• 11+ English, Maths and Science (ISEB and public school entrance exams and pre-test)
• 13+ Science (ISEB and public school entrance exams)
• GCSE Chemistry (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas)
• GCSE Geography (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas)
• GCSE Biology (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, Eduqas)
• 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.
Finally, I have completed the Keystone 11+ English and Maths training provided at the beginning of my employment.
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.
He was a really big help, my son actually enjoyed Maths for a change! (Father of a Year 6 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).