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Robert

“Rob gave tutoring lessons to my son for his English GCSE. He got 9 in both English language and literature, which is 1 and 2 grades higher than his mocks. We could not have been happier with Rob.He only worked with my son 6 or 7 times. He is brilliant! They got along really well. Thank you so much Rob for your help in achieving this amazing results!”

GCSE English tuition

  • 11+

  • 13 +

  • 7+/8+

  • Drama

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Geography

  • History

  • Maths

  • Philosophy

  • Religious Studies

  • Science

  • Senior School Entrance

Academic History

2012-2013: Drama Centre London

MA(hons) Acting – Merit

2007–2008: The University of Sheffield

MA(hons) Theatre & Performance Studies – Merit

2004–2007: The University of Sheffield

BA(hons) Philosophy – II:i

1996–2003: The Latymer School, London

10 GCSEs: English Language, English Literature, French, History A*; Double Science, Maths, Geography As; Music Tech, Business Bs.

3 A Levels: English Literature, RS, History – A

1 AEA Level: Philosophy & Ethics – Merit

About Me

My specialist subjects are English, History, Philosophy and Geography. I also specialise in 7+/11+/13+ (Maths, English, Reasoning, Humanities and Science). I tutor a number of other subjects in addition, such as RS, History and Theatre. I believe that tutoring is first about personal connection. Any learning can only be achieved given a certain level of trust, which must be established in order to create a solid platform from which further learning can then flourish. Younger students are most open to absorbing information and should have the chance to take academic information and guidance from a range of people. This enhances the educational experiences and broadens the horizons of a student.

Having myself struggled with some poor teachers or an unwieldy subject matter in school, I know that with the right teachers, certain subjects can really come alive. More clinical approaches to tutoring further separate students from the learning process. Having experienced one-to-one tuition myself, I have seen the many positives and potential pitfalls the system can bring. These experiences galvanize me and help me in my own tutoring. I relish taking what I have learnt, and the exciting methods by which I have learnt it, and passing that on to other students.

Regardless of the level taught, it is impossible to make real progress unless the student first has engagement and interest in the subject. I see my task as tutor as a process of invigorating the material for those studying.

Recent tuition

Please find below a snapshot of my tuition experience.

  • 10+ years tutoring experience and hundreds of hours tutoring.
  • My specialist subjects are 7+, 11+ and 13+. Other subjects include English Language, English Literature, R.S., Philosophy, History, Gov/Pol, Geography, Speech, Drama, Acting, Entrance Exams, Critical Thinking, Essay Technique and most primary subjects.
  • I have tutored students from ages 4 to 26 in all abilities; including adults and teenagers, GCSE’s and A-Levels, as well as Common Entrance, younger pupils, and pupils with learning difficulties.
  • Experience preparing students for Entrance to Top schools including Eton (King’s Scholarship), Westminster, Tonbridge, King’s, Latymer, Godolphin & Latymer, Hampton, Mill Hill, Highgate, UCS, Merchant Taylor’s, Harrow, Whitgift, Dame Alice Owens, Alleyn’s, Dulwich, Highgate, Emmanuel, Putney High, LEH, Haberdashers, Wellington and City.
  • Consistently high admission rates into schools; consistently high grades in exams.
  • Multiple scholarships gained for students
  • Have taught residentially in England, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Dubai, Zurich, Gstaad, St. Tropez and Delhi.
  • Have taught online.
  • References and results available upon request.

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

7+

Interview prep for a student for entrance to South Hampstead School. She was successfully admitted.

7+/8+

Preparation tuition. She improved dramatically over the course of the year, until the family moved to Devon where she got into an excellent school and is doing very well.

9+

Intensive Prep for a boy looking to apply to Kings’. Working long sessions over the holidays for a committed period of time resulting in him scoring highly on his tests and being successfully admitted.

10+

Weekly lessons over a four month period with a boy ahead of his exams for Hampton and Whitgift. He was lacking confidence with his work so we worked to make sure that he was feeling comfortable with his preparation, both inside and outside of school. He was successful in gaining a scholarship place at Whitgift.

