Qualified Teacher and University/UCAS Advisor

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James S


Currently the Vice Principal of a Canterbury-based International Sixth Form College, I offer my knowledge of Economics and Business Studies and University Entrance Advice by tutoring individual learners at home who have high aspirations for success and progression to College or University.

Having tutored privately throughout my 10 year(+) teaching career, I tend to offer sessions to learners who demonstrate an empathy for the struggle of understanding something new and the excitement of 'getting it'. My teaching involves rigorous planning, differentiation and assessment for learning to ensure each session results in accelerated, sustained progress. Students are expected to attend with a workbook and the contents of a standard pencilcase, in addition to the coursebook aligned to the GCSE/A Level/IB specification they are following. I will provide all additional materials. Homework, or relevant research, is usually given to support subsequent sessions.

Further to hourly sessions, I will arrange 1-to-1 'experience days' to The City or other relevant establishments to demonstrate, first hand, the concepts being taught in the specification. In addition, having been a Head of Sixth Form and UCAS/University Admissions Adviser, I can offer bespoke advice for University Applications, including Personal Statements.

2016-present, VP of an ISA school
2013-2015, Educational Consultant to a COBIS school
2011-2015, Director of Studies of a HMC school
2009-2011, Head of Sixth Form of a NABSS school
2007-2011, Head of Department (Business) of a NABSS school
2006-2007, Teacher (Economics) in HMC and Maintained Sector schools

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, FRSA

Enhanced DBS/CRB available for inspection.

I teach from home, in the Barton Ward of Canterbury.

NB: to avoid any possible conflict of interest, I will not accept to tutor or advise students of my current employer via tutorful.

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