Experienced Head of Department in a Surrey independent school. I have a wealth of knowledge relating to: Philosophy, Ethics and Theology. I mark for both OCR and EdExcel examination boards. I have been teaching and tutoring for 15 years.
|Recent Students: 3|
|Total Hours: 65|
|All-time Students: 10|
|Total Classes: 68|
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I am UK qualified teacher (PGCE/QTS) with a passion for ‘getting the best’ out of each student.
In my career I have taught in UK state schools, high profile independent (Eton College) and have been a private tutor in Dubai.
All places of work have enabled me to work with a variety of students from a plethora of backgrounds.
Outside of teaching I travel often and play music (piano and saxophone ).
15+ years of private tutoring in Home counties (A level, 11+, ISEB)
1 year of residential tutoring in Dubai
Online tutoring since 2015 (International and UK students)
In-person tutoring since 2007 (11+, ISEB, UK/International residential)
EXAMPLE PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS:
CASE STUDY 1.
Students: Twin boys 12/13 years old
Summary: King’s Scholarship, Eton College
Twin boys based in Buckinghamshire with independent schooling who were both very keen to try for the King’s Scholarship at Eton College. I have previous work history with Eton College and was pleased to help with the Divinity, Geography and History disciplines. Both boys’ were keen learners. Much to their parents’ delight both were accepted on to the scholarship.
CASE STUDY 2.
Student name: Ishveer (aged 8)
Summary: Berkshire 11+
Ishveer was a delight to teach! I was with him and his family for over 4 years. Ishveer had weekly sessions covering: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and English. Ish was successful and passed the 11+ for both Langley Grammar School and Upton Grammar
CASE STUDY 3:
Student name (age, subject): Phoebe (aged 17)
Summary: A Level Philosophy
Phoebe was a delight to teach. She was incredibly bright and needed a confidence boost! She was a very high achieving girls’ independent school in High Wycombe. We covered all 3 disciplines of the OCR Philosophy course: Philosophy, Ethics & Theology. With some essay technique refinement, she achieved an A* grade and went to pursue her degree at St Andrew’s University.
CASE STUDY 4:
International role - Private Tutor in Dubai.
Working for an UHNW family teaching Primary English/Maths as well as VR/NVR
GCSE Religious Studies
A Level/IB/Pre U Philosophy, Ethics, Theology
All classes have been very helpful
The boys are through the first round for Eton! Thank you so much! Just the interview to go-
J is in Lambrook! We are so so pleased!! Thank you so much
Got all my papers back now!
35 in ethics, 32 in philosophy, and 33 in theology.
I’m 2 marks off the A*
Reassuring to know I’ve got the grades I need for uni though!
Thanks SO much for everything!
Reference for Victoria Hall
It’s a pleasure to give a reference for Victoria who has been a wonderful tutor to our three boys. She has shown a real flare for teaching and a deep understanding of the curriculum and what was needed from the different examination systems that our boys were doing.
She first began working with our eldest son was 11 as was preparing for the ISEB Common pre-test for Wellington College. She quickly established a great relationship with him and worked out his strengths and weaknesses. She designed a programme to work with him on the areas that would be tested. She also prepared him for interviews. Victoria instilled in him a lot of confidence and he looked forward to her sessions. She also taught him English and Maths and was very knowledgeable about the standards required and really understood how our son ‘ticked’. He was subsequently successful in the entrance process for Wellington and also for Eton, where he will begin in September 2017.
Victoria then worked with our younger two boys (twins) who were sitting entrance exams for Hampton School, Wellington and Eton. All three require different preparation and once again Victoria was able to tailor the sessions to make them engaging and focused. She brought all sorts of past papers and devised lessons that stretched and challenged the boys while filling them with confidence. They too were successful in all three entrance exams and will start Eton in 2018.
We found Victoria to be a wonderful teacher. She has a natural rapport with the children who all looked forward to her lessons. She struck a great balance between being kind and supportive and getting them to actually do plenty of work!
She’s also a great communicator who gave us useful feedback on how our boys were progressing and she was a pleasure to have in our home.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and indeed depending on her schedule, I hope she will work with the boys again in the future.
MA King’s College, London
PGCE King’s College, London
BA (Hons) The University of Hull
4 x A Level: Psychology, Philosophy, Human Biology, General Studies