I have 23 years of experience in tutoring learners to achieve their goals. I tutor GCSE, A-Level, CAIE/CIE, EPQ, IB, PRE-U, Undergraduate, Postgraduate/Doctoral students, UCAS and Oxbridge applicants, and professional clients in Academic Research and Writing, Business Studies, Creative Industries, Critical Thinking, Cultural Studies, Education, Film, Government and Politics, Marketing, Media, Oxbridge Entrance/UCAS, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theology, Theory of Knowledge, and Social Sciences.
I combine two decades of experience in the education sector with my earlier career in the creative industries to offer engaging learning opportunities relevant to our daily lives. I am a passionate advocate of 'affective' learning and well-being through creativity, critical inquiry and philosophical reasoning. I invite you to engage in these ways of thinking that can empower you with relevant skills to support your personal growth. I have extensive experience in tutoring GCSE, A-Level, CAIE/CIE, IB, PRE-U, EPQ, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional learners. My presentation style is engaging and interactive. I convert complicated theories and paradigms into straightforward ideas, with practical worth, and impart useful advice for my clients.
Dr Steve's last completed IB job with Albin: Occasional - In short, my visual arts teacher is rather incompetent and i have no idea if i've done my work correctly, so i'd like someone who understands what a examiner is looking for in my comparative study and proccess portfolio bucause she's saying they are great but i certainly don t believe her.
Dr Steve's last review in IB from Mahrukh: IB related activities. Really helpful in terms of helping me figure out where to go for my engagement work, and building up on some basic initial ideas.
I have been working as a maths tutor since 2011 and online exclusively since 2015, with over 6000 hours of experience. During this period, I have successfully assisted students studying for their GCSE and IB/A-levels all the way up to university modules and exams. This has taken place both privately and while holding external tutoring roles in various London schools. In the online realm, I have worked with students from all over the world, those studying for UK specifications as well as undergraduates in English speaking universities or wishing to attend UK universities. For instance, I've had students, among others, from Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, China, USA.
Areas usually covered for undergraduates include analysis and calculus, analytic and differential geometry, financial maths, linear algebra, statistics and probability.
Regarding my tutoring method, I strive to create а well balanced relationship with pupils. I set clear targets for my students and expect them to develop throughout our sessions. Additionally, I emphasize оn the suitable аpprоаch fоr eаch individuаl in оrder tо hаve the best results pоssible. I further cоnsider humоur аn essentiаl pаrt оf my sessiоns аs it creаtes а better leаrning envirоnment, eliminates inhibitions, and promotes а more enjoyable session.
Lastly, in my lessons, I put a lot of emphasis on the background knowledge of every topic and method - dry memorising is of no use. This has proved valuable for students in tackling the challenging and 'unseen' questions in the exams. What is more, exams aside, analytic skills accompany students throughout their studies in various areas.
Panagiotis's last completed
job with Elijah:
Over 2 hrs/week - My son is a rising 12th-grader at an IB school in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA
His school only offers the IB Math Applications SL class for the 11th-grade year, but no IB-math class for the 12th-grade year.
I am convinced that my son will need additional math preparation for the new and upcoming assessment for IB-Math Applications SL in May 2021.
We would like to get started during Summer 2020, so that there is as much time as possible for his preparation for this new and rigorous test.
Panagiotis's last review in IB from Mia: Very helpful!
My passion is to develop in students a commitment to their own life long learning and develop the associated skills to achieve their aspirations.
In tutoring, my goal is to support students to achieve to the best of their ability by helping them understand their role in learning, supporting them to develop the necessary subject specific skill competencies as well as content understanding.
Recent students have achieved over 80% in their university entrance exams with just a few sessions including some focus on exam preparation as well as content. Another student with a commitment to her own success achieved a 7 in IB Business Management with one on one teaching over only one year, where I coached her to develop and apply her learning to achieve her desired results.
In the initial free meeting, I will help students to identify and plan their learning goals, then coach them to achieve those goals in future lessons. I also seek to engage with parents from the beginning to ensure students have as many levels of support for their learning as possible.
David's last completed
job with Josephine:
Occasional - I have to submit mystandard level Business IA in the following weeks, I have difficulty however with structuring the essay. I have written over 3000 words which I need to sort into a well structured essay as I repeated some parts. I also need some advice on completing some sections and corrections. I aim to get a 7 in Business.