11+

Weekly sessions for a student in English, Maths and Non-Verbal reasoning. He has recently moved from the US and is unfamiliar with the UK school system, but is settling in nicely now, and is a frighteningly quick learner. After a couple of years private tuition, and a setback at 11+, he eventually got into UCS for 13+.

13+

Weekly two hour sessions in English, mainly Comprehension, for a student who suffered from a lack of confidence but is testing well again and looking to apply to St. Paul’s and Winchester.

GCSE English Literature

Weekly session for a student to focus on pushing her to move from an A to an A*, studying in-depth the texts and poems that would be on the syllabus. She achieved an A*.

GCSE (AQA, Edexcel) History, Geography, English, and Drama

Weekly general tuition for a student who had parents with very busy lives and had begun to fall behind at school. With regular tuition we got his focus back and he finished with 3 A*’s and 6 A’s

GCSE (OCR) RS and Theology

Weekly two-hour sessions with a student who was predicted a B, but achieved an A.

16+

I have prepped students for sixth form entry, or 16+ exams for Latymer, Emmanuel and Westminster. They have all attended their school of choice.

AS/A2 (OCR) Level RS and Ethics

Weekly two-hour sessions with a student in all topics, from Practical and Applied Ethics to major Philosophical thought. She got an A for her AS and then completed an A for A2, and was awarded her first-choice place at University.

A2 English

Weekly sessions for a student working through three texts and taking her exams independently. She should achieve an A if she continues to produce at her current standard.

Residential: 13+

Common Entrance tuition for a student during the Christmas break for preparation in Maths, English and Science for entrance to Eton, Wellington and Tonbridge.

Residential: 7+/11+/13+

For three siblings for two weeks in St. Tropez, to prep for their various exams.

Residential: GCSE/A-Level

For two siblings in Dubai and Gstaad to prepare for their exams.

Homeschool: Outdoor Activities, Sports and Social Interaction

For a little boy whose speech delay meant he had been taken out of school for a while. With thrice-weekly sessions, we were able to both have fun and help him prepare for reintegration into the education system, which he did ahead of schedule.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a professionally trained actor. I have written for numerous publications, with stories and poems published regularly. I was the editor of my school and university newspaper. I am confident with public speaking, and have been performing in diverse venues for nearly 10 years.

I have professional training in elocution, pronunciation as well as accent and dialect work. I am quick to pick up languages. I am a keen footballer, and believe in the importance of keeping fit and eating healthily. I also love to read fiction and philosophy, travelling, gardening, fixing computers and watching and critiquing films and theatre.

Client Testimonials

“Robert was extremely patient and importantly, made the tutoring fun for my daughter, which really helped her engage and definitely increased her confidence. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”

7+ tuition

” I also want to thank you for your work with A– because he has improved immensely. He shocked all the teachers with the SATS exams. He got 5s in all the exams. But the best was maths where he got 99%. One was 20/20 another he got 40/40 and last got 39/40 . Very proud of him. Thanks again.”

SATS tuition

“Hi Robert. B– got Mill Hill and UCS (1 of only 5 who did, not even headmasters son got it!!) he didn’t get Highgate but did get personal written message from head master and no one else did!! Any way he’s a UCS dude always was so I am ecstatic and if you saw B– now you would be so proud of him! He is excelling in school and loving it!! So positive and confident! Thank you!!”

Entrance Exam tuition

“I think you have been very effective with tutoring both my boys ahead of their 11+ assessments this year. Some of the things you have done very well include:

  • Your ability to quickly assess each of their strengths as well as areas to further work on, taking into consideration their personalities and individual learning style
  • Your way of making the lessons enjoyable and engaging for the boys. It is not easy to have them work during the holidays but the way you mix the different subjects, have little ‘games’ in between and the jokes you share have all been helpful
  • The interview practice and tips have been valuable and I know both boys have applied some of these during their actual interviews
  • Your flexibility on timing and willingness to come out to Kuala Lumpur to tutor them – I truly appreciate this!

Thanks so much for your help. I would not hesitate to recommend you as tutor to others!”

11+ tuition

  • Entrance Exam Specialist

  • Multidisciplinary