Most of my tuition for Spanish is one-on-one, with exams as a focus (this is also the goal of an intensive revision school in which I work). Most students are looking to improve their grade in GCSE/IGCSE, A-Level, IB or Pre-U. For university admissions, I prepare students for tests and interviews, focussing on Spanish and Linguistics, but also for a range of other Arts and Humanities subjects.
A typical meeting would depend on our aim - it could be very oral-based for a speaking exam, a brush-up on grammar, a discussion of a literary text or current affairs (for more advanced students), or a mix of all of these.
For exam preparation, we will also use the exam specifications as a reference.
I like to think of my tuition style as informal, but thorough. I'm lucky that the subjects I teach are inherently interesting, and hope to share that interest with students.
I have been working full-time as a tutor for over 7 years, since graduating with a First in Linguistics & Spanish from the University of Oxford. My specialities are Spanish at all levels, Linguistics, and university entrance (including many Oxbridge admissions tests).
I have worked with over 100 students: some long-term, some for one-day revision programmes. This has been mostly for Spanish and Oxbridge admissions. This is a mix of one-on-one tutoring (in person and online) and small-group sessions at a revision school here in Oxfordshire.
Outside work, I'm a hiker, home cook, and snooker player.
St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford - graduated 2012
BA Modern Languages (Spanish) and Linguistics - First
Stofnun Árna Magnússonar, University of Iceland (Reykjavík) - 2009
Summer Course in Modern Icelandic
St. Michael’s School, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire - until 2008
A-Levels: AAAAa GCSEs: 9A*1A
Tutor, Oxbridge Applications, London — 2012 - (ongoing)
Oxbridge Applications provides a range of services for A-Level students looking to apply to Oxford and Cambridge. My responsibilities include:
- tuition for groups and private students across a range of subjects
- administrating and co-running events at schools (and larger functions)
Tutor, Griffin + Bell, London — 2018 - (ongoing)
I provide private tuition for students sitting either A-Level or Pre-U Spanish, as well as assisting students with Oxbridge admissions preparation.
Tutor, Oxford Science Studies — 2018 - (ongoing)
I provide one-on-one and small-group tuition for students preparing for official Spanish examinations for all exam boards and specifications: GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level, Pre-U, IB.
Private Tutor (various other employers) — 2017 - (ongoing)
I provide Spanish tuition and Oxbridge support for various other agencies, as well as individual private clients.
Exam Invigilator, Oxford Sixth Form College — 2018 - (ongoing, seasonal)
Rhys is an extremely helpful tutor, despite my assignment being last minute he still managed to help me in every way possible! Would recommend to everyone! :)
Rhys taught me for a little over a month during the pandemic and my improvement over that time was astounding. He is a very friendly person and knows how to make his students feel enthusiastic about learning Spanish. He is also extremely professional in his preparation and always details his lessons towards what you need to know to be successful.
Rhys was my tutor for the LAT, and I could not recommend him enough! He got to know me and the areas that I wanted to work on in our first free consultation, and afterwards we worked on the basis of me completing preps and past papers before our lessons and then going through them in the lesson time as well as other exercises. For me this was the perfect format, as Rhys has an incredible amount of resources for me to practice on and have a very hands on approach, as well as knowledge in order to for me to consolidate my learning. I would recommend Rhys as well for being incredibly understanding and adaptable- he answered my emails at any time and very promptly, or was willing to change lesson times even at short notice. He was also so friendly and we had fun in our lessons outside of working through LATs.
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