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Tai (Tutor in New Malden)

New Malden, Surrey
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Member Since: 01/02/2011
Last Login: 32 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 5 hours

My Qualifications

King's College London (Universi...
Merit  (2014)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2:1  (2009)
Oxford University
English Language and Literature
2:1  (2005)
A Level
King`s College School,...
A  (2002)
A Level
King`s College School,...
A  (2002)
A Level
King`s College School,...
Ancient Greek
A  (2002)

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Information about Tai

I have been tutoring for nearly ten years and am highly experienced at all levels from primary to A-level. I went to King`s College School in Wimbledon before reading English at Oxford. I subsequently trained as an actor at one of the top drama schools (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) before gaining an MA in Philosophy at King`s College London and am now studying for a PhD in Sociology at the University of Birmingham (whilst being based full-time in London).

I have a patient, flexible and fun approach to tutoring ensuring my lessons are individually suited to my students` needs. I work with parents to ensure that there is a clear dialogue about progress, work needed and homework set.

I specialise in English, Philosophy, Sociology and Drama at GCSE and A-Level. I am also extremely experienced in 7-11+ admissions to both independent and grammar schools (covering all aspects: English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and interview practice).

I have prepared students for successful entrance to several top independent and state schools including:

City of London (11+)
Cranleigh (13+)
Francis Holland (11+)
Goldolphin and Latymer (11+)
Hampton (11+ and 13+)
Harrodian (11+)
King`s College School Wimbledon (7+ and 8+)
Latymer Upper (11+)
Notre Dame (11+)
Putney High (11+)
Reed`s (11+)
St John`s Leatherhead (11+)
St Paul`s (7+)
Sutton Grammar (11+)
Sutton High (11+)
Tormead (11+)
Welton College (13+)
Westminster (7+, 8+ and 11+)
Whitgift (11+ and 13+)

Between 2008-2013 I was also a performer with and Artistic Director of an improvised theatre company, The Improsarios, and have taught drama and improvisation at the Actors Centre in London, Emanuel School in Battersea and Middlesex University.

Previous student comments:

`Fantastic tutoring by Tai enabled my son to achieve top marks in his English Literature IGCSE.` - Anne

`Tai offered invaluable help and advice to my both my son and daughter through the 11 plus process. He developed their confidence in areas that needed consolidating and offered them practical tips and advice for interview. The sessions were always fun and both children looked forward to them. The lessons looked beyond the process too and were always intellectually stimulating.` - Alex

`My son`s confidence had slowly deteriorated over a period of two years in both English Language and Literature. Within two months, before the 2016 IGCSE exams, Tai patiently and skilfully built up my son`s confidence by going through past papers, showing him different techniques to answer questions and planning literature essays.` - Manisha

`My daughter went from an unclassified to an A in English language within 6 months - she really liked Tai and the way he explained everything and gently encouraged her. She is quite shy and does not like speaking out loud in class but her confidence grew as a result of one to one tutoring.` - Caroline

`Tai`s tutoring was invaluable as I prepared for my English Literature AS Level. His approach to tutoring made every lesson fascinating and thought-provoking with his help, I was able to get an A.` - Lara

`An outstanding tutor. Tai spent around 2 months tutoring my son so that he was prepped and able for his 11+ exams. He was patient and very clear when giving guidance and more importantly he was very encouraging when my son doubted himself. My son passed with flying colours and went in confident and fully prepared.` - Charlotte

`Tai has been an incredible help over the last few months. I highly recommend him to anyone studying English, I would have never felt so confident in Literature without his help!` - Georgina

MA (Oxon) in English Language and Literature - Oxford University, 2: 1
BA (GSMD) in Acting - Guidhall School of Music and Drama, 2:1
MA (KCL) in Philosophy - King`s College London, Merit

Scholar at St Hugh`s College, Oxford
Head Boy, King`s College Junior School, Wimbledon

Associate of King`s College London (AKC)

A-Level (King`s College School, Wimbledon):
Ancient Greek - A
English - A
Latin - A

AS-Level (King`s College School, Wimbledon):
Ancient Greek - A
English - A
Latin - A
Music - A

GCSE (King`s College School, Wimbledon):
Ancient Greek - A*
English Language - A
English Literature - A *
French - A*
Latin - A*
Maths - A
Music - A*
Science (Double Award) - A* A*

Availability: My preferred times are weekday afternoons and weekends.
Please note all lessons are online.

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: I have nearly ten years experience of one-to-one tutoring at a range of levels.

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We have a total of 6 review(s) for Tai.


5/5 Rating

Great tutor. He is always focused on the student`s understanding. He is always prepared for the lessons and guides us, sending the material ahead and checking the homework afterwards.

Paul (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My 9-year old son has had 5 sessions with Tai so far. Tai sets high standards, both in outcomes and concentration. He is knowledgeable and well-prepared and focusses on getting my son to use what he knows to work out the answers rather than just cramming in information.

Ruth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

James has really valued having Tai as a tutor - fingers crossed we`ll get some good results! We look forward to having Tai again to help our son with his `A Levels` next year. Thank you.

Serge (Mr)

5/5 Rating

He is excellent tutor with good understanding of what our child need, provide good homework to tackle and advice.

Caroline (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Tai is a great GCSE English tutor for my son. I’m very happy with the progress that is being made.

Tai is very patient and knows the subject well.

Bhavesh (Mr)

5/5 Rating

No issues with Tai, polite and very understanding with my 2 boys.. Would highly recommend

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