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Information about Francis
I am a graduate of New College Oxford where I studied Politics Economics and Philosophy obtaining my Class 2/1 BA (hons) degree in 1975-79. I also completed an Master of Philosophy dissertation - History and Economics - at the London School of Economics (part time) in 1985. My teaching qualification, PGCE, was completed a year after I came down from Oxford in 1980.
I have been teaching economics since 1980 in both the private and state sectors and have broad experience of both A-level and IB Diploma courses. I was also an assistant examiner in Economics A-level for the old AEB (Associated Examining Board) during the 1980s. I am now semi-retired but looking for part time tutoring work, which I have been engaged in since the millennium. This has usually consisted evening work, and sometimes daytime tuition, in the South West London / North East Surrey area.
I teach all the boards and all levels of ability and am willing to travel up to 10 miles outside of my home area, which is Wallington in Surrey without additional travel fees. Anything further requires a £3 fee.
Availability: Evenings - 5 nights a week. Some weekends, week-days 12 to 2.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: 30+ years teaching in colleges of Further Education, Sixth form colleges and private schools, sixth form only. Teaching A-level, GCSE, and IB Diploma economics. Writing (including book reviews) on economic/political themes below
Fabianism and Colonialism. [contact detail removed].
Europe: The Unfinished Project. [contact detail removed]
Bumping along the Bottom. Article, Accountancy Business and the Public Interest,[contact detail removed]
UK Economic Assessment at March 2010.
On The Cusp: Article. In Beyond Blair,[contact detail removed]
Articles and Book Reviews in Chartist magazine
Monetarism: The God That Failed Chartist 132 Winter 1991
Reaganomics and its Legacy Chartist 133 - Spring 1991
In Defence of Utopia Chartist 134 Summer 1991
Third World Debt Crisis Rumbles on Chartist 137 Spring 1992
The Political Economy of Ecocide Chartist 138 Summer 1992
The Undeveloping Economy Chartist 139 Autumn 1992
EU Monetary un ion and the Conservative Party Chartist 140 Winter 1993
The End of Economics by Cristovam Buarque Book Review Chartist 144 Autumn 1993
Media Monopoly Chartist 145 Winter 1993
GATT Liberalisation Rounds Chartist 147 Spring 1994
Industrial Wasteland Chartist 148 Summer 1994
The Caracas Report TOES Chartist 150 Autumn 1994
Jobs and Growth, Hutton and Kuttner Book review Chartist 152 Winter 1995
Public Ownership: Pragmatism or Ideology? Chartist 153 Spring 1995
Toward A New Bretton Woods, Stuart Holland, and The State Were In, Will Hutton Book reviews Chartist 154 Summer 1995
Crime: White Collar, Blue Collar Chartist 155 Summer 1995
The Death of Economics, by Paul Ormerod, - Book review Chartist 156 Autumn 1995
The Road to Nowhere Chartist 158 Winter 1996
The Problem with no Name Book Reviews Chartist 159 Spring 1996
Education for What? Chartist 160 Summer 1996
History of Fabian Society The Development of Underdevelopment Book review - Chartist 162 Autumn 1996
Yes it hurt, No it didnt work Chartist 164 Winter 1997
What you see is what you get. Interview with Will Hutton on his book The State Were In
New Labour, New Deal? Chartist 165 Spring 1997
States Against Markets Boyer and drache (eds) Book review Summer 1997
The Long 20th Century Arrighi Book review Chartist 167 Summer 1997
The Economic Consequences of Mr Brown Chartist 168 Autumn 1997
US Economic History since 1945 Michael French Book review Chartist 169 Winter 1997
Political Economy of Financial Integration in Europe Story and Walter Book review Chartist 170 Winter 1998
Wall Street: How it works and for whom Doug Henwood Book review Chartist 171 Spring 1998
Freedom for the Pike Chartist 173 Summer 1998
Picnic Time for Equity Bears Chartist 174 Autumn 1998
UK late for the Euro Train Chartist 176 Winter 1999
Britains Future James Northcott Book review Chartist 177 Summer 1999
Wish you were here Chartist 179 Summer 1999
Lower Depths Chartist 181 Sinter 1999
The State of Working Britain Chartist 183 Book review Spring 2000
An Open Secret Chartist 184 - Summer 2000
In Praise of Hard Industry Eammon Fingleton Book Review Chartist 186 Autumn 2000
Bubble Trouble Chartist 187 Winter 2000
Decline and Fall Chartist 188 Winter 2001
A Taxing Problem Chartist 189 Spring 2001
