Tutor profile: Greg (7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, English & Maths)

Greg

7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, English and Maths

School entrance experience

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

Greg's biography:

Greg is a highly qualified teacher and tutor with 5 years’ experience. Having secured a First Class degree in politics, he moved into teaching. He studied at the UCL Institute of Education (the #1 rated provider of teacher training worldwide), and attained Qualified Teacher Status with ‘outstanding’ grading.

Since then, he has built up a proven track record in schools and as a tutor, working with groups of children and 1 to 1, with a particular emphasis on exam preparation. This combination of experiences has given him a compelling set of skills in lesson planning, behaviour management, pedagogy, subject and curriculum knowledge and relationship and confidence building.

His methodology is simple and twofold: know the subject and know the child.

If he knows the subject, he can plan memorable and engaging lessons which promote depth and breadth of learning. If he knows the child, he can tailor his teaching and content to their strengths and needs, he can diagnose accurately their misconceptions and plan next steps, and he can motivate them to want to learn and succeed.

Testimonials:

Greg prepared our son, who was living overseas and attending school in complete immersion of a foreign language, for his UK 11 plus exams. During a very stressful time for our son Greg was patient, creative and resourceful in his methods. Our son didn’t want to do the lessons, struggled with concentration and railed against having to do extra prep at every opportunity. Greg returned after each challenging session with fresh ideas, determination and his innate ability to relate to our son on his level. Over time they built up a real camaraderie, trust and respect.

Our daughter is now working with Greg and she always leaves the lesson a different person; full of energy and feeling proud of what she has achieved. Greg is a complete natural at tapping into the inner resilience of our children that we, as parents, may not so readily see in them. Greg shares experiences from his own childhood which helps the children understand that what they are up against with difficulties at school, with siblings, study and tests is nothing new. Without mollycoddling either child, he honoured their need for context: (“What is the point of doing all this study anyway?” or “Why can’t I just do it this way? I get the same result” etc.)

Greg is expert at extracting focus and results from the children when they don’t even realise they are doing it. He is deeply experienced and therefore well able to pivot from a lesson plan that is not working in the moment.

The net result of our son’s time with Greg is that despite all odds and some seemingly impossible weeks with our son he was offered placed at both of the schools we had pinned our hopes on. We are so grateful for Greg’s ongoing commitment, professionalism and genuine care. I cannot imagine a better tutor.

- Laura (Parent)


"Greg has been a fantastic maths tutor to our daughter throughout the lockdown. We were worried about her falling behind, but with Greg's tailored approach we have been delighted to see her really blossom and exceed the level of her class peers. He is very patient, approachable and makes the lessons fun - our daughter really looks forward to her Maths lessons with him! I was also really impressed by how well learning over Skype worked. Our daughter is only Year One, but Greg had the perfect mix of show and do, making it interactive and keeping her engaged. He's clearly an experienced and talented teacher - we're very pleased to hav benefited from his expertise."

- Holly (Parent)


Greg's qualifications:

Greg qualified to teach Primary education in 2016, and holds a Qualified Teacher Status (Grade: 'Outstanding') from Institute of Education.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of East AngliaPolitics with International Relations2011

References:

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I highly recommend Greg as a teacher or tutor at your school or institution. As Head teacher of Beckford Primary school, I have had the pleasure of working with Greg since October 2019. Within this time, he has been a cover teacher for all year groups, from Nursery to Year 6. He is a versatile practitioner, who always gives 100% to whatever class he is teaching. During his time at Beckford, he showed that he was a team player, who was committed to communicating with teaching teams in order to get the best out of the children. He was always keen to be involved with the planning, preparation and marking. His ability to work with any year group shows that he is a versatile teacher who can apply himself to any class he is directed to teach. Not only is he keen to get positive outcomes, he is able to develop positive relationships with the children. This is a key attribute if you are working with classes, groups or individuals. He has a good rapport with people of all ages, especially children. His ability to connect with his students and his talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are a strength. His subject knowledge is broad as he has experience of teaching all Primary age groups. Greg is also committed to safeguarding and communicating with teachers and the Designated Safeguarding Lead. He understands safeguarding procedures and is always vigilant when applying them. Greg accomplishes all the tasks asked of him, by being proactive and applying a positive attitude. I recommend Greg to you without reservation.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020

Greg is incredibly hard working and diligent individual. During his time at our school, he worked across all year groups (Nursery to Year 6). He was flexible and responsive to the children's needs, managing challenging behaviour at times and adapting to different key stage expectations. He built rapport with the students quickly. He also tutored 1:1 with a year 6 student, he was knowledgeable about curriculum expectations and used his assessments to adapt learning to the individuals needs. Greg is punctual and reliable.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020

