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 IGCSE job with Aoife : Occasional - I would like to have some tutoring over the summer to get ahead in English Literature as I start my year 10 next September 2019.
My name is Andrew Laming an experienced teacher of Geography from the UK.
I have been a teacher of Geography since 2003 and have worked in many successful secondary schools. I have been a Head of Geography in two schools for a period of 7 years. I have taught in a range of different schools from state to girls grammar and an independent school.
I have been an online tutor since September 2016 and am also a face to face tutor as well. I have taught many students and do specialize in A Level. I have also tutored students from Marlborough College, Godolphin School and Mount Kelly School, all prestigious independent schools and have enabled the students to achieve very high grades.
I tutor GCSE Geography and History and A Level Geography and History, and have taught all the main examination boards in my sessions: AQA, Cambridge igcse, Edexcel, OCR & Wjec Eduqas.
I have been for several years an expert examiner for Edexcel for GCSE and A Level Geography. This has given me an inside knowledge as to what exam boards expect and look for in the answers of students.
Andrew's last completed IGCSE job with Juskaran : 1-2 hrs/week - My son is sitting igcse geography Edexcel in June 2019. I would like him to get the top grade. He is struggling with exam technique and answering questions to secure necessary marks to hit the top grades.
Andrew's last review in IGCSE from Juskaran : very good and informative
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.
Tobias's last completed
job with Georgia:
Intensive - To help my daughter understand exam technique and proper essay planning and structure.
We live in London, so would prefer at home, but happy to try online..
Cambridge IGCSE. Cold War, Vietnam War, Rise of Hitler
I recently received my PhD in History at King’s College London. Whilst I would consider myself a historian of modern British, social and cultural history, during my studies at BA, MA and doctorate level I have also acquired expertise in an array of diverse historical eras and themes. I also taught history undergraduate seminars at KCL on various modules including Early Modern Europe, Modern Britain, and History and Memory. During my years teaching history at KCL, I taught hundreds of students of varying abilities and I really enjoyed helping develop their historical learning and sharing my passion for history whilst nurturing theirs. My tutoring sessions are tailored towards the specific needs and goals of my students. Whether these are improving grades, keeping on top of homework, preparation for coursework and exams, or simply needing an explanation of specific concepts, I’m here to provide a session that meets your requirements. I will identify both short and long term issues the student may have with their courses, and establish solutions and goals for solving them. History learning can often be typecast as a monotonous process of memorising dates, speeches and battles, and I want to encourage my students to adopt different ways of thinking about history that encourage critical analysis and varying interpretations of the past.
Christopher's last completed
job with Eli:
Intensive - Hi. My son is home-schooled with an online provider studying the following topics in IGCSE History Edexcel
3) Germany: development of dictatorship, 1918–45
7) A divided union: civil rights in the USA, 1945–74
A3 The USA, 1918–41
B5 The changing role of international organisations: the league and the UN, 1919–c2011
He would really benefit from some exam technique help in structuring his 6/8/16 mark questions. Exams in June 19!
Christopher's last review in IGCSE from Vaishnavi: Christopher is an excellent history teacher. His teaching of and guidance in GCSE history and especially its exam technique has enormously helped daughter. I would happily recommend him to a GCSE student who is looking for a history tutor.
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 IGCSE job with Natalia: 1-2 hrs/week - My daughter Manuela is preparing her IGCSE exams and she is struggling with Maths and Sciences. She will be available as from November 19.
I'm a postgraduate at The University of Oxford, and already hold a Congratulatory First in German (BA) with the best results of the 200 students in the Languages department, as well as the highest grades in Arts subjects at my college.
I also have over four years of tutoring experience, from primary through to GCSE, A Level, and undergraduate. It's a consistent delight to celebrate tutees' successes - be it getting to grips with a thorny bit of grammar, having a 'eureka!' moment with a tricky piece of literature, or passing exams with flying colours.
There can be no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to a tutoring session. Every tutee has different likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and will progress at an individual pace. I can help with anything from oral presentations and spoken fluency, to essays, literature, and grammar (having personally tried all the tips and tricks!).
