Tutor profiles

Jason

Jason is an experienced tutor, who has worked with students preparing for the 11+, all the way up to A Level. He encourages students to take an active role in their learning, to ensure they are fully engaged.

I teach: 
GCSE English, GCSE Latin, AS/A Level English, AS/A Level Latin
I also teach: 
English, Latin, Maths, Reasoning, Spanish
Education: 
English, 2:1
University: 
University of Cambridge
Assessment: 
This tutor has been sourced and assessed by Keystone Tutors.
Experience: 

• 11+ English and Maths: ISEB and public school exams, including pre-tests.

• 13+ English, Latin, and Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams

• GCSE/IGCSE English, Spanish, Latin (All exam boards)

• A-level Latin (All exam boards)

• A-level English (All exam boards)

In addition to general support from pre-GCSE to degree level, I have provided support for a number of my students for Common Entrance, 7+, 8+, 11+, 13+ (including interview prep), GCSE, AS Level and A Level, for entry into a number of top schools such as Eton, St Paul’s, Westminster, Dulwich, Alleyn’s, St Dunstan’s, Wimbledon, and Haberdashers’ Aske’s.

I have also guided them in their preparations to enter into further study, from exam practice to interview practice and personal statements. A number of my pupils have gone on to study at Oxbridge or the Ivy League.

Biography: 

I am a graduate of Cambridge University with a 2:1 in English and over eight years' experience as a tutor. A keen linguist, I also took modules in Latin and Spanish as part of my degree.

I am a graduate of Cambridge University with a 2:1 in English and over eight years' experience as a tutor. A keen linguist, I also took modules in Latin and Spanish as part of my degree. My subjects, among others, include English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Latin, Spanish, Drama, Creative Writing, debate practice, and public speaking in general.

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Personal Approach: 

I always tailor my lessons to suit the needs and learning style of each student — often making use of fun visual aids (both digital and non-digital) and a very useful system of memory techniques called 'mnemonics'.

I always tailor my lessons to suit the needs and learning style of each student — often making use of fun visual aids (both digital and non-digital) and a very useful system of memory techniques called 'mnemonics'.

My philosophy is to engage my pupils, having them play an active role in their learning, and instructing them in as entertaining a manner as possible towards critical and independent thought.

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What I do when not tutoring: 

My pastimes include after-dinner speaking, and writing and performing comedy for the stage, television and radio.

My pastimes include after-dinner speaking, and writing and performing comedy for the stage, television and radio.

Testimonials: 

''I can’t thank Jason enough for his help over the years. My son is thrilled with the outcome. More importantly, the techniques Jason has taught him have assisted him in becoming far more independent with his work and achieving continued excellent results now in Year 9.
Jason is clearly passionate about his work and this is evident through his love of Literacy and the Classics. He always encourages his students and they leave each lesson enriched with knowledge. More importantly, he has instilled a level of confidence my boys lacked 3 years ago.'' - V McCombie