Tutor profiles

Jacob

Jacob has been working as a private tutor for a number of years. He works with GCSE and A Level students, as well as having experience preparing tutees for the 16+ examinations.

I teach: 
AS/A Level Economics, AS/A Level History, AS/A Level Philosophy, IB Economics
I also teach: 
Economics, English, Geography, History, Oxbridge Preparation, Politics, Psychology, R.S. & Ethics
Education: 
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, 2:1
University: 
University of Oxford
Assessment: 
This tutor has been sourced and assessed by Keystone Tutors.
Experience: 

• A2, AS, GCSE and IB Economics (CIE, OCR, AQA, Edexcel)
• A2 and AS Politics (AQA, Edexcel)
• A2, AS, IB and Pre-U Philosophy (OCR, AQA)
• A2, AS, GCSE and IB Business Studies (CIE, OCR, AQA, Edexcel)
• A2, AS, GCSE and IB History (OCR, AQA, Edexcel)
• Undergraduate and A-level Sociology (AQA)
• 16+ preparation in Economics (Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, others)
• Oxbridge application preparation

I have worked as a private tutor since December 2013 for a number of agencies as well as on a freelance basis. I have taught approximately 50 students in total, most for GCSE and A-Level and equivalent examinations, either as a long term tutor or for revision courses. I have guided students through entry to high-profile independent schools such as Harrow, Wellington and Rugby.

Biography: 

I grew up in Oxfordshire and graduated from Exeter College, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 2016. I spent much of the last year travelling, and spent time in Uganda, China, and Morocco, where I worked as an English language tutor.

I grew up in Oxfordshire and graduated from Exeter College, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 2016. I spent much of the last year travelling, and spent time in Uganda, China, and Morocco, where I worked as an English language tutor. I hope to study the traditional religious disciplines in the future.

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Personal Approach: 

I believe that the most important virtue in a tutor is the ability to empathise with a student's cognitive position. When teaching I aim to guide a student through the mental steps needed to accomplish the goal of the lesson.

I believe that the most important virtue in a tutor is the ability to empathise with a student's cognitive position. When teaching I aim to guide a student through the mental steps needed to accomplish the goal of the lesson.

I typically spend much of a lesson in dialogue with the student. I break this up with exercises to embed and reinforce key points, but I always end the lesson with a call to reflection on what the student has learned. I emphasise that knowledge is open-ended and interconnected.

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What I do when not tutoring: 

I am currently learning Arabic. I spend time reading and researching academic work in topics that interest me, and I run a blog where I write about philosophy, culture, and current affairs. I also enjoy visiting galleries and museums and working out at the gym.

I am currently learning Arabic. I spend time reading and researching academic work in topics that interest me, and I run a blog where I write about philosophy, culture, and current affairs. I also enjoy visiting galleries and museums and working out at the gym.

Testimonials: 

''Jacob really helped with analysis of sources and developing a critical argument for my pre-university history dissertation and had a range of academic sources at his fingertips'' (A-level history student)

“Jacob was a hit with my son, who very much enjoyed talking to him.
I think Jacob understands how to approach the future sessions very well.'' (Parent of Oxford applicant)