University of Cambridge
Adams` Grammar School
Adams` Grammar School
Information about Christopher
I studied English at Queens` College Cambridge, graduating in 2006 with a Double First. I have recently finished studying a masters degree in Acting at the Birmingham Conservatoire. I offer tuition in both English and Maths, English to A-Level and Maths to GCSE.
Availability: ***Happy to offer online tuition for your protection during the current crisis***
I am currently available weekdays (daytime or evening) or weekends
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have taught for several years now as a private tutor. I have mostly been teaching GCSE students, with a couple of A-level English Literature students as well. The syllabi I am most familiar with are the AQA GSCE English papers, and the EdExcel GCSE Maths, although I have worked with other exam boards and have found the differences on the whole fairly minimal.
My results have been excellent. Last year I tutored a young lad whose school was insistent he should take the foundation maths paper, which would have resulted in a maximum of a grade 5. I noticed he seemed to have a huge potential and capacity for learning new concepts quickly, and I suggested to his parents that the foundation would probably be a waste of his talents. Luckily they took me at my word and successfully lobbied the school to enter him for the Higher Tier. After several months of working together on the new material for the Higher Tier that he had never covered in the classroom, being in a Foundation set, he entered the exam and came away with a grade 7. I couldn`t have been prouder.
The year previously I tutored an A-level English Literature student who had been struggling with a change of schools and a teacher who was absent through illness for much of the year, and who consequently felt that school was not delivering the standard of education she was hoping for. We worked together twice-weekly across both years of her A-level study, working on Wilde`s Picture of Dorian Gray, Shakespeare`s Antony and Cleopatra, the poetry of Yeats, Blake`s Songs of Innocence and Experience, Fitzgerald`s The Great Gatsby, Eliot`s The Wasteland and more besides. It was a wonderful journey for us both to explore those texts together. I was absolutely thrilled and delighted when she received an A* in her A-level results for the subject. It was thoroughly well-deserved.
These are just a couple of particular success stories I have had in recent years. On the whole a vast majority of students feel that as a result of the sessions their knowledge base is increased, and perhaps more importantly their confidence has come on leaps and bounds. I always look forward to the text messages I receive every August on results day where all my cohort for the previous year write to tell me how they get on. They thank me for all the help I have given them, but really the good results are down to their own hard work and dedication to achieve. I am merely a facilitator of that.
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Feedback For Christopher (6)
Chris is doing a great job with my son for both maths & english.
Good teaching skills my son was getting better at working out maths questions and always punctual.
Extremely helpful, worked really collaboratively, encouraging and motivational.
Experienced, engaging and patient tutor
Chris has had a few sessions with my son and so far I`m really pleased.
He is experienced and knowledgeable.
He gets on very well with my son and keeps him focused any engaged throughout the lesson.
Chris has been great - he`s really helped our daughter with her GCSE preparations.
So far so good, Christopher is very knowledgable and engages very well with his student making his English lessons much easier to understand in preparation for GCSE and more enjoyable!