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Personal Statement

About Me
My specialist subjects are French and Philosophy. I also teach Maths, History and English, as well as lower level Science.

My enthusiasm and passion for my subjects come through in my dedicated and active teaching style. In my tutoring to date, I have always made sure to keep my lessons interesting and memorable, drawing upon a wide variety of resources and finding alternative ways to engage my students. I have shown myself to be a patient teacher and am able to explain complex points clearly, something I have developed through my involvement in debating and working as a tour guide.

My tutorials are intended to be as close as possible to the Oxford tutorial. The idea is to lead the pupil to think for themselves and find the answers using what they already know and can work out. I will give them information only when it is clear they need a prompt. I have found this to be an invaluable teaching method at the university level and believe it can apply to all stages of education. For the lower levels and beginners, it is necessary to present more new information, but the stress is always on keeping the student active rather than passive. As well as drawing on my in-depth knowledge of the subjects, I always make a concerted effort to focus on the end result: the exams. I am wholly familiar with the syllabuses and know what it takes to convert my students-ability to getting the results they need.

Recent graduate of Oxford University with a BA in Philosophy and French (1st Class). Previously went to Hills Road Sixth Form College, where I obtained 4 As in French, History, Philosophy and Mathematics, as well as a Distinction in the Advanced Extension Award for French. Previously I achieved 10 A*s at GCSE. I have just begun an MSc in European Studies at the LSE, which will involve History, Philosophy and Political Science. As I wish to become an academic, I am keen to build upon my tutoring experience and develop my teaching skills as much as possible.

Recent Tuition

A Level French (2013)
Philosophy undergraduate level (2013)
Maths - 11+ through to GCSE (2013)
AS Level French (Edexcel) 2012 - James:

After getting a C in his AS Level results, James is already working at an A grade standard for his A2. My lessons combine linguistic and cultural work with a strong focus on exam technique.

Formal Logic (degree level) 2011 - 2012 - Scott:

Informal tutoring: Scott managed to get a solid 2:1 in his final year exam, after having struggled at the start of the year.

English Language 2010 - 2011 - Alain

After starting as a total beginner, Alain can now understand and speak English to a very high standard.

English Language 2010 - 2011 - Eve:

Having struggled at the start of the year, by the end Eve was top of her class and achieved a very high mark in her end of year exams.

I am knowledgeable of the syllabuses for French, Philosophy, History and Mathematics with both AQA and Edexcel up to A-Level. I also teach Science and English up to GCSE and I am also familiar with the IB syllabus.
Moreover, I taught English as a Foreign Language to classes of up to 12, over a period of a year.

Hobbies and Interests
I have a keen interest in cinema and theatre, both on the production side and the watching side. I am passionate for travelling and languages
having achieved fluency in French, I have just started to learn Spanish. I have also been involved in debating and have an ongoing interest in international politics. As a Student Ambassador I have been involved in access work, ensuring that students from underachieving areas are not put off from applying to Oxford or other universities. I enjoy playing squash, tennis and football. I work part-time as a Tour Guide in London and have a great love for the city and its history.

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