My specialist subjects are 11+ Maths and English and History and Politics at GCSE and A-Level.
I am an enthusiastic, friendly tutor, with a passion for the subjects I teach. I believe I have many techniques and relevant advice for students, particularly for those needing help with essay writing skills and historical and political analysis. Essentially I have the skills to identify potential, increase understanding and inspire confidence in students, enabling them to use their skills more effectively and assuredly.
In terms of the 11+, I have the ability to establish and maintain a friendly but firm working relationship with children of that age. I am able to gain their trust and so I am therefore able to work with them easily, especially in areas where they are lacking confidence. I have now taught the 11+ for 4 years running, and have always had great results. I know what standard is needed in order to achieve the level set.
History and Politics Degree 2006-2009 (SOAS - School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London. BA 2:1
2006 - A-Levels: History (A), Included topics such as China 1900-2000, The Cold War, The Vietnam War, The Korean War and Votes for Women in Britain. Drama and Theatre Studies (A), Music (B)
2004 - GCSE-Levels: Spanish (A*), Drama (A), English (A), English Literature (A), German (A), Religious Studies (A*), Biology (A), Chemistry (A), History (A*), Mathematics (A), Music (A*)
*** I am an approved SLT Senior Tutor. Please note my higher hourly rate. ***
I have over 1,500 hours of tutoring experience a variety of different students. Below is a selection of recent work I have done. I am currently preparing students for 11+ entrance exams in January 2014 and have several GCSE and A Level students preparing for exams in summer 2014.
January exams 2013 - 11+ work
I had at least 10 pupils per week who I worked with on the 11+ the last time the exams took place. There was great variety in each childs strength and weaknesses. I was able to identify this quickly, and also direct the parent to ways in which they could help their child also. Francessca for example was extremely strong at Maths, however her English creative writing was not as strong. I spent a lot of time building up her confidence in this area, as well as using creative writing exercises to give her important skills. Francessca got into all 5 of the schools she applied for, including The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Godolphin and Latymer, and Latymer. Olivia however just needed help with Maths. Her basic skills were good, but she lacked confidence with fractions in particular. By the time we finished our sessions Olivia was excellent at fractions. She comfortably gained a place at Godolphin and Latymer.
Summer exams 2013
A Level Students
I helped about 5 or 6 students with their A Level Politics. All had different issues, ranging from essay structure, question analysis, knowledge gaps and others. I was able to address all their needs individually and work with them on a case by case basis. For example I worked with Hannah for a year on her Politics A Level. When I first started she was only achieving Cs and Ds. Her result this summer was an A, despite the fact she had to do both her Ass and A2s at the same time. I was able to make the subject more interesting for Hannah, and she found our discussions useful. I also did a lot of work with her on exam technique and essay structure. Susanna however was different, and simply wanted to get a high A on her politics exam to make sure she got to go to her first choice university. We mainly did practise essays and questions so that she could see where she could improve. Susanna managed to achieve a high A also.
Hobbies and Interests
-Singing -Taught singing classes at First Steps Academy in Fulham.
-Belonged to a Gospel Choir for over a year and have done much performing as a solo act.
-Frequently attend political debates at SOAS, such as the late April hustings debate between all major political parties, in preparation for 1st of May 2008, Mayor for London elections.
-Member of the University of Londons womens basketball inter-league. Regular first team player.
-Active dance participant at London Pineapple Studios.
-Travel - Recently visited Hong Kong and Cuba