Subjects I teach

Football ages 5 – 16 – player development, psychological coaching and development.
Tennis beginner – intermediate level – specialising in player development, tactical awareness and transitional approach and experiences.
P.E – GCSE Level

My Experience

Played Football to University Level and also coached and Managed University Team.

Owner and founder of a  football academy. I currently run a football academy for 5 – 14 year olds and welcome 40 children per week.

7 years experience of running and operating children’s activities. 3 years at Operational Management level.

I’ve also coached 6 students on a 1:1 level and have helped a young footballer with his game who has now managed to secure a trial at Norwich F.C

Private Tennis coach for children and some adults. Have coached both ‘Cardio Tennis’ and 1:1 and group lessons.

Also have experience of tutoring 3 siblings up to age 11 with general homework help and ways of approaching tests/exams.

My Qualifications

University College School:
A Level – English B, Physical Education B, Politics C

Roehampton University:
Sport and Exercise Psychology – 2:1 Degree qualification result.

Awarded Rodney Mellor prize for outstanding contribution to sport.

Level 7 F.A referee
F.A Safeguarding qualified
Paediatric first aid qualified

My Approach to Private Tuition

I believe that a tutor doesn’t replace the teacher in the classroom or the coach on the sports pitch but instead is an aid to enhance learning and development of the student.

I take a child centred approach to my sessions. I aim to understand the requirements and desired outcomes of the student before creating a specialised program to ensure their development and understanding of their chosen sport/subject.

I endeavour to make sure my sessions are as engaging and fun as possible. Enjoyment is seen as a key factor to prolonging participation in sport and I believe this is incredibly important to retain throughout the student/coach relationship.

I also use skills acquired during my degree to also understand if there are any psychological barriers to development. I enjoy getting to know my students and finding out about their interests outside the classroom or of the sports pitch.

Fun fact

As a 17 year old I got to the 3round of X Factor in 2009 as part of a group called ‘Sprung’. Not bad considering we only applied as a result of a forfeit!