Howard

My Passion & How I Inspire

Throughout four years of tutoring I have come to the conclusion that the best approach to tuition depends on whether the student is looking for short term or long term help. Overall, however, the key to successful tuition aside from these differences is inspiring interest in the subject on the side of the student.

Long-term: I take a holistic method to working with students for more than a period of one week. By this I am referring to an understanding of the students needs and anxieties. I often find that students who I work with long term need a confidence boost as much as they do an academic boost. This is not about being a therapist, but about providing the tools necessary to improve motivation. One of these tools, perhaps surprisingly, is simply writing skills. I believe that the primary reason why people do badly in exams and in coursework in the social sciences is due to essay writing skills. You can have encyclopedic knowledge of a subject and still not be able to put pen to paper in a sophisticated and persuasive way. Indeed, the British education system only tests you on your writing (unlike the American system) but yet often fails to teach students how to write well. I would help to guide you through both the content of your course, and more importantly, the style of writing necessary to your subject.

Short-Term: When I work with students on a short-term basis I normally work as a proofreader and/or ‘co-writer’, aiding students to improve their essays which they have already written, or helping them to quickly structure a persuasive essay in a short period of time. Moreover, I help students structure their time so that they can complete whatever coursework or revision they need to do in time before the deadline. If the deadline is fast approaching (I have stayed up all night with students before deadlines) I can provide a fast paced resource to speed up your learning and/or writing.

My Experience

3 years of proofreading and private tuition from various schools and university students, including from the following universities:

LSE

Bristol

UCL

Birkbeck

Cambridge

Edinburgh

St.Andrews

The Open University

The University of Westminster

1 year of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Experience with dyslexic students

Subjects That I Teach

  • ACT
  • ACT - A-Level
  • ACT - Oxbridge Preparation
  • ACT - US Admissions
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology - A-Level
  • Anthropology - Oxbridge Preparation
  • Anthropology - US Admissions
  • International Relations
  • International Relations - A-Level
  • International Relations - Oxbridge Preparation
  • International Relations - US Admissions
  • Politics
  • Politics - A-Level
  • Politics - Oxbridge Preparation
  • Politics - US Admissions
  • Science
  • Science - A-Level
  • Science - Oxbridge Preparation
  • Science - US Admissions
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences - A-Level
  • Social Sciences - Oxbridge Preparation
  • Social Sciences - US Admissions
  • Sociology
  • Sociology - A-Level
  • Sociology - Oxbridge Preparation
  • Sociology - US Admissions
  • Study Skills
  • Study Skills - A-Level
  • Study Skills - Oxbridge Preparation
  • Study Skills - US Admissions

My Qualifications

First class degree from King’s College, Cambridge. Covering all of the key social sciences except economics. Graduating with a MA degree in Politics and Anthropology in May 2014.

2011: BA/MA- Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, King’s College, Cambridge (BA/MA), First Class

2007: A Levels- Government and Politics, Mathematics, English Literature, Theatre Studies, All A

2005: GCSE's- 10 A*’s

My Reviews

Howard provided me with invaluable advice about my upcoming interview at Cambridge. Apart from giving me a mock interview over Skype, he read through the essays I had sent off as part of my application, provided me with practice passages to comment on and answered any questions I had. The sessions really boosted my confidence and helped focus my preparation. Many thanks for your help Howard.
- Nadia

Howard was a very helpful tutor, he excels in social sciences and any subject that would require essay writing skills. He has helped me with structure, organisation, thought process on examining skills and how to apply them, and most importantly he would teach you in a way that would help you understand things more clearly and effectively.
- Tom

I would strongly recommend Howard as a tutor, his honesty, and very measured approach would certainly bring outstanding results to those who might need some guidance throughout their academic studies. 

I will always be very thankful to Howard for his spectacular work and support that he gave me, throughout my final year at university. He made me fully achieve my goal. I moved from achieving pass/third marks to first class marks in the time spent with him as a tutor.
- Giuseppe

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I have lived in four countries and two continents. I am also a keen actor and member of Britain’s National Youth Theatre!