Tutor profiles

Adam

Adam is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.

I teach: 
11+ English, 13+ English, 13+ Geography, 16+ English
I also teach: 
GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, A-Level English Language, A-Level English Literature, IB English Language, IB English Literature
Education: 
A Levels: English Literature (A) , Psychology (A) , Media Studies (A) , Theatre Studies (B)Bachelor of Arts (BA hons): Media, Communications & Cultural Studies
University: 
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Experience: 

2006 - 2010: English Language teacher at Oxford International Education, London.

2010 - 2013: English, Geography & Sociology teacher at Sear Rogers International School, Hong Kong.

2014 - 2017: Common Entrance English Lead instructor at Arch Education, Hong Kong.

 

 

Biography: 

Adam's formative yeara were spent as a boarding student at Wells Cathedral School. After graduating from Newcastle University with honours in 2010 he spent 6 months teaching international students in London before making the leap to Hong Kong.

Adam's formative yeara were spent as a boarding student at Wells Cathedral School. After graduating from Newcastle University with honours in 2010 he spent 6 months teaching international students in London before making the leap to Hong Kong. Here he worked as an international school teacher for 3 years before starting his own company working with students on a one-to-one basis. From there he began work at Arch Education as a lead instructor for their Reading, Writing and Common Entrance programs. He was also responsible for driving the development of curriculum in these areas. Adam has an intimate knowledge of both local and international school systems in Hong Kong and the UK with a focus on delivering engaging lessons on English Language and Literature. Outside of teaching Adam enjoys adventure sports, travelling , wriiting and photography. 

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Personal Approach: 

My approach the teaching always starts with the students themselves. My time as a secondary school teacher helped  develop an appreciation and thorough understanding of different learning styles.

My approach the teaching always starts with the students themselves. My time as a secondary school teacher helped  develop an appreciation and thorough understanding of different learning styles. As a private tutor I assess each student according to their strengths and weaknesses, but also according to how they most effectively learn. Always striving to make my lessons fun and engaging , I also like to challenge my students and ask them to make connections with the material we study. 

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What I do when not tutoring: 

I am currently taking a break from full time employment in Hong Kong and living and working part time in New Zealand where I help manage tourist operations at a resort in New Zealand. I am also using this time to work on my photography and writing portfolio for online publication.

I am currently taking a break from full time employment in Hong Kong and living and working part time in New Zealand where I help manage tourist operations at a resort in New Zealand. I am also using this time to work on my photography and writing portfolio for online publication. From next year I will also be enrolled on a part time postgraduate course in education to continue my professional development as a teacher. 

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