I've worked successfully as a tutor for GCSE and A-Level students for a number of years now, helping them drastically improve their grades. I've also done considerable work as a university supervisor and mentor for undergraduate, master's, and first-year doctoral students at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and other institutions. My approach is mainly trust based, my students are often amazed by just how much they can do for themselves if they're in a learning environment that isn't adversarial, oppressive, or plain dull. Beyond A-Level, I also have teaching experience at the University of Oxford as a tutor and seminar leader for undergraduate history and sociology students, and I have degrees in both Archaeology and History. My background of experience is technological, and I work as a civilian consultant to the NASA Ames Human Factors laboratory in that capacity. Central to my approach is an understanding that my students are people, with their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, which need to be nurtured and supported in order to get the best possible results.
In this way, learning can, and should be of a reciprocal exchange of ideas, and by embracing this in a more relaxed and curiosity-driven approach, it becomes far easier for many to explore, absorb, and abstract their understanding of both the surface learning of school qualifications, and the deep learning of the concepts behind them crucial to getting the very highest grades.
I have an Upper Second-Class Honours in History from Oxford University. A*A*A*A at A Level in History, German, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation. The experience that I have gained from observing lessons and teaching supervised classes in schools has taught me that interactive teaching is the gateway to academic achievement. I will use a variety of methods such as mind maps, acronyms, quizzes and diagrams to help you reach the next academic level. I want to help you get to grips with the subject material, while giving you the confidence to use the right exam and essay techniques to get the grades you deserve. Everyone learns differently so I will tailor my teaching to your learning style and exam board.
I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2015 with an MA (Oxf) and BA (Hons) in History, 2.i. I achieved 100% in 10 of my A Level modules, and 96%, 95%, 94% and 85% in the remaining modules in history, geography, philosophy and ethics and art. I have tutored my subjects across every major UK exam board (AQA, OCR and Edexcel), in addition to the Cambridge and Edexcel international exam boards. I have tutored for over 10 years primarily, one-to-one in the UK through face-to-face and online tuition, in addition to long-term residential tutoring placements in the UK, Dubai, Nepal, Moscow and New Zealand.
I'm a primary maths specialist and have worked with children from ages 4-11 in booster and extension groups. I am experienced at teaching children with gaps in their understanding and a variety of SEN. I use a concrete, pictorial and then abstract approach to building mathematical understanding with a focus on reasoning and problem solving. I am particularly experienced at teaching the KS2 primary maths curriculum but also have experience teaching the KS1 curriculum and early years number and shape, space and measure. As a teacher, I know exactly how to enable my students to pass tests particularly their KS2 SATs, maths GCSEs and 11+ examinations. I was a year 6 teacher for two years and in both years all of my maths set reached the expected level with 30% of children in my sets achieving greater depth. I have also developed an in depth understanding of the reading, writing and SPAG assessments for KS1 and 2 and have prepared whole classes and small groups for these assessments. If you haven't found your academic passion yet, I will help you find it.
I have over 4 years of experience as a tutor. I tutored throughout my time as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford both online and in person. Every pupil has different requirements, and I always tailor my lessons and approach accordingly in order to help them develop academically, and hopefully enjoy this process.
During my time as a tutor I have taught a range of subjects to pupils at different levels, including English, History, Maths, German, Latin and Greek. I have had great success helping pupils prepare for their A Levels, GCSEs, Common Entrance and 11+ exams. In terms of helping prepare pupils for admissions exams, I have a broad knowledge of different schools across London and outside of it, and what each one requires of its students.
I graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in History and German. I specialised in Modern European History, with a particular focus on Germany. I will begin studying for an MPhil in Modern European History in October 2019 at the University of Cambridge.
Schools I have tutored pupils for admissions include:
St Paul's Boys School (which I attended)
St Paul's Girls School
Professional History tutor with over 1000 hours of experience and a Double First from Oxford. Effective and friendly tuition with proven results.
Do you want to avoid wasting your time with someone who has taken up tutoring to get some extra pocket money? I am a professional tutor who offers an excellent value, top-quality service.
My tried and tested approach to tuition:
• Systematic coverage of the syllabus and the skills that you need to succeed in the exams.
• Thoroughly prepared lessons tailored to your specific needs and learning style.
• Fun and down-to-earth style of teaching.
• Supportive and patient while believing in your ability to achieve your targets.
7+ years tutoring experience at a top London agency, with students at top schools including the Harrodian and St Pauls. I have also taught in China, the USA and Japan.
Completed teacher training courses (Keystone Tutors, The Royal Drawing School, and Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad)
I have a proven track record in tutoring History and writing skills.
I have helped high-flying students comfortably secure those top grades, using my Oxford Double First History degree experience.
I am especially proud of my record in helping struggling students to really turn things around, hugely boosting their confidence and translating that into exam grades that exceed expectations, going up one, two, or even three grade boundaries.
Are writing skills holding you back?
I love to help students get their ideas onto paper. In fact I used to find essay writing difficult in school myself. But I taught myself how to do it well enough to excel in a History degree at Oxford and I even won an award for my dissertation! I know from experience that I can teach these skills to others.