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 Theory of Knowledge job with Anson : Occasional - I would like to improve on my theory of knowledge essay which is currently sitting around a B/C grade and I would want it to be a A/B grade.
Dr Steve's last review in IB Theory of Knowledge from Josephine: TOK Essay Thank you very much for your help
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 Theory of Knowledge job with Emma: Occasional - I am struggling with my TOK essay. I need help ASAP. I just want to get a passing grade
Candace's last review in IB Theory of Knowledge from Kaylin: Candace was absolutely helpful: from sending me a useful TOK outline to helping me structure my points such that I am always staying relevant to the question and delivering sound arguments. Really appreciated it.
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 Theory of Knowledge 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 Theory of Knowledge from Kaylin: TOK essay structuring Explained how I should structure my essay in a way that was absolutely clear.
I teach students of varying levels (A-level to master's) in brain sciences (psychology and neuroscience), philosophy, as well as languages: English, Italian, and French. I recently tutored an MSc Cognitive Neuroscience student in writing her thesis; as well as an A-level student in learning about epistemology, moral philosophy and philosophy of mind. Both teaching experiences ended up being successful and long-term.
I recently helped a pupil apply for universities in the UK by helping him write his personal statement, check his courseworks, and hone his critical thinking skills. He got into his first choice university, and feels prepared for the upcoming exams.
As a research assistant at the Neurospin laboratory in Paris we often had students enter the laboratory to learn about neuroscientific research and the technologies we used. My role was to summarise complex information relating to brain processing and the technical equipment we used to groups of young students.
I taught music (guitar), helping the student engage with the topic creatively, as well as intellectually when explaining more difficult topics relating to musical theory and harmony.
Jonathan's last completed IB Theory of Knowledge 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.
"The learning exercises were always set around my interest areas, making tuition both fun and effective. Following my sessions with Andrew, I have developed a more concise way of communicating. My writing now has more flow, which helps me say what I need to say." - Neil , Newtownabbey
I'm passionate about nurturing the potential of each student with whom I have the privilege of working. With over 10 years' experience as a Learning Coach with countless individuals and groups, Diploma in Life Coaching as well as a successful university graduate (1st class hons in Philosophy) and additional Masters research degree in Developmental Psychology, I previously taught at Secondary school and most recently trained nursing professionals to pass their IELTS exams.
I am also a regular public speaker and workshop leader in the private health sector, delivering courses in areas from stress-management and communication skills, to self-care and personal development.
ANDREW's last completed IB Theory of Knowledge job with kaya: Over 2 hrs/week - I am currently working on the 2020 May TOK prescribed title 4. I need support with RLEs, arguments including CCs/perspectives/ and implications. I would greatly appreciate the help.
I am a professional tutor who graduated from Cambridge with a 1st class BA degree and an MPhil in Education and Literature - I have been tutoring ever since.
I tailor my tutoring to best fit my student's needs and learning style. With extensive experience ranging from primary to undergraduate students, I am confident tutoring for students of different ability and interest levels.
As a published academic writer with experience of private school and Oxbridge admissions processes, I am further confident tutoring to an extremely high level of tuition for a number of top-level schools and universities. Past students have gone on to study at Harrow, Eton, a number of London private schools and of course Oxford and Cambridge, among other universities.
My successes with students are not only due to my own expertise, however, but to my passion for inspiring a love of English in my students as well! During our time together my students not only come to feel more confident in the subject, but also to enjoy it!
Kate's last completed IB Theory of Knowledge job with Samantha : Occasional - Need help with TOK Presentation.
Kate's last review in IB Theory of Knowledge from Samantha : My video session with Kate was really helpful and insightful!! She provided clear guidance and useful resources for my TOK presentation, explaining how best to tighten my argument.
I have a BA in philosophy with first-class honours from the University of York, and an MA from the University of Birmingham. A number of my papers have been published, and I was previously an editor of a philosophical journal.
I have been teaching for over four years. I am reliable, dedicated and professional. I have an exceptional history of helping students achieve success.
I am a professionally trained, passionate philosopher. I believe in helping students to achieve highly whilst also imparting some of what makes philosophy a wonderful subject. Despite what some people think, you absolutely can maximise both simultaneously. Learning should be fun and rewarding, but still results driven.
