I worked at Wetherby Pre-prep for 9 nine years. This provided me with excellent first-hand knowledge of the London Day School system and the standards needed to gain entry to the very best schools. Additionally, I have been tutoring for more than 10 years. During my time working as a teacher and a tutor, I have successfully prepared children for the 7+, 8+ and 11+ London Day School exams.
My most recent role was as Principal of a British International School in Zagreb, Croatia. In my tutoring, I have covered a range of subjects including maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning for 7+, 8+ and 11+ candidates. A number of students I have worked with have gained entry to the best schools including: Colet Court (now St. Paul’s Juniors), Westminster Under, King’s College School, Godolphin and Latymer, St Paul’s Girls’ School, North London Collegiate School and others.
I also hold a CELTA qualification for teaching English as a second language. This, in addition to spending the last 3 years working in International Schools, has provided me with a great deal of experience of working with children whose first language is not English.
Subjects I teach
Maths: 7+, 8+ and 11+, also general maths tuition across KS1 and 2
English: 7+, 8+ and 11+, also general English tuition across KS1 and 2
Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning: 7+, 8+ and 11+
Science: 7+, 8+ and 11+, also general Science tuition across KS1 and 2
Undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town, with an Honours in Criminology.
Masters in Childhood and Youth Development (1st) from the University of Natal
PGCE from London South Bank University
TEFL CELTA qualification from Regent’s College London
Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management (with Distinction) – Institute of Leadership and Management
My Approach to Private Tuition
Having worked in primary education for more than 15 years now, I have witnessed first-hand the number of different ways in which children learn. I have a strong interest in different learning styles and how to adapt my teaching to suit each student’s particular style. I always establish a very strong relationship with my students. This way, I am able to find out what motivates them and this allows me to tailor my lessons to get the best out of them.
My video Introduction
I have played football against David Beckham and was on the winning team!