Sean studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Durham University where he subsequently completed a Masters of Science in Global Politics. Sean has tutored since 2019 and has a real passion for education, learning and teaching.
Sean is a professional Keystone tutor. This means Sean:
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Primarily Teaches: GCSE Economics, GCSE Maths, AS/A Level Economics, AS/A Level Maths, Undergraduate & Graduate Economics, Undergraduate & Graduate Politics
Also teaches: 11+ English, 11+ Maths, 13+ French, GCSE French, AS/A Level Politics
Since starting tutoring in 2019 I have taught over 900 hours. I have run sessions across the age range, helping with Key Stage 1 up to degree level. I have also assisted SEN students. This has informed my approach to teaching the following subjects:
• GCSE, A level, and Undergraduate Economics
• GCSE, A level, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate Politics
• KS1, KS2, GCSE, and A level Mathematics
• KS1, KS2, and GCSE French
• GCSE and A level History
•11+ English and Maths: Pre-Tests and Independent School entrance exams
I have tutored students studying at top UK independent schools such as Charterhouse, CLC, and Marlborough College in preparation for their A levels. Furthermore, I recently supported several students from China, Singapore, and Malaysia. These are just a snapshot of the numerous students I have tutored since 2019 and I looking forward to helping many more as the years go by!
I was born in Oxfordshire and lived there until I left for the University of Durham after my A levels. I attended Wallingford School Academy for my secondary education. I studied History, French, and Mathematics, enjoying the logic of the latter and the critical thinking of the former two. This led me to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at undergraduate level at the University of Durham, where I was able to explore numerous topics in this interdisciplinary degree. I stayed to complete a Masters of Science in Global Politics.
I began tutoring during my undergraduate degree, working part-time to share my love for education and the techniques which helped me to succeed at school. I experienced teaching students with learning difficulties and SEN students, in classroom environments, alongside freelance tutoring. I took great pleasure in these roles - so much so that I have now taken on tutoring in a professional capacity.
28/03/2023: Guide to A Level Economics
22/02/2023: A Level Revision Techniques and Skills
09/01/2023: How to get a 7 in IB Economics
05/12/2022: How to Get a 9 in GCSE French
Having tutored for almost three years, I find that becoming a team with my tutees can really support effective learning and successful outcomes. By working together and comprehending areas of strength and weakness, we can form a plan of action and work towards our shared goals. Changing the style, length, or structure of lessons can be useful and tailored to each student as everybody learns so differently.
When not tutoring, I write the digest articles for Political Quarterly's academic papers. I also enjoy exploring London, and reading about English identity and history.
"Benenden School has made an offer to our daughter to join Year 10 in September 2023. We are very happy and appreciative that your teaching and encouragement elevated her confidence and contributed to her successful application. A big heartfelt thank you from us.” (Parent of Year 9 student based in Singapore)
''Sean has been an excellent tutor and my son was significantly more confident heading into his exams than he was before the tutoring. Sean always kept the lessons engaging and upbeat and my son enjoyed them. I would highly recommend Sean as a Maths tutor!'' (Mother of GCSE student)
''Sean is brilliant with my 15 year old son . He is patient and very thorough and has helped him understand areas of maths that no one else could.'' (Mother of GCSE student)
''Sean has been a great French tutor for my son. The key skills, vocabulary and techniques provided by Sean helped my son to improve his proficiency in the language. Sean’s guidance boosted my son’s confidence in the preparation for the French IGCSE Exams.'' (Mother of GCSE student)
''Absolutely amazing, Sean has made my son feel confident to sit his mock GCSE. I definitely would recommend Sean to any parent who has children with SEN needs.'' (Mother of GCSE student)
''Sean was a really helpful at building up my son’s knowledge, helping him prepare for his Politics A level and boost him confidence.'' (Mother of A level student)
''Sean was a really engaging tutor, all our lessons were interesting and interactive and I felt that I learnt a lot. I found it particularly beneficial to have the time to focus on specific areas of the course that were challenging and linking them to current affairs or other areas of the course.'' (A level Politics student)
''Requested for tuition in politics. Sean provides detailed, concise lessons that facilitate an in-depth and holistic understanding of the topic.'' (A level student from Singapore)
''Received tutoring for microeconomics at degree level. Sean is very well organised and comes to each session with a clear lesson plan. Explains everything clearly and is extremely patient even if he has to repeat himself multiple times. Would highly recommend!'' (University Economics student)