I adapt each lesson to the individual needs of the student, and the particular exam they are working towards. Lessons are focused as well as fun. For GCSE and A Level students, I help them prepare their set texts thoroughly giving exam advice, guidance on essay writing structure and helping with developing analytical skills.
I am 25, and am an experienced tutor with a BA in English Literature from UCL. My school qualifications (A levels and GCSEs) were all A*'s and A's. I love interacting with my students and helping them to achieve their goals, and am happy to teach online as well as in person. I am well equipped to tutor students of a wide variety of levels in English - I cover the 11+, GCSEs, A levels as well as helping people who are struggling with Personal Statements and university work. I also possess an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate.
After my BA I completed a Masters in Performance with Distinction from the Royal College of Music and I am now working as a professional cellist, performing as soloist and chamber-musician.
I have now been giving private English tuition for three years. I am employed by private tutoring agencies such as Griffin and Bell, and Kensington and Chelsea Tutors. I also volunteer with the charity RefuNet, teaching English Literature to refugees.
I aim always to address the personal needs of each student and am keen to find out the specific areas they need help with before meeting so as to get the most out of each tuition session. Lessons are focused and hardworking but always enjoyable - I want my students not only to get top results in their exams but to develop a real love for English Literature.
Indira Grier’s professional life spans two disciplines - music and literature. A cellist from the age of four, Indira has won numerous international prizes and performs as soloist and chamber-musician at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, London. She has studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Musikhochschule Lubeck, Germany, and Royal College of Music, London where she holds a Masters in Performance with Distinction. Indira also holds a BA in English Literature from UCL. Alongside her solo performing career, Indira has been successfully tutoring GCSE and A level English Literature, as well as teaching the cello to conservatoire standard.
2017 – 2019: Masters in Performance, Royal College of Music, London
2014 – 2017: BA in English Literature at University College London
2013-2014: Musikhochschule Luebeck, Germany
2003-2013: Junior Royal Academy of Music, London
2011-2013 : St Dominic’s Sixth Form College
2007-2011: Bentley Wood High School
2019: Masters in Performance from the Royal College of Music - Distinction
2018: BA in English Literature from UCL - 2:1
2013: A Levels, St Dominic’s Sixth Form College:
Classical Civilisation - A*
Music - A*
English - A
Extended Project Question - A*
2011: GCSE’s, Bentley Wood High School:
English Language - A*
English Literature - A*
Maths - A*
Additional Maths - A
Science - A*
Music - A*
German - A
Art - A*
Indira has substantial tutoring experience, teaching A level and GCSE English. She works for private tutoring agencies such as Griffin and Bell, and Kensington and Chelsea Tutors. She also volunteers with the charity RefuNet, teaching English Literature to refugees. She teaches the cello to conservatoire standard, so she is experienced at working with young people in a one-to-one setting and addressing individual needs.
2019: Awarded a Gold Medal in the Vienna International Music Competition
2019: Winner of Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Award
2019: Royal College of Music Unaccompanied Bach Prize
2018: First Prize, Royal College of Music Concerto Competition
2018: Hattori Foundation Senior Award
2017 & 2018: Countess of Munster Trust Award
2016: Prize-winner at the Royal Overseas League International Competition
2014: Prize-winner at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition
2013: 1st Prize, Concerto Competition, Junior Royal Academy of Music
2010 and 2012: Twice awarded Junior Guilhermina Suggia Gift, administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
2012: Prize-winner Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Platform
I wholeheartedly recommend Indira who is reliable, conscientious, keen to understand and enable each of her students to develop and reach their full potential and she is an experienced and excellent teacher.
Indira is a wonderful tutor, very experienced and with a real in depth knowledge and love for her subject. I highly recommend her!
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