I am an enthusiastic tutor from London, currently reading Ancient History at King's College London and predicted to graduate with first class honours. I have experience teaching at a primary and secondary school where I planned and delivered effective weekly sessions to students. I have extensive experience in humanities, Russian and English ,and have helped students with interviews, CVs, cover letters, UCAS and public speaking. During my three years of tutoring, my students have achieved As and A*s in all of their exams and have been to gain places on various prestigious internships. During my time at university, I have secured internships at Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg LP, Sabre Fund Management ( a London based hedge fund). I was the best novice speaker and the semi-finalist of London's largest debating competition - SOAS IV, hold committee positions at various societies, including my university's investment fund. I am responsible and committed to helping others reach their academic potential and grow.
I formally started teaching at age 17, when I began tutoring after school for children with English as an additional language. Over the ensuing 13 years I have taught individual classes, small groups, and classes of over 30; in homes, in tuition centres, at a refugee camp, and at a university, Al Quds College, in Amman, Jordan. In 2013 I gained a Trinity Cert TESOL qualification. Since then I have taught academic and creative writing at university level, as well as English literature up to GCSE, functional skills English, and both Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. From April 2016 until January 2018 I taught full time at a tuition centre which caters from children and adults with a diverse range of needs and goals. During this time, I specialized in teaching English from Key Stage 2 up to GCSE. I also focused on teaching Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning for 11+ preparation, and ESOL for both children and adults. I also took on a lead role in creating new teaching and learning resources and materials for the centre. Through Premier Learning I worked with a charity called VSE, which helps young people who have been excluded from school. I was very successful in getting through to these challenging students, and helping them to engage with their studies and achieve significant academic progress. I have a particular love of teaching Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Helping a young person to see shapes in a different way, or to figure out techniques for solving coding problems is immensely satisfying, particularly when they are then able to confidently work through these problems on their own. In the last two years the majority of my students were accepted to their chosen schools - including one young man, from a refugee background, who is now attending Dulwich College on a full scholarship. My greatest expertise is in the teaching of grammar and vocabulary. At the tuition centre I was instrumental in preparing students for Key Stage 2 SATS. I have found that within schools, many teachers have a shaky foundation with which to teach the new SPaG syllabus, so very few of my students, for example, have been taught the difference between the Passive and Active voices in an accessible and memorable way. I have a great love for the workings of language and find it incredibly enjoyable to be able to pass that on to the people I work with. I also worked to improve the literacy levels of children who were new to this country, or had SEN needs or behavioural difficulties. I found it indescribably rewarding to help a young person overcome these barriers and engage with education. I am 30 years old and have been teaching for 13 years. I have two great passions: language, and sharing knowledge. I really love to learn new facts and concepts, or to explore new ideas, and then to discuss and share them with others. I also love the nuts and bolts of how language works, where it comes from, and how we use it. I really enjoy reading, and have very diverse and varied taste in books. I am interested in current affairs and culture, and I love quizzes and trivia games. I grew up overseas, as the child of a diplomat so I have had some very interesting experiences. I now live in Brixton with my sister, her boyfriend, and our cat, Leo. I rollerblade and I have a moped. I have a BA in English Language and Literature and am currently studying for a Masters in English Language and Linguistics.
I attained a B.A. Hons Degree in English Literature and Language (2:1) from the modern Humanities-focused, Newman University in Birmingham (established in 2013). As a result, I excelled in my degree and have learned from the best. This has instilled within me the need and passion to continue my learning in everything English Literature and everything English Language, which I also intend to instil within my students. I have a lot of experience, from working with little primary school toddlers in France, to working closely tutoring a group of University students last year. This year I have mainly been working with A Level students though who I teach varies - I like variety. My aim to guide my students into achieving the high grades is unwavering and my enjoyment of the subject tends to be infectious. Furthermore, I have SEN experience with a Higher Distinction qualification in Advanced Special Educational Needs. I am also currently studying TESOL. I have experience in News Journalism and writing in various forms from poetry to Science Fiction. I am completely up to date with the new specifications, across all the exam boards, have created many resources for them and have inspired confidence in my students due to my in depth knowledge of them. I believe that a positive mind renders positive results so I will always be the student's mentor, coach and personal cheerleader.
