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Kingsley
« Perfect! James’s is supportive, and patient. He made our first session... More »
K
Kingsley
« Perfect! James’s is supportive, and patient. He made our first session enjoyable, and I learnt a few useful tips. »
£20/h
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Lessons offered by James
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Saxophone
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Advanced
  • Kids

Saxophone Tutor and Music Theory; former NYJO member with Grade 8 Jazz Sax and experience teaching

Methodology

The first lesson will be the foundation for constructing a productive learning environment, focusing on building a healthy, communicative relationship with the student. I will ask the student various questions about their experience on the given subject, and learning in general, in order to establish an understanding of what I should cover and how I can specialise my teaching style for them.

Following from this, the next couple of sessions will have a malleable approach, allowing me to adapt my own method to how this particular student is most likely listen, learn, and (most importantly) like the lessons.

I will construct a routine for the student to follow (not to be labelled as homework) in order to maintain their learning out of lessons and in the future.

My general philosophy with teaching is to put the student first. This does not mean sacrificing their lessons to provide a relaxed, laissez-faire environment, as this can easily halt any learning whatsoever. This means investing my time and energy into understanding what the student is struggling with and understanding how I should approach teaching them individually. With every student this includes promoting their learning (learning in general, not just the specified subject) through positive encouragement.

Experience

I have A Levels in Maths, English Language, and Creative Writing as well as Grade 8 in Alto Saxophone (jazz syllabus) and Grade 5 in Music Theory.

I have experience working as a tutor for two former students in London (ages 6 and 15) and have been a Primary Teaching Assistant for two years now for various Primary Schools in North London and Bath. From my work as a nursery assistant and Primary Schools, I have taught children from ages 3 up to 9 1:1 as well as in groups.

I am currently studying a Creative Writing degree at Bath Spa University and have recently had my first poem published in the collection Lockdown Poetry, edited by Seema Gill and also including Benjamin Zephania. Creative Writing (writing and reading poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction) has helped me grow as a person more than any other hobby.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £160
Lessons offered by James
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Saxophone
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Advanced
  • Kids

James's CV

Personal statement:
I am a hardworking and creative person who enjoys all creative and cultural activities but in particular playing music, writing poetry and teaching. I attended Finchley Catholic High School for secondary and Sixth form, achieving A Levels BCC, and I've been given a place for a Creative Writing course in Bath Spa, 2018. I am a former member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Nyjo), which I left to spend time on my A Levels.

I joined the National Citizens Service in 2015 and was elected as an NCS Ambassador by the group of 80 other members. This responsibility has helped me to develop my communication and leadership skills. Working in Monken Hadley Primary School has enabled me to understand how to teach young learners of various ages. I am interested in local and global politics and consider myself to be an honest and committed person who enjoys challenges.

Key Skills:
• Good communication skills
• Good English and maths skills
• Experienced musical skills
• Good leadership skills

Employment History and work experience:
• Work experience at Monken Hadley Primary School as classroom assistant for years 1-6 (2 weeks 2016 and currently every Tuesday)
• Office work in Art Logistic (1 week July 2015)- answering the phone, simple filing and general office work
• Work shadowing Graphic Designer in sme business (July 2014)

Achievements and responsibilities:
• Jazz Saxophone grades (1-8)
• Music theory grade 5
• Played for National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) for 2 years
• Elected Group Leader and subsequently Wave Ambassador for NCS in 2015 (North London)
• Class Representative during secondary school
• Organiser of Year 12 events.

Hobbies & Interests:
I love playing alto saxophone solo, in bands, and in orchestras. I'm also teaching myself piano and clarinet while writing and reading poetry and short stories in my spare time.

References:
- Mr Brian Dunne, Director of Art Logistics, 5-7 Park Royal Rd, London W3 6XA. Tel: (concealed information)1
- Mrs Fraud, Headteacher of Monken Hadley Primary School, 109 Camlet Way, Barnet EN4 0NL. Tel: (concealed information)9
- Mrs Durham, Headteacher of Finchley Catholic High School, Woodside Ln, London N12 8TA. Tel: (concealed information)5

Contact:
Email me at (concealed information)
or call/message me at (concealed information)7

2 reviews on James
  • 4.5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
K
Kingsley

Perfect! James’s is supportive, and patient. He made our first session enjoyable, and I learnt a few useful tips.

P
Paul

Excellent! Good understanding of what needs to be taught as basics. Provides really useful feedback and suggestions to a beginner like me.

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