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KEELAN

  • University of Oxford: PPE 2:1

  • Westminster Schools: A Levels - Economics A*, RS A*, History A*, Mathematics A

Biography & Interests

I was educated at Westminster School, and read PPE at Oxford, graduating in June 2016. After graduating Oxford, I worked in the House of Commons, and then co-founded a start-up, but having always had a passion for theatre, I have decided to pursue a career as a full time writer/performer. Alongside applying for drama school, I am shooting a short film, and continuing to write plays. Theatre and performing has always been a passion of mine; whilst at Oxford I was in 7 OUDS Plays, and was as a member of the Oxford Revue, for which I wrote, directed and performed in my own sketch show with three others.

Outside of regular theatregoing, I see as much live music as I can, and love reading up on Impressionist and Expressionist art and paintings. Having two older brothers, I love being around people whenever I can. I’m an avid Liverpool FC fan, and train regularly in Shotokan Karate, in which I am a 1st Dan Black Belt.

Experience & Approach

I believe the role of a mentor is to engage a student in a way that a school teacher can’t – through going beyond the school curriculum and showing the value in learning, I aim to instil others with the passion for academia that I was given by my tutors. Self-motivation is critical for success, and I believe that through the energy I bring to the role, I can help show how learning is more than about jumping through hoops – through recognising its value, students are far more likely to work hard at their studies. I have well over 1000 hours mentoring and tutoring experience, which has allowed me to develop my own style. I am especially strong on essay-based subjects, in particular history, RS, and economics up to A level. I also particularly enjoy preparing for entrance exams to Schools and Universities.

Testimonials

“All great with Keelan thanks so much actually I would like to adopt him. Hopefully Ed’s exams went well they obviously went miles better than they would have done without Keelan and of course the whole experience was fun and achievable rather than a worry and a battle.” Mother of A-Level student, April 2018

“WOW! What a FANTASTIC kick start to philosophy with Keelan yesterday! Bash already feels more confident even after two hours with his teaching, so glad we have finally found someone who I think is going to able to support Bash. Bravo!!” Mother of A-Level student, March 2019

“Keelan was really personable from the start and Tam got on well with him. He was able to relate to him and I feel there has been a turnaround in Tam’s attitude after his sessions with Keelan. Keelan was able to pinpoint Tam’s interests very quickly and took the time to get to know his likes and dislikes. He was encouraging and positive and Tam looked forward to his sessions with Keelan.” Mother of 14-year-old, May 2019