Greg was a reliable and committed member of the team who would rise to challenges. If he didn’t know something or was confused, he would ask and if he had insight to share he was confident to do so. He was a pleasure to work with and I have no doubt he’d be an asset to your tutoring team. The children enjoyed his lessons and learnt a lot. He has adaptable skills to suit different learners and situations.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020

Greg is available for online tuition

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

Greg can teach in the following locations:

Camden

  • Kings Cross, Finsbury (west) (WC1X)
  • High Holborn (WC1V)
  • Gray’s Inn (WC1R)
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital (WC1N)
  • St Pancras (WC1H)
  • University College London (WC1E)
  • Bloomsbury, British Museum (WC1B)
  • New Oxford Street (WC1A)
  • Drury Lane, Aldwych (WC2B)
  • Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Royal Courts of Justice (WC2A)
  • Hatton Garden (EC1N)
  • Fitzrovia, Tottenham Court Road (W1T)
  • 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)
  • Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Dartmouth Park, Gospel Oak (NW5)
  • St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill, Lisson Grove (NW8)
  • Westminster

  • Somerset House (WC2R)
  • Charing Cross (WC2N)
  • Leicester Square (WC2H)
  • Covent Garden (WC2E)
  • Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia (W1W)
  • Marylebone (W1U)
  • Hanover Square, Savile Row (W1S)
  • Mayfair (north), Grosvenor Square (W1K)
  • Mayfair (south), Piccadilly, Royal Academy (W1J)
  • Marylebone (W1H)
  • Harley Street (W1G)
  • Soho (north west) (W1F)
  • Soho (south east), Chinatown, Soho Square (W1D)
  • Portland Street, Regent Street (W1B)
  • Paddington, Bayswater, Hyde Park, Westbourne Green, Little Venice, Westbourne Green, Notting Hill (W2)
  • Maida Vale, Little Venice (W9)
  • St. James’s (SW1Y)
  • Belgravia, Knightsbridge (SW1X)
  • Belgravia (SW1W)
  • Vauxhall Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Victoria Station, Pimlico (SW1V)
  • Victoria Station, the Houses of Parliament, Vauxhall Bridge, Pimlico (SW1P)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria St, Birdcage Walk (SW1H)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria Station (SW1E)
  • Whitehall, Buckingham Palace (SW1A)
  • Islington

  • St Luke’s, Bunhill Fields (EC1Y)
  • Finsbury, Moorfields Eye Hospital (EC1V)
  • Finsbury, Finsbury Estate (EC1R)
  • Clerkenwell, Farringdon (EC1M)
  • Holloway, Barnsbury, Islington, Tufnell Park (N7)
  • Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park, Hornsey (N19)
  • City of London

  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital (EC1A)
  • London

  • Mayfair (W1Y)
  • Mayfair (W1X)
  • Soho, Piccadilly (W1V)
  • Oxford Street, Regent Street (W1R)
  • Goodge Street, Warren Street (W1P)
  • Regents Park, Oxford Circus (W1N)
  • Marylebone (W1M)
  • Ealing

  • Acton, East Acton, Park Royal, West Acton (W3)
  • Ealing, Park Royal (W5)
  • Hanwell, Boston Manor (W7)
  • West Ealing, Northfields (W13)
  • Hounslow

  • Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Bedford Park (W4)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park (W6)
  • Shepherds Bush, White City (W12)
  • Kensington and Chelsea

  • Kensington, Holland Park (W8)
  • North Kensington, Queens Park (W10)
  • Notting Hill, Holland Park (W11)
  • West Kensington, Kensington Olympia, Holland Park (W14)
  • Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (SW3)
  • South Kensington, Knightsbridge (SW7)
  • Lambeth

  • Brixton, Brixton Hill, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, Clapham Park, Balham (SW2)
  • Clapham, Stockwell (SW4)
  • South Lambeth, Vauxhall, Battersea, Clapham, Stockwell (SW8)
  • Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham (SW9)
  • Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Southampton Way Estate, Peckham (SE5)
  • Kennington, Vauxhall (SE11)
  • Herne Hill, Tulse Hill (SE24)
  • Southwark

  • Bankside, South Bank, Southwark, Bermondsey, Vauxhall (SE1)
  • Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Surrey Quays (SE16)
  • Walworth, Newington (SE17)
  • East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill (SE22)
  • Lewisham

  • Nunhead, Peckham (SE15)
  • Hackney

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

  • East Finchley, Fortis Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb (N2)
  • Brent

  • Kilburn, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen’s Park (NW6)