Subjects I teach
English Literature to undergraduate level
Latin to undergraduate level
Ancient Greek to undergraduate level
Classics to undergraduate level
Philosophy to A level
Classical Civilisation to A level
UCAS/Personal Statement, Interview Preparation, Essay Techniques, Creative Writing
Spanish to GCSE
I have been a tutor since 2005, in which time I’ve accrued extensive experience both in London and around the world, teaching English Literature, Classics, Latin, Greek and Philosophy at all levels up to undergraduate. I have also worked at a small private school, Lionheart, as Senior English Tutor and at an institution in Beijing teaching English to prospective Harrow students. I am very familiar with OCR, Edexcel, AQA and CIE exam boards and have taught whole A levels privately, when illness made attending school impossible. I have assisted with innumerable university applications and all that entails, such as perfecting a stunning personal statement and making sure students are way beyond well-prepared for their Oxbridge interviews.
I am a published author. My first novel, Mother of Darkness, was published by Quartet Books in 2017 and I’m working on a second, Dreamtime, set in Okinawa. I am also a freelance editor, journalist and book reviewer, and I host creative writing retreats.
I studied Classics at Oxford (University College) where I was made a scholar and became President of The Shakespeare Society. I graduated in 2003 with a first class BA (Hons). In 2008 I took a Master’s in Comparative Literature at King’s College London which I passed with Merit.
I attended Heathfield School, Ascot, where I was a scholar, from 1992- 99. In that time I gained 4 A levels in English (A) Latin (A), Ancient Greek (A) and History (A) and 11 GCSEs English Literature (A*), English Language (A*), History (A*), Latin (A*), Ancient Greek (A*), French (A*), Spanish (A*), Photograpy (A*), Maths (A), RS (A), Biology (A*).
My Approach to Private Tuition
Each client is unique and I carefully tailor my approach accordingly. I believe that enjoyment is the key to success and that success itself is an excellent motivator, so finding out what makes a student tick is very important to me. We work together to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses in each subject with a balance of discursive and written exercises. I believe that the Oxford style of tutorial, an intense, challenging and deeply rewarding one-on-one session, can be of huge value in teaching subjects such as English, Classics and Philosophy and I apply the techniques of debate and analysis I learned at Oxford to private tuition.
My video Introduction
I’m obsessed with Japan, where my next novel, Dreamtime, is set.