Mark

Mark is an Oxbridge educated, experienced generalist tutor whose friendly and approachable manner makes students feel instantly at ease.

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SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Maths (11+, 13+, 16+, GCSE)

English (11+, 13+, 16+, GCSE, AS/A2)

Biology, Physics and Chemistry (11+, 13+, 16+ GCSE)

Philosophy (AS/A2, Degree)

French (Secondary, GCSE)

EXPERIENCE

I have been working as a private tutor for the past three years, teaching GCSE Maths, Chemistry and Physics as well as 11+ Maths preparation. I also have four years of experience working as a full-time teacher of A-level Philosophy, Sociology and Religious Studies at d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form College.

QUALIFCATIONS

  • London School of Economics - MSc Philosophy and History of Science
  • Oxford University, Brasenose College - BAHons Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Kent College - A-levels - Maths (A), Chemistry (A), History (B), German (A)

BIOGRAPHY

I am an enthusiastic and friendly tutor with a passion for learning. I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and subsequently completed an MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics. I am fascinated by the natural world and by scientific enquiry. When I'm not teaching or learning I enjoy foreign cinema, playing tennis, and strumming the guitar.

APPROACH TO TUITION

Once I understand exactly what a tutee hopes to achieve, (e.g. A* Maths GCSE, or simply understanding algebra) I have three main priorities as a tutor:

i) to identify a student's strengths and weaknesses through short tests

ii) to provide a course of study and assessment that will focus on the weaknesses and monitor progress

iii) to give the student belief in themselves and their abilities and to instil a love of learning