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Member Since: 18/04/2011
Last Login: 5 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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University of Cambridge
Theology and Religious Studies
2:1  (2010)

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• ONLINE TUITION FOR AUTUMN 2020 - GCSEs & A LEVELS, including upcoming October A Level exams.
• One of the most experienced RS/philosophy/Pre-U super-tutors in London, with ten years of full-time tuition experience.
• Cambridge degree in Theology (2010).
• Amazing track record (see letters of recommendation below).

During the disruption to UK schooling, I am offering experienced guidance and tuition on how to get the best out of pre-university education despite the ongoing disruption. Students who want to try for better than their predicted grades are preparing for the unprecedented set of A Level exams in Autumn 2020. Many are doing so without access to school. I can help.

If you want to keep engaged throughout the summer, prepare for autumn exams, get ready for the transition to A-Levels or prepare for university, I can help. I have hundreds of resources to offer, as well as mock-style papers. I am in the unique position of having been homeschooled myself before attending Cambridge, so I can offer lived experience on how to get the best out of students who find themselves outside of formal education.


Extracts from letters of recommendation (available in full on request):

"I am just writing to thank you for your support and input. My daughter got a D in her mock earlier this year ... You immediately set about lifting her spirits and inspiring her with high-quality one-to-one tuition. She loved her on-line sessions with you and it was quickly obvious to my wife and me that you were getting traction. But for her to get an A really was at the top end of our expectations. Thank you. You have made a big difference to one very happy 18 year old."
Father of A-Level RS (Edexcel) student, 2019
Grade received: A

"James is an extremely capable and sensitive tutor. He really managed to engage my 18-year-old son at a point when he was feeling out of his depth and pretty despondent about having chosen to study theology at A level. James repeatedly managed to explain complex ideas through simple analogies and yet was not in any way condescending. He was very thorough and always seemed to take great care to ensure that concepts were fully understood and that the correct notes had been taken. Indeed he managed to turn things around completely for my son, and got him to really start enjoying theology again. It is fair to say that it was James who was solely responsible for regenerating my son`s enthusiasm for the subject."
Mother of RS (OCR) A-Level, 2019
Grade received: A

"James know the Pre U syllabus very well - something that can`t be said of all the tutors...I would not hesitate to recommend James."
Mother of Pre-U Theology & Philosophy student, 2019
Grade received: Distinction

"Incredibly reliable and professional...James` superior knowledge and passion for his subject resulted in my son gaining both in confidence and ability and led him to succeed in achieving a Distinction grade when his school had predicted a Merit."
Mother of Pre-U Philosophy student
Grade received: Distinction

"James`s enthusiasm, attention to detail and ability to make the lessons interesting and absorbing has paid off...I cannot recommend James highly enough. He is punctual and thoughtful and I would not hesitate to hire him again in the future."
Mother of Religious Studies (Edexcel) student
Grade received: A

"A great source of help to my daughter over the past two years making smooth preparations for her to retake her AS level, alongside her continuing work towards her A level. He contributed invaluably."
Mother of Philosophy A-Level (AQA) Candidate.
Grade received: A

"He immediately established a very good working relationship with my daughter which encouraged her to really engage with the subject and plan and think about the topics in depth. He helped her with the structure of her essays and how to build up a coherent and well thought out argument...I would highly recommend James as a Philosophy tutor."
Mother of Religious Studies (OCR) student.
Grade received: A

"My daughter was unable to attend school due to illness, and so James was entirely responsible for her preparation. James was a diligent tutor, who managed to convey this difficult subject with a lightness of touch. I know that my daughter enjoyed her lessons enormously and that she found it easy to learn from James. He not only imparted the necessary knowledge but also inspired her with confidence."
Mother of Pre-U Philosophy & Theology student
Grade Received: Distinction

"James was brilliant. Despite tutoring my two twin daughters at the same time, he adapted his teaching style to suit both of them differently. He made the whole course much easier for them to understand than they had found at school. Beyond this, he boosted their confidence and increased their essay writing skills. He provided a large amount of digital handouts which they also found useful. Both girls ended up with very high As in all the topics he taught them in."
Mother of twin daughters taught in Religious Studies (OCR) and Philosophy (AQA).
Grades received: A

If there is a results-based bonus I am happy to negotiate the hourly fee.

Availability: Weekdays preferable.

Willing to travel: 50 miles

Experience: I have thousands of hours of tuition experience built up over ten years of full-time tutoring. Some of the specific subjects I have taught include:

Cambridge Pre-U Theology & Philosophy
Philosophy A Level (AQA, OCR and Edexcel)
Religious Studies (OCR, AQA and Edexcel) GCSE, A Level
Government & Politics (Edexcel and OCR)
Theology and Religious Studies at degree level (I have helped six different students receive good grades for third year RS dissertations)
Oxbridge applications and interview practice

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We have a total of 11 review(s) for James.

Imogen (Miss)

5/5 Rating

really good tutor who is very informative.

Kaj (Miss)

5/5 Rating

My daughter had some excellent session with James! In the short period that he tutored her she learnt some really key skills from essay writing to the actual content needed. Really useful!

Sonamara (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Super professional and friendly. Connects really well with where the kids are at and what they need.

Johnny (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Early days but first rate so far

Jessie ()

5/5 Rating

James knows the Pre U syllabus very well and does a great job in tailoring his lessons to his students` actual needs. He is a great communicator, teaches well and have great notes. I will not hesitate to recommend James. Thanks a lot!

Polly (Ms)

5/5 Rating

A big investment but James is a rare thing - Philosophy Tutor Pre-U A level. James has shown initiative, flexibility and has been hugely communicative about my son`s progress and unique challenges. I believe it`s an investment for my son. Rebecca

Michael (Mr)

5/5 Rating

James is an excellent tutor to work with.

Dilys (Ms)

5/5 Rating

James has just started working with my son. He is a high energy teacher, with clear focus and dedication. My son enjoys the sessions, and is building both confidence and knowledge.

Jessica (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor, could not be more helpful. Cannot recommend James enough :)

Donna (none)

5/5 Rating


Josh (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Absolutely outstanding tutor. Very gifted, and empathic.Completely on top of the subject. Brilliant.

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