I'm a graduate of Oxford and LSE with extensive tutoring experience, and have taught A-level politics at Ealing College. I now work for the Department for Education in Westminster, giving me valuable insight into the latest political developments.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
University entrance (specialising in Oxbridge entrance)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Masters degree from LSE in Politics & Communication
BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy & Economics
A-levels: Government & Politics - A, History - A, Philosophy & Theology - A, English Literature - A
- How much do you charge?
£35 per hour for A-level tuition, £40 per hour for university entrance tuition (includes help with personal statement and, if necessary, interview preparation).
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my house in Mile End, east London, and in the surrounding areas of Bow, Whitechapel, Aldgate, Hackney and Shoreditch. I also teach around my workplace in Westminster, including the surrounding areas of Pimlico, Belgravia, Mayfair and Victoria.
- When are you available?
I'm available on weekday evenings from around 6.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach A-level Government & Politics (all exam boards) and university entrance. I specialise in Oxbridge entrance, and can provide help with personal statements and conduct mock interviews to give you the best possible chance of showing your university of choice what you're capable of.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am willing to tutor over Skype and via email correspondence.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am a friendly, enthusiastic person who greatly enjoys helping students realise their potential. I'm a graduate of Oxford and LSE with extensive tutoring experience. I achieved one of the top ten marks in the country at Politics A-level and one of the top five marks in the country at English GCSE, and I'm therefore well aware of what's required of students for examination success.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have four years of tutoring experience, and until last year I taught A-level Government & Politics at Ealing Independent College.
My teaching style is based on my experience of the Oxford tutorial system, a teaching method world-renowned for its effectiveness in achieving the very best results. A central tenet of this system is that the best way to learn is through discussion and dialogue between teacher and student. I integrate this into the structure of lessons, as well as using various exercises designed to help students gain a rounded understanding of their subject, whilst at the same time producing exactly the kind of answers that examiners are looking for.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to-date CRB.
• Politics, Philosophy & Economics
• Politics & Communication
• CRB checked
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