We work with over 60 tutors – here’s a small selection of specialist we work with…
PGCE • Institute of Education (University of London)
English Language & Literature • BA • 1st • University of Oxford
I graduated from the University of Oxford with a double first in English Language and Literature, winning the prize for the best performance in English finals at Mansfield College, and the college essay prize. At school, I was awarded eleven GCSEs at A-star and three A levels at A.
As well as private tutoring, I have completed a PGCE in secondary English at the UCL Institute of Education, the highest-ranking college of education in the world, during which I taught all age groups at two west London secondary schools, and received A’s for my master’s-level assignments.
I can help you or your child with English tuition at any level, including school and university entrance, detailed textual analysis (‘close reading’), and revision methods. My particular interests are in grammar, punctuation and style (a.k.a. ‘usage and abusage’), and in aiding my students’ understanding of literature by reading each text within its historical context.
“He’s been helpful and I think Christina is ready for exam next week. We no longer require tutoring from Josh, but please thank him so much. She’s ready to go!!”
PGCE • University of Central Lancashire
QTS via GTP • Edge Hill University
French • BA (Hons) • University of Central Lancashire
Brevet des Collèges • Collège Le Castelas, Bessèges
Advanced Certificate in English • Institute of Linguists, London
Certificate of Proficiency in English • University of Cambridge
Translation from & into French • University of Cambridge
The Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate • City & Guilds
I am a French national and I have spent over 25 years teaching French to a great variety of students around England. I taught adult learners in various colleges for several years (in Worcestershire, Lancashire and Yorkshire). Then I became a classroom teacher and taught the 11-18 age range for 17 years. Since January 2019, I divide my time between France and England which is why I now solely teach on Skype as it is very flexible and does not rely on geographical location. It is also an excellent learning tool and there is a huge amount of amazing resources online that lend themselves well to Skype teaching.
I have also taught privately both adult learners and young people for many years either for leisure, exam or business purposes. Young people sometimes need coaching sessions before examinations and it is an aspect of teaching I know well.
Geography • B.Sc. (Hons) • London School Of Economics & Queen’s University, Canada (MA)
PGCE • Oxford Brookes University
I have over 30 years experience in teaching Geography at all levels: primary, prep school, secondary, and further education. In my time of teaching I have helped students with a plethora exams, these include: Common Entrance, GCSE, IGCSE, A level, IB, plus Environmental Science at A level and IB.
I have also taught Business Studies (GCSE, BTEC and A level), Economics (A level, IB), Leisure and Tourism (BTEC).
I enjoy helping students develop to their full potential and seeing them progress to higher levels in due course.
History • BA and MA (Cantab) • University of Cambridge
History • PHD • Goldsmiths College, University of London
History of Political Thought • New York University
French • BA (Hons) • University of Central Lancashire
Tony Lothian Award, Biographers’ Club
AudioFile Earphones Award
CHASE AHRC Doctoral Scholarship
Departmental Doctorial Scholarship, Goldsmiths, University of London
Richmond Scholar, Downing College, University of Cambridge
Gamlingay Scholar, Downing College, University of Cambridge
Public Engagement Commendation, Goldsmiths, University of London
Research Grant Award, CHASE and Goldsmiths, University of London
Becoming a Public Intellectual, The Open University
Buchanan History Prize for Academic Excellence, University of Cambridge
I am fortunate enough to have breadth of teaching experience: I have taught History and International Politics to Undergraduates and Graduates around London; worked as a Seminar Tutor on the University of London’s ‘Dictators, Wars and Revolutions’ course; and I currently work part time as a Peripatetic Tutor at Latymer Upper School. I predominantly teach History and Government and Politics at GCSE and A-Level.
I am also currently an LEA School Governor at St Mary’s Primary School, Islington, sitting on the Curriculum and Achievement Committee.
In the past, I have lived in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Shimla, India, teaching TEFL to Buddhist monks aged ten to sixty.
Maths (1:1) • MMath Masters of Mathematics • University Of Oxford
Engineering Science • PHD • University of Oxford – Currently a part-time Postdoctoral Research
Assistant in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (1st March 2019 onwards).
I enjoy passing my passion for maths onto my students. I am lucky enough to have travelled all over Europe teaching residentially for intensive weeks during the school holidays.
I’m keen to pursue a career combining high level maths tutoring with academic research to give my students a real feel for where academia can take you.
“Fantastic! Brilliant at explaining complex ideas. My son said she was the best maths teacher he has ever had.”
English and English as a Foreign Language
BA Hons English and French
University of Southampton
I am a tutor, teacher and materials writer with over ten years’ experience in education. Having worked with a range of younger learners, teenagers and adults, I enjoy crafting lessons to suit students’ needs and use a variety of approaches find what appeals to each individual learner. I always take time to identify a student’s strengths and use this knowledge to inform development.
My previous tuition experience includes preparing students for the 11+, Common Entrance, and GCSE examinations (English Literature/Language and French) as well as conducting English lessons for non-native speakers of all ages and levels. I have also worked closely on a long-term basis with a family and tutored their primary and secondary-aged children with their studies across all subjects.
I am interested in working with students with specific learning differences and am keen to develop my knowledge and experience so that I can help a wider variety of learners and develop practical ways to help them in their studies.
