Subjects I teach
English – up to A-Level
History – up to Undergraduate
Politics – up to Undergraduate
Essay Writing Technique
Oxbridge entrance examination techniques
Oxbridge Interview techniques
I have recently returned from working for 2 years at one of the premier public schools in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where I held the position of Academic Advisor. I taught English extensively at the school across all levels from Elementary to A Level. I also tutored privately with students preparing for the Edexcel and the University of Cambridge Examination Boards in English, Politics, and History. When tutoring GCSE and A Level students I provided interview technique classes in preparation for University entrance. I also assisted my students in personal statements for university entrance, university selection and UCAS form preparation. I have also tutored at Cambridge University and LSE providing one to one expert guidance and academic supervision in politics, international relations and government. I have very valuable experience of working with students during holiday periods helping bring them up to speed ready for the next term. In the residential context I am more than happy to organize events that the family might find beneficial or simply outings purely for fun for their child.
I have an M.Phil from the Education department at the University of Cambridge, (pass with Merit) and an MSc from the London School of Economics in Global Comparative Politics, and a BA in Politics. I have also studied at the University of Sorbonne.
I was educated at Colstons public school in Bristol.
My Approach to Private Tuition
Holding a Master’s degree in Education from Cambridge University has informed my approach with a universally highly regarded expertise and most importantly a meticulous understanding of enhancing student performance. Aspirational education is the hall mark of Cambridge University and my approach is to help your child gain the best possible outcome. My approach is based upon consultation with parents and students to create a successful and stimulating pathway of objectives tailored exactly to the student’s ambitions in both their personal and academic life.
I aim to make my lessons enjoyable and rewarding. I believe very strongly that engagement is the key to effective tutoring and student continued success. Subject matter must be interesting and stimulating sometimes with a dash of fun in order to get the very best from the student. I am deeply aware that any young person must be prepared for successful social interaction in today’s global culture. Therefore an important part of my approach is to convey an element of personal deportment, diction, elocution and vocabulary to the student. My aim is to make the student confident and comfortable within themselves so they can walk into any environment anywhere in the world and feel at ease and in control.
My video Introduction
‘I can say without reservation that without Edward my son would not have gained his place at Oxford. He is a first class educator from a world class university. Edward was totally attuned to the requirements of my son sensitively ensuring great results, and interview technique whilst making the subject fascinating. It made for a very confident happy son!’
‘This tutor is really the tops. He spent hours with my children teaching them written English and giving them the confidence to mix freely in all circles. And he is fun. Edward was happy to join our various family ‘events’ and actually did a fair bit of organizing for them. Keen to take out children on visits making learning a real joy, Edward became a family member very quickly.’
‘A talented tutor with a great sense of humour. Edward had infinite patience in tutoring my son during many months of illness and some trying times. He brought my son back to the required standard through careful diligence and commitment to the family’.
‘Easily the most successful tutor we have had. An immensely likable young man determined to give of his best. Huge energy levels! We all learnt from him actually.’
My first job was working as a Script Editor and Film Extra in Los Angeles!