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Candace

"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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  • 11+

  • 13 +

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Classics

  • English

  • Geography

  • History

  • IB

  • Maths

  • Physics

  • SAT

Academic History

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

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

American University, MA in Ancient and Classical History

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

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.

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.

Recent case studies include:

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

English/Swiss student accepted to Le Institute de Rosey.

Student with SEN needs transitioning into mainstream. Attends Wetherby.

After two years of tuition a weekly student attending Charterhouse Square School, accepted into St. Pauls.

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.

Recent case studies include:

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

Student at JFK with dyslexia admitted to Beausoliel after two years of tuition.

American student admitted to Eton.

International Student admitted to Wellington and Oundle.

SEN/IEP Needs Students:

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

Recent case studies include:

SEN Dyslexia and ADHD (9yrs): Weekly tuition over two 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.

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

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

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

GCSE Exams:

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

Recent case studies include:

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

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

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

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.

Recent case studies include:

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

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.

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.

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

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 studies include:

Family Tutor (ages 14, 16): Worked with family for three 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.

Family Tutor (ages 12, 15): Worked with family for two years – Daily homework assistance for younger girl including maths, English, history, science and Latin, along with test-prep for both children. 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 public speaking and interview skills.

Family Tutor (ages 10, 14, 16): Worked with family for three 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.

Family Tutor (ages 8, 12, 14, 16): Worked with family for two years. Daily homework assistance with all students improving and achieving higher scores. Entrance Exam for 12 year old who was offered place at Marymount, SAT and AP test-prep along with college application with 16 year 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.

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.

Recent case studies include:

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.

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. My students have gained places into top universities including Princeton, Oxford, St. Andrews, Winchester, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, UCLA, UCSB, Stanford, John Hopkins, Syracuse University, University of Miami, The New School, The Fashion Institute, Trinity, Queen Mary, UCL, Essex, EHL, Southampton, Edinburgh, Brown, RISDI.

Recent case studies include:

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

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

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

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

University Tuition:

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

Recent case studies include:

MA Anthropology, SOAS: Masters 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.

PGCE Numeracy: Masters 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.

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.

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

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 organisations 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

“I had the good fortune of hiring Candace to tutor my then-16 year-old daughter 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.

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

Parent

“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.”

17 year old student

“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.”

Parent

  • Entrance Exam Specialist

  • Multidisciplinary

  • SEN Experience