• 11+ English, Maths and Science (ISEB, private and public school entrance exams and pre-test)
• 13+ Science (ISEB, private and public school entrance exams)
• GCSE/iGCSE Chemistry (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas, iEdexcel)
• GCSE/iGCSE Physics (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas, iEdexcel)
• GCSE Geography (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas)
• GCSE/iGCSE Biology (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas, CIE and iEdexcel)
• AS/A-Level Biology (AQA, Edexcel, OCR)
• AS/A-Level Psychology (Edexcel, AQA)
I spent a year working for Highflyers Education, a tutoring company based in Kent. I gave 1 on 1 lessons in Science and Maths to students from years 7-11. I also tutored small groups of students in preparation for their 11+ examinations.
Additionally, I spent my final year of secondary school tutoring AS-Level Psychology students. This would include a combination of 1 on 1 lessons, or lessons to small groups of students who were struggling with their attainment in Psychology. This role also involved me setting numerous homework tasks for students, as well as preparing and marking practice examination questions. I have also tutored students in A-Level Psychology whilst at Keystone, helping students with both content revision and exam preparation across a variety of different exam boards.
Since working with Keystone. I have tutored individuals of a variety of ages and in several different subjects. I have tutored many students in the three sciences, this includes from 11+ Level Science, GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and finally A-Level Biology. I have worked with students on syllabus revision as well as exam preparation in order to best prepare them for any upcoming GCSE or A-Level exams. I have also tutored many students in 13+ Science in preparation for entrance examinations. This has included helping students prepare for exams for lots of different schools including Eton, Tonbridge, Wellington, Winchester College etc.
I have also tutored 11+ English, Maths and reasoning to students in preparation for upcoming school entrance examinations. This has included students from a variety of different starting levels, and also students applying for lots of different schools.
Whilst at Keystone, I have tutored many students online due to COVID. I have also tutored online through tutoring students in various different countries all over the world (E.g. Hong Kong, Singapore, Columbia etc.). This has provided me with invaluable experience in online tutoring. I have completed hundreds of lessons online and am a firm believer that it can be as effective as face-to-face tutoring.
Born and raised in Ashford, Kent, I am a middle child of 3 with an older brother and younger sister. I attended secondary school at The Norton Knatchull Grammar School. At school I took 3 A-Levels, achieving 2 A*s in Biology and Psychology, as well as an A in Geography. I went on to further my education at the University of Leeds, where I studied Zoology and achieved a First-class mark. It was at University that I realised my desire to stay within education, specifically within a teaching role.
Being from the South-East of England, my closest city has always been London. It has therefore been a dream of mine to live and work in London, a life journey which I am excited to have begun here at Keystone.
I am a passionate and caring tutor and this is evident in my lessons. I aim to build upon a student’s current interests and strengths. Making my lessons engaging and interactive is a top priority for me. I believe this is the best way to make learning something that students find enjoyable whilst still something that is helping them achieve their academic goals. I also strive to help disengaged students develop a newfound appreciation for a subject (even if they may have struggled with it in the past). Furthermore, I like to ensure that students are confident in their own abilities as well as excited about the prospects of developing new skills and knowledge.
Every student is unique, both in their interests and in their learning styles. I therefore believe in pulling from a variety of learning resources and techniques to create a style of tutoring catered towards each unique student. Finding out how each student learns most effectively is a challenge I thoroughly enjoy. This I think is the best way to ensure that each students’ experience with learning is both enjoyable and effective, with this benefiting them not just in their lessons with me, but in their independent learning in the future.
What I do when I am not tutoring
In my free time, my greatest passion has to be food, the preparation of it but most importantly, the eating! You will therefore often find me dining out at one of the many restaurants in London or exploring the different food markets. I also spend a lot of my time experimenting with different foods and recipes in the kitchen.
I am also very dedicated to fitness. I play football, tennis, going swimming and to the gym. I also enjoy watching live football and have been a season ticket holder at AFC Wimbledon for 6 years.
I also get involved with climate change activism as much as possible, to try and help make the world a better place for myself and others to live in.
"We had a great experience with Ben in the context of my son’s preparation for 13+. We needed a booster in English, being a bilingual family, and my son flourished in English and verbal reasoning with Ben’s support. My son ended up with top schools’ offers for which we are very pleased. Ben was extremely thorough, responsive and very flexible with his schedule, accommodating few lesson moves due to clashes in our diaries. He spotted few areas of weaknesses which he addressed with my son and was very receptive when I passed onto him certain observations on areas to focus on. He was very structured in his lessons and kept my son motivated over the summer holidays, which was not an easy task! My son really enjoyed the time spent working with Ben. So great work on all fronts. Thanks very much to Ben and to you for finding us such an amazing tutor." Parent of Year 6 student.
He was a really big help, my son actually enjoyed Maths for a change! (Father of a Year 6 student).
X was throughout enjoying the lesson with you, and thank you very much for your effort to motivate him to reach his max potential. He has certainly made himself proud and will continue to do so to achieve an ultimate goal. Frankly speaking, he sees you as a young role model for himself and his experience in the lesson with you definitely has a big impact on him as positively as yours. (Mother of a Year 8 student).
Ben was fantastic, my daughter was very happy with how the lessons went and feels a lot more confident for her exams now. I have noticed a big change in her confidence when doing her revision since her lessons with him. (Mother of a Year 11 GCSE Science student).
Lessons with Ben were such a huge confidence boost for our son, his 11+ exams went great! Thank you so much Ben! (Mother of an 11+ student).
My son went into the lessons hating English and reading, now he even seems to enjoy it! Thank you for all your help and guidance throughout the lessons, you've been a real helping hand. (Mother of Year 5 student).
X was very happy with how the lessons went. He particularly liked the tempo of the lessons and the obvious attention and forethought that went into planning the lessons. X is hard to motivate with science and with previous tutors it has been a real struggle to get him to do the lessons but with you he never moaned or complained and logged on quite happily so thank you very much! (Mother of a Year 8 student).
Hi Ben- hope you are well! Just wanted to share the great news that X did well in his exams and has a firm place at Winchester! You made such a big difference, especially when he wasn't enjoying the other sciences. Thank you so much for being a great tutor and inspiration to him! (Mother of a year 8 student).
I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all of Ben's work with X. I would highly recommend him as a tutor. He was always prompt and encouraging and helped give X the skills she needed in her GCSE exams. (Mother of a GCSE student).
I want to take this opportunity to thank you both for the wonderful experience X had - we couldn't have hoped to have better tutors for our son. Thank you for all your time, patience and kindness during these last few months! We'll definitely keep in touch with Keystone for any future tutoring needs. (Father of a Year 6 Science student).