Candace

"I had the good fortune of hiring Candace to tutor my then-16 year-old daughter, Sasha, in her IB level classes. She went on to patiently tutor all three of my daughters, ages 16, 14 and 10 through two years of the United Nations International School."

Ameena, IB Tuition

  • 11+

  • 13 +

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Classics

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Geography

  • History

  • Maths

  • Physics

  • SAT

Academic History

University of Reading, PhD in Bioarchaeology (Pathology, Human Biology, Physical and Cultural Anthropology), 2019 *Expected

University of Reading, MSc in Bioarchaeology (Osteology, Gender Theory, Roman Archaeology) 2014

American University, MA in Ancient and Classical History, 2010

University of California San Diego, BA in History and Classics, Future teacher track, 2006

American AP Courses (A-level Equivalent):

English Literature (5/A*)         English Language (4/A)       Biology (4/A)            European History (5/A*)

American History (5/A*)         Physics (3/B)                         Art History (4/A)      Psychology (4/A)

 About Me

I specialise in a range of subjects including English, Maths, History, Science, Classics, Geography, 11+, ISEE, IB, SAT and A – Level preparation. I also provide mentoring as well as general study support and homework assistance in addition to unique projects such as Bat Mitzvah speeches and interview techniques.  I have worked with various students, including those with SEN Dyslexia and ADHD. Having a wide range of teaching experience including classroom, one-to-one and group settings, I have the ability to determine the best approach with each student so that their lessons with me are tailored to their individual needs. I generally employ the Socratic Method and aim to teach students how to learn independently. If you ask the parents of my previous students, I think they would say that my ability to bond with their child and act as a buffer during the teenage years is extremely useful; however, my students would say my ability to make learning fun and stress-free while getting them to achieve their personal best is why they enjoy working with me.

Recent Tuition

I am a professional educator with American teaching qualifications and over a decade of experience. In addition to teaching at local colleges and universities, I write curriculum and design various educational projects both in Europe and America. I specialise in discreet, bespoke tutoring and home-school students- including mainstream SEN, international students and those seeking admission into US universities alongside dozens of students who need regular homework help, test prep and entrance exams tuition.

 

Below is a list of families and students that I have assisted in the 5 years. I am happy to say I have had previous students admitted to many competitive day and boarding schools and a mix of Russell Group and Ivy League universities including EHL, St. Andrews, UCLA and Stanford.

 

11+ and ISEE Exams:

Students accepted into: Westminster, St Pauls, Harrow, Dulwich, JAGS, Alleyns, Wetherby, Holland Park, Francis Holland, Charterhouse, Mill Hill, Oundle, Sevenoaks, Wellington, Stowe, ACS (various), Southbank, the American School, Le Rosey, and others.

Case 1: Tuition for two boys attending Friar’s Primary in South London aiming for Dulwich, St. Pauls, and Latymer. Accepted to Haberdashers.

Case 2: International student aiming for Consortium 1, Queens Gate and Holland Park. Attends Holland Park.

Case 3: International student accepted to Winchester.

Case 4: English/Swiss student accepted to Le Institute de Rosey.

Case 5: Student with SEN needs transitioning into mainstream. Attends Wetherby.

Case 6: Student with ADHD, accepted to Wellington, Oundle and Stowe.

Case 7: Working with student from GEMS Hampshire, accepted to Westminster, Dulwich and Harrow.

Case 8: Student from Eton Square accepted to Latymer, Francis Holland and St Pauls.

Case 9: Student at Thomas’ working towards 11+ exam and higher marks in all subjects including Science over 3 years. Accepted to St Swithun’s.

Case 10: After 2 years of tuition a weekly student attending Charterhouse Square School, accepted into St. Pauls.

Case 11: Student currently attending St Josephs. Brother (previous student) received offers from Westminster, St Pauls and now attends Alleyns.

Case 12: Worked with a professional child for 2 years who needed to catch up in course work and test-prep. Successfully admitted into the Professional Children`s School NYC.

Case 13: American family attending Knightsbridge School (years 3 and 6) accepted to the American School.

Case 14: Student at Hampshire School admitted to The American School.

13+, 16+ and ISEE Exams:

Students accepted into: Westminster, Cheltenham Ladies College, Harrow, Eton, Dulwich, Wetherby, Oundle, Wellington, Stowe, ACS (various), Southbank, Queens College, Wycliffe, Sherbourne, Le Rosey, Beau Soliel, Spence, Columbia, Marymount and others.

Case 1: Student at Queens Gate, successfully admitted to Westminster after intensive holiday tuition.

