Jake

Tutor

I am a young, dynamic and enthusiastic tutor with a track record of helping young people achieve their potential in a variety of subjects. I believe that with the right, individual approach to studying everyone can gain academic success and have fun doing it. Outside of tuition I have been taking part in charity work in the UK and abroad, focusing mainly on academic and theatre teaching, prior to starting my MA in September.

 

Education

2014 – 2017      University of Exeter
History (BA Hons) – 2:1

2005 – 2014       Ipswich School
A-Levels – Economics (A*), Maths (A), History (A)
AS-Levels – Film Studies (A), Critical Thinking (A), Russian (B)
GCSE – 9A*, 1A

 

Experience

I have been tutoring ever since I finished my GCSEs at 16 and I have always found developing students’ ability, and seeing them improve in exams, to be a hugely rewarding experience. Most of my tutoring experience has been near my home in East Anglia and in London, and over the past 6 years I have taught children aged 5-18 in a variety of different subjects. I have tutored both for long term goals, and also in ‘crash courses’, and am pleased to say all my students have been able to achieve great things in examinations.
Today, I specialise in helping students with the following:

 

School entrance exams (7+, 8+, 11+, 13+)

  •  I have worked with many students, building the confidence and the style required to succeed in entrance exams to a wide variety of independent and grammar schools including Harrow, Uppingham, Eton, The Royal Hospital School and CRGS.
  •  I also have experience with 13+ scholarship preparation where I feel it is important to focus on both exam technique, but also interview skills so students can really stand out.

GCSE (Maths, English, History, Sciences)

  • Having worked for countless hours with students preparing for their GCSEs I know the techniques that are needed, and quite often what comes up. I have worked with students over year-long stretches to prepare for their GCSEs, but also in ‘crash-courses’ closer to exam dates.

 History and Economics (up to university admission)

  • I have also loved the challenge of working with older, more advanced students. It wasn’t so long ago that I myself was taking part in A-Levels and UCAS applications, and I remember the difficulties. Having studied History at university I am also able to provide insights to higher quality analysis that can bring the top grades.