- Key Stage 1 - 3 Maths & English
- 11+ Maths & English (All Exam Boards)
- 13+ Maths & English (All Exam Boards)
- GCSE Maths & English (All Exam Boards)
I have a track record of success in both Maths and English stemming from my mother also being a tutor and primary scool teacher. As a result, tutoring has been a family profession for over 10 years and I have experience tutoring students to pass all levels of exam. My particular focus over the last year has been school admissions at both 11 and 13 plus common entrance alongside GCSE and IGCSE tutoring.
I am available for tutoring in person and via Skype.
I am a recent Law graduate, a lover of Languages (particularly French and Chinese) and have a track record of academic success. I also have a wide variety of unique teaching experience and am keen to share my experience with others. What use is knowledge if you can't share it?
I was brought up in Ascot and Maidenhead attending State Comprehensive Schools (Cheapside CofE Primary, Desborough Boys School) and I started tutoring in year 9 when I was 13 years old at Kumon Learning. I took 10 GCSEs in which I got A* or A grades and went on to do Drama, Maths, French and English at A level (AAAB). During my time at Kumon, I was even responsible for teaching the A level syllabus whilst I was learning it myself!
After my A levels I spent a year teaching spoken English in Gansu, China. This involved teaching classes of up to 80 students at once, sometimes at 7 o'clock in the morning, other times at 9 o'clock at night. My most challenging class was the of teaching 80 Junior I students (11 - 13 years old) from 8.30pm until 9.25pm. From these experiences, I have learned to be very creative in my teaching methods to ensure that even when tired, students can learn and enjoy learning.
After my year in China I read Law with French Law and Language at the University of Leicester. During my first year, I taught Mandarin Chinese to a student through Skype. My third year was spent studying French Law at the Université de Strasbourg. I graduated with First Class Honours in July 2015.
In my experience, I have found that learning is best achieved in a fun atmosphere. I strive to make my lessons fun and accessible as well as relevant to the career aspirations of each tutee so that they can engage with the subject on a personal level.
A key to tutoring is setting goals, achieving that goal and then moving on. I will come to each session with a set of objectives to meet so that the tutee can physically see the progress they are making, which will in turn provide them with the confidence they need to tackle the areas they find more challenging. A great deal of tutoring is giving students the confidence to tackle problems that they find daunting, generally in an area or subject that they dislike as a consequence of finding it difficult. In my sessions, I create a supportive atmosphere where getting a question wrong is part and parcel of the learning process and the student doesn't feel foolish for making errors but uses them constructively as a learning aid. To this end, I bring a great deal of humour and a wide variety of experience from China.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Tutoring is currently my full time profession. When I am not tutoring I am also working on writing a cookbook!
I am a keen sportsman, but I am far from brilliant. I took up Fencing and Latin and Ballroom Dancing whilst at University and if I get a free moment to do either of those, I generally jump straight to it.
I have recently completed training to represent individuals in the Employment and Social Security Tribunals for the Free Representation Unit and I undertake these cases pro bono in my spare time.
My daughter says you are the best maths teacher she has ever had! High praise indeed. (Mother of GCSE Maths student)
- Henry is an energetic and fun individual. His boundless enthusiasm was exactly what my daughter needed to help her with her Maths.
- Henry will always bring a smile and a laugh to tutoring, I know that my son enjoys working with him because he is always keen to show me the progress they have made in that lesson!