Case 2: Student at JFK with Dyslexia admitted to Beausoliel after 2 years tuition.

Case 3: American student admitted to Eton.

Case 4: International Student admitted to Wellington and Oundle.

Case 5: Student from the Pilgrim school admitted to Marlborough and Oundle.

Case 6: International student originally at MPW, offers from ACS, Stowe and Sherbourne.

Case 7: Swedish student at Halcyon transferred to the American School, with offers from Southbank and ACS.

Case 8: Student at Haberdashers transferred to Harrow, with offers from Oundle and Wycliffe.

Case 9: Professional student (athletics) admitted to Stowe.

Case 10: Tutored student for the Marymount Butler Scholarship Exam.  Offered bursary and early entrance.

SEN/IEP Needs Students:

I specialise in working with students with dyslexia, anxiety, behavioural issues and those needing mentoring alongside tuition.

Case 1: SEN Dyslexia and ADHD (9yrs):  Weekly tuition over 2-year period for boy with severe dyslexia attending Rodeph Sholom School. Worked on homework assignments as well as math revision and prepared for private school exams.

Case 2: Behavioural Issues and ADHD (14yrs): Core subjects, homeschool program for student awaiting place at specialist camp in America.

Case 3: Behavioural Issues (16yrs): American student at MPW needed daily afterschool tuition and mentoring for two years.

Case 4: Behavioural, Medical and Addiction Issues (17yrs): History, Mentoring and University applications. Homeschool teacher for A-level student who missed yr 12 due to medical issues.

Case 5: Addiction Issues (15yrs): Intense winter tuition for student who missed Sept-Nov due to Rehabilitation prior to re-entry back to boarding school.

Case 6: SEN Dyslexia and Anxiety (17yrs): Residential tuition for student with Dyslexia completing IB program.

Case 7: SEN Dyslexia and Anxiety (12yrs): General Homework support over 2 years for student with severe dyslexia.

Case 8: SEN Dyslexia and Anxiety (16yrs): Homeschool GCSE program for previous Harrodian student who struggled with bullying and fast pace of school.

Case 9: Mentoring (17yrs): International Student living alone in London required weekly mentoring and general IB support.

GCSE Exams:

I cover most subject including Geography, History, Philosophy, Art, English, Sciences and Maths.

Case 1: English and Geography:  Intensive daily summer tuition for student attending Oundle, passed with A*.

Case 2: Geography: Holiday tuition for student at Queens Gate. Included test strategies revised past papers and understand exam questions, passed with A*.

Case 3: Geography, History and English: Weekly tuition for student at North Ealing High School, achieved AA*A*

Case 4: Geography, Human Biology and English: Intensive spring tuition ahead of exams, achieved 888.

Case 5: Geography, History, English and Maths: Student at Wetherby required intensive tuition during study leave. Predicted 4554 but achieved 8777.

Case 6: Maths: Weekly tuition for student at Holland Park ahead of exams.

Case 7: Double Science, English and Art: Weekly tuition for student at Wetherby.

IB, AP and A-level Exams:

I cover most subject including Geography, History, Anthropology, Archaeology and English.

Case 1: A-level Anthropology:  SEN (Autism) predicted C, achieved an A and offered places at Goldsmiths and Winchester.

Case 2: A-level Geology and Geography:  International student independently studying Geology, AS and A2 Geography. Initially predicted CB, updated to AA and accepted to UCL to study Geophysics.

Case 3: A-level Classics and History: Student at St. Pauls predicted BBC achieved ABB, accepted into UCL (1st choice).

Case 4: A-Level Archaeology: American student attending college in the UK, score rose from high C to an A.

Case 5: A-Level Geography: Exam revision for student at Tonbridge, predicted B and achieved A.

Case 6: A-Level Geography and Geology: Student recently changed schools and is resitting AS exams while preparing for A2s. Achieved AAAA and accepted to Imperial College London.

Case 7: IB History HL, English HL, and Geography SL: Weekly AS followed by A2 tuition for student diagnosed with dyspraxia, he was offered a place at Queen Mary studying History.

Case 8: IB Geography: Student at Marlborough needed assistance in revision for IB exams, scored 40 points.

Case 9: IB TOK, Geography and Math SL: After weekly tutoring sessions for two years the students scored 37 and is studying Film in LA.

Case 10: IB all subjects: Student needed help adjusting from traditional high school to IB course load. Achieved mainly 6-7’s on coursework and after a few months was confident in her studies.

Case 11: IB Geography: Student needed intensive revision support. Increased content knowledge, study skills and confidence.

