2009-2012: English teacher at Dulwich College for all ages from 11 to 18 (including preparation for 13+ and marking of 11+ and 13+ papers, and Oxbridge preparation).
2008-2009: Private tutor and supply teacher at a number of London schools.
2007-2008: English teacher at Pimlico School for all ages from 11 to 18.
2005-2006: Private tutor in London, tutoring ages from 10 to adult.
I am an enthusiastic and passionate practitioner, and I have a track record of encouraging great results from students who are initially apathetic. I am organised and reliable, and adore the challenges and satisfactions of one-to-one tuition. I have recently completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford, so am still very actively involved in study myself, giving me a profitable understanding of students' situations.
I think that learning is the natural inclination of most young people. This fundamental curiosity is wonderful to watch in action, and my strategy is always to excite and stimulate the student with my energy and passion. I adore the subjects I teach, especially English, and it is the careful application of this dedication which can really engage a student. I believe that learning should be fun, and the choice of texts and activities is crucial to inspiring a learner; if you get this right, serious learning can seem like a game and not chore.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I left full time teaching in order to pursue my desire to return to postgraduate research at Oxford and to give myself more flexibility to pursue my interest in writing. I read widely and pursue my interest in cinema by watching, researching and making films. I am also an enthusiastic actor and musician, and am currently writing the libretto for an opera for Music Theatre Wales.
"Benedict was absolutely wonderful and my son enjoyed every moment of his tutoring and we thoroughly enjoyed having Benedict with us too!!" Mother of 13+ Student (Residential Job).
Benedict is a delightful tutor who shows total commitment to my son's specific needs and abilities. I could not fault him!
"Benedict Morrison has been a huge success and has helped my daughter a great deal with her English." (Mother of 13+ English Student)
Benedict is a fantastic tutor, the best we could have hoped for. Our son has done really well in his English exam showing an amazing improvement since January. (Mother of 11+ English student)
We have found Benedict to be a great help to our son’s confidence. (Mother of 13+ English and Non-verbal reasoning student)
My son said that Ben was very positive and calm, a very good teacher, encouraging him to get things right. ( Mother of 11+ English student)
References and testimonials are available, though I will have to contact previous employers and students.