I know what it takes to do well in exams and I really have been through it all: Common Entrance, the 11+, SATS, GCSEs, A-Levels, even University Admission Tests. Over the past four years, as a full-time tutor, I've taught over 200 students, privately, and at tuition centres across London: from four-year-olds with Etonian aspirations, to A-Level students in need of additional coaching, to GCSE students who have fallen behind in class. I worked at the Wimbledon branch of NumberWorks'nWords for two years, teaching Maths, English and Science. I met a real diversity of students there, encouraging me to develop and learn new strategies to teach challenging concepts. I've also taught for the 11+ (Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal) at Shine Tutors and Hayes GCSE Tuition Centre; and have developed the entire content and software for my own centre, Enspire Academy, as well as leading all Academy lessons and training our assistant tutors.
When I was at school, I always felt I was missing a link. "A leads to B which leads to C" is a simple logical progression, but it can be very confusing if you don't understand why A leads to B. My worksheets and teaching style focusses hugely around answering those "why" questions. I want my students to have a concrete understanding of the processes that underlie the concepts and algorithms they are learning.
Awards: - ifs Young Business Writer of the Year 2013: My article came 1st in the country - Royal Economic Society Young Economist of the Year Competition: 3rd internationally out of 750 entries - Harvard Prize: Highest grades in the year - Young Enterprise Achiever of the Year 2012 - LAMDA Gold Public Speaking and Drama Award - Jack Petchey Award for mentoring younger pupils and my general contributions to school life - GCSE Prize & Business Prize
- First Class Honours (83% in First Year exams), LSE, BSc Economics - 3 A*s at A-Level (self-studied, 97% average) - 4 As at AS-Level (98.2% average, highest in the year) - 11 A*s at GCSE
I am a second year Economist at the London School of Economics with four years' experience as a private tutor. I attained 11 A*s at GCSE; a 98.2% average at AS-Level, scoring the highest grades in my year; 3 A*s at A-Level, where I achieved 100% in ten of the exams I sat; and a very high First Class Honours in my first year exams. I attended Sutton Grammar School up until the final year, when I left to pursue private tuition as my full-time occupation, while studying for my A2 exams in my spare time. Following this, I founded Enspire Academy, a tech-inspired 11+ tuition academy that ensures the newest, most effective educational experience for its students. I have taught over 200 students in the last four years and have subsequently developed a wealth of resources, notes and techniques, from KS1 to A-Level and beyond. Teaching others is something I have always enjoyed. Being part of a genuine improvement in a student's performance and confidence is a unique and gratifying opportunity, and I look forward to meeting and working with new students.