John has tutored privately for 11 years. After a bachelor's degree in biomedical science, he starting tutoring during his time as a classroom teacher of physics at Mascalls School in Kent, where he was also teacher in charge of physics, continuing throughout his master's and PhD studies in linguistics.
Before Andrew found teaching he had been a financial consultant, a marketing, communications and PR officer, a company manager and business development manager, a yoga and meditation teacher, an actor, a chef, a creative and artist, a music festival producer and manager and more! Andrew left his own education with 5 and a half A-levels of his own as well as a BA in Politics (with Philosophy) and a Masters in International relations, Ethics and Philosophy.
Andrew first came to teaching through becoming a Special Education Needs Teaching assistant; he also completed lots of work experience in other secondary and primary schools (for example Highgate School and Grafton Primary School).
Calum has been teaching, mentoring and supporting the learning of pupils with a range of abilities and learning needs in the Lewisham area for three years. He began as a Teaching Assistant at Prendergast Vale, supporting students with learning needs, leading EAL classes and the school’s Philosophy Club.
In this blog Calum explores the presentation component of the IB's Theory of Knowledge assessment He gives a detailed overview of the format outlines the importance of including real-life situations and offers a helpful guide...
In this blog Calum sets out the principle ideas and terminology of the Theory of Knowledge course a mandatory part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma He de-mystifies some of the language used in the ToK...
"We have been very pleased with Anthony's help and advice. He has been punctual and reliable in terms of the lessons and he also explained things in a clear and helpful way. He gave constructive advice while encouraging my son to think about the issues and reach his own conclusions. He has a friendly style and got on well with my son and always responded quickly to any emails etc from me.
I would recommend him to other parents and students without hesitation."