- 11+ English, Maths & Science: ISEB and public school entrance exams and pre-test
- 13+ English, Maths & Science: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- I/GCSE/A Level English Language & Literature
- I/GCSE/A Level History
- GCSE/A Level Italian
- GCSE/A Level RS and Ethics
- GCSE/A Level Psychology
- A Level Philosophy
In an academic context, I have designed and delivered a large number of seminars and tutoring sessions in the Humanities, especially in Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature, Psychology and Italian. Having years of experience of university teaching means that I am particularly familiar with the most suitable ways to help students with study skills, motivation, exam preparation and university admission tests. For example, I recently constructed a bespoke study plan to prepare a student for his admission to the University of Oxford (personal statement, MLAT, interview preparation, A-level), an application which he was happily successful in. I enjoy working with students of all ages and backgrounds and I have a rich multidisciplinary experience of tutoring and homeschooling which include 11+ (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning), 13+, GCSE (English, History, Italian, Latin, Classical Civilisation), A Level (English, Literature, History, Italian, Psychology, Religious Studies, Latin, Philosophy), IB. I relish challenging teaching contexts; my parallel training in psychotherapy has helped me a lot in this respect! As a recent example, I managed the A-level preparation (History and Psychology) for twins who were being homeschooled.
2017 - 2021, University College London, PhD, History of Psychology
2015 - 2016, University College London, MA Health Humanities, First
2011 - 2015, Catholic University of Milan, BA Humanities, First
2006 - 2011, Classic Lyceum Alessandro Manzoni, Milan, 72/100
I was born and raised in Northern Italy, Milan, where I spent most of my childhood. At 18, I started playing football professionally, for five years. Meanwhile, I completed a BA in Literature and Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan and published a book in Italian on the Latin poet Lucretius. At 23, I moved to London, where I completed an MA at UCL in Comparative Literature and a PhD in History of Psychology, again at UCL, whilst intensively working as a tutor.
I have been a tutor and an academic teacher for the past five years, having been consistently tutoring whilst completing my PhD at UCL. My tailor-made tutoring varies from successfully assisting students on a 1-on-1 basis with their lessons, exams, pre-tests, and homeschooling, to academic teaching and supervising, both individually and in groups. I strongly believe that tutoring creates a unique space of support and improvement that can be more stimulating than any other learning environment. My lessons are inspired by three core values: patience, passion, and creativity.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently working on the publication of a new book for Routledge. Meanwhile, I am also completing training in Jungian psychotherapy at the Society of Analytical Psychology in London. When I am not working, I spend my free time playing sports and staying outdoors as much as possible: I’m particularly fond of climbing and mountain sports.
"My daughter embraced every lesson with Tommaso! Tommaso not only managed to go through the entire Year 12 syllabus in no time but also instilled self confidence, which motivated my daughter to revise the syllabus by herself beyond Tommaso’s lessons. Tommaso understood how to build up a trusting, caring relationship and on top managed my daughter's dyslexia - despite the lessons being online. Tommaso definitely inspired her learning and her desire to do her best. One can’t ask for more! I can only speak highly of Tommaso and recommend Tommaso as a highly motivating, caring, supportive and extremely knowledgeable teacher." (Parent of an A level Psychology student)
''Helena absolutely enjoyed working with Tommaso in preparation for her upcoming Year 12 psychology exam, which will take place today. She embraced every lesson with Tommaso!
Tommaso not only managed to go through the entire Year 12 syllabus in no time but also instilled self confidence, which motivated Helena to revise the syllabus by herself beyond Tommaso’s lessons.
Tommaso understood to build up a trusting, caring relationship and on top managed Helena’s dyslexia - despite the lessons being online.
Helena was looking forward to every single lesson with Tommaso. Tommaso definitely inspired her learning and her desire to do her best. One can’t ask for more!
Helena would like to continue with Tommaso in September in order to prepare her for the A level exam.
Thank you once more for making the valuable introduction to Tommaso. I can only speak highly of Tommaso and recommend Tommaso as a highly motivating, caring, supportive and extremely knowledgeable teacher.''
(Mother of A Level Psychology Student)
''Tommaso has tutored my 18-year-old son over the last six months helping him prepare for his ‘A’ level Italian and also his university application to read Italian and French which resulted in him being offered a place at Oxford University.
Tommaso has been a very diligent, flexible and highly competent tutor. My son has thoroughly enjoyed his lessons and really appreciated Tommaso going the extra mile to make sure he had covered all the necessary material. My husband and I have very much enjoyed having Tommaso’s friendly and kind personality in our house.''
(Mother of A Level Italian student)
''I can gladly say that I highly recommend Tommaso Priviero as a candidate for employment. I am a parent of two secondary school children (15 -Y10 and 12 - Y7). Tommaso started tutoring my daughter about 6 months ago in preparation for her Italian GCSE which we decided to take a year in advance.
Tommaso came across as a friendly, responsible and professional person, he establishes a straightforward tutor/student relationship based on the perfect balance between authority and an easy-going approach. We are still in the middle of the Italian GSCE exam process but my daughter who previously had not wanted to do the exam, thanks to Tommaso, she has now become very confident in her knowledge and will have a positive result.
Lately, Tommaso has started to also tutor my son in English and Math to build up his self-confidence and become more independent in his learning. My son has always been very reticent to tutoring but Tommaso makes my son look forward to his lesson, which as a parent is a massive relief.
I have no doubt Tommaso would be a tremendous asset for his next task and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough.''
(Mother of GCSE and Year 7 English and Maths students)