A Level & GCSE: I have provided one-to-one tuition to several students, helping them to achieve A* grades at GCSE and A Level in French, Spanish, history and maths across the following exam boards: AQA, OCR and Edexcel.
11+ and 13+: Taught at my primary school, Lyndhurst House, as a teaching assistant 4 years ago, preparing students for their 11+ and 13+ examinations. I also taught several students from the school privately for extra preparation.
Subjects I teach
French, Spanish, History, International Relations and Political Science to Undergraduate
Maths & English to GCSE
Sessional Prize for finishing #1 across entire university department
Full academic scholarship for 6th form after achieving 11 A*s at GCSE
Prizes for French and Spanish for finishing 1st in French and Spanish in school year
Prefect for 6th form
Graduate (University College London and Sciences Po Paris):
European Social and Political Studies (Dual BA) – 1st class honours
A-Levels (City of London School for Boys)
Spanish (A*), French (A), History (A), Mathematics AS (A)
My Approach to Private Tuition
In our first lesson, I will ask the tutee why they sought extra help in their chosen subject. I will seek to find out where their weak points lie, and where they would most like to improve. I will then try to understand the desired time scale for making these improvements.
I will then suggest that we create a timetable together to cover any challenging topic areas and related past papers in accordance with the syllabus on a session-by-session basis so that we can measure her/his success as we go along. This is both rewarding and efficient for the tutee.
Once this groundwork has been carried out, prior to each lesson I will make sure that I have fully researched the topic area(s), trying to create fun and engaging ways to convey the core principles of this topic. If I am tutoring in French or Spanish, I would also ensure that we get into the habit of speaking freely in the language for at least 10 minutes each lesson, as this is the key to building up fluency and confidence for oral examinations.
If you choose to work with me, expect to be challenged and encouraged to set ambitious goals. However, expect also to have fun, I like to use quizzes, games and technology to help you to get excited about what you’re learning – this is the best motivation for putting in those extra hours and achieving the top grades!
My video Introduction
I am a master of the King Julian accent from the film, ‘Madagascar.’