General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
Institute of Education, University of London
University of Cambridge
Information about James
As an experienced Head of Geography at a top independent school, I offer top end "5 star" rated specialist tutoring, and excel in providing subject content help, exam technique support, and broader strategic advice for students and parents. I have detailed knowledge of the new GCSE and A level courses. However, the most important information available to you is the emphatic feedback from all of my clients.
I am a Cambridge Geography graduate and approachable teacher who excels at stretching students within a supportive atmosphere. I have teaching experience at two top Public boys schools in London, both "top 10" boys` schools, as well as a being a trained examiner for AQA. I attended St. John`s College, Cambridge, where I read Geography, and have also worked at a "Big Four" financial services firm.
At A-level I achieved full UMS in Geography, as well as gaining a Distinction within the relevant Advanced Extension Award. I also gained exceptionally high marks in Biology and Philosophy A-Levels.
Given my experience, I expect to deliver exceptional service to my clients. I can offer the following services for students:
-Oxbridge preparation and interviews (humanities)
-Subject tutoring for GCSE & A-Level Geography
-Exam and study skills
-11+ and 13+ entry exam support (humanities)
Availability: Available during most Half Term and Full Term holidays, as well as limited availability during Term.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: Head of Department at top London Public School - Oxbridge applications, UCAS, and detailed experience of new GCSE and A level courses.
GCSE (AQA), A Level (AQA and OCR), CIE Pre U
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Feedback For James (14)
My son thinks James is a fantastic tutor! Enormously helpful with his Geography Alevel project and his guidance and support has been invaluable to date. As a parent, he has been accommodating with time changes (when wifi was down) and booking lessons. Couldnt be more appreciative.
Tutors Response :
Thanks for the feedback, Lucy.
Review for James: Student: From the first session, James` objective was to put my needs and challenges first. He created an organised plan for our sessions in the future ahead. This made me incredibly confident in his abilities. Our sessions were very mixed; team work, exam questions and covering content together. I had very long sessions with James, but they were all very enjoyable and full of geography jokes that made the time go by. I would highly recommend James as a tutor as he prepared me thoroughly for my exam an I am sure this will reflect in my grade. Parent: James enjoyed my daughter, for the first time I could relax and let them get on with it. He gave my daughter the confidence to be able to write 25 marker essays which had been a mental block for her. Best tutor ever, couldn`t recommend him highly enough. Review for the Site: Parent: Excellent quality of tutor, highly recommend it as a parent but not very well publicised compared to other sites (was recommended word of mouth). Had been looking for an experienced Pre U Geography A level tutor for 9 months, tried other people but only found James on tutorhunt when referred by another tutor. Usability could be improved though.
James is an excellent tutor. My daughter lacked confidence but is now confident that she can do really well in her A level geography
Having had many tutors before, I can honestly say that James has been one of the knowledgable and helpful. I was working at a B grade with no understanding of exam technique and limited knowledge in the subject. James was very organised and swift in papering over cracks in my knowledge and helped me get to grips with the technique by answering and marking question. James was able to answer all my questions and explain them in a way which I could understand. I appreciated not only his thorough technique but also his flexibility during sessions. In the end I got the grade I wanted, all thanks to James.
We were highly impressed with James from the start - his passion and enthusiasm for Geography is contagious and his friendly manner meant he quickly built an excellent rapport with my son.
My son`s confidence in his own ability increased considerably under James`s tuition and he thoroughly enjoyed the revision sessions, where James identified the areas of the A level syllabus needing attention whilst also sharing useful exam technique.
Would strongly recommend James.
James is an excellent geography tutor. My son has enjoyed his lessons and found them very useful for his AS and A level studies. I would highly recommend James as a tutor.
My son had regular lessons with James in the past accademic year in order to help him prepare for his A-level Geography. James has an excellent knowledge of the curriculum and was able to quickly assess the areas where my son needed support. James spent a lot of time going through exam techniques, helping my son plan his revisions and reviewing past papers. My son really enjoyed his lessons with James who was also very good at conveying is passion for the subject. We would highly recommend James.
Expert knowledge and great communicator. Highly recommended.
James has been tutoring my daughter for her A level Georgraphy exam. She has found it very helpful. He is an excellent teacher and managed to help her understand topics she was struggling with. We are hoping for it to be reflected in her final grade. Thank you..
My son is currently studying AS Geography. James is a fantastic tutor, very enthusiastic, who explains the work with perfect clarity and is very detailed and thorough. My son is looking forward to studying A2 with James and we are highly impressed by him.
Definitely would recommend
I have already left James some feedback but thought it would be appropriate to update this in the light of my son receiving an Oxbridge offer.
From start to finish James was an enthusiastic and professional tutor. The sessions James held with my son really helped improve his confidence in the run up to the interview. As a Cambridge graduate himself, James` experience was also useful in the applications process.
I am very grateful for James` support which was instrumental in helping my son secure an Oxbridge place.
Tutors Response :
Thanks very much. Glad you are happy.
James is an approachable and enthusiastic tutor. He has provided first class tuition for my son who finds his sessions both engaging and rewarding.
I would highly recommend James as a tutor.
Reliable, Punctual and a great all round tutor.
He not only tutors the subject to a high standard but also tutors the student as a whole, my son looks forward to seeing him and I`m sure he will reach his full potential with James`s assistance.