IB Extended Essay Tutor
IB Economics HL & SL Teacher
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 2020, through Spires I coached a student for a few months on her Business Management IA which facilitated her to reach a 7!
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.
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 over 12 years teaching and tutoring experience in a face-to-face and online environment. I have tutored students with all kinds of abilities and I always ensured that they build on their learning performance and skillset.
I know how to tutor effectively and I always prepare my sessions well so that my students get the most out of it.
I have been tutoring private clients for more than 10 years in IB Economics, Business Management, Study skills and Math.
I have considerable experience tutoring before for both in-person and online
Over the years , I have spent hundreds of hours teaching ambitious people just like you, who are not getting the support they need in school to achieve their goals
Consequently, I appreciate that every student learns at their own pace and their own style. Some learn best visually, others through analogy
That's why I take the time to speak with you and learn your specific goals, challenges and learning styles
I then tailor my lessons to maximise your progress and help secure the grades you want!
23 years experience as a classroom teacher in US public schools and overseas international schools.
I have over 10 years of tutoring experience.
Having tutored for several years, I am familiar with all major exam boards (Edexcel, OCR, AQA, CIE, IB,) and for University level, the general structure/format of exams that institutions typically set. I employ a pragmatic style that really delivers results and I generally look to improve grades by at least 2-grade boundaries, with the majority of my students receiving the top grade possible.
Furthermore, while many tutors may very well offer tuition regarding the material - I also pride myself on being able to help students with the other, less tangible skills required such as Exam technique and, crucially, Confidence. I feel this adds a huge amount of value and can impact grades significantly given the "it's how you perform on the day" factor. For those students who are at all panicked, nervous or worried by looming exams, I will ensure that this is no longer an issue by exam day.
From my 7 years experience as a teacher for Business and Economics students I know how tutoring can provide you the tailored support you are looking for; whether you are finding the subject a challenge or whether you want extensions to help you prepare for applications to the top universities. I have many resources to share with you that will help you in the areas you need.
I am an experienced examiner, having completed marking series with AQA, IB and OCR both at GCSE and A Level. Therefore, I would be able to offer you specific insights and tips when preparing for your exams or internal assessments. If you want to understand the assessment objectives better then I can help ensure your hard work and understanding in the subject converts into the marks and grades you deserve.
I like to do things differently. Economics and Business are about real life so it’s important we use interesting case studies that you will be able to relate to. As a dyslexic myself I have many tips and tricks I like to use which I can share with you, as well as providing guidance on how to plan and write essays.
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.