I am a highly experienced and friendly 11+, GCSE and A-Level tutor. I have been preparing students for exams for nearly a decade and have learnt what how to help each individual succeed. I have also taken a lot of exams myself during my career in NHS Child and Adolescent psychotherapy and research so I know from my own experience what it takes to excel. My experience of working as an NHS Child and Adolescent psychotherapist means that I am highly experienced in working with teenagers who are finding it hard to focus or are feeling lost or demotivated in relation to their work. I have tutored throughout my career, working with primary school students, and preparing students for 11+ and 13+ entry, GCSEs, A-Levels and university exams. I have an excellent track record of supporting students to raise their grades for public exams. I really enjoy working with children from Key stage 1 all the way up to degree level. I have a great deal of experience working with children who have Special Educational needs, ADHD and ASC. I have also worked as a school based English, Psychology, History and Politics GCSE and A-Level tutor. I have led full courses in English GCSE, R.E. GCSE and Psychology A-Level. I have much experience of supporting students to write UCAS statements. I have been trained by University admissions teams to know how students can get Russell Group university offers. I am an experienced proofreader and have worked with many people to help them improve their written English for undergraduate and postgraduate level submissions. I have an excellent track record of supporting students to improve their performance at 11+ and to raise their grades, often by multiple grade boundaries. My experience has taught me that three factors are crucial to helping students excel: Firstly, the student must have complete clarity about what course content they need to learn and what exam technique they need to use to get them the maximum marks. Secondly, students must feel interested in, and connected to, the course content they are learning. My own enjoyment of my studies allowed me to get a First in my degree and to attain 297/300 in my Psychology A-Level and 295/300 in my Politics A-Level, and so I always work to foster a real connection between students and what they are learning. Lastly, my experience of working as a Child and Adolescent psychotherapist also informs my approach to tutoring. I believe that child development and emotional factors like anxiety can really affect how well a student is doing. I have seen many times that if these difficulties can be understood, the barriers to a student`s success can be removed.
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. My original specialisms were English Language and Literature, and these remain subjects I enjoy teaching immensely, but I have equal experience by now in History of Art, Philosophy and Religious Studies, each of which I have taught to A level students and undergraduates. I also specialise in Pre-U English. 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.’
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.
Cambridge-trained polyglot and linguist, I am an experienced tutor and examiner. I revel in sharing my passion for language learning and guiding my tutees towards making progress and achieving results beyond their expectations, supporting them towards fulfilling their potential. Academic and cheerful, I am fully appreciative of the importance of providing each and every tutee with personalised learning experiences to make learning as enjoyable and impactful as possible as well as sustaining progress and motivation in the long-run. Working as an active committee member of the ALL London, I strive to keep my teaching skills and resources up-to date to provide my tutees with the best learning experiences possible. Currently tutoring at Westminster School, St Paul's Girls School as well as The Lady Eleanor Holles School, I deliver individually-tailored and personalised learning plans with guaranteed results for IGCSE French, German, Italian and Spanish. Preparing candidates for the IELTS, Fit auf Deutsch and CNED French and Italian is also an area I have developped expertise in. Formerly delivering the IB French at the best IB school in the world, my recent positions as an examiner for the IB and Cambridge International Examinations enable me to equip my candidates with solid exam skills boost their confidence with valuable insights.
Senior Executive with 15 Years’ Experience in the Commercial World. I have tutored Primary, GCSE, A-Level students to successfully achieve exceptional grades in Business, English, Maths (GCSE) and Economics. I challenge students by utilizing Coaching and/or Mentoring skills to get students to believe in their own abilities to succeed. I utilise my lateral thinking skills as well as positive reinforcement to help students achieve. I have been tutoring for some years and have helped students improve from a predicted fail to the higher grades. I motivate students by encouraging them to embrace topics they seem weaker in and assist them to develop areas of strengths at the same time. I am passionate about tutoring and I adapt my teaching based on the personality and learning styles of each of my students. I use analogy and daily practical examples to help students relate to subjects taught which helps them to fully appreciate the subject and proceed to excel.
I'm a freelance tutor with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Goldsmiths University. I tutor in all things English, from GCSE to degree level, essay writing to exam preparation, Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie. I am an enthusiastic teacher with a real passion for my subject. Whether it's help with homework, revision for a degree level exam or anything else, I aim to work around the specific needs of my students to provide them with the tools needed to succeed on their own. All of my past students have managed to boost their grades considerably during their time with me, some of whom achieving A's / 7-8s, and others achieving the necessary grades to move on to their specific A Level / university courses. I'm available most evenings. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!