James studied at the University of Liverpool where he received a 1st class degree in English. Subsequently, he cycled 15,000 miles around the world, raising £10,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in the process. This made clear the power of education on one's life - his first step into teaching was as a teaching assistant in an outstanding school, where he learnt the art of facilitating progress on a 1:1 level. After this, he completed the rigorous Teach First programme as an English teacher in a challenging secondary school in London.
It is his primary aim to give pupils the independence to drive their own learning; pupils must know independent studying techniques so that progress can continue outside of our tutorials. In line with this, he strongly believes that meticulous planning is important for success. This tutor will design short, medium and long-term schemes of work, making it transparent where pupils are in the tuition journey, and where they are heading. Through connecting with each pupil as an individual, he aims to facilitate a growth of independence, confidence and ultimately success in pupils' academic journeys.
Outside of academic tuition, James leads travel and adventure expeditions for children and adults around the world.
James is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
James, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.