I am a father of four and a fully qualified teacher turned full-time private tutor with Enhanced DBS Clearance. I am an enthusiastic tutor who has an excellent track record in helping students achieve, or exceed, their target grades.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Up to Higher GCSE (and IGCSE) and equivalents in Mathematics.
Up to A-Level Economics and equivalents, plus Economic elements on degree subjects.
Up to A-Level Business Studies and equivalents.
If you have alternative requirements not listed above please contact me with the specifics and I'll create a package tailored to your/ your child's needs. If I can't, I'll endeavour to pass you onto someone who can.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an Economics Degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education both from Cardiff University.
- How much do you charge?
I provide a free personal consultation for all prospective tutees at your home or another venue. My standard rate is £30 plus a travel supplement if you live outside Exeter.
- Where do you teach?
I can travel to your house if you live within 25 miles of Exeter or I can arrange to meet at a mutually beneficial venue. I also provide online tutoring sessions.
- When are you available?
I am available daytime and evenings all days of the week.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach both children and adults. Up to A-level in Economics and Business Studies. Up-to GCSE/iGCSE in Maths
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer online tuition through Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I endeavour to make sure my students feel as comfortable as possible and encourage them to ask questions because asking questions is best way to learn. My sessions are always tailored to the students' individual requirements and are focused around the specific requirements of the exam.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught and tutored for 6 years with both children and adults. My specialisms are GCSE Maths and A-level Economics and Business Studies but I have taught other subjects such as Sociology. I am familiar with the three major exam boards: AQA, Edexcel and OCR.
I am currently an examiner for AQA in A-level Economics. I have also written 195 questions for a forthcoming Cambridge University Press iGCSE Economics Textbook.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have Enhanced DBS clearance.
• Economics BSc from Cardiff University
• Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Cardiff University
• Enhanced DBS Certificate
Swithun manages to make Economics which on the surface is a potentially tedious study of data analysis and half-formed theoretics, into something that is relevant, intriguing, polarising and above all engaging.
Swithun's approach to debate and discussion above all instills a sense of confidence in students to answer questions with conviction, external knowledge and sometimes even a wry smile.
I think I can say with honesty, that without Swithun's tuition, I would never have got an A*.
Swithun has a good knowledge of how the exam papers are marked which allows him to give very useful and specific feedback. This is particularly helpful when it comes to writing essays.
He was also able to offer help and advice in other areas I was struggling for example; looking over my personal statement and helping me to devise a revision timetable.
I would certainly recommend Swithun as an economics tutor, he knows his stuff and there would be no reason not to do well if you put in 100%.
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