Zoe B.

Zoe B.

£30 per hour

I am a graduate from the University of Oxford and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, with a BA in English and an MA in Classical and Contemporary Text. I am a friendly, approachable and engaging tutor with over five years experience teaching across London, Oxford and Glasgow.

Through that time I have formed many successful relationships with my students, helping them get into private schools, improve grades and apply to universities. I have had students successfully apply to Oxford, and one GCSE student improved her grade from a C to an A during our tuition. I have also seen several pupils through the admissions process to top schools including City of London, Westminster, and Latymer. In Scotland, I have helped students through entrance exams into many schools including The Glasgow Academy, Hutchesons' and Craigholme. Alongside this, I've tutored English across Nationals and Higher levels, improving close reading and essay skills for students resulting in higher grades.

I have also experienced teaching students from age 4 up to age 21, both privately and in classrooms. I taught English as a foreign language for a short while in classrooms of up to twenty five children, developing and presenting my own lesson plans to suit the needs of each class.

My teaching method is a mix of fun and engaging exercises - talking to my students about their work, offering new perspectives and encouraging them to develop their own ideas - alongside the less exciting but equally necessary practice of going over papers, doing comprehension and writing exercises. I believe in mixing hard work with enthusiasm and fun, and trying to find a way to help a student not only improve but enjoy a subject more. I always approach each of my students with a fresh perspective, and a willingness to engage and adapt to the method of learning which suits them best. I believe this is the best and only way to tutor, and the way to gain something out of on-one-on learning that you don't get in the average classroom.

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