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Tutor profile - James


7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, English, Geography, History & Maths

James's biography

James received a 1st class degree in English from the University of Liverpool. Subsequently, he cycled 15,000 miles around the world, raising £10,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in the process. His first step into teaching was as a tutor fellow in an outstanding school, where he learnt the art of facilitating progress on a 1:1 level. After this, he completed the rigorous Teach First programme (with distinction) as an English teacher in a challenging secondary school (11 - 18 years old) in London over the course of two years.

Since then, James has tutored all around the world. For the past three years, he has focused on helping students achieve their potential in the 7+, 8+, 11+ exams (Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning), 13+, English up to A-Level, whilst also helping students with Maths, History, Geography, RS and revision skills for GCSE. He has a depth of experience with students who struggle to independently learn effectively at school, or who lack motivation and loves the mentoring side of the role. In addition, from his time as a tutor fellow, he has experience working with students with SEN, or who speak English as an additional language. Equally, he has helped students achieve the top levels, from getting into Eton & St. Paul's, achieving a level 9 at GCSE or an A* at A-Level. James has previously served as an examiner for AQA.

Currently, he lives in London and works full time as a private tutor; occasionally on the side, he will lead adventure expeditions for teenagers with organisations like World Challenge and British Exploring. He is currently doing a Masters in Education at UCL.

School entrance experience

James has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:

3 to Eton College

2 to St Paul's

1 to Westminster

1 to Le Rosey

2 to Marlborough College

1 to Stowe

2 to Harrow

James's qualifications

James qualified to teach English in 2017, and holds a PGCE from University of London (Institute of Education).

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
University of Liverpool English 2013

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)

13 Plus (English and Maths)

English (General, KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)


History (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel and GCSE OCR)


Here's where James can teach


  • Barnsbury, Canonbury, Kings Cross, Islington, Pentonville, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton (N1)
  • Barnet

  • East Finchley, Fortis Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb (N2)
  • Finchley, Church End, Finchley Central (N3)
  • Cricklewood, Willesden, Neasden, Dollis Hill, Childs Hill (NW2)
  • Haringey

  • Finsbury Park, Manor House, Harringay, Stroud Green (N4)
  • Islington

  • Highbury, Highbury Fields (N5)
  • Camden

  • Highgate, Hampstead Heath (N6)
  • Euston, Camden Town, Somers Town, Primrose Hill, Gospel Oak, Lisson Grove (NW1)
  • Hampstead, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, Gospel Oak, Frognal, Childs Hill (NW3)