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Tom S

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Tom is a dedicated English tutor with a vocational teaching qualification and over eight years (approx. 2000 hours) of one-to-one teaching experience. He has taught at all levels, especially GCSE, A-level, and Pre-U, and has also led seminars on Shakespeare for Pembroke College Cambridge. He excels at helping students prepare for Oxbridge interview and ELAT.

Whatever stage students are at, they find Tom friendly, nurturing and full of encouragement (as well as armed to the teeth with useful, exam-beating tips). He enables students not only to achieve the grades they desire, but also to read deeply and sensitively, and to articulate their ideas effectively – skills which remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Tom achieved a Double First in English from Cambridge University and completed an M.Phil. on the seventeenth-century poet John Donne before moving to London to train as an actor. Since graduating from LAMDA, he has tutored continuously alongside his acting work, which has included roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, as well as in several BBC TV dramas.

In his spare time Tom is a keen writer and reader of poetry, and host of a fortnightly poetry discussion group attended by writers, teachers and academics. His interests beside literature include cricket, cooking, current affairs, and, of course, going to the theatre.