- A level/GCSE Geography
- A-Level/GCSE Biology
- A Level/GCSE English
-11+ English and Maths
-13+ English and Maths
I have around 2000 hours of tutoring experience. This has been accrued over three years as a tutor. I mainly teach Geography, English and Biology up to A Level. I have also had some experience with 11+ and 13+.
I adapt my sessions to fit the learning style of each student, whether that be visual, practical or through demonstration.
I also worked for six months at Regents High School in Camden as a learning support assistant. This opened my eyes to new teaching methods. Furthermore, this has given me experience in working with students with SEN and some with challenging behaviour.
I am UCL graduate with a degree in Geography. I have been working as a freelance tutor for the past 3 years.
I attended London Academy in Northwest London for my GCSE's and A levels. The environment allowed me to thrive academically. It is also where my passion for Geography, English and Science was sparked.
After receiving my A level results I moved on to do a Bachelors Degree in Geography at University College London. Once my degree finished, I found that my passion was to teach and tutor.
I strive to create a warm environment, build strong personal relationships, and provide exceptional tutoring. I aim to provide sessions that are enjoyable and full of fun as well as content and exam technique.
In addition to this, I also try to be a mentor to students where appropriate. I can give advice on time management and work/life balance. I draw upon my experience working in schools.
What I do when I am not tutoring
In my spare time I love to take part in physical activity such as rock climbing and running. I am also learning Spanish at the moment, which is both fun and challenging.
Joe Bocking tutored my Y9 son Geography for the second half of this year whilst being in-between schools. Joe completely brought Geography to life for my son and was able to find the space to address every curiosity that arose and create a deep sense of Geography in the context of the wider world, not just simply teaching the facts. We were lucky to be having lunch straight after his Geography lesson and my son repeatedly kept us enthralled with the latest curiosity he’d learnt. My son undoubtedly looked forward to Joe’s lessons and I think valued having him in his life during this latest period of lockdown. Joe is calm, engaging and full of passion for his subject, but above all, my son felt Joe treated him with respect and believed in him from the start. Inevitably he flourished in that energy and his self-confidence and enthusiasm for Geography has increased ten-fold, now deliberately choosing Geography for a GCSE subject. Joe has a gift for tutoring and I would recommend him wholeheartedly. Any parent or child would be lucky to have him.