Hi! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a London/Surrey based cellist and experienced tutor, and I am always looking for opportunities to inspire and teach others.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Cello up to grade 8
Music theory up to grade 5
French up to A-level
English as a foreign language
7+ preparation (maths, English and non-verbal reasoning)
11+ preparation (maths, English, verbal/non-verbal reasoning)
KS1/KS2 English and maths
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Music and French BA (First Class Honours)
Trinity Guildhall cello recital diploma (92%)
ABRSM cello grade 8 (distinction)
Trinity Cert. TESOL: grade A (English as a Foreign Language qualification)
- How much do you charge?
My teaching rates are £30/h - £35/h plus £5 on travel.
I offer consultation lessons for £20 (plus £5 on travel).
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my home in Ashtead, Surrey (close to Epsom and Leatherhead) and I am also able to travel to students' homes in South West London.
- When are you available?
I generally teach Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in Surrey and Thursday in London. However, I am more flexible during the school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Cello: all ages, including adult learners who would just like to learn for fun.
Music Theory: all ages up to grade V.
French: all ages from complete beginners up to A-level or equivalent.
English as a foreign language: all ages and all levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM graded music exams
French iGCSE, IB, GCSE, AS Level and A Level
Grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory exam
7+ entrance exams
11+ entrance exams
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have over 2 1/2 years of classroom and private teaching experience. I also have considerable performance and recording experience as a cellist which I use to enhance and inform my cello teaching.
I have prepared students for 7+, 11+ and 13+ entrance exams to schools such as City of London Freemen's, Nonsuch, Sutton Grammar, Tiffin's, Charterhouse, St Paul's and Tonbridge.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an enhanced DBS check.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied cello with James Halsey at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Ioan Davies at the University of Bristol. I studied French at the University of Bristol.
I obtained my TEFL qualification at Oxford House in Barcelona.
• Music and French BA (1st), University of Bristol; Trinity Guildhall cello recital diploma (92%)
• Enhanced DBS check
â€œThrough online Skype sessions, Becky tutored me in French, specifically focusing on grammar, conjugations and speaking. Over the course of a few months, not only did my comprehension of French improve, but so did my pronunciation. She is well educated in the subject matter, and also extremely patient and a great teacher. With her help, I achieved a 6 in the International Baccalaureate French Ab initio programme and would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their French.”
â€œBecky tutored me in French GCSE. She improved my speaking and listening dramatically over a short period of time. She always planned the sessions in advance due to my individual needs but was very happy to change the plans during the session to work on my weaknesses. As a result, I secured a high B at GCSE. My confidence also improved during the sessions. In addition, she helped me plan a revision timetable for all of my GCSE subjects which proved invaluable and enabled me to pass all of my exams.”
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