Michael – 403


11 Plus, 13 Plus, English, History and Media Studies

School entrance experience

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

1 to Forest School, London (scholarship)
1 to Lycee Internacional de Londres (scholarship)
3 to Brighton College (1 scholarship)

Michael's biography:

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 students to make two or more levels progress in one academic year. To achieve this success, Michael equips his students with strategies for each question and ensures that these skills are effectively developed in time for the exam.

Michael's specialism is English literature where he can draw upon a wide range of resources and expertise, particularly when helping students reach the top marks. Michael also has a strong record working with students that need a secure pass in their English language qualification.

Michael has taught all the major exam boards helping students excel in GCSEs, IGCSEs, A Levels and IB examinations. Being an expert in secondary education also allows him to successfully guide students through the 11+ and 13+ application process.

To further his professional experience, Michael works as an AQA and IB Diploma examiner.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys writing short stories. He is also training for his first marathon.

Michael's qualifications:

Michael qualified to teach English in 2012, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from King's College London.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Cardiff UniversityBA (Hons) English Literature2007
Goldsmiths, University of LondonMasters in Creative Writing2020

Michael's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Michael is an examiner for the IB Diploma so has an in-depth understanding of the requirements that must be met in order to achieve the top grades.

Recent testimonials:

"As a result of a late decision to return to the UK from abroad we enlisted the support of Michael to support our daughter in preparing for 13+ style exams in English in order to gain entry to our choice schools. As a result of having been in the international education system for the past five years her ability to respond to more advanced English Comprehension questions was lacking and this was identified very early into our sessions. Michael was incredibly supportive particularly at introducing her to the concept of analyzing a piece of literature in order to interpret the writers intentions as well as identifying literary devices through quotes which are key parts of any English Exam.

Michael was always encouraging and kind yet insistent when it came to ensuring she had truly understood the question and provided an appropriate response to merit the number of marks available. He set relevant homework and past paper practice at each session and always followed up on this in the following session to ensure continuity of effort.

We as parents found him very professional and focused as well as being a pleasure to deal with. "

Friday, 16th October 2020

Parent of online 13+ student

Michael is available for online tuition

Michael is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.