I have excellent communicative and interpersonal skills. Philosophy is hard, we will look at things together that some of the greatest minds of the last two and a half thousand years have struggled to grapple with, so although I can never make it easy, I can certainly make it easier. I want to help you appreciate the satisfaction of understanding and working with something that was originally very challenging.
Daniel's last completed
Theory of Knowledge job with Samantha :
Occasional - TOK presentation topic on memory. Real life situation: BBC news article Is the Immediate Playback of Events Changing Children’s Memories?
Extracted possible knowledge question: In what ways and to what extent does emotion influence knowledge claims based on memory?
Need help to review structure, flow and strength of argument of presentation first and perhaps followed by Skype one to one session of trial presentation.
I have 14 YEARS of TEACHING EXPERIENCE. This has encompassed ALL AGES (preschool to adults) and abilities (BEGINNER to POSTGRADUATE). Subjects I've taught are: GCSE & A Level (Music, Business Studies, Media Studies, Maths), British Primary School Curriculum (Maths, English), Admissions Tests (11+, 12+, 13+, 16+, SAT, GRE), American Elementary School Curriculum (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc.), Preschool (Numeracy & Literacy), English proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge YLE), Business English, Academic Writing/Composition & Presentations, English Conversation, Grammar, University & Job Applications, Project-Based Learning (PBL), Music Theory & Analysis, Improvisation & Jazz, Saxophone, & Piano. Additionally, I have worked in all kinds of SETTINGS at both public & private primary & secondary schools, universities, adult learning centres, cram schools, businesses, within the home (as a residential home school & a private tutor) and online (to students worldwide). In addition, I have served as the Head of English & PBL at a private elementary & junior high school, as the Academic Director of a test prep centre, and have provided educational consultancy & tutor training to Oxford's oldest tutorial college.
PHILLIPPA's last completed IB Theory of Knowledge job with Yoon: Intensive - TOK Question 3 "Does it matter that personal circumstances influence how seriously your knowledge is taken?" - Due on 10th of Feb; Need help to refine my ideas and the way I write.
I have worked as a professional tutor and educational consultant for six years. I have taught dozens of students for thousands of hours in total. I have also worked as a teacher in an independent school in North London.
I have had many successful students; a few examples include:
>Two admitted to study HSPS at Cambridge.
>One admitted to all three of Westminster, Winchester, and St.Paul's for 13+.
>One who gained 84/84 marks in his A-Level Politics Paper 2, which is now being used as an exemplar.
>One who gained an A in A-Level History after being predicted a C.
I believe that the most important virtue in a tutor is the ability to empathise with a student's cognitive position. When teaching I aim to guide a student through the mental steps needed to accomplish the goal of the lesson.
I typically spend much of a lesson in dialogue with the student. I break this up with exercises to embed and reinforce key points, but I always end the lesson with a call to reflection on what the student has learned. I emphasise that knowledge is open-ended and interconnected.
Jacob's last completed IB Theory of Knowledge job with Chiara: 1-2 hrs/week - Hi, I need to write my TOK Essay and thought you could help me. My question for TOK is Question 1, “Others have seen what is and asked why, I have seen what could be and asked why not”. Also, I need someone who helps me with my Extended Essay
As a faciliatator, I consider myself fortunate enough to have the responsibility to bridge the gap between young learners and teachers. To achieve this, I allow my learners to say whatever comes to their mind a question is asked. This is not possible unless there is an environment that gives respect to everyone’s thoughts no matter where it stands in terms of knowledge and understanding of the subject-specific topics. When the learners feel the freedom of voicing their opinions it brings them to their zone of proximal development, a suitable environment to facilitate teaching and learning.
As a facilitator, I keep myself updated with all the subject-specific knowledge and details in terms of assessment and delivery of the course-specific content. This is very crucial for the learners to have confidence in my abilities and knowledge to deliver the subject I facilitate. At the same time, I also spend a considerable amount of time in knowing the abilities and potential of my learners to guide them effectively no matter how difficult the scenario be.
Sunil's last completed IB Theory of Knowledge job with Anna: Occasional - I am struggling with coming up with good claims and counterclaims for my tok essay. I selected the third prescribed title (about personal circumstances) . i uploaded my rough draft of the essay, but i feel like i need to change a lot of things, as I am aiming for a high B. I don't need online tutoring, I just really need your help in advising me what direction to go in, especially with the claims/counterclaims and the overall structure. Thank you so much!