Charles is a dynamic, creative and supportive tutor who has been working professionally with children and young people for more than ten years in a variety of educational and community settings. As a tutor, he has taught English, Maths, French, Latin (and occasionally other subjects) from 8+ to International Baccalaureate level. He has specialist experience and training in supporting young people who experience learning difficulties, autism spectrum condition, mental health problems and other additional needs.
Charles won a Winchester College scholarship in 2004 and went on to read English Literature at the University of Cambridge. Since graduating in 2013, he has worked extensively as a drama workshop facilitator in schools and theatres, exploring topics ranging from Shakespeare to cyberbullying. He is a qualified Arts Award Adviser and has mentored dozens of young people to achieve this qualification. For two and a half years he also worked as an ‘Explainer’ at the Science Museum in South Kensington, interacting with families and school groups, finding ways to make subjects he found intolerably boring at school accessible and exciting. (Explosions usually work!) He is a keen musician, playing multiple instruments including piano, cello and guitar, and is currently a postgraduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is training to become a Music Therapist.
Charles draws on this combination of academic, creative and therapeutic skills in his approach to tutoring. His varied experience has given him not only a strong grounding in many different subject areas, but a high level of skill in tailoring his approach to his students’ needs and interests. He specialises in working interactively and imaginatively and enjoys finding creative approaches to difficult subjects, whether in the humanities or sciences. Ultimately, he aims to build a strong rapport with his pupils, helping increase their confidence to apply their own thinking skills and imaginations to any topic.