My first experience of teaching was during the International Baccalaureate; as part of this qualification I taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at a school in South London. Later, during my undergraduate degree in modern languages I participated in a tandem scheme with French and Spanish ERASMUS students, which involved one-on-one conversational language practice. Upon graduating from university I joined a specialist I.B. tutoring agency based in London and I offer online support to various students through their portal in History, Spanish, and French. I continue to work with this agency alongside my graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.
Douglas: “Tom’s help has been of great assistance to me over the past few months and I highly recommend him as a tutor.”
Subjects I teach
History A-Level, IB, GCSE, Common Entrance
French A-Level, IB, GCSE, Common Entrance
Spanish A-Level, IB, GCSE, Common Entrance
English Literature A-Level, IB, GCSE, Common Entrance
2019 MPhil in European, Latin American, and Comparative Literatures and Cultures at University of Cambridge
2017 BA in Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University
2013 International Baccalaureate (43 points) with History, French, and Spanish (HL) at King’s College School, Wimbledon
My International Placements
I have worked as a translator in Paris and Madrid.
My Approach to Private Tuition
I tailor my tutoring sessions to the needs of the student and over the course of several lessons I aim to develop an approach that suits them. In general, I create shareable GoogleDocs that can be edited both by myself and the student during the lesson and after so that we establish a collaborative relationship. Moreover, I am always patient if the student is experiencing difficulties and will take time to ensure that they fully understand the topic.
My video Introduction
Last summer I went on a roadtrip along the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan!