Subjects I teach
Italian up to Undergraduate
French up to Undergraduate
Spanish up to A-Level
English as a foreign language
Portuguese up to GCSE
I have taught French at a school in Mumbai, India for two months in 2011 to students aged from 13 to 18 (despite being only 19 at the time). This was not only a very rewarding experience, but a successful one, as I was promoted to being a fully-fledged teacher after 2 weeks and presented with an impromptu pay cheque after one month and invited to come back and teach whenever I wanted. The students I taught were studying French for IB.
I have also tutored Spanish students for GCSE, with the Edexcel and OCR boards (for iGCSE). One of my students, who took exams, achieved an A* and A in his Writing and Speaking papers for GCSE.
2005-2010 St. Paul’s School, London- A Levels: Italian A*, Maths A*, French A, Economics A, Further Maths A at AS Level
GCSEs: 11 A*s including English Language A*, English Literature A*, French A*, Italian A*, German A*, Latin A*, Ancient Greek A*, Maths A*
2011-2015 Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 2.1 in BA Hons degree in French and Italian
Top 10 in the country Merit List holder for Italian GCSE result
Won Exhibition Award for my first year results at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Won Players’ Player of the Year Award during second year at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, for performances for college football team
Spent my 3rd year of University studying abroad at La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. I opted to study Russian (in lessons taught in Italian) and achieved 100% marks in my Writing and Speaking exams.
Prefect at Primary School-Hereward House, London
My Approach to Private Tuition
I like to engage my students’ interest by trying to transmit my passion for languages to them. I believe in keeping my lessons fun, through various methods of teaching such as using games to improve language or by encouraging doing everyday activities in a foreign language. I also believe in high standards, however, and in achieving the best results!
My video Introduction
“He has made the lessons very enjoyable and has turned up to the lesson well prepared with a variety of materials that has engaged my son.” – Cecil Thompson, father of Nial Thompson, Spanish GCSE student
“He has the passion of a leader and the patience of a tutor which make him a great tutor. I strongly recommend learning French from him!” – Rohan Malhotra, French IB student at B.D. Somani School, Mumbai, India
I am a very passionate Manchester United fan, to the point where when Manchester United were winning the title with 3 minutes to go in May 2012 I got so excited that I changed my Facebook status celebrating our title victory in front of my friends, only for Man City to score 2 goals in 3 minutes to pip us to the title and leave me feeling very humiliated and embarrassed!