Daniella's last completed IGCSE job with Nicki: 1-2 hrs/week - My daughter is 15 and good at German but has a poor teacher at school they are very behind with the IGCSE syllabus. She takes that next summer. She has not got the tenses yet and i think it would be good to work up from these as a foundation.
The subjects that I primarily tutor are Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. My 4 years of tutoring experience has found me tutoring students from year 8 to year 11 and providing valuable SAT preparation lessons.
I am fully aware of the GCSE/pre-GSCE subject matter and requirements. I have tutored numerous international students and their improvements stand testament to my ability to tutor various syllabuses. In addition, the 2 years of calculus, 2 years of chemistry and 1 year of physics that I completed at university, has adequately prepared me for all content appearing in different syllabuses.
Most of my client base is a result of referrals from other students, due to their improvements and belief within my tutoring capabilities. My tutoring ethos is built around a core of patience, passion and pride within my student's success. My experience has taught me valuable techniques for explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand manner. I always recommend practicing the covered content after the lesson, and provide my own problems/questions if there aren't any available. I also provide lessons for overall test/exam preparation where I provide useful time saving tips among other things.
Grant's last completed IGCSE job with Asma: Intensive - achieve higher grades in maths papers with intensive sessions
Grant's last review in IGCSE from John: Redox reactions and metal extractions Great, I feel a lot more confident on these topics especially the blast furnace and half equations. Thanks Grant
My degree course has provided me with a wide variety of skills which has prepared me for tutoring. I achieved a 2:1 in Maths and Psychology Joint Honours. Mathematics improved my problem solving, and my knowledge of Psychology, such as, different approaches to teaching and learning, help me to tailor my tutoring style to you, as my student.
I have been a tutor with Spires for nearly a year now. I have tutored a student in psychology to pass the entrance exam secure a place at her desired college and worked with 2 GCSE students (iGCSE and GCSE Edexcel) and an A-Level student (Edexcel) to achieve the grades they wanted and secure university of sixth form places. Working with Spires and previous tutoring roles has made me far more flexible and passionate about tutoring. Due to my vast experience and knowledge of the curriculum I will be your perfect Mathematics tutor.
Sarah's last completed IGCSE job with Freddie: 1-2 hrs/week - My daughter is going into year 11 in September. She has just had her end of year exam with a paper based at gcse level. She achieved arond 60% but would like to be aiming for a level 8 in GCSE. She appears to understand most topics but struggles to apply in exams with a combination of silly mistakes and not applying correctly. We are looking for someone to work through many exam style questions with my daughter to help her to recognise and handle the various types of question. She wants to develop a level of confidence going into the exam and loses the fear factor.
I am a volunteer for a number of organisations which aim to help disadvantaged students reach university and have tutored a number of students to success in their exams so I have a lot of experience of working with young people and helping them to reach their potential. I am happy to help as a subject specific tutor for GCSE or A-Level, or help students through the sometimes daunting university application process and admissions tests.
About my tutorials:
Sessions are always student-led. I plan tutorials which reflect the student's level of understanding, giving access to notes, including suggested exam questions, which the student can add to during the tutorial, or use as a memory-aid following the tutorial.
I have received lots of positive feedback about this approach.
I can also help students through questions or tasks which they bring, and the best tutorials involve this collaborative input.
The pace of sessions is determined by the student, and I am happy to go through any topic with a number of different approaches until we find one which the student finds helpful.
Chloe's last completed IGCSE job with Susan: 1-2 hrs/week - Want to get a 9 in Physics in the coming Igcse exam
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 IGCSE job with Alexandre: Intensive - First English Literature Exam in 3 weeks. Material is Hard Times by Charles Dickens, Macbeth and the 15 poems. I am aiming for a 9 but essentially need to make my notes quickly because otherwise I wont have enough time to learn and practice before the exams. General advice for the English Language paper would also be appreciated
Ella 's last review in IGCSE from Alexandre: Poems audio didnt work