I am an English Literature graduate from Oxford University. I am passionate about educating young people and ensuring they reach their highest potential. To date I have worked as a private tutor, mentor, workshop facilitator and coach. As a private tutor I have taught English at GCSE and A-Level and have prepared Ox-bridge candidates, most of whom have been offered a place at Oxford or Cambridge. I have worked with Eton and Mactrac Digital Education to deliver the Eton X language programme, specialising in leadership and management skills for young students. In this role I have also interviewed and prepared prospective tutors, ensuring that tutors deliver the best in digital education. I continue to find new ways to encourage students to perform as their most confident selves when faced with an academic challenge or when trying to reach a specified goal, such as entry into a desired college or university. I have a body of experience as a workshop facilitator, including using creative writing and drama to help unlock student’s potential. I do this work on a voluntary basis and have used it to help foster confidence and initiative in young people and adults. My focus is goal orientated whilst maintaining a commitment to a highly individualised approach. This is powerful because the student is met on both an educational and personal level, providing an individual , allowing and em...
Ella 's last completed
Oxbridge Entrance job with Lorna:
Occasional - Hello, I am looking for a tutor to look over my daughter’s personal statement, her preferred choice is to study English at Oxford. She is currently in year 13 study English Literature, Latin and Philosophy at A-Level.
Ella 's last review in Admissions Oxbridge Entrance from Bruna: The audio was bad but Ella was very helpful as always.
I have tutored A-level, Undergraduate and Masters Physics and Maths for three years for pupils aiming for levels from C-A* (and 1st Class Honours), as well as Oxbridge entrance exams and interview practice.
Academically, I graduated top in my year from Cambridge with a Masters' in Astrophysics, and am now undertaking a PhD in Princeton, following a one-year research placement at Harvard.
Oliver's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Julieta: Over 2 hrs/week - I am applying for Cambridge university and would want support in the Cambridge natural science admission exam. I am doing my a levels in biology, chemistry, maths and further maths. My predicted grades at the moment are A*, A, A* and A respectively. I want to start as soon as possible.
I have over 360 paid hours of experience working on University Preparation and Academic English courses. My experience includes one-on-one personal statement workshops, personal statement writing, interview practice workshops and one-on-one mock interviews.
I have previously assisted two students in editing and refining their personal statements, both of whom received offers from Oxbridge. Currently, I am working with several students applying to Oxbridge and other top ranked UK universities. I am also tutoring several students on the LNAT, covering techniques for both the multiple choice questions and short essay. In addition, I am working with several Law undergraduates, a Criminology undergraduate and several students studying history A-level.
I also have extensive experience in teaching British Parliamentary debating and Model United Nations (MUN).
I successfully gained offers from 5 top UK Universities (Cambridge, Bristol, Exeter, Nottingham and Birmingham) to study Law via UCAS, including scoring highly in the LNAT. I then completed the University of Cambridge SAQ and a college based law test, to secure a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Beth's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Sam: 1-2 hrs/week - Sam has an interview to read law at Churchill College Cambridge on the 9th December. He has had some tutoring through Spires over the last 3 months, but would like to have another 4-6 hours of help over the next two week in order to polish his exam and interview technique further.
I have taught A Level History for twelve years in a sixth form college and I have been tutoring online for two. I am dedicated to helping young people reach their potential and in 2018, my students averaged one grade higher than their predicted A Level grades. I have a great deal of experience in working one-to-one with students and I always aim to make my tutorials enjoyable and supportive, whilst encouraging great progress with both coursework and exam preparation. I have also assisted over a hundred students with their Oxbridge applications, and I work closely with university admission tutors. I am experienced in helping students prepare personal statements and applications, as well as in providing mock interviews and advice on admissions tests.
Natalya's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with camilla: Intensive - I need help writing/refining my personal statement for PPE at Oxford (and others), the deadline for which is by October 1st.
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.
Toby's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Yasmin: Intensive - I am looking for proofreading and guidance on my personal statement and submitted essays for an Oxbridge Master’s course. I need someone experienced with preferably both postgraduate admissions and humanities subjects: literature, languages, philosophy, or history (Middle Eastern history is a bonus). I am looking for intensive sessions weekday evenings this week and on the weekend. I am looking to have the application submitted by evening Sunday 1st March. Price negotiable depending on experience. Looking forward to hearing your response, many thanks.
