• 11+ English and Maths: ISEB and public school exams, including pre-tests
• 13+ English, Latin, and Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• GCSE/iGCSE English, Spanish, Latin (All exam boards)
• A-level Latin (All exam boards)
• A-level English (All exam boards)
In addition to general support from pre-GCSE to degree level, I have provided support for a number of my students for Common Entrance, 7+, 8+, 11+, 13+ (including interview prep), GCSE, AS Level and A Level, for entry into a number of top schools such as Eton, St Paul’s, Westminster, Dulwich, Alleyn’s, St Dunstan’s, Wimbledon, Rugby, Winchester and Haberdashers’ Aske’s.
I have also guided them in their preparations to enter into further study, from exam practice to interview practice and personal statements. A number of my pupils have gone on to study at Oxbridge or the Ivy League.
I am a graduate of Cambridge University with a 2:1 in English and over nine years' experience as a tutor. A keen linguist, I also took modules in Latin and Spanish as part of my degree. My subjects, among others, include English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Latin, Spanish, Drama, Creative Writing, debate practice, and public speaking in general.
I always tailor my lessons to suit the needs and learning style of each student — often making use of fun visual aids (both digital and non-digital) and a very useful system of memory techniques called 'mnemonics'.
My philosophy is to engage my pupils, having them play an active role in their learning, and instructing them in as entertaining a manner as possible towards critical and independent thought.
What I do when I am not tutoring
My pastimes include after-dinner speaking, and writing and performing comedy for the stage, television and radio. I also narrate audiobooks for Penguin and several other publishers.
"My son achieved the A grade in Latin A level that he wanted and he was high within the A grade boundary so he was very pleased. Jason Forbes provided him with excellent tutoring and we would very much recommend him." (Mother of A Level student)
"Just wanted to thank you for recommending Jason to us. He has achieved a miracle with my son, who got his top mark with merit for CE exam at Westminster!!! His enthusiasm and patience together with love of the subject has passed on to my son who dreaded the school lessons, let alone homework in Latin. Jason was so understanding and accommodating as our timetable kept changing, that any other teacher would have probably given up on us! He is a gem! Thank you once again." (Mother of 13+ Latin Student)
''I can’t thank Jason enough for his help over the years. My son is thrilled with the outcome. More importantly, the techniques Jason has taught him have assisted him in becoming far more independent with his work and achieving continued excellent results now in Year 9.
Jason is clearly passionate about his work and this is evident through his love of Literacy and the Classics. He always encourages his students and they leave each lesson enriched with knowledge. More importantly, he has instilled a level of confidence my boys lacked 3 years ago.'' - V.M.
''Just wanted to thank you for recommending Jason to us. He has achieved a miracle with Alexander, who got his top mark with merit for CE exam at Westminster!!! His enthusiasm and patience together with love of the subject has passed on to Alexander who dreaded the school lessons, let alone homework in Latin. Jason was so understanding and accommodating as our timetable kept changing, that any other teacher would have probably given up on us! He is a gem! Thank you once again.'' S.K.