My question is Should Volkkswagen reduce their investment in electric mobility?
This includes some finance, steeple, brand image and overall analysis of this investment.
David's last review in IB from Josephine: Review IA Thank you very much for your help on my IA and constructive feedback, i can see that it has improved a lot!
I have over 6 years of experience in teaching Maths. I have tutored over 80 students and taught 4000+ hours of online lessons with various tuition agencies. Most of the students I have taught have been year 7 - 9, GCSE, A level and Further Maths A level students. I am familiar with the GCSE and A level syllabus for the following exam boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR, OCR MEI and CIE. I have worked with students who are dyslexic or struggling with Maths and also high-achieving students.
Romin's last completed IB job with Maya: Intensive - Maya is IB Standard Level, Applications and Approaches Math. We are looking for ongoing tutor for the balance of the two year program. However, we have a near term need for support with Trig (Radian Measure, Trigometric ratios and the Unit Circle as well as Trig Identifies and Equasions. She also needs support in Functions, specifically the Transformation of Functions. Finally, Quadratics with focus on graphic quadratic functions and the discriminant. These are the areas she needs to focus on as a priority.
Romin's last review in IB from Cristina: I finally understood how to properly solve math problems. I'm really thankful for the kindness.
I have got over 200 hours of tutoring experience, teaching mostly the IB Diploma and MYP Curriculum, also online. I also got experience in preparing students for SATs and University Mathematics Exams. (Maths for Business, Economics and Finance)
I am comfortable with using new technology to facilitate learning. (Graphics Calculators: TI Nspire, TI-84, Autograph, Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Sharepoint, Bitpaper.)
In my most recent job, apart from the scheduled lessons, I have supported my students in one to one support sessions and I am very proud that many of them achieved 6 or 7 in their Mathematics Higher and Standard Level exams and got admitted to prestigious universities. (Oxford, Imperial, Kings College, QMC, LSE)
My many years of teaching experience enables me to assess student knowledge and learning style quickly and address it with appropriate methods.
Dora's last completed
job with Kenji:
1-2 hrs/week - -- request closed --
I am a DP2 student (Japan) struggling with mathematics SL overall, especially with calculus (integration), statistics&probability, and a bit of trigonometry. I have been going to a local cram school for this, but it has so far proved to be not very effective as the school unfortunately had no experience teaching the IB curriculum. My mock exam grades have been particularly bad, just barely making the cut.
My main objective is to get a 5 or at least a higher than minimum grade to make sure that Mathematics does not become the failing subject in exams.
Given the amount of time left until the May exams, I am looking for a tutor who can help me find the key underlying problems I have, fixing those key errors, and giving me work to do for those areas. I recognize the difficulty of what I am requesting and am willing to take on extra work and effort to make it work.
-- request closed --
Dora's last review in IB from Kenji: Integration by substitution and mixed practice. Ms. Dora went through questions, built on covered sections, and answered any questions I had or was unsure about.
I am a professional educator with American teaching qualifications, an IB Examiner and have over a decade of experience. In addition to teaching at local colleges and universities, I write curriculum and design various educational projects both in Europe and America. I specialise in discreet, bespoke tutoring and home-school students- including mainstream SEN, international students and those seeking admission into US universities alongside dozens of students who need regular homework help, test prep and entrance exams tuition. I cover a range of subjects including English, Maths, History, Science, Classics, Geography, 11+, ISEE, IB, SAT and A - Level preparation. Having a wide range of teaching experience including classroom, one-to-one and group settings, I have the ability to determine the best approach with each student so that their lessons with me are tailored to their individual needs.
Other Teaching Experience:
Teacher (Geography)- Russian Ballet School London
Examiner- International Baccalaureate
Undergraduate Archaeology/Physical Anthropology- University of Reading
Test-prep instructor (11-13yrs)- Memorial Charter Academy
School Programs Manager- New York Historical Society
Program Director- San Diego EcoCenter Science Museum
Head Educator- San Diego Maritime Museum
SAT Program Manager- Macmillan Publishing, Digital Education
9th-12th Grade Humanities Teacher (focus on SEN) - High Tech High School
Assistant Lecturer- College of New Rochelle
Candace's last completed IB job with Chuqi: 1-2 hrs/week - I need a teacher to help me with my enriched English homework
Candace's last review in IB from Claire: IA very helpful for my essay!
