Miles is a private tutor with six years of experience, four of which have been with professional agencies. He achieved a First Class Honours degree in History from University College London and is now undertaking an MSc in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics. Uniquely, Miles has also experienced first-hand the education systems of the UK and USA when attending boarding schools in both countries. He specialises in English, History and SEN, but also enjoys new tutoring experiences. Most recently, for example, he taught English as a foreign language at a prestigious Moscow-based culinary school. He firmly believes that education is freedom and is excited to support students gain a diversity of choice in their futures.
Provided pro-bono homework support to Y3-6 students at a CoE Primary School in Earl’s Court for an academic year
Successfully designed a 14-week 7+ English course focusing on creative writing and comprehension. The course was re-commissioned with four groups of students over a 4-month period in the run-up to the 7+ exam
I am a private tutor with six years of experience, five of which have been with professional agencies including: Bonas MacFarlane, Pembroke Tutors, Athena Tuition, Connexus Academic Advisors, Gabbitas Consultants, Tutors Green, Kings Tutors and LFO. Below you will find an outline of my recent tuition roles: 2021 – Present (1mth +) International: China, English A Shanghai-based student aiming to apply to UK schools for Y9 entry seeking help to raise his English levels to the standard of his peers 2021 – Present (7mths +) Latymer English and History, GCSE & A Level An outgoing girl with ADHD aimed to increase her grades in GCSE English and History. Within 1.5 months she moved from a grade 6 to 8 in English and 3 to 6 in History. I continue to provide support into her A Levels 2021 (1mth) 11+ A Beijing-based student aiming to apply to UK schools within the next five years 2021 (1mth) Harrow School, History A Level Coursework After working through six coursework drafts the student achieved 100% in his coursework, bumping up his overall grade to an A* 2020 – Present (10mths +) International: Hong Kong, English A well-rounded student seeking to improve written style, widen vocabulary and become more confident in English 2020 – Present (12mths +) Notting Hill Prep School, ISEB & 11+ An outgoing and creative student with dyspraxia who wanted to prepare for the 11+. Within the last year she has moved from achieving 24% in an English paper to consistently achieving 70% or above 2020 (5mths) Highgate School, GCSE History A level 8/9 GCSE student requested content classes to cover her Y10 syllabus 2020 (5mths) Highgate School, History GCSE Following a difficult time adapting to online lesson due to COVID, a level 8/9 GCSE student requested content classes to cover her Y10 syllabus 2020 – Present (13mths +) Fulham Prep School, ISEB, 11+ & 13+ Successfully designed a two-week intensive English language course (14h p/w) to prepare an international student (Beijing) for an entrance exam. Within two weeks his grade rose from 40% to 75% and gained entry into his first-choice school. I continue to prepare him for the ISEB Pre-Test, 11+ and 13+ exam 2020 (6mths) International: Russia, EFL A young Russian boy who wanted to improve his speaking, writing and reading in English 2019 – 2020 (14mths) Holland Park School, GCSE English After over a year of tuition I helped this student with Asperger’s to raise his grade from a level 4 to a 7 2019 (3mths) Wetherby School, 11+ Introduced a young student to the 11+ to provide the foundations to succeed in the exam 2019 – 2020 (8mths) Wetherby School, GCSE English A well-rounded student hoping to move into the top grade bracket in English GCSE 2019 (4mths) Wellington College, GCSE History Wanted intellectually stimulating History classes over the summer months to prepare for his first year at Wellington 2019 – 2020 (10mths) London Oratory School, GCSE English A passionate young scientist and mathematician was predicted a 4 at the beginning of Y11 and, after consistent tuition throughout the year, achieved an 8 in his English Literature final exam 2018 – 2019 (8mths) Wetherby School, GCSE English An intelligent young man who struggled with English as more Science focused
In this role I delivered weekly online English language classes to fifteen Russian students aged between 6-12 years old who were taking part in a professional Harry Potter themed cooking class.
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Miles is highly professional, combining strong integrity with a friendly personality.
High level knowledge in the subject of History, and preparation for the 11+.
After the few classes I took with Miles, I always came away feeling motivated and inspired to learn more by myself after the lesson. He makes learning exciting! With his empathetic, and patient approach, he has a unique ability to really understand his students' individual learning difficulties. I would highly recommend Miles to anyone looking for an effective and fun educational experience.
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Dominique S. | Parent Miles's unfailingly patient, imaginative and inspiring approach has helped our son immensely with GCSE English Literature. With Miles's input he's gone from a 4 to 7 and was well on track to achieve 8 or above before lockdown cancelled exams. We've actually kept their weekly classes going because our son was getting so much out of them – he is looking to Maths and Physics A Levels, but the essay-writing and information gathering skills Miles has taught will been invaluable in any field. Great communication, too. Highly recommended. Olly H. | Student Miles is, by far, the best tutor I have come across. He is organised, efficient, and attentive. I could not recommend him highly enough. James P. | Parent Miles has assisted my son in improving his writing skills in particular the structure of stories; great use of language and punctuation; and bringing out his imaginative ideas. He has also improved my son's ability to review and analyse the books that he is reading. He has encouraged him to push himself into reading my mature novels - although this can be quite daunting for a 13 year old, my son has seen the benefits of this challenge in being able to read books now at the same level as his peers. Lucas C. | Student Miles is a fantastic tutor and an extremely kind person. He helped both me and several of my classmates learn the ins and outs of writing a beautiful paper. He is a skilled writer and orator, and has a knack for making the difficult understandable. If you're lucky enough to learn from Miles you will be guaranteed a tutor who pushes you to exceed your own standards but also is kind, funny, and enjoyable to be around. Nadya G. | Connex Academic Advisors, Educational Consultant Miles is a reliable tutor that offers prompt communication to all parties, providing constructive feedback on the progress of the tutoring. He is always ready to take any personal feedback on board and adjust accordingly to improve any aspect of his teaching methodology. I would like to also highlight the high level of engagement he is able to demonstrate during his work with kids. He has brilliant communicational and presentation skills, that combined with his tutoring experience make him a fantastic and reliable tutor. I would highly recommend Miles. Germana B. | Parent Miles is a passionate, energetic and very knowledgeable tutor. He has been tutoring my son for GCSE English Language and Literature for the last seven months. Miles' style of tutoring is innovative and takes into account the student’ personal situation and particular needs. He really helped my son engage with his studies and stimulate him into taking a greater interest in the subject, as well as teaching him effective exam techniques. As a result, my son achieved excellent grades at GCSE. Tia C. | Student I never really needed a tutor until I came to Y11, when my friend recommended Miles as an English and History tutor. Immediately, after only a phone call to set up a session time, I felt comfortable due to his incredibly friendly attitude - which I think is extremely important for a student to be able to interact to a full extent in lessons and feel comfortable in asking questions. I specifically asked for content-based lessons as History GCSE has an abundance of it. Although being content based, Miles was still able to create interactive sessions with detailed yet understandable slides which I could regularly review, leading to a 9 in my history mock exam. I would 100% recommend Miles’ for both skill or content tutoring in English and History. Over the past half year, Miles’ has helped me feel more confident in my essay writing (including both analysis and structure) as well as helping me to achieve a 9 in my mock History exam (97%) which was one of my weaker subjects before Miles’s help.