Case 12: IB Extended Essay

I have supported over 15 different students with their Extended Essays, on a range of subjects. Recent topics have included:

Gender portrayal in Disney Films (Film Studies), Benefits of a Vegan/Plant Based diet (Biology), Role of women in 16th Century plays (English), Decaying of bones in soil types (Biology), Gender equality in various LEDCs (Geography), Debates on Animals in Captivity (Environmental Science)

Family tutoring and Residential placements:

I cover a range of subjects as a residential teacher and often stay with families for a number of years.

Case 1: Family Tutor (ages 14, 16): Worked with family for 3 years- Two girls, younger student needed assistance in History and Math revisions, older student needed support in all subjects since they had missed school while traveling. Students completed spring term assignments on time and received top marks. Regents test-prep in all subjects including history, biology, maths, English and physics.

Case 2: Family Tutor (ages 12, 15): Worked with family for 2 years- Daily homework assistance for younger girl including maths, English, history, science and Latin, along with test-prep for both children over two years. Older student achieved top AP History exam score in entire school and accepted to John Hopkins University. Younger student scored very well and accepted into 1st and 2nd choices (Dalton School and Columbia Prep). Also assisted with Bat Mitzvah speech, public speaking and interview skills.

Case 3: Family Tutor (ages 10, 14, 16): Worked with family for 3 years. Daily homework and test-prep assistance for all children who attended the United Nations International School while their mother underwent treatment for cancer. I assisted the oldest child, who was diagnosed with ADD and depression and achieving 3s and 4s in completing an IB diploma. We also worked together on her photography portfolio and she accepted a place at the Rhode Island Institute of Design/Brown University her top choice. The 15 year old was diagnosed with Dyslexia and required special assistance with English Literature courses. She recently signed to a record label. The youngest student, achieved very high marks in school but had issues coping with her family life and required someone to support her in a variety of ways. She now has an offer from MIT.

Case 4: Family Tutor (ages 8, 12, 14, 16): Worked with family for 2 years. Daily homework assistance with all students improving and achieving higher scores. Entrance Exam for 12 yr old who was offered place at Marymount, SAT and AP test-prep along with college application with 16 yr old led to place at Notre Dame (1st choice). Regents test-prep in all subjects for older children in biology, physics, maths, English literature and composition, history, and geography.

Case 5: Family Tutor (ages 8 and 10): Worked with family with girls attending the American School who needed regular tuition (4x per week) in all subjects.

Case 6: Summer Residential Tutor (ages 12 and 17): Worked with family at holiday home on a range of subjects including Environmental Science, Geography and English. Both girls are dyslexic and required specialist help to improve their reading and writing skills.

Home schooling:

I cover a range of subjects for students with a variety of needs, other examples located in different sections based on student’s needs.

Case 1: Daily teacher for an American student, who is living in London and completing an American High School diploma. All American subjects including English (Lit/Comp), Government, Maths, General Science and History. Now attends Arizona State University.

Case 2: Lead teacher of a homeschool program for two American siblings (years 8 and 10) living in London. Oversaw all tutors and personally taught English and History for both siblings, along with dyslexia training and mentoring.

University Admissions:

I cover all aspects of university admissions including selection, exam prep (SAT and ACT), application essays and interview prep.

Princeton (2015), Oxford (2015; 2017, 2018), St. Andrews (2014, 2013), Winchester (2014), Yale (2013), Columbia (2013-2011), NYU (2013, 2010), Harvard (2011), UCLA (2010, 2008, 2018), UCSB (2012, 2008), Stanford (2011, 2009), John Hopkins (2013, 2015), Syracuse University (2013), University of Miami (2011), The New School (2011), The Fashion Institute (2011), Trinity (2012), Queen Mary (2016), UCL (2015, 2016, 2018), Essex (2017), EHL (2019), Southampton (2016), Edinburgh (2017), Brown (2010, 2019), RISDI (2012; 2018).

Case 1: Student at Winchester School. Weekly SAT exams prep and university applications including selection, personal statement, interviews and applications. Now attends Princeton.

Case 2: Intensive summer revision course and student score rose by 238 points including a 3 to 5 on essay.

Case 3: Student with test-taking anxiety from ASL. After 4 months of revision student scored 680 math, 720 verbal, 750 writing and is currently studying at UCLA.

Case 4: Student had recently moved from India and achieved a 1960, she now attends Columbia University.

Case 5: Student attending ACS accepted into UCLA after raising SAT score by more than 300 points after intensive tuition.

University Tuition:

I teach modules relating to Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Classics, Geography and Gender Studies.

