I love tutoring. I’m dedicated to helping students learn, remember, & make sense of stuff - in ways that work best for them. I have several formal teaching qualifications & over 30 years' experience tutoring & teaching learners of all ages. I tutor not as a stopgap but as a vocation. At the core of my teaching is an integrated liberal arts approach, based on the Trivium of Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric which provide a solid basis for understanding, wisdom and enlightenment. I am a parent as well as an educationalist. I aim to provide practical solutions to empower children to cope with learning in any situation. My approach is rooted in sound educational practice, has grown through a wealth of experience & is nurtured with a good dose of common sense. It’s organic & constantly evolving. PUBLICATIONS Odyssey: Dynamic Learning System (Liberalis, 2013, with David Pinto) History Riddles (Liberalis, 2013) Articles in the field of design history, logic, civil society, communication
|Trinity College of Music||Piano and Harpsicord, teaching degree||BA|
|Royal College of Arts||Material Culture||MA|
|Princeton University, USA||Pedagogy for 21st Century||Specialist training|
I have prepared students for 7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+ pretests and exams who were offered places at St. Paul's, Harrow, Eton, Westminster [The Great School] (Queen's Scholarship), Winchester (Scholarship), KCS, Epsom, Dulwich, and University College School (UCS), among many others. While my track record speaks for itself, I don't guarantee success, but I do guarantee sound improvement in reasoning, composition, comprehension, and communication skills that will stand students in good stead through their secondary school educational journeys and which they will find will serve them well in challenging situations such as Oxbridge Interviews beyond that, should their academic paths take them in that direction. I have also tutored students for GCSE, iGCSE, A Levels and IB exams in essay writing, English language and literature across various boards, and maths up to GCSE and iGCSE levels. Testimonials and case studies are available on request.