I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher and I have consistently been rated an ‘Outstanding lead subject teacher with an extensive subject knowledge and a passion for Psychology'. In addition I have now been tutoring on-line through Spires, for over a year. I am proud to say that I am highly respected by my students. Meticulous lesson planning and organisation of schemes of work and resources are paramount in my teaching. I have high expectations of all students and see my key strength in being able to impart confidence in them and their abilities. I have annually achieved amongst the best A Level results in a very able Grammar school, for a major subject: in 2018: 56% A*/A grades and achieving a 100% pass rate in all 5 years at the school. I am very proud at having inspired over a third of the Year 13 cohort, of 58 students, to go onto study psychology/psychology-based courses at University.
Karen's last completed IB job with Josephine: Over 2 hrs/week - I am in my last year of IB and as the exams approach I have come to realise that I highly lack knowledge in the Psychology course. I need help revising and get ready for my exams. This will require to go back and review every topic from the beginning of last year to now. For the past few months, I have been very sick and therefore have missed a lot of content. This is why I absolutely need to get back on track in order to sit my exams confidently.
Karen's last review in IB from Laura: Localisation of function She gave me very good explanation and helped me understand a topic that was difficult for me.
I have over 7 years' of teaching and tutoring experience including:
* for ages 14-18- providing GCSE, A level and IB tuition in Law, English, Business Studies and Philosophy. I also help students apply for university, draft personal statements, obtain legal work experience and generally improve their academic writing skills ready for university;
* for aspiring lawyers- teaching LLB, LLM, GDL, BPTC and LPC modules including admissions tests such as the LNAT and BCAT, obtaining vacation scheme placements, work experience, pro bono work, mini-pupillages, training contracts and pupillage;
* for non-law students ages 18+- teaching English, Politics, Philosophy, Business Studies, Film Studies and Media Studies; and
* for professionals- teaching professional mediation and conflict resolution courses, teaching business English for professionals working in the UK and helping professionals write CVs, apply for jobs and perfect job interview techniques.
Kelly's last completed IB job with Alek: Occasional - I wrote the first draft of my TOK Essay. I would like to talk over it and listen to your suggestions on how we can improve it. I need to send it on the 1st March at the latest. I hope to talk to you soon. I really care about the grade. Thank you.
Kelly's last review in IB from Kaylin: TOK essay structuring Explained how I should structure my essay in a way that was absolutely clear.
I have worked as a science tutor for the past two years and have loved every minute. During my PhD and subsequent time in academia I taught a range of levels and am expert in teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics from GCSE level up to University level. At higher levels of education I can teach my specialist subjects including Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Molecular Biology.
With enthusiasm, careful planning and knowledge you can improve a students results and enjoyment of the subject, Tutoring is such a rewarding business to be involved in and what makes me a good tutor is that I teach out of love for the subject.
Fraser's last completed IB job with Dhruv: 1-2 hrs/week - IB Diploma HL Biology Pearson Book Chapter 3 (the chemistry of life) and 4 (Genetics). I am looking to get an 7 in this course
I estimate I have at least 6000 hours of experience, having been a tutor since 2011. I initially started teaching Maths and Physics to Engineering students at University and I gradually expanded into secondary school level tuition. I have worked full time as a tutor since 2012 and during that time I have taught Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering.
I have taught A Levels, IGCSE/GCSE, IB, Pre-U, AP and I have covered nearly every exam board including Edexcel, OCR, AQA, WJEC. All of my students are seeking to get into top Univeristies.
What makes me a good tutor is my ability to break down a subject and cover it in a particular order so that a student who might not have a good understanding can understand how to progress through the topics. It doesn't hurt that I have a sense of humour and make my lessons actually fun and enjoyable.
Shahid's last completed IB job with Jyotiraditya: 1-2 hrs/week - I am currently taking Physics HL in IB, and am seeking help for the same. I want to bring up my grades, and hopefully get a 7 in it in my final IB exams. A few of the topics, for example, I would need some help with are Mechanics, Simple Harmonic Motion, etc.
Shahid's last review in IB from Rikardo: Go over IA and recommend corrections, explain theory if needed poor comment on written work