I have tutored in maths & economics for six years, with students ranging from 7-18 years old. I am also a qualified teacher, with three years of teaching experience in a secondary school. For two of these years I was the Curriculum Leader for Maths & Economics, and was in charge of overhauling the curriculum in both subjects, planning and creating assessments, and supporting students who were falling behind or who needed challenging. This means I have wealth of experience in planning lessons to support students at all levels, including those with special educational needs; I have worked with many pupils with SEN, from dyslexia to autism, both as a teacher and tutor. Creating engaging resources and lessons which address difficulties students have in accessing or understanding the subject is at the heart of what I do.
I passionately believe in students achieving their potential and enjoy the role of personal tutoring to further aid students learning. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business and Economics (2:1) and have worked for a number of large organisations offering a variety of depth and experience. Online tutoring is about helping students form around the world to access education via the platform of the internet, to help them succeed at their studies. Firstly, I like to make an initial meeting to understand the needs and objectives of the personal tutoring before developing a detailed plan of the outline of personal tutoring support. I am keen to ensure that both parents and students alike are happy with the service and will accommodate additional requests. I like to ensure that the learner is both enthused and engaged in the tutoring sessions and have a range of resources and assessment techniques.
Subjects and levels taught:
Economics: A Level and GCSE (Pearson, AQA and OCR)
Business Studies: A Level and GCSE (Pearson, AQA, OCR and WJEC)
BTEC Business: Level 2 and Level 3
Cambridge Technicals: Level 2 and Level 3
I have already had multiple happy clients in previous tutoring roles, who helped to take that step up from B to A* or D to B. I undertook my teacher training (PGCE) at the UCL Institute of Education, the number 1 teacher training course in the world. I have worked throughout the East of England, in London, and at Abbey College International school in Cambridge. In addition, I am a current examiner for A level economics for a popular exam board. These experiences allow me to guarantee you an experience tailored to your needs. I use past paper training and exam technique to maximise your ability to perform under pressure.
I have studied a BA in PPE, and also have an MA in Politics as well as an MSc in Economics. I have a knack for grinding down on complex problems until they look easy, and I love doing this with students and watching how things start to make sense to them. As regards language teaching: I am a German native speaker. What I think is even more important, though, is that I have learned several languages, both in school, but also since, in my free time (including French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian), so I am well aware of how students learn languages and which aspects may be less intuitive than others.
I have over 10 years experience with 1:1 tuition (F2F and online) to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
I have also been lecturing for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students for the past five years in subjects such as Financial Risk Management (Level 7), Economics for International Finance (Level 5), and Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management (Level 5).
I have experience teaching over 60 students including A-level candidates and university undergraduates. I hold a First from the LSE in Economics and have been teaching for over two years.
Studying for your exams is hard work and stressful and I try to make the process a bit easier. My tutorials don’t just aim to teach economics but how to study efficiently and build exam technique.
Even for the best student, trying to guess what the examiner wants can be very hard. I use my years of experience studying and teaching economics and the hundreds of mock exam answers students have written for me to guide students towards the top grades.
I have extensive experience across a variety of A-level exam board including Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC. I am also familiar with the Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher system and the IB.
Over the past two years, I have taught approximately 25 A-level students and aim to improve their grade by a minimum of two levels.
Here are the things I find students struggle with the most and how I help them improve:
Problem: Essay Questions (especially 25-mark questions)
Solution: proper essay planning, detailed feedback, timed practice
Solution: proper essay structure, signposting
Problem: Running out of time
Solution: Timed practice questions over and over again!
Problem: Multi-choice questions
Solution: Timed practice, process of elimination
I have direct experience with introductory and intermediate economics modules across most top UK universities.
In particular, I have experience teaching microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, statistics, mathematics and econometrics.
I can help with providing feedback and guidance on academic writing including summative essays and dissertations.
I have extensive knowledge of the following courses at LSE:
EC100, EC102, EC201, EC210, EC220, EC311
EH101, EH207, EH237, EH240, EH304
Experienced tutor in A level economics and history. For 2018 and 2019 I was an official A level economics examiner for one of the two main exam boards. I have marked many mock exam papers for my tutees over the years, and this showed me a huge variety of candidate responses. I know the 'tricks' and pitfalls that students need to avoid and I ensure that all my students learn good exam technique in addition to the vital skills of evaluation and essay planning. Soon after starting as a private tutor I was engaged to teach the GCSE history class at a small independent school where I was head of history for two years. I have also taught A level economics at a local sixth form tutorial college. In both cases, I was responsible for delivering the entire syllabus and setting and marking the assessments and mock A levels/GCSEs as well as writing reports. I love what I do and if my students are even a fraction as interested in the topic as I am then I'm happy with that. I coach with the exams in mind but I ensure that the subject matter shows the fascinating side of the topics and that tutorials are engaging. I have tutored students of all abilities and have learnt that most of the barriers of learning are not purely academic. A great deal can be achieved when the correct approach is taken and I try to remove as much of my students' exam stress as is possible by making sure that the correct path is taken. I have been very lucky in my experiences and the wonderful tutees that I've met and I aim to learn from every one of them as much as I hope that they have from me.
I have run a YouTube revision channel providing videos on a range of topics since 2013 which has received over 1.2 million views. I have also provided one-to-one tutoring to both GCSE and primary school pupils.
I am very academically capable, having gained a First Class degree (placing third in the year) in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, 3 A*s in Economics, Maths and English at A-Level, an A in AS Further Maths and 10 A*s at GCSE.
Over 200 Hours since 2016.
Individual & Small Group Tuition
In person & Online (Skype / Zoom)
Maths, Business, Economics, Finance
I have several years of experience lecturing in economics at a leading UK university, and have PhD, MSc and BSc (Hons.) degrees in economics. I have been a professional tutor since 2014, during which time I have had the pleasure of working one-on-one with many students to develop their understanding of their course material, as well as their academic study skills. I am an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy which reflects my commitment to honing my own teaching abilities.
I appreciate that every student has their own strengths and preferred method of learning. As such, I take the time to understand the needs of each of my students and adapt my tutoring approach as appropriate. I aim to develop my students’ confidence by encouraging them to share their knowledge and experience. I strive to provide intuitive explanations of complex topics, while making sure students do not neglect the important details nor lose sight of the bigger picture.
My passion for the subjects I teach helps make my lessons engaging and keeps the student enthused. My experience as an examiner puts me in a good position to advise on exam skills.
I have strong academic credentials; I have authored peer-reviewed economics research and I have been invited to present my research by universities across Economics. I have provided econometrics consultancy to UK government departments.