Oliver is a patient, sympathetic and responsive tutor with over four years of tutoring experience.He has a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and a PGCE in English.
He also has experience of full-time teaching, having worked as an English teacher at Haverstock School in Camden. He has tutored children from the ages of 6 to 18, helping them with general English, as well as preparing them for entrance exams at 11+ and 13+, GCSEs and A-Levels.
Oliver tutored my son, Roman, from April 2014 to January 2015 in preparation for the City of London School for Boys 10+ entrance examination. Roman was subsequently offered a place at the school, which is one of the top performing independent schools in the country.
Roman's English comprehension and writing was, at the time he began lessons with Oliver, average or perhaps even below. Oliver diligently worked with Roman once a week, and was instrumental in improving my son's written work as well as his comprehension, and I believe was a key factor in Romans successful examination results.
Oliver possesses a gentle and patient manner, and took great pains to explain things to Roman in a way that fully engaged him. Oliver was always positive, and never once did I see him grow frustrated teaching complex grammar rules or advanced vocabulary to a 9-year-old boy, an age group/gender that typically find these things quite difficult.
In short, Oliver is a wonderful tutor who understands how to communicate with children, and importantly achieves the desired results! I recommend him wholeheartedly.