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Alex (Tutor in London)

Alex
Alex
Tutor
London, London
Feedback Score:
+1
Member Since: 11/09/2017
Last Login: 5 months ago
Response Rate: 40%
Expected Response: < 2 days
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Qualifications

BA
University of Oxford
History BA (Hons)
high 2.i  (2017)
A Level
Shrewsbury School
History
A  (2014)
A Level
Shrewsbury School
English Literature
A*  (2014)
A Level
Shrewsbury School
Religious Studies
A  (2014)
AS LEVEL
Shrewsbury School
Economics
A  (2013)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
English Literature
A*  (2012)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
English Language
A*  (2012)
IGCSE
Shrewsbury School
Maths
A*  (2012)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
French
A*  (2012)
IGCSE
Shrewsbury School
Dual Science
A*  (2012)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
History
A*  (2012)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
Religious Studies
A*  (2012)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
Geography
A*  (2012)
GCSE
Shrewsbury School
Art
A*  (2012)
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Rates summary: 20.00 to 35.00 per hour
Information about Alex

I am an avid reader of everything from Greek philosophy to 19th century Russian novels, with an especial love of 20th century writers like Virginia Woolf and Vladimir Nabokov. I love reading because of those moments, to quote Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, when ‘you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else.’
I’m also sociable and active, I try and entertain friends and go running regularly. With a father in the foreign office, I’ve been very fortunate in living abroad several times, including in Nigeria and South Korea. Exploring new places and finding out as much as possible about the local culture and history is an interest I’ve maintained with recent trips to Peru and China.
Stemming from an interest in politics and current affairs I was considerably involved in student journalism at university, honing effective communication and editorial skills.
Having recently moved to London, I’m enjoying exploring its broad range of museums and galleries.

Availability: Flexible. Preferably Monday - Friday, early evenings.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: I remember well the teenage apathy to subjects like History and English, they were boring and inaccessible: the irrelevant activities or nonsensical writings of the long dead. It took dedicated and inspiring teachers to puncture this perception and slowly show me how brilliant and enjoyable the humanities could be. I feel that tutoring is the perfect environment for this process to take place. In the classroom, the particular quirks and interests of an individual can be subsumed and overlooked. In a one-on-one context the tutor can build a rapport with the pupil and find creative ways of bringing a subject to life based on the student’s particular interests. I want to be there, armed with fun facts and stimulating analogies to help spark a curiosity and change the way they see the subjects I teach. I’ve always enjoyed having lively intellectual conversations and helping others with their work where possible, from friends at school to my mum, who recently began studying again. I recently gave English tuition to an eleven-year-old in Peru. Having heard that he was eager to learn, but wasn’t finding his English classes at school stimulating, it was a pleasure to see his enthusiasm grow as I chatted to him about things he genuinely found interesting: Japanese cartoons and his cats, in this instance. Whilst good tutoring of course involves assisting with essay structure and helping learn useful content, I think it is also essential to provoke debate and try and get pupils to think on their feet in a way that helps build their confidence and enjoyment.

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Feedback For Alex (1)
We have a total of 1 review(s) for Alex.

Sade (Miss)
21/12/2018

5/5 Rating

Punctual and friendly. My son enjoys these lessons and we will be continuing until the foreseeable future.


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