George

Tutor

George - Ivy Education tutor

I am a private tutor with five years’ teaching experience. I have supported students over a range of timeframes, from a few days’ support for a specific academic issue, to several years of holistic academic guidance. Having navigated the English school system myself (Summer Fields & Eton College) I also know first-hand the challenges, both academic and personal, that are involved in this potentially daunting process.

 

Education 

2010 – 2011     Imperial College
Environmental Technology (MSc) – First Class with Distinction

2003 – 2006     University of Bristol
Classics – 2:1

1997 – 2002      Eton College
A-Levels – Ancient Greek (A), Latin (A), Maths (B)
GCSEs – 6 A* & 5 A

 

Experience

I have over 600 hours of tutoring experience, spread over a period of five years. My subjects are Maths, English, Reasoning and Latin. I specialise in exam preparation, training students for school entry at 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+ and 13+. I also provide ongoing support for students alongside their school work, building up their confidence in specific areas they find difficult.
I have supported students as they prepare for a range of the country’s top public schools and London day schools, including Eton, Radley, Winchester, Westminster, City of London, St. Paul’s, Highgate, and many others.
My approach is to focus on the fundamental skills that will serve students throughout their education, and beyond. The ability to work out problems ‘in the moment’ through clear reasoning (rather than from memory) applies equally well to English, Maths, Latin and the other subjects. It is always a matter of confidence, since reason is innate in all people. There are also a few basic skills which, once internalised and made habitual, tend to make a significant positive difference to the student’s academic performance.