After graduating in Spanish & Arabic with Portuguese from Exeter University, Alex started tutoring in 2016. Since then his focus has been on tutoring languages (French and Spanish) from primary through to A-Level as well as 11+ preparation in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. He has successfully prepared students for 11+ entry into Bryanston, Harrow and St Pauls Schools. In addition, he is able to offer English as foreign language support for all ages having worked as a business English teacher in Spain. He has a passion for education and relishes the challenge of engaging and inspiring young people.
A product of both UK and international schooling (Venezuela, USA, Egypt, France), Alex has an ability to connect with pupils from all backgrounds. At the same time, he is familiar with the demands of the UK education system and the challenges that it can bring both for entrance exams and higher qualifications. Alex gained considerable tutoring experience working as a residential tutor from September 2021 to January 2022 with a family in Rome. He taught four lessons each day and managed online and extra-curricular activities in the afternoons. On top of academic support Alex would also be happy to assist with interview and exam preparation and offer guidance on university and career choices.
Alex enjoys working with families to achieve the best possible outcome for their child’s education. He believes in mentoring both academics and extracurricular pursuits to deliver a well-rounded education and enable the child to become the best possible version of themselves.
Alex is a natural connector. Through his international upbringing he has experienced a number of different education systems and as a result he is open-minded and engaging. His focus is very much on the understanding of the person before focusing on the content. He feels it is critical to engage with the student and he has developed skills through his cross-cultural upbringing which enable him to find common ground with everyone. In addition, he has a good understanding of alternative learning styles and is able to diversify his tutorials in order to build intrinsic personal motivation and confidence in all his students.
“Given Alex’s academic background and his breadth of experiences, little will phase him, and his strong sense of independence and his worldly-wise persona enables him to adapt to a myriad of situations. Alex always saw academic study as a way to becoming intrinsically more informed rather than an exercise for their own sake. Undoubtedly, he passes on similar values to his students.”
“Alex is an energetic and engaging tutor. We were delighted with the results he was able to achieve with our son. O. is now much more confident with his level of English and was able to achieve a place at St Paul’s Primary School.”
“Excellent tutor with a natural aptitude for engaging and explaining in a simplified manner.”