I am a qualified teacher, who studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford and took a PGCE from King`s College, London. I now work full-time as a qualified teacher in private practice. I specialize in 11+, 13+, French, German & Spanish coaching; EFL; and Elocution. In the last few months (Winter 2018-2019), 11+ pupils have received scholarships at Bancroft`s, Forest and Chigwell Schools; and places at City of London School for Boys and School for Girls. They have also received places at Henrietta Barnett School; Queen Elizabeth Barnet; and Westcliff Boys, amongst others .A few years ago, my top-scoring pupil came 1st out of 1,007 girls for Woodford County High School; and was also allocated a place at Henrietta Barnett. I have a valid DBS certificate, which will be shown to you at the initial consultation lesson, alongside my academic certificates. I hope to hear from you.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I am a kind, but firm, teacher; and I have high expectations of my pupils, who are given homework to complete between lessons. I am thought to be a highly reliable and committed teacher. Lessons take place at the same time each week during term-time; and by mutual arrangement during the holidays.
What qualifications do you have?
MA in Modern Languages from University College, Oxford PGCE in Modern Languages from Kings' College, London
Tell us about your experience...
My academic journey began with the seven years I spent as a pupil at Bancroft's School in Woodford, Essex, which I loved. During my time there, I grew to love foreign languages, and studied them at A-Level. In the old scoring system, I achieved three 'As' in English, French and German A-Levels; and a Merit in 'S'-Level German (super-advanced level). After leaving Bancroft's, I went to University College, Oxford, where I studied Law and Modern Languages. Thereafter, I decided to become a teacher, and took my PGCE at King's College, London. After qualifying as a Modern Languages teacher, I taught in the state system for some years, including at the Robert Clack School in Dagenham. During that time, I came to realize that I did not particularly enjoy classroom teaching. I subsequently left the profession to work in the field of tax: firstly as an inspector for the Inland Revenue; and subsequently as a tax consultant for KPMG. In 2014, I decided to return to teaching, but on a one-to-one, private basis. I undertook a professional development course with TimePlan, studying English & Literacy in the Primary Phase, Child Protection and Special Educational Needs, in addition to other topics. In the process of retraining, I undertook classroom observations and taught lessons at a number of schools in the independent and state sectors, including Bancroft's and Forest. I am delighted to have found the perfect way forward for him as a teacher, and thoroughly enjoys my job . In addition to coaching children for the 11+, I also coaches for the 7+ and 13+ exams; teaches French and German up to A-Level; Spanish to Key Stage 3; English as a Second Language; and Elocution. Please visit my website to read testimonials from the parents of current and past students.
What locations do you tutor in?
Barking, Barkingside, City of London, Clayhall, Dagenham, Forest Gate, Gant's Hill, Gidea Park, Hainault, Ilford, Limehouse, Loughton, Manor Park, Newbury Park, Romford, Stratford, Wanstead, Westminster, Woodgrange Park. I have also taught further out in the Essex countryside. Lessons outside my catchment area will require a surcharge.
What is your personal message to students?
"All hard work brings a profit..." (Proverbs 14:23)
|Travelling tutor:||Barking, Barkingside, City of London, Clayhall, Dagenham, Forest Gate, Gant's Hill, Gidea Park, Hainault, Ilford, Limehouse, Loughton, Manor Park, Newbury Park, Romford, Stratford, Wanstead, Westminster, Woodgrange Park|
|English as a foreign language||All ages|
|French||Beginner to A-Level|
|German||Beginner to A-Level|
|Spanish||Beginner to Key Stage 3|