle student's desire to take responsibility for their own learning and increase their overall enjoyment of learning. Thank you for reading my bio, and If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact me. I like to provide, practical and empowering learning to students, that enables them to fulfil their talent and achieve tremendous results whatever their goal. Thank you and I look forward to working with you, Kind regards, Thomas
I teach English as a second language to all ages - children as young as 5 to adults 60+ years. I worked in Italy for 15 years teaching English in a traditional classroom with class size as large as 20. I have taught English online in the mornings to children and young adults in China for 3 years. I am fluent in Italian. I also teach English Literature and English composition. I love working with children and am very patient and encouraging. I can help with English syntax for university thesis papers. I do translations, including scientific, from English/Italian and vice versa. Please do contact me as I am eager to tailor design a series of lessons for your child, assist with English homework, or help with whatever English language needs you may have.
I have an MA in Theatre and Performance and a BAhons in Theatre Arts. I have taught in both Universities and schools such as NYU and Rose Bruford College up to MA Degree. I have created courses for universities and I have run a Theatre attached to a famous private school. I currently am Head of College and Drama teaching at an outstanding secondary school in London whilst my daughter goes through secondary. I have worked in both Theatre industry and Education working with Out of Joint Theatre company and as a writer, I have contributed to a book published by Bloomsbury Press on "The Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbeker." I have been part of a novel-writing writers group run by Gillian Slovo and Faber publishers. My teaching style is fast-moving and sensitive to the needs of the individual student. I have taught one to one and enjoy being able to tailor a session to quickly improving the students understanding of the subject whilst making it fun.
Hello. My name is Leonidas and I was born in Greece. It has always been my dream to become an English Teacher, since the age of 7. My approach to teaching is based on what I have learned in the classroom with students as well as my own experiences learning a language. I believe that we all learn the best when we feel relaxed and are enjoying ourselves. I aim to make my lessons stress free, interesting, and productive. Everyone is different and so I believe each lesson should be tailored to the needs and objectives of the individual student. I genuinely enjoy this process and work hard to provide the materials and activities that will help you achieve your goals and have fun along the way! As an experienced teacher (Specialised in English Grammar) with 19 years experience in the classrooms, I feel I would be an asset and well-suited for the role of English Teacher. As shown by my experience in schools, I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I am able to take on responsibility for learning and have experience of successfully managing a class. I also have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of this role. I can plan, prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes and age groups prepare and set tests, examination papers (IELTS, CPE, ECPE, SAT, TOEIC, TOEFL etc.) and exercises, mark and provide appropriate feedback on oral and written work, write and produce new materials, including audio and visual resources.