Case 1: MA Anthropology, SOAS: Master`s student applying for PhD programs needed assistance in creating a project proposal focusing on gender and inter-generational power relationships in rural Upper Egypt, passed with distinction.

Case 2: PGCE Numeracy: Master`s student applying for PGCE programs needed help with the numeracy test. Having failed the first time with only 8 points she passed and is now a qualified teacher in London.

Case 3: 3rd year, Anthropology, University of Edinburgh- Student needed additional tuition in preparation for module exams in Kinship and Social Economics in addition to step-by-step guidance during her dissertation titled Technology and the Human Identity, passed with distinction.

Case 4: 3rd year, History, University of Essex- Student with severe Dyslexia required dissertation supervision including expensive editing and tuition on subject matter.

Case 5: 3rd year, History, Queen Mary- Previous IB student returned for help on coursework and dissertation.

Case 6: 1st year History and Anthropology: University student needed assistance with revision for end of year exams.

Case 7: MA Gender Studies: Student at UCL needed help with understanding reading and dissertation writing.

Other Teaching Experience:

Undergraduate Archaeology/Physical Anthropology- University of Reading

Test-prep instructor (11-13yrs)- Memorial Charter Academy

School Programs Manager- New York Historical Society

Program Director- San Diego EcoCenter Science Museum

Head Educator- San Diego Maritime Museum

SAT Program Manager- Macmillan Publishing, Digital Education

9th-12th Grade Humanities Teacher (focus on SEN) – High Tech High School

Assistant Lecturer- College of New Rochelle

General list of school’s previous students have attended:

Secondary or Prep-School: United Nations International School, Eton College, Marlborough College, Westminster College, Marymount School, La Guardia School of Performing Arts, Harrow School, Trinity School, Riverdale School, Brooklyn Latin School, The Calhoun School, Camden School for Girls, Francis Holland School, Holland Park School, Queens Gate Girls School,  Queens College, North London Collegiate, The Godolphin & Latymer School, Westminster, Wellington, Stowe, Sherbourne, Seaford, Marlborough, St. Swinthun’s, Abby School-Reading, St. Paul’s, Dalton School, Trevor Day School and Loyola School.

Pre-prep/Elementary: The Calhoun School, The Children`s Professional School, St. Ignatius Loyola, Thomas Day School (Kensington), Eaton Square, The Pilgrim School, The Spence School and Trevor Day Primary.

Hobbies and Interests

Aside from teaching the majority of my time at the moment is devoted to writing my PhD. When I do have free time, I really enjoy traveling, attending the opera and art/fashion shows along with gaming and anime/comics. I am active in a number of non-profit organizations such as HRC and a member of the British Association of Biological Anthropologists and Osteologists, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, The Royal Anthropologists Institute and a fellow at the London Zoo.

Client Testimonials

Ameena (Parent):

“I had the good fortune of hiring Candace to tutor my then-16 year-old daughter, Sasha, in her IB level classes. She went on to patiently tutor all three of my daughters, ages 16, 14 and 10 through two years of the United Nations International School.

Candace was a steady force, arriving two or three afternoons a week, while I went through chemo and the girls went a bit wild. Candace not only tutored, she kept everyone on schedule and watched over homework when I was unable to do so but also served as a mentor to my girls during the rough teen years.

My 15 year-old, Zarina, just chimed in, “she doesn’t tell you the information, she makes you understand it so it makes sense.” She immediately rounded Sasha back up when she started procrastinating and broke up distracting squabbles amongst the three. Candace’s strength is humanities and she taught all the girls to write well-organized analytical essays. Their grades and confidence immediately improved. She also helped Sasha through the college application process, from selecting colleges to keeping track of the deadlines and putting together all the pieces required in the application. With Candace’s help, Sasha was accepted to a remarkable number of highly competitive colleges, though she finally decided on the Rhode Island School of Design.

I would recommend Candace highly in helping even the most intractable child achieve confidence and success academically.”

Will (17yrs) “I thought you might like to know that I got an A and am off to Winchester University in September!

I’m quite sure that I couldn’t have so much as passed without your help and advice; plus, my writing skills have been forever improved by your expert tips! Thanks so much for all your help.”

 

Lois (Parent):

“My son was withdrawn and disengaged from learning, after your help I cannot believe the boy he has become. Not only is he happier and well adjusted but he is enjoying his new school. We couldn’t have done it without you”

Holly (Parent):

“Candace has a way of bringing out the best in a child and making them enjoy preparing for often stressful exams. I have to admit that she helped keep me sane during the application process”

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