My tutoring approach
I believe that all tutees should be provided with the tools and skills to study effectively, in order to give them a competitive edge and solid foundation for years to come.
My aim is to inspire interest and clarify understanding of the subject at hand. I take the focus from teaching to learning, and from memorising facts to understanding.
When tutoring for a subject it is important to ensure that students can present their knowledge in the correct form for the specific exam board.
When preparing students for Oxbridge Entrance and Personal Statements I believe that demonstrating passion for one's subject is key. I focus on depth of understanding and help candidates find unique areas of interest to make them stand out.
When tutoring at the university level it is key to teach to the exact requirements of the student and the course, no two are exactly alike. I do this by reviewing all of the student's relevant lecture slides and problem questions.
Tutoring experience: 7+ years
Since 2010 I have tutored students for both Maths and Economics at a range of levels.
In 2011 I expanded to History and Philosophy. I began to give personal statement clinics and prepare students for Oxbridge entrance exams and interviews.
Since 2013 I have tutored University level students for a wide range of subjects including Economics, Statistics, and several arts subjects. I have also been available to help with coursework and dissertations when required. No student I have aided for coursework has achieved less than a first ( or at lower levels an A*), several times my students have topped their years.
I have had excellent results and have always received positive feedback. Additionally I have played a part in numerous Oxbridge and Medical offers, and have successfully prepared students for the MAT, BMAT, UKCAT, PAT and TSA.
This calendar shows my availability.
Have a look at what other people are saying about me...
I asked Tom to look over a couple of History essays my daughter had written .. What Tom said in one simple line of text here last night taught my daughter more than her history teacher has done in a year .. and that is without even having a lesson!
Tom and I finished the OCR M1 module from scratch in a mere 3 hours! Tom has an excellent sense of when the student understands something and when they need more help and I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their grade as well as widen their learning.
Tom has provided excellent assistance - in excess of even our highest expectations - in helping our son prepare for Maths IGCSE. Tom knows the topics, question types etc. more or less perfectly and communicates really well, which is important when working with teenagers. He has improved our son's knowledge, confidence, ability to navigate and respond to the range of question types, focused on areas to improve and has had an extremely positive impact. We can only give Tom the highest of recommendations.
Tom is an excellent, warm and friendly tutor, who strengthened my essay writing skills in preparation for the TSA exam. He exposed me to new philosophical and economic concepts that were tailored to me and filled in critical holes in my understanding. In addition to this he greatly improved my essay writing technique, helping me write in a style well beyond the A-level syllabus. These skills ultimately got me an interview at Oxford and I recommend him without reservation.
From coming to Tom with a C at AS Economics and ending up with an A*
(including full marks in two papers; 100/100 UMS at A2) is testament to
Tom's brilliant tutoring ability. Tom makes you go deeper into the
subject so that you fully understand the concepts to a much greater level,
which leads to very dramatic improvements in grades. As well as this, Tom
will help you fully nail the all important exam technique and essay
structure (which improved drastically) for your exam. I could not
recommend Tom enough.
Tom is an excellent tutor who has really helped me improve my personal statement. Itâ€™s gone from cringe-worthy to something Iâ€™m proud of in a really short amount of time. Not only has he shown me how to express what I want to say in a personal statement, but he has also got a knack of rewording things to make them even more impressive. He has helped me so much in such a short amount of time, not only with my personal statement, but with my confidence as well. As a personal statement requires speaking well about yourself, I really struggled, but Tom has taught me to be more confident and not be afraid to say good things about myself.â€
Tom helped me throughout the year with my P.S., Cam application and my
niggles in fm, maths & econ. Not only did I get the A* in all subjects (up
from A's in fm & ec) but I also got in. I can't thank him enough for the
help throughout the year with the interview prep and with the subjects. He
was always very thorough in his teaching style and patient no matter how
many queries I had. I definitely recommend him as a tutor as he's great
value for money and I don't see how we could've used our time more
efficiently. So grateful mate!
Tom helped me so much that I increased my B from AS by two grades to an A* overall in A-level Economics. I am over the moon with my results, gaining 94/100 UMS in Unit 3 and 100/100 UMS in the Unit 4 exam, securing my place at University. He is lively and enthusiastic allowing me to feel comfortable and even enjoy my lessons. He is always quick to respond and mark essays outside of the lesson. Tom is approachable and always welcomes questions. I would thoroughly recommend him as a tutor! Canâ€™t thank you enough Tom!
