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JACK

  • London School of Economics: MSc in Philosophy & Public Policy
  • University of Durham: BA (Hons) in PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)
  • Emanuel School: A Levels in Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), History (A*), Physics (B)

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I have been mentoring since 2014, my final year at Durham, and continued tutoring through a masters at the LSE in 2015 and two years of work, which took me first to Brussels and now back to London, my home. For four months last year, I wrote speeches for the Executive Chairman of a major energy company and now do freelance research for a number of small companies. I rowed for seven years at school, competing and winning medals at national races, including Henley in 2010, fenced at university, and have written and illustrated for a variety of publications. I have a keen interest in history, ideas and politics, read as much as time allows, and ski as often as I can.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have mentored maths, English, economics and several other subjects at 11+, GCSE and A-level, both in the UK and abroad. My approach varies according to each student's character, calibrating our learning methods and lesson structure to what we aim to achieve and how we can best develop their skills and knowledge. That said, a broad awareness of each subject is always important. One thing I really like to do with students is help them to a point where they can chat for 10 minutes and in a relaxed way about a subject, either sticking to the syllabus or going beyond it. In particular, I try to help students move and see the links between subjects. That always helps build confidence and is great preparation for the next level, whether that's GCSE, A-level or university.

TESTIMONIALS

"Jack was terrific this weekend. He came to lunch to plan the revision for the holidays.The boys really liked him. We did too! A really good start. Thank you team Oppidan." Mother of twin GCSE boys

"All great with Jack - he seems very professional and charming." Mother of Year 8 boy

"You can take direct credit and huge pride in what you have done for B, not only in achieving this stellar set of results (in his words, the best he could possibly have hoped to achieve) but also in a huge course correction of his perception about what he is capable of academically. This will be life-changing for him. Thank you for your belief in B and the personal care you all put in to helping him achieve his true potential, despite the fact that the system and circumstances were not in his favour." Mother of GCSE student, August 2018