13 Plus (English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
History (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Michael is a fully qualified and committed English teacher with ten years’ experience in helping students prepare for their exams.
Michael takes a positive and supportive approach to learning and it is not unusual for his tutees to make two or more levels progress in one academic year. His A level students exceed their target grades and attain their first choice university place. Michael has worked across all the major exam boards helping students excel in GCSEs, IGCSEs, A Levels and IB examinations. Furthermore, Michael has valuable experience as an AQA and IB examiner.
Michael's specialism is A level and IB literature where he can draw upon a wide range of resources and strategies, particularly when helping students reach the top marks. Michael also has a strong record in working with 13+ scholarship students to secure their first choice placement.
Michael equips students with tried and tested techniques for each question and ensures that these skills are successfully developed in time for the exam. To further his professional experience, Michael has conducted action research projects on academic writing skills that prove exceptionally useful when helping students with their essays.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys hiking, cycling and attending academic talks or lectures.
Michael qualified to teach English in 2012, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from King's College London.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Cardiff University||BA (Hons) English Literature||2007|
Michael is an examiner for IB English, so has an in-depth understanding of the demands of the exam, and requirements that must be met in order to achieve the top grades.
"Michael has been a brilliant tutor for my son, always encouraging and supportive, yet also challenging him to think hard and do his very best. Even after just one lesson, my son said he now had a much better understanding of what his English teacher in school was asking of him, and how to work with a text. He also said Michael made him feel very happy, because he felt praised and appreciated. My son has thrived under Michael's very capable instruction, and has done very well in the exam, after less than half a year of tutoring. "
Wednesday, 6th March 2019
Mother of online 13 Plus student, East London
"Michael is a caring and understanding tutor. He teases out the best in his students without them even noticing! I thought I'd have regular battles with my son to get him to engage with a tutor, but he is always happy to see Michael."
Monday, 4th December 2017
Mother of 13 plus student in London
The 11+ entrance exams can be a stressful and uncertain period. The few months before the exam dates are significant, with revision habits often making the important difference. It is important to note that there are a number of effective learning processes that do work and should be cultivated to equip your child with the right tools for success.
Michael October 2017
‘To be or not to be: that is the question.’ (Hamlet, III:i, 1) Every year, thousands of students sit down to analyse Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, which begs another question: is it still possible to say anything new about Shakespeare? If so, where and how does one begin? Read on for answers and five tips to become a successful Shakespeare scholar.
Michael September 2017
Michael is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Michael, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.