• A level Economics (Edexcel, AQA, OCR, Pre-U, IB)
• A Level Maths (Edexcel, AQA, OCR, Pre-U, IB)
• A level Psychology (Edexcel, AQA, OCR, Pre-U, IB)
• A level English (Edexcel, AQA, OCR, Pre-U, IB)
• 11+ Maths & English (ISEB)
My first taste of tutoring came while I was studying for my A-Levels, when I was nominated by my teachers for the position of Subject Ambassador for both the Maths and Economics Departments, tasked with tutoring struggling students in these subjects every week. I enjoyed it so much that despite the heavy workload I decided to keep this up while studying at Oxford, where I devised study resources and ran revision sessions for younger students in my subject, Psychology and Philosophy.
Since graduating, I have accrued many years’ experience as both a private tutor offering one-on-one help and as a teacher in three top London schools, in subjects ranging from 7+/11+ all the way to A-level and university level exams. This also includes assistance navigating the application processes for universities in the US and UK (especially Oxbridge) - both of which I went through myself - including personal statements, interviews, and entrance exams. Each year, my students have met or surpassed their predicted results, some have come top of their year, and many have gained offers from Oxbridge and other leading universities.
Originally hailing from rainy Manchester, I moved to Florida when I was five years old but returned to the UK after a decade to start high school, where I studied A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Economics, English Literature, and Art (AS). In 2015, I graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a 2:1 in Psychology and Philosophy and began work as a tutor in London.
No two students have the same needs, and some are more obvious than others. I start by making a full assessment of their strengths and weaknesses in each subject, then work together with them on a plan of action to tackle these challenges, whether it centres on a lack of confidence, confusion over exam technique, or a misunderstanding of the fundamentals.
Sometimes a student needs pushing to meet their potential, and sometimes a student needs support to cope with the pressure of exams; I tailor each lesson to get the most out of each student in a focused but enjoyable way that is always building towards achieving their personal goals.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I’m a writer, mainly for theatre and film, so when I’m not tutoring I am researching and writing down my ideas. It requires a lot of discipline and dedication, but I feel most inspired when I’m not tethered to my desk. Ideas for stories have come to me in the strangest of places - scuba-diving in Malaysia, hiking through the Georgian mountains, or cycling through Tuscany. When I’m not travelling, I like to go to exhibitions, plays, and gigs - all the great things London has to offer.
‘My daughter enjoyed working with Frazier. She was new to academic study of the subject but she found his approach engaging and he was able to motivate her to cover the necessary ground in a short period of time despite her organisational difficulties. He was very responsive to feedback, responding well to changes in the detail of original brief. His objective was to prepare her for an Oxbridge interview and she was subsequently offered a place, so we can thoroughly recommend him.’ (Mother of successful Cambridge Psychology applicant)
''The lessons were a great help, both in terms of discussing useful content to include and how to structure the written work better. And he also helped by Skype afterwards which helped with revision too. Lessons were always very easy to organise.''
Degree-level Psychology Student
''You were brilliant, explained everything really well and I had several lightbulb moments when I finally understood a concept.''
GCSE Maths Student
''All of the feedback on my pieces of work we looked at was very clear and detailed. The explanations he gave when I asked questions were thorough. The sessions were always relaxed whilst being informative, and Frazier ensured a question or topic had been answered fully before moving on.''
Oxbridge Interview Prep Student
“Frazier has been a great success, he has taught my daughter how to study!”
Mother of A-level Psychology Student
“Big fan. Lots of interactive discussion and in-depth analysis, which she very much appreciated. I am working with Frazier on setting up more lessons.”
Mother of A-level Economics Student
''I really enjoyed working with Frazier and can't thank him enough for helping me to achieve an offer from Cambridge. I would definitely recommend him to anyone going through uni applications or anything else for that matter!”
Cambridge Entrance and Interview Preparation Student
“Frazier gave me very constructive feedback and guided me through ways of making my personal statement more coherent and developed. Thank you for all your help”
Student Applying for Veterinary Medicine
''Frazier is a great teacher and the class was a success. I would like to continue lessons with him in the future!''
AP Psychology Student