• A2, AS, GCSE and IB Economics (CIE, OCR, AQA, Edexcel)
• A2 and AS Politics (AQA, Edexcel)
• A2, AS and IB Philosophy (OCR, AQA)
• A2, AS, GCSE and IB Business Studies (CIE, OCR, AQA, Edexcel)
• A2, AS, GCSE and IB History (OCR, AQA, Edexcel)
• 16+ preparation in Economics (Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, others)
• Oxford application preparation
I have worked as a private tutor since December 2013 for a range of agencies as well as on a freelance basis. I have taught approximately 30 students in total, most for GCSE and A-Level and equivalent examinations, either as a long term tutor or for revision courses. I have guided students through entry to schools such as Rugby, Wellington and Harrow.
I grew up in Oxfordshire and graduated from Exeter College, Oxford in June 2016. I have spent the last year travelling, including to China as an English teacher and to Uganda as a volunteer business advisor.
I am also a writer. I founded and edited a magazine while at university and I currently write for a political blog. I hope to become a published author in the not too distant future.
I believe that the most important virtue in a tutor is the ability to empathise with a student's cognitive position. Based on this, I try to guide a student through the steps needed to move to the cognitive position that is the goal of the lesson.
I typically spend much of a lesson in dialogue with the student. I break this up with exercises to reinforce points that are best learned through repetition, but I always try to end the lesson with a call to reflection on what the student has learned. I try to emphasise that knowledge is open-ended and interconnected.
What I do when I am not tutoring
My chief hobby is writing. I mainly produce political and social commentary and eventually aim to author a book. I spend time keeping up with academic debates in the fields that interest me.
I also enjoy travel, art and music, and working out at the gym.