Both our sons have spent time with Tom for Maths tuition. He has helped our younger son with his upcoming GCSE and the other in his Degree. Tomâ€™s tuition has had great results; he has proved to be an excellent tutor at both levels, adapting to each of their individual styles and offering tailored lessons according to their needs. Tom is a very likable and understanding individual, he has total empathy with his students and his effervescent character quickly put my boys at ease. As the elder put it: â€œBefore Tom's help I was struggling to keep up at Uni, the Maths we were covering seemed like a huge step up. Heâ€™s provided me with a solid foundation to build upon and completely clarified many areas that were shrouded in darkness.â€
My understanding of economics A-Level has reached new depths!!! Tom is an extremely efficient tutor and thorough in all that he does. He has ingrained superb essay writing skills in me, whereas before structuring was an issue and answering questions was difficult. He is very assuring in what he does, how he teaches and is very patient above all else. I'm ecstatic that I found a tutor like this, compared to the previous ones I had he is one in a million! I went from a C to an A after a few lessons! I strongly recommend him for anyone looking for an economics tutor!! Worth every penny and more!!
I'd like to share the good news with you, Ivan did really well in his latest Economics test. He scored 60%, which was the joint highest in the class. Considering his average score over the 4 previous tests was 35%, we are very pleased. You have helped him tremendously in his understanding of the subject in just 6 lessons. Thank-you!
I started off the year with the certainty I would fail due to not being able to grasp the simplest of concepts in Economics. A few lessons with Tom and I am a lot more optimistic. He makes Economics almost as simple as A B C.
I took seven Maths for Economics lessons with Tom. He was very helpful, especially with preparing me for assessments and tests.
As well as being academically excellent Tom was a great teacher and guided me through all my problems with my work. He helped me with everything from my maths igcse to my english coursework which improved from a C grade to an A*. Thanks Tom!
Thanks to Tomâ€™s tutoring, I was able to get a first in the assignment I was doing. I would highly recommend Tom, mainly due to his efficiency and his ability to understand your needs more effectively than another other tutor I have engaged with previously!!!
Tom is a very enthusiastic tutor who explains things very clearly. It makes the lesson a lot more interesting. I had trouble understanding certain parts of economics that my school teacher didn't explain very well, Tom made them seem really easy and gave many examples to make it as simple as possible to understand and succeed. Thanks so much!
Couldn't ask for a better tutor! Tom knows what he is talking about, and was very helpful with my Economics coursework at university level! The 3 lessons i had with Tom were very worth while!
Excellent tutor. Always very responsive and has a very good way of explaining concepts so that you understand them on a deeper level, which is a big help when needing to adapt your knowledge to all types of questions.
Great tutor! An avid tutor with passion for the understanding of information. Readily available at pretty much any time which is very helpful and convenient. The lessons he gives flow well. He boosts confidence and his study skills sessions are inspiring and help one realize their goals and that they are attainable. Highly recommend Tom as a tutor!
I honestly couldn't ask for a better tutor than Tom. He was very patient with me and helped me to think of efficient ways to approach very abstract mathematical problems, some of which have become a lot clearer due to his help. Whilst also being a down-to-earth person, Tom is also extremely dedicated to giving the best help that he possibly can.
Tom is a very enthusiastic tutor who has a vigorous passion and understanding in helping students to do well. He have recently helped my son with the mathematics admissions test for his entrance to Oxford (MAT), even though Tom had never done it himself. He demonstrated really high capability in critical thinking and mental flexibility when guiding my son through the papers, and he also made us realize many instantaneous alternative methods in approaching questions, recognition of patterns, understanding the fundamentals, etc. A really hardworking tutor who will always meet the student's expectation.
Tom is very enthusiastic and understanding. He breaks down complex topics and tailors sessions to suit you.
Over the past two years Tom has always been on hand to help our son through his economics and maths A levels. He is readily available, and has always gone beyond the call of duty. He is always available to ask a quick question and took a genuine interest in Samâ€™s academic success. His mentoring and coaching played an invaluable part in his offer to LSE. Weâ€™ve recommended him to friends and would recommend anyone seeking help in these subjects to look no further.
Toms such an amazing tutor!!!! He was very helpful when we had practice interviews and his preparation made me feel extremely comfortable in my interview and a few of the questions heâ€™d asked me about my personal statement came up! I canâ€™t thank him enough for helping me get into Cambridge.
Superb, Tom has a really down to earth friendly approach. He made me realise how much I could achieve and upped my maths grades loads. Iâ€™m on track to get an A, up from a C in my A levels and I honestly canâ€™t recommend him enough. Heâ€™s extremely switched on.
Tom is the best tutor I have had in years ! he is flexible and easily available and relatable. He breaks down the lesson into understandable portions an explains and clearly ! Thanks Tom :)
Tom has been extremely helpful with my personal statement, and has also given me constructive advice on how to manage my studies, as well as given me advice on university preparation. The quality of tutoring is first class, and I'm definitely getting a fantastic value for money. I would definitely recommend him, as he is not only extremely intelligent, but is also very friendly and understanding. In my opinion, he is by far the best tutor.
Tom's lesson was really great, he made sure that I was completely involved throughout and made me feel comfortable discussing a subject I had limited understanding of.