John Maynard Keynes: Biography by Robert Skidelsky Book review Chartist 190 Summer 2001
Public Services or Corporate Welfare Dexter Whitfield Book review Chartist 191 Summer 2001
Season of Discontent Chartist 192 Autumn 2001
A New Economic Agenda John Grieve Smith Book Review Chartist 193 Winter 2001
Rogue Finance Chartist 195 Spring 2002
Atlantic Dilemmas: EU or US Chartist 197 Summer 2002
Grey Power: the Pensions problem Chartist 199 Winter 2002
Enron: Back to the Future Chartist 200 Winter 2003
Pirates and Emperors Old and New Noam Chomsky Book Review Chartist 201 Spring 203
Changed Agendas Chartist 202 Summer 2003
The Second Time as Farce Chartist 203 Summer 2003
A Tale of One City Chartist 205 Winter 2003
The Man from the Pru Book Review Chartist 206 Winter 2004
Double Bubble Trouble Chartist 207 Spring 2004
Two Cheers for Elitism Chartist 209 Summer 2004
Things Fall Apart Chartist 211 Winter 2004
Why Globalization Works Martin Wolf Book Review - Chartist 212 Winter 2005
Hard cop, Soft cop Chartist 213 Spring 2005
The State of Will Hutton Chartist 214 Summer 2005
Credit Where it is Due Chartist 215 Summer 2005
Greenspans Fraud Ravi Batra Book Review Chartist 216 Autumn 2005
On the Back Foot Chartist 219 Spring 2006
In Go(l)d We Trust Chartist 220 Summer 2006
Are We Having it so Good? Chartist 221 Summer 2006
Beyond US hegemony Samir Amin Book Review Chartist 223 Winter 2006
The Coming First World Debt Crisis Ann Pettifor Book Review - Chartist 224 Winter 2007
Big Cat Among The Pigeons Chartist 225 Spring 2007
The Pound in Your Pocket Chartist 227 Summer 2007
Fantasy Island Elliott and Atkinson Book Review Chartist 228 Autumn 2007
This Little Piggy Chartist 229 Winter 2007
Winners and Loser in World Markets Chartist 232 Summer 2008
The Gods That Failed Elliott and Atkinson Book Review Chartist 234 Autumn 2008
1929 Revisited Chartist 235 Winter 2008
Mission Impossible? Chartist 236 Winter 2008/2009
Dawn of the Living Dead Chartist Winter/Spring 2009
Published Articles. Not in any particular order
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Feedback For Francis (11)
Frank is an excellent tutor, bringing the subject to life and, helpfully, relating the theory to practical examples. His tutoring has been very beneficial for my son. He is flexible and brings humour to the teaching, which is always positive.
Francis has a relaxed and friendly manner and my son enjoys his lessons.
Francis is a very good Economics Tutor. He has lots of experience and a deep understanding of the subject which he passes on in interesting ways. He uses lots of resources during his lessons which make them more memorable. We would recommend Francis. He is professional and very reliable.
I did not use Mr. Francis since my son does not want to do the subject. Mr. Francis was punctual and very professional.
Excellent teaching and precise.
Francis has been tutoring my daughter for her A level Economics course for more than a year. He is very knowledgeable and has in-depth understanding on all areas of the course. The best thing about his teaching is that it is a complete experience and gives the student a very good perception of the subject as a whole which is very much beyond the usual realms of exam questions, exam techniques etc. I think this wider knowledge sharing along with real life examples is what makes his tutoring quite unique as compared to many others. Francis also shared a wealth of external resources, white papers etc. which was most helpful for essay writing, developing point of views etc.
Very Informative and a pleasure to learn from
I`ve just had a few lessons with him and from what I can tell, he`s very friendly and has helped me so far with the wider knowledge that is required for A level Economics by providing me with real life case studies to enhance my essays for the exams.
Very good, with great in depth knowledge of the subject
I am very fortunate to have found Mr Francis on Tutor Hunt. We go through things by topic until he has made sure that I understand everything. I do like his teaching style as he helps me apply economic theory to real life situations!
Frank is the most intelligent person I have ever met. Learning Economics with him was an absolute privilege and he made achieving an A Grade at A Level very easy. He doesn`t just teach to the exam he teaches to understand in the wider sense. He continually challenges accepted notions and philosophies so that there is real depth to the knowledge taught.