My approach is one of flexibility where I will adapt my methods to the needs of learners. Ultimately, the role of a tutor has to be to ensure learners develop problem-solving skills by understanding the approach needed and not simply answer questions with steams of knowledge and textbook facts.
Olly attended a grammar school in south west London where he completed his A levels before attending Durham University to study Economics. An interest in teaching and inspiring children drew him to the Teach First programme, where he taught maths at a challenging school in Doncaster for two years.
After studying Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Gopal went on to teach Maths and Physics at two schools in Birmingham, UK, via the Teach First scheme. During that time he completed a Masters degree (MA in Educational Leadership) with Warwick University, being awarded a distinction (top 5%) for his work.
Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and works as a teacher educator, tutoring trainee teachers and their mentors across London for the prestigious Teach First programme. Alanya has a breadth of private tuition experience, having worked with pupils for entrance at 7,8, 9 and 11 plus, as well grammar school entrance and general booster tuition.
Jennifer is an experienced Primary practitioner with a student centred approach to tuition which involves creating curiosity for the subject as well as building pupils' confidence in order to achieve success. Jennifer believes in discussing progress with the student at regular intervals to identify misconceptions and next steps and thereby allowing students to take charge of their own learning.
Although semi-retired, Tony is keen to do more than just the housework and is enthusiastically furthering his already significant teaching skills in tutoring students toward examination success. He has a proven track record of successful practice in both Economics (IB and AL) and Mathematics (IGCSE – MYP -School entrance) in a range of international and British schools across the world.
Alan holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Warwick and worked in experimental physics research for a number of years at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's neutron source near Oxford. After teaching Mathematics and Physics in Zimbabwe for Voluntary Service Overseas, he qualified as a science teacher in 2000.