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Colin

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Colin is our Head of Tuition. He is a friendly, intelligent and creative tutor who very much enjoys working in a classroom setting or one-to-one. Colin is an experienced secondary school teacher. Colin tutors English and Maths and 9+, 11+ and 13+ common entrance preparation. Colin runs our regular in-house training workshops to prepare our new tutors for the entrance exams. He is therefore highly adept at structuring tutorials for these exams and has an excellent success rate (recent tutees have gained places at Sutton and Wallington Grammar Schools, City of London, Dulwich College, Sydenham High School, Sevenoaks, The Perse, King’s College Wimbeldon, Alleyn’s, Colfe’s and Trinity). Amongst others, Colin has prepared pupils for most of the Dulwich schools and several in the Home Counties. He is also experienced in conducting assessments for common entrance.

At his previous school – Harris Academy Peckham – Colin taught Citizenship and Sociology and was fast-tracked to become an ‘outstanding teacher’. Colin attended the prestigious Sherborne School, and went on to study a BSc in Politics and Sociology at Bristol University as well as obtaining his PGCE from London Met. He was born in Jamaica, and has a love of reggae music and Jamaican food. His final year thesis at Bristol focused on the Colonial Social History of Jamaica. He is a father of two young girls, and loves cooking, theatre and sports, including cricket, tennis and golf.

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Can you thank Colin SO much for his positive attitude to Freddie – who now thinks he is worthy of no tutor and higher exam marks – which was the whole point of tutoring – to increase his confidence.

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Colin was frank and reliable and built a great relationship with our son K, currently at a state primary school, such that he was really self -motivated to achieve the best he possibly could in his 11+ exams. Unbelievably, K mostly looked forward to his tutor sessions! As a result he got offers from all schools we applied for – City of London Boys, Dulwich College and Wallington County Grammar school. Thanks Colin, great job!

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I have been meaning to write to you to let you know that our daughter has received places for both Bishop Challoner and Sydenham High. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and encouragement that you have given. Her confidence has been boosted!!

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The Perse has offered Marcel the Stephen Perse Award and he has won an Academic Scholarship at St Dunstan’s! Thanks very much once again for all your work with Marcel to get him to this point.

Your tuition was great and was an extremely positive experience for him, enabling him to make rapid progress in English and in Maths. The whole exercise has also given him a big confidence boost.