11 Plus (English)
13 Plus (English)
English (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and Undergraduate)
History (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Michael is a fully qualified and committed teacher with eight years’ experience. He specialises in helping students become confident and independent learners.
Parents trust Michael as a tutor because he develops the skills their child needs in an absorbing way. He has helped students to re-engage with their learning, to pass exams they had previously failed and to prepare for important transitions, such as starting secondary school or preparing for University.
He has also helped many students secure their first-choice placement at an independent school.
As a tutor, Michael takes a supportive approach that recognises the importance of self belief and independence. He is highly skilled at personalising learning and this is why his tutees improve their confidence and attain the examination results they need.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys writing short stories. He is also training for his first marathon.
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 the IB Diploma so has an in-depth understanding of the 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
In this blog, Michael sets out strategies and resources to make home learning a successful experience for your child. The advice given here can be combined with online tuition to keep your child engaged and in good spirits while schools are closed.
Michael March 2020
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.