I am a professional tutor who graduated from Cambridge with a 1st class BA degree and an MPhil in Education and Literature - I have been tutoring ever since.
I tailor my tutoring to best fit my student's needs and learning style. With extensive experience ranging from primary to undergraduate students, I am confident tutoring for students of different ability and interest levels.
As a published academic writer with experience of private school and Oxbridge admissions processes, I am further confident tutoring to an extremely high level of tuition for a number of top-level schools and universities. Past students have gone on to study at Harrow, Eton, a number of London private schools and of course Oxford and Cambridge, among other universities.
My successes with students are not only due to my own expertise, however, but to my passion for inspiring a love of English in my students as well! During our time together my students not only come to feel more confident in the subject, but also to enjoy it!
I am a 1 to 1 and online tutor working with students in preparation for Independent School Entrance examinations at 7+, 11+,13+ along with the 11+ Examinations for Grammar Schools.
At 7+, I prepare Students for both the Mathematics and English examinations.
At 11 + for both the Independent and Grammar School Sectors , I prepare children for the Mathematics , English , Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning tests.
At 13 + Common Entrance I help students to prepare for the English Writing and Reading Comprehension Examinations.
I support children across the Primary Curriculum developing their understanding to boost their confidence and prepare them for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS In Mathematics and English at the end of Primary School.
I also tutor Students learning English as a Second Language preparing them for English Proficiency Examinations including English conversation, Reading and writing.
Claire's last completed 7/8+ job with Albert : 1-2 hrs/week - having a problem in communication with others in English
I have worked in the commercial business world and gained experience before moving into my passion for teaching. I want to concentrate on turning students I Can't statements into I Can, I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve they just need the correct guidance and that all important Mindset. Each student is different and gains the knowledge and understanding in different ways, as a tutor it is my job to find that way and release that potential.
My approach to teaching is to find the right method for the student. I believe each student has their own style of learning and we need to harness that style in order to succeed. I discuss the needs of the student and then assess the ability through a test. From the results I create a individual learning plan, using this plan we work together to find the best learning style ( practical, theory based, written, spoken, mix of styles) to turn the student from a knowledge and understanding into a expert and evaluator. I aim to have my students having a positive growth mindset and leave saying I Can do that!
I have 14 YEARS of TEACHING EXPERIENCE. This has encompassed ALL AGES (preschool to adults) and abilities (BEGINNER to POSTGRADUATE). Subjects I've taught are: GCSE & A Level (Music, Business Studies, Media Studies, Maths), British Primary School Curriculum (Maths, English), Admissions Tests (11+, 12+, 13+, 16+, SAT, GRE), American Elementary School Curriculum (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc.), Preschool (Numeracy & Literacy), English proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge YLE), Business English, Academic Writing/Composition & Presentations, English Conversation, Grammar, University & Job Applications, Project-Based Learning (PBL), Music Theory & Analysis, Improvisation & Jazz, Saxophone, & Piano. Additionally, I have worked in all kinds of SETTINGS at both public & private primary & secondary schools, universities, adult learning centres, cram schools, businesses, within the home (as a residential home school & a private tutor) and online (to students worldwide). In addition, I have served as the Head of English & PBL at a private elementary & junior high school, as the Academic Director of a test prep centre, and have provided educational consultancy & tutor training to Oxford's oldest tutorial college.
I have over eight years experience tutoring for the 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+ and Common Entrance exams in Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
All my students have gained places at top London schools such as:
St Paul’s (boys and girls)
Godolphin and Latymer
City of London (boys and girls)
And many more.
I have an extensive knowledge of London schools, both private and grammar, and can offer help and guidance throughout the application process.
I also tutor French up to University level, as well as English and History up to A-level.
Finally, I also help with Oxbridge and UCAS applications, for students wanting to study English and History. All of my students (11 in total) received places at their colleges of choice.
2016 – Present EFL, SEN GCSE English / Functional Skills English and Maths Lecturer, Alternative Provision /
Fleet Tutors, London; Freelance Tutor (SENsational Tutors et al., 8+ and 11 + English and Maths)
2017 ICT Teacher, Alperton Community School / Prospero Teaching, London
2016 GCSE Maths Lecturer, Ealing Alternative Provision, London
2015 English and Maths Tutor, Greater London Tutors / Holland Park Tuition, London
2014 – 2015 Functional Skills Coordinator, Uxbridge College, Middlesex
2011 – 2015 Functional Skills English and Maths Lecturer (Entry 2 – Level 2), Uxbridge College, Middlesex
June – July 2013 EFL Teacher, IQuest, Brunel University, Middlesex
2011 – 2012 Functional Skills ICT Lecturer (Levels 1 and 2) / ESOL Lecturer, Uxbridge College, Middlesex
2010 - 2011 Functional Skills English Lecturer (Levels 1 and 2), South Thames College, London
2010 - 2011 ICT Teacher
• Tutoring to GCSE level as well as ESOL to pupils from The Phoenix School and Henry Compton School, London
• Teaching Art after school at The Rainbow Centre for pupils aged 6 to 17 years of age, London
I'm a recent History & Spanish graduate from UCL, with over 1500+ hours worth of experience of dedicated one-to-one tuition across multiple subjects and over 60 students. 80% of my students have achieved their first choice school and 90% have reached or achieved beyond their target grades, with the majority achieving As/A*s or 8/9s at GCSE.
If you're a prospective History student, I have expertise in all the main exam boards (AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, Cambridge iGCSE) and further specialize in coursework assistance. All of my previous students have achieved their target grade or higher, with many achieving 9s and As and A*s at A-Level. I also offer tuition for undergraduate level, particularly for dissertation/coursework assistance, planning and writing.
For Spanish students, I like to take an adaptive approach to tutoring and go at the student's pace. I try to place a lot of emphasis on getting you to practice as much as possible, especially with the speaking and writing components. I know the AQA and Edexcel exam boards inside out and often conduct the official oral exam with my students.
Furthermore, I tutor English all the way up from 7+ to A-Level, but mainly focus on GCSE English Language and Literature and particularly specialize in writing and analysis skills. Have covered majority of the set texts but please specify which texts you're doing if you're looking for help with the Literature exam or coursework.
I have recently qualified as a Secondary Science tutor specialising in Chemistry (PGCE, Oxford University)
I am a professional tutor who has tutored over 300 students aged 7-21 over the last 6 years.
I have focused on selective examinations science and maths, recently tutoring a member of the UAE ruling family, a child actor in Canada, the son of a count in Germany, and carrying out residential governess work in Turkey. I love to travel and to meet new people.