I am an experienced and dedicated tutor specialising in Classics and Ancient History, but also with teaching experience in Mathematics. I have accumulated more than 700 hours of tutoring with excellent results. I have tutored for all levels from 13+ CE and Scholarship to A level and under my tuition I have helped students gain scholarships and places to St Pauls, Eton and Harrow, to St. Andrews and Oxford.
I have a formidable academic background amongst a broad range of subjects. This comes out strongly in my teaching, coupled with an energy, enthusiasm and creativity born from a true love of learning and knowledge. I always look to engage with my students beyond the level simply of conveying information. My lessons are bespoke and creative; I design my own exercises and courses for every lesson on an individual basis in order to heighten the engagement and excitement of the learning experience. My excellent results and testimonials are indicative of the success of my approach.
MA (Hons) Classics 2011-2015 University of Edinburgh
- 1st Class Award
- My dissertation was awarded a mark of 90 the highest mark ever attained
in the school of History, Classics and Archaeology and is being
prepared for academic publication.
A Level and GCSE 2007-2009 Ampleforth College
- A Level: A: Greek, Latin, English, Mathematics
- FSMQ: A: Additional Mathematics
- GCSE: A*: Greek, Latin, English, Mathematics,
Chemistry, Music, Christian Theology
Additional Qualifications and Awards
Ampleforth College Academic Scholarship (2004-2009)
Music Scholarship (2004-2009)
Creative Writing Prize (2008)
Classics Prize (2009)
UK Maths Challenge Gold (2008)
Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) 95th Percentile of national aggregate
Music (ABRSM) Diploma of Music Performance, Tuba
Grade 8 Tuba, Distinction
Grade 8 Singing, Distinction
Grade 8 Classical Guitar, Merit
Grade 7 Piano, Distinction
Grade 5 Music Theory, Distinction
Availability: Please contact me for availability at the point of interest.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: FULL STATEMENT OF EXAM RESULTS 2017
STUDENT SCHOOL EXAM INITIAL GRADE EXAM RESULT
Zain S. Kingston Grammar GCSE E A* 95.5%
Mia E. T. Francis Holland GCSE C A* 90.5%
Lara B. Putney High School GCSE D A* 94.5%
Tayo W.-B. Old Palace School A2 B A 90%
Helen F. Highgate School Y12 D A 92%
Jon S. Highgate School Y12 C (GCSE 2016) A 87%
Cosmo L.B. Home-School Eton KS 47% 3 Very Good
John R. Northcote Lodge CE Level 2 (Harrow) 62% 93%
Nico K. Northcote Lodge Tonbridge Scholarship 54% 85%
Thomas J. The Hall CE Level 3 (St. Pauls) 67% A
Paul M. Dulwich GCSE B A* 92.5%
Tayo W.-B. Old Palace School A2 B A 85.5%
Thomas J. The Hall CE Level 1 (St. Pauls) 59% A
Angelica M. Francis Holland A2 E (AS) A - 87%
Isabelle B. Graveney School GCSE 6 8
Olivia B. Lady Margarets GCSE 5 7
Paolo S. Trinity Catholic GCSE 3 4
Stevie W. Trinity Catholic GCSE 5 7
John R. Northcote Lodge Harrow Scholarship 55% 72%
Nico K. Northcote Lodge Tonbridge Scholarship 64% 74%
St. Pauls Scholarship Latin (2016)
Henry stepped in to prove urgent and much needed support for our son in the last two months before he sat the Scholarship exams to St Pauls School. His Latin was proving to be a weakness and his final mocks at prep school showed he needed some serious effort to bring himself up to scratch. We were delighted to find Henry: he invested serious attention to ensure he knew both what the syllabus for the exam was and also to understand what Archie had studied. Archie thoroughly enjoyed his sessions with Henry - they worked at a fast pace and covered plenty of ground, and he especially enjoyed the personalised pieces of translation which Henry prepared for him on unexpected topics which were chosen to be entertaining and interesting to a 13-year old boy. Archie was also impressed by Henrys own passion for his subject and the literature.
I can give two measures of Henrys success with Archie - the most important was that he came home from the Latin exam and was very pleased that it had gone well, which I dont think it would have done without Henrys support. The other is that his A- result in the scholarship examination (in the second 20% of pupils) contributed to him winning a very unexpected Academic Scholarship to St Pauls, the only boy from his school to do so! That has been a huge boost to his self-esteem and confidence as he started at a new school.
Tonbridge Scholarship Latin (2017)
Henry was recommended to us very highly by a friend to prepare our son for Common Entrance Scholarship to Tonbridge. As a result our son got an A in his Latin paper. Our son looked forward to his sessions with Henry. As a result our son got an A in high Latin paper. Our soon looked forward to his sessions with Henry. He loved Henrys teaching style and manner and came out of every session feeling he had achieved a lot. Henry took great care to ensure my son had grasped all the basic foundations as well as to understand exactly what was require of him in the exam and he provided useful revision sheets where necessary. As result my son went into the exam feeling confident and relaxed. It was a pleasure to have Henry around and I cannot stress how warmly I would recommend him.
Graveney School Mathematics GCSE (2017)
I cannot recommend henry highly enough. He is an excellent teacher, increasing both competence and confidence in his pupils, and he does it in a very relaxed yet effective way. He is reliable, a good communicator, and someone that my daughter felt very comfortable with. The results speak for themselves - she couldn`t have got higher than an a* and is delighted with the outcome. Henry was nice to work with, he gave good value for money, and he helped my daughter achieve exactly the result she needed.
Highgate School 6th Form Latin (2017)
Henry is an outstanding tutor in Latin. He has a huge enthusiasm for the subject and is an invigorating and effective teacher.
He came to tutor our daughter Helen in January, four months into the start of her A-level course. She was finding the move up from GCSE a challenge, and getting around 65% in the tests. Henry has an ability to explain the complexities of the language in a way that makes them feel manageable as well as logical - and almost fun. He cured Helen`s anxiety about translating English to Latin, provided vocabulary and grammar guides, and explained the rules of Latin poetry. Helen benefited from the start, and by the end of Year 12 was regularly getting 85% or better, and 88% in the end of year exam, one of the highest in her year. Best of all she has lost her fear of the subject and is now approaching her A-levels with real confidence
St. Olaves Grammar School Classical Civilisation A level (2016)
Henry tutored our daughter Helen for the GCSE Classical Civilisation exam, in particular the AQA Iliad test paper. Helen had achieved a B in that paper at the end of year 12 (and a B overall grade for that subject) and had wanted to re-sit that exam in order to gain an A result both in that particular paper and as an overall subject grade. Mr taught Helen very systematically and engagingly, and kept the topic relevant and interesting for her. She always looked forward to her weekly hourly session with him. Helen achieved a remarkable 100% in the that paper when she sate the exam again this summer. Mr had also spent the last tutoring sessions branching out to the other two Classical Civilisation exams Helen was sitting this spring. Her results in the other two exams were 92% and 97%, and she achieved an overall A* subject grade. We are certain that Mr s tutoring was key to this fantastic result and remain very grateful for his support.