As a tutor, I am personable, patient and enjoy developing a genuine rapport with learners. I am also organised and professional and understand the need for efficient communication between myself and parents or guardians.
Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation.
Classics • BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) • Sapienza University of Rome
Classics • PhD (ongoing) • University of Oxford
Classics • PLTo • University of Oxford
Awards and Scholarships: awards from the Craven Committee and the DGS fund.
Awards and Scholarships: Award for “Percorso d’Eccellenza”.
I started studying Latin and Greek early on in my life, developing a passion that I pursued through high school and higher education. I graduated in Classics from Sapienza-University of Rome both for my Undergraduate and Graduate degree before coming to Oxford for a PhD in Classics.
I have been tutoring in Latin and Greek for several years and, in addition to that, since 2018 I have been acting as a Language Instructor in Greek and Latin at the Faculty of Classics in Oxford. I have experience with a wide range of didactic instruments and methods (smart boards, Skype, face-to-face) and with a varied range of students (one-to-one, small groups, larger classes).
I always try to adjust to the needs and potential of each student, maintaining a flexible approach:
different needs and problems require different solutions, and what works for one student might not work for another one. I believe in the empowering nature of education and when it comes to students, I agree with the Greek philosopher Plutarch who wrote that “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled”.
Politics, International Relations, Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Study Skills
Politics, Philosophy and Economics • BA (Hons) • New College, Oxford
Politics • M.Phil • New College, Oxford
Politics • D. Phil • Nuffield College, Oxford
Tutor in Politics, St. John’s College, Oxford – three years; Head of Politics, Radley College (16 years); Published Academic; Currently Tutor in Study Skills, Pembroke College, Oxford.
I believe that in many ways teaching is often done the wrong way around: we talk and the student listens, and we hope something went in. A better approach is to let the student lead, but with the framework set by the tutor. We can then better explore the ideas that the students has, and base our discussion on their input. In short, I look to nurture creativity and the capacity for critical thinking. Facts matter, but they’re not the basis for my teaching, it’s flexibility in thinking and making links. Then making judgements.
Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Combined or Applied Science courses at GCSE and KS3/Scholarship.
Chemistry and Geology • BSc • University of Nottingham
Certificate in Education • University of Exeter
Chemical Education • MSc • University of East Anglia
I believe it is possible to inspire any age and level by being sensitive to the student’s preferred learning style. I adapt my approach during the lesson according to feedback from the student until each achieves their full potential.
For online lessons, I usually prepare a presentation or materials which are saved to the student’s own cloud folder for later review or revision. Where experiments or demonstrations are safe to do in front of a second camera, these will be carried out live. Otherwise, I will use multimedia online resources to illustrate the subject content.
I have been teaching the Sciences for forty years in selective and non-selective schools in the state and private sectors. As twice Head of Science Faculties, I organised many Key Stage 3 and 4 courses covering all the sciences. In addition, I have run Chemistry departments and taught the subject to A level and, occasionally, Physics A level.
As a visiting lecturer at Sheffield Hallum University, I worked with academics such as Brian Cox and Steve Sparks on projects to inspire young scientists.
Maths • BSc (Hons) • Open University
Dip Stat • Open University
I have been tutoring since 1999, initially on a part time basis while working for an actuarial services company. Since January 2015 I have been tutoring/teaching full time. I currently teach 11 to 18 year olds for Cambridge Online Education, covering Cambridge Checkpoint Maths, Cambridge IGCSE Maths and Cambridge International A-Level Maths.
Over the years I have tutored students in preparation for a wide range of exams including Common Entrance, 11+, independent school entrance exams, KS2 SATs, GCSE, IGCSE, Further/Additional Maths, A-Level Maths, A level Further Maths, and IB Higher and Standard Level. I have also tutored adult learners preparing for numeracy tests and GCSEs.
I am lucky enough to work in a career I really enjoy. I love helping students to achieve their full potential. It is wonderful to see students’ confidence return, and their confidence in their own Maths abilities grow.
“Claudine is a fantastic tutor, she has greatly improved both of my children’s maths ability. She has a fantastically calm and professional manner and manages to get them best out of my son despite his short attention span. She is also doing a great job in refining my daughter’s skills as well and preparing her for her upcoming scholarship exams.”
Spanish – BA (Hons) • University of Chester
Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector • City & Guilds
I lived in Spain on the Costa Blanca for sixteen years where I grew up speaking Spanish fluently. During this time I taught at an International Language School in Spain and decided to return to the UK, where I was educated at Rugby School for GCSEs and A-Levels and then went on to obtain my degree in Spanish at the University of Chester.
At the age of 21 I began tutoring, offering Spanish tuition to adults & children of all ages, and also became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. I have ten years of teaching experience and I have taught in a variety of secondary schools across Norfolk & Cambridgeshire and specialise in Spanish GCSE & A level tuition. Over the past ten years I have also tutored students from some of the UK’s top public schools such as Eton, Harrow & Radley.
“I have a 12 year old dyslexic child who is really struggling with Spanish at school. After a one hour online lesson, he was really enthusiastic and exclaimed that he really enjoyed it. Harriet was friendly, approachable and very professional. We will now be starting our five year journey to GCSE with Harriet.”
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