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Chris D

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Subjects I teach

Up to undergraduate level:
Law (including GDL and LPC)
Japanese language and culture
History Humanities and Social Sciences relating to East Asia
Applications and interview advice (UCAS, Oxbridge, legal profession) Essay/dissertation writing
English as a foreign/acquired language

My Experience

I have experience tutoring English as a foreign language over the course of a year in Japan. These lessons included conversation practice as well as more structured grammar tuition, depending on what the student (or their parents) aimed to get out of the lessons.

While working as a lawyer, I also volunteered as part of a scheme in the City to advice underprivileged students on their UCAS applications and Oxbridge interview preparation.

More recently, I have tutored GDL and LPC students currently preparing for their exams at law school

My Qualifications

Currently studying for Master’s degree at SOAS, University of London

Qualified Solicitor (trained at Slaughter and May)

BPP Law School:
Graduate Diploma in Law; Accelerated Legal Practice Course

Trinity College, University of Cambridge:
BA Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) – First Class Hons. (and awarded Trinity College Senior Scholarship)

Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood:
A-Level: 4As – History, Spanish, Psychology, General Studies
AS-Level: 1A – Geography
[pre-existence of A* at A Level]

My Approach to Private Tuition

Many students who end up seeking the help of private tutors have not been able to engage with their subject, despite being more than intelligent enough to do well. This is often due to how they have been taught. Who teaches you and how they do it is so important – we all fondly remember the best teachers we had at school, and how they brought their subjects to life.

I am a friendly and approachable tutor who will always make my lessons as engaging and enjoyable as possible. Each student will be different and have their own needs and preferences. Through one-on-one tuition, I can personalise my lessons so that the student gets the very most out of them and actually enjoys what they are doing. That enjoyment is the key to learning.

As someone who has worked as a commercial lawyer at a high level, I also take a very professional approach to my lessons and when dealing with the parents of my younger students.

Fun fact

I own one twentieth of a racehorse called Cadeau George! He’s not the exactly the best racehorse ever, but we love him nonetheless, and hugely enjoy going to see him race.