I have lots of experience tutoring online and in the classroom. My students benefit mostly from lessons where we focus on literacy including; definition of key terms, linking case studies to theory and redrafting answers to essay questions. Students benefit from the opportunity to interrogate different command terms so as to really understand what the question requires. I have delivered online courses as well as revision classes and workshops in A-level economics and business. I have also worked with undergraduate students, helping to prepare them for end of module exams in business and economics. As a qualified teacher I have taught for more than 5 years across a range of qualifications in GCSE, A-level and IB Business and Economics .
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 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 am a university lecturer with 10+ years of teaching and tutoring experience. I am patient and listen well to the needs of my students. My degree was in economics and I have great numerical skills.
I have tutored students towards university, GCSE and A-level graduation.
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.
I use my professional economics experience to explain to students how businesses and governments apply economic concepts, drawing directly from my own dealings with clients. During my time as a professional economist, I worked with the NHS on developing its internal market structure; governments on creating their health and social care funding models and charities on calculating their social and economic impact.
Over the last academic year, I have taught over 50 clients studying at A-level, IB, GCSE and at university (BSc, MBA, MSc). I adapt my teaching strategies to meet the requirements for each syllabus.
I prepare intensely for each lesson based on the student's needs to ensure that we can make the most of the short time so lessons become fun and engaging. I set homework each week and mark it by the next lesson, adding in-depth, line-by-line supportive commentaries.
< My approach to teaching A Level and IB >
The key to academic success at A-level and IB is to build an economic framework of key principles and develop a knowledge base exceeding that of the textbook. Therefore I encourage my students to read widely on economic topics and decipher news stories using their own tool kits. This way, students gain the critical evaluation marks that are necessary for A*. I also provide detailed marking and essay feedback.
I tailor my approach to teaching A-level based on the individual needs of the student. I work with all abilities, adapting my teaching style accordingly. A typical lesson will focus on:
a) Content and concept discovery. During these lessons I explain the core economic concepts, provide examples and test student understanding.
b) Essay technique. Writing an excellent economics essay is important and during these lessons I coach the student on how to perfect essay planning and essay writing skills.
c) Application and evaluation. To gain an A/A* grade at A-level, students need to be aware of contemporary economic issues and how to draw meaning from news articles. Students also have to think critically when evaluating traditional theory. During these lessons, I will guide the student through some recent stories and discuss with them how to link the content to their essays.
< My approach to teaching university students >
The key to academic success at economics at university is to have a strong grasp of the mathematics and logic that underpin the microeconomic, macroeconomic and econometric theory. Most university level exams are essentially structured problem sets with students using algebra, calculus and graphical skills to develop solutions. With my university students I focus on developing these techniques and encourage their practical application.
A module study plan might look like (taking the example of Year 2 Macroeconomics):
Week 1 – Classical Model. We break down the model into its fundamental equations and diagrams and we work through a series of problem sets from the student’s course work or my own resources.
Week 2 – Solow Growth Model. We work through the model, starting with the output function and then add layer upon layer until we reach the most advanced form of the model (i.e. with technological progress). We then decipher what the Solow model predicts for a series of events and answer some questions form the problem set.
Week 3 – ISLM model. We set up the model by first deriving the IS curve and then the LM curve. We then explore what the model predicts for the effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policy.
Week 4 – Consumption theory. We work through the Keynesian consumption function and how successful it is at explaining the empirical data. We then move onto income smoothing model and the permanent income hypothesis.
Week 5 – Revision // Equation Tests // Problem trouble shooting
University modules I teach:
- Introductory (Year 1) Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Intermediate (Year 2) Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Advanced (Year 3) Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Game Theory and Strategic Thinking
- Global Financial Economics
- International Trade
- International Development Economics
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
I have taught a broad range of subjects in the UK and internationally periodically over the last 20 years.
I thoroughly prepare each lesson to meet the student's specific needs. I have taught A*- and E-grade students and, whatever the student's academic history, I bring clarity and order to complicated concepts, enabling them to acquire the confidence and skills they need to succeed.
I am extremely adaptable, and have taught mathematics, economics, politics, philosophy, business studies, history, close reading, literary analysis, and exam/essay technique, as well as devising and teaching a beginners’ business Russian course. I have significant TEFL experience, including at the Oxford English Centre.
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.