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James
English
English as a Foreign Language
English Literature

I’m a fan of a wide variety of music and, living in London, I enjoy experiencing everything the city has to offer. I also enjoy the cinema and the theatre, particularly The Globe. On a quieter note, I am an avid reader, especially of twentieth century fiction, and an aspiring writer; at the moment I am working on a series of short stories. I like visiting foreign countries and learning through the experience of travelling.

SUBJECTS

ENGLISH- ALL AGES

VERBAL REASONING

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS- 7+, 11+, 13+ ( PREVIOUSLY PREPARED FOR UCS, HIGHGATE, ST PAULS, WESTMINSTER, CITY, DULWICH AND MORE)

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL)

TUITION STYLE

My tutoring style promotes a partnership between tutor and student. By finding the best path towards the objective together, I have found that learning can become less arduous and more successful. By creating a ‘learning plan’ for example, the student can see the purpose and importance of each lesson on the road towards our goal.

I believe that practice is of utmost importance and crucially, practice that recreates the conditions of the challenge ahead. For example, in preparation for a timed exam, timed practice is imperative. I seek to identify and resolve the anxieties and perceived weaknesses of the student when faced with this challenge. I know that self-esteem and confidence are fundamental to learning.

I have a love for the English language and its application, from literature to everyday conversation. I am also deeply interested in the wider humanities, including religion, ethics, politics and geography. I have found that through my passion for these subjects, I can elicit legitimate interest from my students.

Education

King’s College London 2013 - 2016

Studying for a BA in English Language and Literature

Including a semester abroad at University California, Santa Barbara

St. Edward’s Sixth Form, Poole 2011 - 2013

A Level – A* in English Literature, B in Geography, A in English Language

St. Edward’s RC CE VA School, Poole 2007 - 2011

11 GCSE’s A*-A including English Maths and Science

Employment

Teaching English as a Foreign Language The King’s Hotel, London W23SH August 2015

Teaching small classes of adult and children learners conversational English

Personal Tutor March 2013

Working with a GCSE student to prepare for his English Language exam

Further Qualifications

Trinity CertTESOL Qualification, Pass B

September 2014, St. George International, Margaret Street, London W1W 8TA

Voluntary Experience

KCL HCS, Publicity and Awareness Officer

Part of the team that runs a student outreach group helping the homeless community of Central London.

As well as leading outreach sessions, I was responsible for the group’s publicity and raising awareness of the homelessness crisis in London

Diverse Abilities Plus

Voluntary experience with charity offering support for young people with physical and learning difficulties

St. Edward’s School

Leading a team of prefects a head boy, running training sessions as rugby team captain

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