Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Haslingfield 
Haslingfield 
  • (7 reviews)
B
Becky
« Dear Doctor Hillas, Thankyou so much for teaching me Maths. I could... More »
B
Becky
« Dear Doctor Hillas, Thankyou so much for teaching me Maths. I could not have achieved anything near the A grade I did without your help. I thouroughly enjoyed the lessons which cannot be said for my Maths lessons at school so thankyou for putting up with me. »
£40/h
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Dr Thomas
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
Levels
  • All Levels

Dr Thomas - Central Cambridge - ESOL (English)

Methodology

You can do it. Sometimes a subject seems impossible for you. You get discouraged. Other people seem better than you etc. But, I promise you, you can really succeed and I shall be honoured to help you.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Entrance exams 11+ and 13 +; GCSE/IGCSE English, Maths, French, Business Studies and Religious Studies; English as a Foreign Language; French for adults

I am also an experienced and qualified Life Coach and Counsellor and when parents or students ask me to do so I use these skills and experience to help young people through the stressful and anxious moments they encounter.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

• Dess (equivalent of Doctorate) from Strasbourg University, France • BA in Arabic Studies, Rome, Italy. • 3 Year diploma in Psychosynthesis Education and Counselling Skills, London, UK • Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to adults, Cambridge, UK • Diploma in Life Coaching, Newcastle College, UK

- How much do you charge?

My usual fee is £40 per hour. In case of hardship I am happy to offer concessions.

- Where do you teach?

At my home in Haslingfield, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

- When are you available?

From 8am to 8pm, Mondays to Thursdays during term time and school holidays.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

11-18 year olds and adults. 11+ and 13+ Entrance Exams Key Stage 2 to GCSE, or IGCSE, and occasionally A'level. I teach adults English as a second language and French for business or travel.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

11+ and 13+ Entrance; GCSE and occasionally A'Level

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Remember, you can do it. Working together we'll get you to the top.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

• I have been tutoring in Cambridge since 1999. Previously, I tutored and mentored students in Tunisia, North Africa, for 15 years; set up Adult Education centres and taught in Sudan for 3 years; taught in a Secondary School in Uganda, East Africa for 2 years and was acting Principal there for 1 year.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

• Newcastle College, UK • Studio School of Languages, Cambridge, UK • Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London, UK • Pontifical Institute of Rome, Italy. • Universities of Strasbourg, France Ottawa, Canada; Fribourg, Switzerland; East Anglia, UK;

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Cambridge Network IPTI Coaching Academy, London

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Great people, mostly between ages of 11 and 25, plus one or two older adults. Often they have lost confidence in their ability to learn a particular subject or subjects. After a couple of sessions they have a whole new vision of themselves, move quickly up the academic grades and feel better about themselves in general. Some of their testimonials are available.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h
Lessons offered by Dr Thomas
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
Levels
  • All Levels

7 reviews on Dr Thomas
  • 5/5

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

7 recommendations

B
Becky

Dear Doctor Hillas, Thankyou so much for teaching me Maths. I could not have achieved anything near the A grade I did without your help. I thouroughly enjoyed the lessons which cannot be said for my Maths lessons at school so thankyou for putting up with me.

S
Sophie's Mum

Thanks very much for all your help again. Sophie would never have passed Maths without your help.

L
Lynne

I have no hesitation in writing this reference for Thomas Hillas, who has tutored my son for the past 18 months in preparation for his GCSE's.
We found him reliable, conscientious and, most of all, my son trusted and liked him. He not only helped him with the subjects in which he was being tutored but gave him confidence and self belief. He has matured as a result of Mr Hillas' help.

Similar tutors

esol (english) lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.

Orwell
Psychology graduate offering English (EFL), French, Biology and Psychology lessons in Cambridge
£15
Genevieve
1st lesson free!

I can tutor GCSE and A level standard. I have been teaching, and also coaching sport for six years since. I am really...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Cambridge
English lessons based in Cambridge taught by experienced EFL tutor (IELTS, general)
£18
Jana
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I base my classes on a healthy balance of conversation, grammar and exercises. Using a combination of my own materials and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Cambridge
Qualified, Experienced (32 years) teacher: Academic, business and general course a spec
£20
Jerry
1st lesson free!

Greetings, I would like to introduce myself as a prospective teacher for which I have attached my CV. I am available for...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Cambridgeshire
Teaching ESOL for 16 years in beautiful historic Cambridge. Online, one to one, or in a group I can help you reach your goals!
£15
Karimah
1st lesson free!

I have taught children, teens, adults and seniors. It is important to discuss needs, expectations, goals and timeframes at...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Cambridge
Experienced and knowledgeable ESL teacher ready to help you in Cambridge or online
£30
Elgiz
1st lesson free!

I believe teaching should be fun. I use lots of games and fun activities while teaching young students. With adults my...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Cambridge
Bilingual English French Teacher offers her support to learners in Cambridge UK
£20
Kate
1st lesson free!

My aim is to adapt to my students in order for them to achieve their goals as easily as possible. I want my students to feel...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Southampton
American Abroad in England, looking to teach English, Spanish and Italian, specializing in Deliberate Practice Method
£20
Julian
1st lesson free!

I use Anders Ericsson's 'Deliberate Practice Method' when teaching. Group discussions will have an appropriate topic, along...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Royal Wootton Bassett
Native Teacher from England. Speaking Abilities, Business English, Confidence, Comprehension, Grammar and Vocabulary. With a teaching certificate from Cambridge University
£25
Eugene
  • (56 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Hi, my name is Eugene I am a native English teacher from England. I love teaching English, and I will happily help you...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
London
Native English with over 7 years experience as an English Teacher and Business English Trainer/Coach working both in London and Barcelona and also online
£45
Suzanne
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

If you are looking to improve your English, confidence when speaking, fluency, communication skills, preparing for work...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Greater london
ENGLISH TUTOR with Oxford University English MA. Teaching online (Skype, etc) & in-person (S London). Tutor with 3 Masters degrees & 18 years experience teaching all ages and levels.
£48
Natasha (I'm English despite my name).
  • (8 reviews)

English lessons: Language, Literature, English as a foreign language/ EFL, all ages and levels. (GCSE, A Levels, University...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Nottingham
Qualified English Teacher with years of experience, testimonials on request, dynamic lessons
£20
Mark
  • (15 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I tailor my lessons to each and every learner to deliver the best results and you will learn fastest this way. I know what...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Birmingham
CELTA Qualified and experienced native-speaking English tutor offers interesting, effective (Skype) online lessons
£15
Nev
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

First of all, I listen closely to your learning goals and needs and assess your current level. I aim to make lessons varied,...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Learn English Online with a Professional Language Teacher ( CELTA & TEFL Certified)
£15
Mark
  • (8 reviews)
1st lesson free!

This is Your Chance to Become Fluent in English and Take Your Communications Skills to the Next Level. Personalised Lessons...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Brighton
English Tutor, university level, based in Brighton. Improve your writing skills, pronunciation and conversation. Reading lists offered and fun facts.
£15
Jeanne
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

English Tutor university level, based in Brighton. Improve your writing skills, pronunciation and conversation. Reading...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Oxford
Very experienced teacher in ESL and French gives private tuition Oxford/Oxfordshire a
£20
Annick
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I'm an ESL and a French teacher with a very wide and long teaching experience. I'm happy to say that my students have...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Plymouth
Highly qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language with over 35 years teaching experience.
£20
Wendy
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Before I start teaching you, I develop a needs analysis to find out exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are so that I...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £40 £40 Not available
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable