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Daniel

“Daniel taught my son Ayman for nine months. They worked on English, Maths, Science and Verbal Reasoning for School Entrance Exams at 13+. Daniel is an excellent tutor and we are very pleased with the help he gave Ayman. He is always punctual and polite and kept us informed in detail about Ayman's progress. Ayman has dyslexia, and Daniel was especially helpful at helping Ayman with his English and Interview Skills. During the time they worked together, Ayman grew in confidence and we are delighted that he gained an early place at City of London School.”

Mrs S, 13+ Exam Tuition

  • 13 +

  • English

  • History

  • Senior School Entrance

Academic History

Oxford University: BA English Literature (1st).

Oxford College of Further Education: A-Levels (A/Bs).

St. Augustine’s Upper School: GCSEs

About Me

I have been working as a private tutor since 2013. My subject specialisms are English and History. I also provide support for 13+ Common Entrance Exams, Creative Writing and Film Studies.

As a writer of fiction and a copywriter, I feel very fortunate to be able to communicate my passion for literature and language. I’ve also seen first-hand how effective one-to-one tuition can make a real difference to students of all ages. It’s my belief in the process that, I think, allows me to engage fully as a tutor, a role I’ve really enjoyed these last few years. Whilst I’m a big believer in a thorough and detailed lesson plan, I find a flexible approach during the tutorial often yields the best results. I want my students to enjoy themselves as much as possible when learning. I’ve always thought a good teacher should be an inspiration, reducing stress and creating a rapport that allows every student to maximise their full potential.

Recent tuition

What follows is a selection of past students, representative of my experience.

Year 8 English Language

Beginners language teaching for Garfield, who was a 12 year old Thai student. Our lessons involved working from EFL textbooks to improve her written English, and role-play and games to refine her language skills in preparation for her start at Haileybury. Garfield was shy, but grew in confidence over our short time working together.

Year 8 & 9 English Language (Group Tuition)

I taught a group class of four Italian students aged 12-14. Our sessions involved finding ways to illicit conversation in English, working on pronunciation by using role play, games and working from text books. Students were at different levels of ability, so adjusting the materials to suit individual learners was essential. Over time, the key skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) improved significantly.

13+ Common Entrance Exam – English (SEN ADHD)

Amon has been diagnosed with ADHD and so required extra tuition to help him focus on his writing skills in particular. We worked on past 13+ papers, which helped to build his confidence. We covered various creative writing techniques, such as story-pyramids and mind-maps which helped Amon enjoy the writing process more and more. We also looked at ways to analyse and understand a variety of comprehension texts, including poetry, prose and non-fiction pieces. Amon was offered a place at Emanuel School, London.

SAT/ACT Tuition

Kamran and I had Skype lesson to prepare him for the SAT, he was studying at ACS Cobham. The student was struggling with the essay and reading section of the SAT test. Tutorials focused on developing techniques to quickly analyse texts and multiple choice questions. We also completed several practice essays, emphasizing the correct SAT structure in order to receive a high mark. With support, Kamran’s scores rapidly improved and he was offered a place at NYU.

Hobbies and Interests

 Writing, reading, cinema, fitness, travel.

Client Testimonials

“Daniel taught my daughter Garfield for two months this summer. Over this time her use of English greatly improved. Daniel was polite and hard-working and we are very grateful for the help he has provided for my daughter. Since her lessons she has become much more confident talking to people at school and at home. Daniel was an excellent teacher and I am very happy to recommend him.”

Mrs Bussakiam

“Daniel taught my son Ayman for nine months. They worked on English, Maths, Science and Verbal Reasoning for School Entrance Exams at 13+. Daniel is an excellent tutor and we are very pleased with the help he gave Ayman. He is always punctual and polite, and kept us informed in detail about Ayman’s progress. Ayman has dyslexia, and Daniel was especially helpful at helping Ayman with his English and Interview Skills. During the time they worked together, Ayman grew in confidence and we are delighted that he gained an early place at City of London School.”

Annabella S

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