11+ English and Maths: ISEB and public school exams, including pre-tests
13+ English: ISEB and public school exams
GCSE/IGCSE Latin and Ancient Greek
GCSE/IGCSE English Literature and Language
Oxford Applications Tests (General admission practice and Classics Application Tests)
I started tutoring in 2016, initially teaching younger children, particularly children whose first language wasn’t English and who were preparing to take their 11+/, ISEB, or public school entrance examinations. These children ranged in age from 8 to 12.
At the same time, I began to privately tutor a wide span of ages and subjects. For example, I tutored two GCSE Latin candidates, both of whom were predicted to gain a C grade - they both ended up gaining A*s. Likewise, I tutored a young person in GCSE English Language, paying particular regard to their Shakespeare coursework. This student spoke English as their second language, and was profoundly ill-at-ease with the idea of studying Shakespeare. With careful, gentle steps and an ever-encouraging approach, they gained both self-assurance and an excellent grade for what they initially viewed as a hopeless endeavour.
I have tutored several students for their A-Levels, in English, Latin, Ancient Greek, History (as well as Ancient History), and Classical Civilisation. Each of them achieved at least a one grade increase on their predicted result, with the highest jump a B to an A*. I also tutored several of these students through the Oxbridge admissions process.
Besides these, I have tutored English to speakers of foreign languages in both the UK and abroad. This was a wonderful experience, and formatively changed my approach to tutoring. It made me appreciate the value of a steady, careful approach to teaching, always returning to old ground and to ensure everything has been truly covered.