I have been tutoring children in London for ten years in many subjects, well over one thousand hours. I now focus on History and Business Studies (GCSE to university) and Economics (GCSE to A-Level). I am an examiner for History with the OCR and Cambridge International Exam Boards. I marked the HAT exam at Oxford in 2018 and 2019.
I am now pursuing a PhD in history at Oxford (Balliol College) after a twenty-year career as a solicitor. I have four degrees to date: Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, LLB, and an MA (History). I was first a solicitor in Canada and in 2010 became licensed in England. My passion has always been to teach and decided to leave law to return to studies with the goal of becoming a full-time teacher. I do my best to engage my students and know how to deal with children myself a father of five adult girls.
I understand that each student is different and teaching methods have to be adapted to suit the individual. I search for the student's strengths and weaknesses and do my best to bring out the best in each. As a father of five girls, I know the challenges that a parent faces when looking for academic improvement in their children. Breaking down the barriers to comprehension and making the learning experience fun and rewarding is how I approach teaching.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am a part-time student in my final year of PhD studies at Balliol College, Oxford. I am pursuing my passion of English medieval history and focusing on the architectural history of parish churches. When I am not working on my studies or teaching I enjoy travelling throughout England, Europe and North America. I am also an avid reader and enjoy a wide array of subjects from biographies to English literature. I also enjoy spending time with my family.
''Geoff was a fabulous tutor for my daughter in GCSE History and English as she was struggling and feared her exams. She did very well and is considering history for university.'' (Jane, mother of 17 year old)
''Thank you for your help concerning my daughter's assignment!'' (Natali, mother of Second Year BA Management - QMC, University of London)
''I was well prepared. Thank you ever so much for all the time you have spent working with me and all the hard work and effort ... I really really appreciate it.'' (Serena E. - A2 Level History)
''I managed to get ABB, a really high B in history. 2 marks off an A but I am going to Edinburgh university on Saturday. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP, I honestly appreciate everything you did for me'' (Serena E. - A2 Level History)