Gabriel B

My Passion & How I Inspire

No two students are the same - but neither are tutors. Having tutored children young and old, in Amsterdam and London, from privileged and less-privileged backgrounds, in group settings and individually, I've developed a personal approach to tutoring that centers around empowerment. By demystifying the process of learning and breaking the subject matter down to bite-sized building blocks, I strive to transform my students' low sense of academic self-esteem into one marked by self-confidence, ensuring they leave every session with a sense of achievement.

My Experience

I have extensive experience tutoring pupils in a wide range of subjects, both in Amsterdam, where I completed my secondary education and, more recently, in London. While at The Barlaeus Gymnasium, arguably the top grammar school in The Netherlands, I tutored students aged twelve to eighteen in English, History, Economics and Classical Greek. Since graduating from the University of Cambridge and moving to London last year, I have mainly been tutoring English and Maths (Key stages 2 and 3), with a particular focus on children from first- and second-generation immigrant backgrounds and/or those dealing with learning difficulties.

I have also helped pupils apply - successfully - to the University of Cambridge, Amsterdam, Beijing and Krakow, conducting mock interviews and reading through their personal statements.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology - A-Level
  • Anthropology - GCSE
  • Anthropology - 11+
  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - GCSE
  • English - 11+
  • History
  • History - A-Level
  • History - GCSE
  • History - 11+
  • Maths
  • Maths - A-Level
  • Maths - GCSE
  • Maths - 11+
  • Politics
  • Politics - A-Level
  • Politics - GCSE
  • Politics - 11+
  • Sociology
  • Sociology - A-Level
  • Sociology - GCSE
  • Sociology - 11+

My Qualifications

Barlaeus Gymnasium Amsterdam - A-level equivalent in English, Further Maths, Economics, History, Philosophy and Classical Greek - average grade that ranked in the top 0.3% nationally.

BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge - specialisations: Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Social Anthropology - First Class mark Part 1, Upper Second Class Part 2, First Class mark Dissertation.

King's Scholar - Title conferred on students at King's College, Cambridge who have been awarded a First Class mark in their exams during Part 1 and/or Part 2 of their degree.

Cambridge Blue - Awarded to a few student athletes per sport each year for their achievements representing the university nationally.

Fun fact

My great-uncle was the last person to leave the Titanic and survive.