Having graduated from the University of Oxford with a distinction in mathematical and theoretical physics, I am now a mathematical physicist by trade with multiple publications in leading journals and a proven track record of success as both a researcher and as a tutor.
Teaching is my passion and I have been tutoring mathematics and physics for over 8 years and have given 1000's of hours of online tuition.
My most recent 2019 success stories include:
1. A tutee going on to study physics at Oxford after achieving a clean sweep of A* grades at A-level.
2. 100% success rate for first choice University admission in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
3. 100% of tutees achieving their target grade or above.
I have tutored all major exam boards and optional modules from KS2 through to undergraduate level.
Get in touch today to find out how I can help you achieve your goals!
Daniel's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Genevieve : Intensive - Would like to ask for help with Cambridge interview preparation for Engineering.
Over the past three years I have carried out 200+ hours of tuition covering GCSE Maths/Science, A-level Science, BMAT, UCAT, personal statements, mock interviews (panel, MMI and Oxbridge) and supercurricular medicine. Through this I have developed effective teaching strategies and resources for the students. Many of my students have gone on to achieve Oxbridge offers and all have achieved at least one medical school offer. My philosophy is to work on the students weaker subjects and skills, and make sure they are fully prepared for all question types.
Ahmed's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Mahamuda: Over 2 hrs/week - Hi, I am going to apply for medicine this year and I am a mature student. I was just wondering if you can help me with my UCAS application including reference too because I do not attend any institutions since I moved from another country! Let me know if you can help me!
I have tutored many students from Primary School level through to Cambridge undergraduates - including preparation for GCSEs, A Levels, STEP, UKMT Maths Challenges and private school entrance exams. My experience with a wide range of ages and abilities (as well as other challenges such as a blind GCSE maths student), have given me a well rounded ability to approach problems from the correct direction for the student, as well as the depth of understanding to adapt to a student's preferred methods.
Many of my tutees have gone on to be very successful in their Mathematics, including 100% scores in UKMT Maths Challenges, and scholarships to high profile schools.
George's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Genevieve : Intensive - Need support with Oxbridge Application especially with personal statement, entrance examination and interview.
I have over 4 years of experience in tutoring the sciences across a range of exam boards and levels, and am focused on ensuring each of my students understands how they will best reach their goals.
I am passionate about the subjects that I tutor, and am able to deliver them in innovative and engaging ways. My aim is to build up the confidence of my students in any given subject, and to help each individual to realise their potential.
Eleanor's last completed Admissions Oxbridge Entrance job with Jill: 1-2 hrs/week - I would like some advice and tips on writing my personal statement.
My name is Laurence, I have a PhD in Mathematics from The University of Oxford, where I also attended for undergraduate, completing an MMath integrated masters degree in mathematics.
I have 5 years of tutoring experience and have tutored at several Oxford independent schools alongside privately tutoring many students. I cover secondary school Mathematics, teaching students from the 11 up to the age of 18, covering everything from year 7 Mathematics to Further Mathematics A-Level. I am most experienced in tutoring Mathematics/Further Mathematics A-Level, GCSE and IGCSE.
I additionally offer university entrance exam and preparation, covering the MAT/STEP exams required to study Mathematics at Oxford and Cambridge, respectively. I also offer interview preparation for prospective Oxford and Cambridge mathematics students.
In addition to Mathematics tutoring I also offer tutorials covering introductory and advanced MATLAB, having spent the last 4 years using the software to complete my research.
Laurence's last completed
Oxbridge Entrance job with Sohini:
Occasional - Hi Laurence,
I've just finished writing the first draft of my personal statement and was wondering if you could provide some feedback/notes on it. Currently it's 600 characters over the limit so I really need someone to help me cut down the bits deemed unnecessary and perhaps give suggestions on fine-tuning the language. It would have to be on pretty short notice. I need to send my UCAS off by this Sunday so I need to get feedback by Friday. What rates would you offer for this service?