Stephen is an intelligent, dynamic and creative tutor.
He has a Masters in English Literature from Oxford University and a PGCE in Performing Arts.
He has worked as Head of English and Performing Arts at NewVic (Newham), Head of Performing Arts at Spelthorne College and was Curriculum Team Leader in Performing Arts at Westminster, Kingsway College. He has lectured students from Harvard, Yale and The University of Surrey up to MA level.
Stephen has extensive experience teaching GCSE, iGCSE and ‘A’ level English Literature, Language and the IB, but has also tutored students through LAMDA examinations and towards US college entry. He has tutored extensively using Skype.
He achieved Grade One results in his most recent Ofsted teaching inspections.
Stephen has also successfully tutored students into Dulwich College, Alleyn’s, JAG’s, Tiffin, LEH, Haberdasher’s Aske, Roedean, Emmanuel, Whitgift, St Paul’s at 11+ and 13+. He has successfully tutored students towards internal scholarships at Westminster (The Challenge) and Eton (Kings). Although not formally trained, he has supported many students with Dyslexia or Dysgraphia.
Stephen’s interests include writing, cooking, literature and going to the theatre.
‘I didn’t do as well as I hoped in my original A-levels, and wanted to improve my chances as much as possible in my gap year. I settled on taking English A-level from scratch, which meant that we had to plan how we were going to approach the course, choose the texts we were going to study, and do all the coursework – outside of, and independently from, school.
In just over 6 months, with three hours tuition per week, I managed to get to an A. Stephen was absolutely instrumental in getting me this result in such a short space of time, and I can strongly recommend both him and Dulwich Tutors for A-level tutoring.’
‘Words are not enough to express my gratitude to Stephen for his outstanding performance when he prepared my son for his GCSE’s in English.
Stephen believed in my son and this gave him the much needed confidence to improve his grade. With Stephen’s involvement and unwavering support as a Tutor, we were able to persuade the school to allow M to do a higher grade tier in English Language. During what was a very stressful period for the whole family, Stephen wrote letters to the school persuading them that M was capable of achieving a higher grade with the additional tutelage he has provided.
Once again, I want to express my sincere gratitude to Stephen for the outstanding service he provided and I have no hesitation in recommending him.’ O.Olabisi
‘Stephen did so much more than help our dyslexic daughter achieve A’s in both her English GCSE exams. He took a girl who ‘hated English’ at the start of the academic year and gave her wings. From the word go it was clear that he believed in her.
Yet almost more importantly than the fantastic grades she achieved is the fact that he gave her the confidence to face the exams with no fear or anxiety whatsoever and this will stay with her for life. His approach was gentle and firm. Always encouraging and supportive. Our daughter absolutely loved working with him and her results are a testament to his patience, passion and fantastic teaching style. We could not have wished for a better tutor. ‘ B.P.