-A-level Geography and English
-(i)GCSE Geography and English
-11+ English, Maths
-8+ English, Maths
I have been tutoring for the past 4 years, working with a number of the top tutoring firms in London. I have recently completed my PGCE, working as a secondary school geography teacher in Inner London.
I have worked a wide range of students, spanning 8+ to 6th Form, and I have had experience working with students with SEN.
I have been successful in placing 11+ and 13+ students at Sevenoaks and University College School. I have a particular interest in building students' vocabulary and sense of independence.
Having graduated from Oxford, I have helped a handful of students with Oxbridge applications, from personal statements to interview practice.
I am a part-time 11+, English and Geography tutor.
I studied at Christ's Hospital between 2006-2013, during which time I achieved 9A*s and 3As at GCSE, and 40 points in the International Baccalaureate. I went on to study Geography at the University of Oxford and graduated in 2016.
Since then I have worked as a brand strategist and as a teacher at my family start-up school in Lagos, before recently completing my PGCE at the Institute of Education (UCL). During my PGCE, I worked in two Inner London schools, where I received ‘Outstanding’ teacher status, and planned and delivered schemes of work to students from Year 7-11. I also created new resources and contributed to existing materials in Harris Academy South Norwood and Addey and Stanhope School.
Many of the students I have taught are afraid to make mistakes and lack confidence. A large part of my tutoring consists of increasing my student's confidence and stretching them beyond their perceived abilities.
I enjoy using games, real-life incidences and personal stories to drive the point home for my students, in order to show them how important learning is for their everyday lives.
With every new student, I conduct a diagnostic assessment and then discuss the findings with the parent. I will then create a plan in order to improve areas of difficulty.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am studying a Master's in African Studies at the School Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). In the next few years, I want to develop my film craft and enter my work to film festivals. I may potentially apply for a PhD!
‘Seyi taught both of our daughters English, one for her 13+ entry exams and the other one for year 4. We found her to be very friendly, reliable and understanding of our daughter’s needs. She identified their gaps and individually supported their learning, challenging them without putting pressure on them. Our girls enjoyed their lessons and always looked forward to the next lesson. We also appreciate her instant detailed feedback, which helped us understand their progress. As a result of Seyi's teaching, our older daughter did very well in her English entrance exams (ranked 27th out of 300 students) at a top independent school (Sevenoaks), whilst our younger daughter was able to improve her English grade. I highly recommend Seyi, seeing that she is very experienced, approachable and delivered the results we hoped for!’ (Mother of two daughters)
‘Seyi tutored my son for his UKISET for University College School. His confidence improved drastically, and he has been putting much more effort into his work. Seyi really worked to improve his confidence, and she is a big reason he gained a place at UCS.’