- 10+ (Public school deferred entry exams)
- 11+ (ISEB and public school entrance exams)
- 13+ (ISEB and public school entrance exams)
- GCSE/iGCSE (All exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC)
- A-Level(All exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC)
I have tutored a number of children through Keystone, with my main areas of focus being preparation for pre-test, 11+ and common entrance exams and improving English skills for students with English as a second language.
I have also worked within classroom settings for all primary school age groups. This includes working with students who are gifted and talented in order to ensure they reach their potential. It also involved helping with people who required extra input into literacy, numeracy and other subject groups.
I personally had to pass the 11+ entrance exam to get into my secondary school, so I understand how challenging the process can be; exam technique doesn't come naturally to everybody.
I have worked with IGCSE and GCSE students in both English Lit and Language. I have worked with university level students on essay structure and technique. I have worked on writing creatively with children and adults.
I've been tutoring for the last four years with Keystone and have now become a professional tutor.
I grew up in Stratford Upon Avon, where a love of theatre is transmitted in the local water, and attended Alcester Grammar School, where I got four As at A-level in English Literature, Psychology, Theatre Studies and English Language.
I have always had a keen interest in literature, and this continued after I graduated in 2007 and immediately went to drama school. I studied Acting for Stage, Screen and Radio at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and acted for five years before focusing on other things.
I try and get to know the strengths and weaknesses of a student first. Then we will work together on how to improve the weaknesses and consolidate the strengths. This includes:
Working on essay structures - simple formats that allow a point to be made clearly and effectively
Working on creative writing - often building confidence that their story is worth telling, and the tools with which to do so
For 11+, pre-test and common entrance students, I have a whole program of work that involves making sure comprehension, grammar and creative writing skills are improving. I use a wide variety of text books, past papers and learning support aids that will help students of all abilities improve their skills.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Currently, I am writing plays and working on a number of writing projects. I also have a keen interest in photography, and enjoy doing landscape and portrait work.
I also play guitar and piano, and love playing country, bluegrass and Americana - anything with a banjo suits me just fine. I'm recently married and we have a dog, a campervan and some strong wellies, so we spend as much time as we can outdoors trying to wear out an incredibly fit and equally badly behaved saluki lurcher.
"I would like to thank you very much for your great job in helping our son in this adventure. Your support has been fantastic!" (Parent of 11+ student)
‘’No questions Cameron has been a total joy. He has really put everything into coaching my son and has totally engaged him. We shall miss his weekly visits.’’ (Mother of 13+ Student)
''Cameron is a pleasure to have over to the house. He engages really well with my son and pushes him gently to work through obstacles, ensuring that he too, enjoys seeing him. A positive energy toward English!'' (Mother of previous student.)
''My son has been offered a place at City of London boys. We are obviously over the moon and he is very happy and excited. We are extremely grateful to Cameron for his hard work with my son, encouragement and support. Even if he hadn't got a place, he had gained a real sense of his strengths and a love of English. Can't recommend Cameron highly enough.'' (Mother of 11+ Applicant.)
''Cameron, I have to say, actually has changed my son's life when it comes to English and the way he approaches it. He was kind, helpful, and seriously professional. He found the best way to teach my son by really getting to know him and we have told him that he passed his common entrance. I cannot tell you enough what an amazing tutor he is.'' (Mother of 13+ Stowe applicant)
''Cameron is an absolutely genius. He has transformed my son's thinking and approach to English. Truly fantastic week with him. And my son really came on in leaps and bounds.'' (Mother of previous student)
''This report bought a tear to my eye and yet again confirms for me that Cameron is a match made in heaven for my daughter and I believe is going to help her enormously.'' (Mother of previous student)
''Big success and think Cameron may be perfect for my daughter.'' (Mother of previous student)
''My son responded well to Cameron. He has been excellent in engaging him and focusing in on the immediate need. I would happily recommend him/you to other anxious parents!'' (Mother of previous student)
'’Cameron is a great teacher - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and creative. Our son really looks forward to his lessons and you can't ask for more than that!'’ (Mother of 11+ English student)
''Just to let you know that **** did very well in his exams - A*'s in both English Lit and Language. Thank you for all your help!'' - Father of student