My Passion & How I Inspire

The human condition has always been of utmost importance to me, and this led to my relentless questioning of why people’s circumstances are so dissimilar in different parts of the world. My understanding of who I am and what to do with my life has been profoundly shaped by geography. The stark difference in standard of living, development and well-being struck me when my family moved back to Nigeria in 2013. I found it more and more difficult to accept that the majority of the humanity’s fate had already been written off before they had been born. Geography has helped me begin to find answers to my questions, not only rewarding by providing tools to delve into issues crucial to global societies, concerning migration, demographics, politics and development, but I believe fundamental to my intellectual progress. English has been a means to emphasise with people from vastly different backgrounds, whilst equipping me tools to creatively reimagine what the world might be. I struggled academically at primary school, I clearly remember the role my own tutor played in boosting my confidence. My tutor crucially showed me why my work was important and deeply interesting. Having experienced the importance of good teaching, I am keen to inspire students. My parents moved to Lagos to set up their own start-up school, and working with parents and students in that setting has further fuelled my passion to teach. I recently finished my PGCE, teaching Geography in secondary schools in Inner London. I thoroughly enjoyed creating my own resources, and making the curricula interesting for my students. I inspire my students by consistently demonstrating how their work belongs to them. I believe a sense of independence creates students who are self-motivating. By creating interesting, engaging and topical lessons, I am able to inspire my tutees.

My Experience

I have been tutoring for the past 4 years, working with a number of the top tutoring firms in London. I have recently completed my PGCE, working as a secondary school geography teacher in Inner London.

I have worked a wide range of students, spanning 8+ to 6th Form, and I have had experience working with students with SEN.

I have been successful in placing 11+ and 13+ students at Sevenoaks and University College School. I have a particular interest in building students' vocabulary and sense of independence.

Having graduated from Oxford, I have helped a handful of students with Oxbridge applications, from personal statements to interview practice.

I will start my Master's in African Studies at the School Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in September. From September onwards I will be working with teachers and students in the Harris Federation to translate my knowledge from my Master's to the GCSE and A-Level Geography curricula. In the next few years, I want to develop my film craft and enter my work to film festivals. I may potentially apply for a PhD!

Subjects That I Teach

  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - IB
  • English - GCSE
  • English - 11+
  • Geography
  • Geography - A-Level
  • Geography - IB
  • Geography - GCSE
  • Geography - 11+

My Qualifications

I attended Christ’s Hospital Bluecoats School in West Sussex. Awarded Academic Buttons, School Prefect and House Captain of Thornton A.

I/GCSE: 9 A*s, 3 As

International Baccalaureate: 40 points, 7 in English

University: 2:1 in BA Geography

My Reviews

Seyi taught both of our daughters English, one for her 13+ entry exams and the other one for year 4. We found her to be very friendly, reliable and understanding of our daughter’s needs. She identified their gaps and individually supported their learning, challenging them without putting pressure on them. Our girls enjoyed their lessons and always looked forward to the next lesson. We also appreciate her instant detailed feedback, which helped us understand their progress. As a result of Seyi's teaching, our older daughter did very well in her English entrance exams (ranked 27th out of 300 students) at a top independent school (Sevenoaks), whilst our younger daughter was able to improve her English grade. I highly recommend Seyi, seeing that she is very experienced, approachable and delivered the results we hoped for!’

‘Seyi tutored my son for his UKISET for University College School. His confidence improved drastically, and he has been putting much more effort into his work. Seyi really worked to improve his confidence, and she is a big reason he gained a place at UCS.’

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I’m currently in the process of making my own docu-series about everyday life in Lagos!