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Matthew J

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Subjects I teach

English Language and Literature (GCSE; A-Level; Degree Level)
Personal Statement Guidance
Essay Writing Consultation
Interview Preparation

My Experience

I have training and experience in one-on-one tutoring in creative writing.

My Qualifications

2014 – 2015: University of Oxford

Master of Studies, English Literature 1900 – Present Day: Awarded with Distinction

2011 – 2014: Queen Mary University of London

BA (Hons) English: First Class Honours

2007 – 2011: City of London Freemen’s School 

A Levels: English Literature––A*
 History––A*
 Politics––A*

Awards

Maxwell & Meyerstein Award––awarded by the Faculty of English (Oxford) for month-long trip to conduct research at Yale University (2015)

Full scholarship for the T.S. Eliot Summer School at the Institute of English Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London)––awarded by the Estate of T.S. Eliot (2015)

Graham Rees Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation––awarded by the School of English and Drama, QMUL (2014)

My Approach to Private Tuition

I look to make students feel comfortable and relaxed in my presence, to break down the assumption that I might be there to assess them and instead to build up a rapport based on trust and enjoyment. I am keenly aware, however, that there is no single approach to positive private tuition. My aim is, through open and honest dialogue with both students and their families, to find out each individual’s specific needs or targets; whether this is achieving a passing grade or stepping up their level of engagement and knowledge to gain a place at a top university.

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Fun fact

My family moved around a great deal when I was growing up; I spent much of my early childhood and adolescence in central Europe: Bratislava (in Slovakia), followed by Budapest, Hungary!