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Sevenoaks, Kent
Home Town: Sevenoaks
Member Since: 09/09/2020
Last Login: 6 months ago
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My Qualifications

Oxford University
Philosophy, Politics
2:1  (2017)
Sevenoaks School
International Baccalaureate
42  (2013)

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I graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. I then studied Mandarin at Peking University on a British Council Generation UK-China scholarship.

As Confucius once said: “ To learn something and timely practice it – it is a pleasure, isn`t it?”. Learning is done best when motivated by interest, so my tutoring style aims to inspire students to love learning. I am an excellent motivator and develop my students into inquirers and critical thinkers. There is always a further ‘why?’ question, which my students become fond of asking!

My main academic interests include Philosophy, English Literature and Chinese Language.

I am extremely passionate about my hobbies which include playing the piano, learning Chinese, cooking and surfing. I’m very keen to promote extra-curricular interests to my pupils and I’m keener still to teach them (those that I can!).


2018 - 2019
British Council Scholar, Chinese Language & Culture, Peking University
- Awarded British Council “Generation UK-China” scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese at Peking University
- Language proficiency achieved: HSK4

2014 – 2017
BA Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Oriel College, University of Oxford
- Upper Second Class Honours
- Awarded Oriel College Academic Scholarship in first year
- First Class Honours in all Preliminary Examinations

2007 – 2013
Sevenoaks School
- Head Boy and Senior Prefect - Academic and Music Scholar
- Gilchrist Trophy, awarded for Best All Rounder
- UKMT Senior Maths Challenge: Qualified for British Maths Olympiad
International Baccalaureate: 42 points (Maths, Physics and History at Higher Level)

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Experience: I have been a professional tutor for 7 years. In that time, I have privately tutored over seventy pupils both online and face to face, whose ages have ranged from 7 to 30 and who have come from all over the world.

I have had particular success with 11+, 13+ and 16+ independent schools entry, with pupils having achieved places at schools including Eton College, Wycombe Abbey, Sevenoaks School, Godolphin & Latymer, Dulwich College, Downe House and Radley College.

I have helped students to achieve places at Oxford University to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics by preparing them for the TSA examination and the Oxford interview.

In GCSE, A Level and IB I have helped students to achieve their desired grades in English, Maths, Physics, Economics and Philosophy.


2017 – Present
This year I have successfully coached the son and daughter of a family in school entrance examinations at 11+ and 13+. The son is taking up a 2020/21 place at Dulwich College and the daughter a 2020/21 place at Godolphin & Latymer. I have also helped a student achieve a major academic scholarship to Sevenoaks School at 16+ entrance.

2014 – Present
Private Tutor
c. 20 students in 11+, 13+ and 16+ Common Entrance examinations with success at schools incl. Eton, Wycombe Abbey, Radley, Downe House.

c.10 students in Oxbridge entry to read Philosophy Politics & Economics. Including interview practice and TSA tests

c.20 students in GCSE, A Level or IB subjects including Physics, Maths, English Literature, Philosophy and Economics.

In my year after finishing secondary school I tutored the then Oxford un ion President in 3rd Year Microeconomics. I taught myself the Oxford Microeconomics course in order to do so.

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